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[12/18/08 - 06:15 AM]
Nominations Announced for the 15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards(R)
"30 Rock," "John Adams," "Mad Men" and "The Closer" lead the nominations with three each.

[via press release from SAG]

NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED FOR THE 15th ANNUAL SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS�

Actor� Awards Ceremony will be Simulcast Live on Sunday, Jan. 25, on TNT and TBS at 8 PM ET/PT, 7 PM CT, 6 PM MT

Los Angeles, California (Dec. 18, 2008)�Nominations for the 15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards� for outstanding performances in 2008 in five film and eight primetime television categories and for the SAG honors for film and television stunt ensembles were announced this morning in Los Angeles at the Pacific Design Center's Silver Screen Theater in West Hollywood.

Screen Actors Guild President Alan Rosenberg introduced Angela Bassett ("ER") and Actor� recipient Eric McCormack ("Will & Grace"), who announced the nominees for this year's Actors�. SAG Awards� Committee member JoBeth Williams and Committee Vice Chair Daryl Anderson announced the stunt ensemble nominees.

The 15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be simulcast live nationally on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2009 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, 7 p.m. CT, and 6 p.m. MT from the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center. Recipients of the stunt ensemble honors will be announced from the SAG Awards red carpet during the TNT.TV and TBS.COM live pre-show webcasts.

Of the top industry accolades presented to performers, only the Screen Actors Guild Awards are selected solely by actors' peers. Two randomly selected panels�one for television and one for film�each comprised of 2,100 Guild members from across the United States, chose this year's Actor and stunt honors nominees. Integrity Voting Systems, the Awards' official teller mailed the nominations secret ballots were mailed on November 26. Voting was completed by noon Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2008.

Awards ballots will be mailed on Friday, Dec. 26, 2008. The entire active membership of the Guild across the country will vote on all categories. Votes must be received by Integrity Voting Systems by noon Friday, Jan. 23, 2009 where results will be tallied and sealed until they are opened by the presenters at the 15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremonies on Jan. 25.

The Screen Actors Guild Post-Awards Gala, benefiting the Screen Actors Guild Foundation, will be hosted for the 13th consecutive year by People Magazine and by the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF).

The complete list of nominations for the 15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards follows. A replay of both announcements will be available for viewing on TNT.TV

15th ANNUAL SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS� NOMINATIONS

THEATRICAL MOTION PICTURES

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

RICHARD JENKINS / Walter Vale - "THE VISITOR" (Overture Films)

FRANK LANGELLA / Richard Nixon - "FROST/NIXON" (Universal Pictures)

SEAN PENN / Harvey Milk - "MILK" (Focus Features)

BRAD PITT / Benjamin Button - "THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON" (Paramount Pictures)

MICKEY ROURKE / Randy - "THE WRESTLER" (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

ANNE HATHAWAY / Kym - "RACHEL GETTING MARRIED" (Sony Pictures Classics)

ANGELINA JOLIE / Christine Collins - "CHANGELING" (Universal Pictures)

MELISSA LEO / Ray Eddy - "FROZEN RIVER" (Sony Pictures Classics)

MERYL STREEP / Sister Aloysius Beauvier - "DOUBT" (Miramax Films)

KATE WINSLET / April Wheeler - "REVOLUTIONARY ROAD" (Paramount Vantage)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

JOSH BROLIN / Dan White - "MILK" (Focus Features)

ROBERT DOWNEY, JR. / Kirk Lazarus - "TROPIC THUNDER" (Paramount Pictures)

PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN / Father Brendan Flynn - "DOUBT" (Miramax Films)

HEATH LEDGER / Joker - "THE DARK KNIGHT" (Warner Bros. Pictures)

DEV PATEL / Older Jamal - "SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE" (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role

AMY ADAMS / Sister James - "DOUBT" (Miramax Flms)

PEN�LOPE CRUZ / Maria Elena - "VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA" (The Weinstein Company)

VIOLA DAVIS / Mrs. Miller - "DOUBT" (Miramax Films)

TARAJI P. HENSON / Queenie - "THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON" (Paramount Pictures)

KATE WINSLET / Hanna Schmitz - "THE READER" (The Weinstein Company)

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

DOUBT (Miramax)

FROST/NIXON (Universal Pictures)

MILK (Focus Features)

SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON (Paramount Pictures)

PRIMETIME TELEVISION

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries

RALPH FIENNES / Bernard Lafferty - "BERNARD AND DORIS" (HBO)

PAUL GIAMATTI / John Adams - "JOHN ADAMS" (HBO)

KEVIN SPACEY / Ron Klain - "RECOUNT" (HBO)

KIEFER SUTHERLAND / Jack Bauer - "24: REDEMPTION" (FOX)

TOM WILKINSON / Benjamin Franklin - "JOHN ADAMS" (HBO)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries

LAURA DERN / Katherine Harris - "RECOUNT" (HBO)

LAURA LINNEY / Abigail Adams - "JOHN ADAMS" (HBO)

