List of the 2009 Screen Actors Guild Award Nominees

Nominations for the 15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards were announced this morning all while the Guild members are split on whether to move forward with a strike or not…

There are certainly a few surprises to be mentioned such as how it looks like Revolutionary Road should start expecting little more than a Kate Winslet nomination as Leonardo DiCaprio, Michael Shannon and the film itself are not mentioned. Melissa Leo swoops into the Best Actress category and Kristin Scott Thomas swoops out. Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire) takes the Michael Shannon (Revolutionary Road) nomination and Robert Downey Jr. also gets in on the action for Tropic Thunder. Will the Academy be as open to Downey’s comedic role?

Many are talking about Doubt coming out of these nominations, but it really should come as NO surprise whatsoever since the top award is based on an ensemble acting piece and in those terms Doubt knocks it out of the park. It does not necessarily mean it is now a lock for Best Picture. It does bode well for Amy Adams who has down well with nominations also scoring one from the Golden Globes. Could this mean Rosemarie Dewitt (Rachel Getting Married) is out and Amy is in?

Today’s nominations are being looked at quite closely as the last major award nominations prior to the Golden Globes on January 11 and the ultimate Oscar nominations on January 22.

As it stands, right now we are looking at a tight group of ladies in the Best Actress category with no clear-cut frontrunner distinguishing themselves, even though Anne Hathaway is coming on strong and Sally Hawkins has gained plenty of traction thanks to critic awards. However, Meryl Streep has a strong performance in Doubt and Kristin Scott Thomas’ performance in I’ve Loved You So Long has been “loved” all year long.

The complete list of the motion picture and television noms are as follows…

MOTION PICTURE NOMINEES

Actor
  • Frank Langella, Frost/Nixon
  • Sean Penn, Milk
  • Richard Jenkins, The Visitor
  • Brad Pitt, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler
Actress
  • Angelina Jolie, Changeling
  • Anne Hathaway, Rachel Getting Married
  • Meryl Streep, Doubt
  • Melissa Leo, Frozen River
  • Kate Winslet, Revolutionary Road
Supporting Actor
  • Josh Brolin, Milk
  • Robert Downey Jr., Tropic Thunder
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman, Doubt
  • Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight
  • Dev Patel, Slumdog Millionaire
Supporting Actress
  • Penelope Cruz, Vicky Cristina Barcelona
  • Amy Adams, Doubt
  • Viola Davis, Doubt
  • Kate Winslet, The Reader
  • Taraji P. Henson, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Ensemble Cast
  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • Doubt
  • Milk
  • Frost/Nixon
  • Slumdog Millionaire
Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
  • THE DARK KNIGHT (Warner Bros. Pictures)
  • HELLBOY II: THE GOLDEN ARMY (Universal Pictures)
  • INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL (Paramount Pictures)
  • IRON MAN (Paramount Pictures)
  • WANTED (Universal Pictures)

The television nominees are on the next page…

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