Monday, May 27, 2024

SAG Awards Nominate The Artist, The Help, Midnight in Paris, Descendants, Bridesmaids


Here are the SAG Award nominations, announced this morning at 9am eastern time. The SAG Awards are the closest indicators of the Oscars, right there with the Critics Choice Awards. Dick van Dyke will present Mary Tyler Moore with the Lifetime Achievement Award when the show airs January 26th on TNT. The biggest surprise? Damien Bichir, a veteran actor who’s best known for his role on “Weeds,” was nominated for Best Actor in a Motion Picture in the movie “A Better Life.” And Melissa McCarthy was nominated for “Bridesmaids,” which also got a Best Ensemble nod with “The Help,” “The Descendants,” “The Artist,” and “Midnight in Paris.”SAG has resurrected Glenn Close and Janet McTeer from “Albert Nobbs.”

Snubs include “War Horse,” “Hugo,” “Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” and “Extremely Loud.” Also, nothing for “Shame,” which has turned out to be a dud even with all that salacious sex. And movies that have now sunk into the abyss include Angelina Jolie’s “Blood and Honey,” Roman Polanski’s “Carnage,” Cameron Crowe’s “We Bought a Zoo,” and Madonna’s “W.E.” Also, sadly, both Ryan Gosling movies–“Drive” and “The Ides of March.” Also Albert Brooks from “Drive.”


The Help


Midnight in Paris

The Descendants

The Artist


Brad Pitt

Jean DuJardin

George Clooney

Leonardo DiCaprio

Damien Bichir


Glenn Close

Meryl Streep

Michelle Williams

Tilda Swinton

Viola Davis


Berenice Bejo

Melissa McCarthy

Janet McTeer

Octavia Spencer

Jessica Chastain


Kenneth Branagh

Armie Hammer

Nick Nolte

Christopher Plummer

Jonah Hill


The Adjustment Bureau

Cowboys and Aliens

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Pt. 2


X Men: First Class

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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