SHIRLEY MacLAINE / Coco Chanel - "COCO CHANEL" (Lifetime)

PHYLICIA RASHAD / Lena Younger - "A RAISIN IN THE SUN" (Lifetime)

SUSAN SARANDON / Doris Duke - "BERNARD AND DORIS" (HBO)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series

MICHAEL C. HALL / Dexter Morgan - "DEXTER" (Showtime)

JON HAMM / Don Draper - "MAD MEN" (AMC)

HUGH LAURIE / Gregory House - "HOUSE" (FOX)

WILLIAM SHATNER / Denny Crane - "BOSTON LEGAL" (ABC)

JAMES SPADER / Alan Shore - "BOSTON LEGAL" (ABC)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series

SALLY FIELD / Nora Walker - "BROTHERS & SISTERS" (ABC)

MARISKA HARGITAY / Det. Olivia Benson - "LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT" (NBC)

HOLLY HUNTER / Grace Hanadarko - "SAVING GRACE" (TNT)

ELISABETH MOSS / Peggy Olson - "MAD MEN" (AMC)

KYRA SEDGWICK / Dep. Chief Brenda Johnson - "THE CLOSER" (TNT)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series

ALEC BALDWIN / Jack Donaghy - "30 ROCK" (NBC)

STEVE CARELL / Michael Scott - "THE OFFICE" (NBC)

DAVID DUCHOVNY / Hank Moody - "CALIFORNICATION" (Showtime)

JEREMY PIVEN / Ari Gold - "ENTOURAGE" (HBO)

TONY SHALHOUB / Adrian Monk - "MONK" (USA)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series

CHRISTINA APPLEGATE / Samantha Newly - "SAMANTHA WHO?" (ABC)

AMERICA FERRERA / Betty Suarez - "UGLY BETTY" (ABC)

TINA FEY / Liz Lemon - "30 ROCK" (NBC)

MARY-LOUISE PARKER / Nancy Botwin - "WEEDS" (Showtime)

TRACEY ULLMAN / Various Characters - "TRACEY ULLMAN'S STATE OF THE UNION" (Showtime)

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series

BOSTON LEGAL (ABC)

DEXTER (Showtime)

HOUSE (Fox)

MAD MEN (AMC)

THE CLOSER (TNT)

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series

30 ROCK (NBC)

DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES (ABC)

ENTOURAGE (HBO)

THE OFFICE (NBC)

WEEDS (Showtime)

SAG HONORS FOR STUNT ENSEMBLES

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)

Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Television Series

FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS (NBC)

HEROES (NBC)

PRISON BREAK (FOX)

THE UNIT (CBS)

THE CLOSER (TNT)

SCREEN ACTORS GUILD'S 45th LIFE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

James Earl Jones

15th ANNUAL SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS� NOMINATIONS FACT SHEET

ACTORS WITH MULTIPLE NOMINATIONS - THEATRICAL MOTION PICTURES AND PRIMETIME TELEVISION

TARAJI P. HENSON (3) FEMALE SUPPORT � "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" CAST � "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" ENSEMBLE DRAMA � "Boston Legal"

ACTORS WITH MULTIPLE NOMINATIONS - THEATRICAL MOTION PICTURES

AMY ADAMS (2) FEMALE SUPPORT � "Doubt" CAST � "Doubt"

JOSH BROLIN (2) MALE SUPPORT � "Milk" CAST � "Milk"

VIOLA DAVIS (2) FEMALE SUPPORT � "Doubt" CAST � "Doubt"

PHILLIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN (2) MALE SUPPORT � "Doubt" CAST � "Doubt"

FRANK LANGELLA (2) MALE LEAD � "Frost/Nixon" CAST � "Frost/Nixon"

DEV PATEL (2) MALE SUPPORT � "Slumdog Millionaire" CAST � "Slumdog Millionaire"

SEAN PENN (2) MALE LEAD � "MILK" CAST � "MILK"

BRAD PITT (2) MALE LEAD � "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" CAST � "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"

MERYL STREEP (2) FEMALE LEAD � "Doubt" CAST � "Doubt"

KATE WINSLET (2) FEMALE LEAD � "Revolutionary Road" FEMALE SUPPORT � "The Reader

ACTORS WITH MULTIPLE NOMINATIONS - PRIMETIME TELEVISION

ALEC BALDWIN (2) MALE COMEDY � "30 Rock" ENSEMBLE COMEDY � "30 Rock"

STEVE CARELL (2) MALE COMEDY � "The Office" ENSEMBLE COMEDY � "The Office"

TINA FEY (2) FEMALE COMEDY � "30 Rock" ENSEMBLE COMEDY � "30 Rock"

MICHAEL C. HALL (2) MALE DRAMA � ""Dexter" ENSEMBLE DRAMA � "Dexter"

JON HAMM (2) MALE DRAMA � "Mad Men" ENSEMBLE DRAMA � "Mad Men"

HUGH LAURIE (2) MALE DRAMA � "House" ENSEMBLE DRAMA � "House"

MARY LOUISE-PARKER (2) FEMALE COMEDY � "Weeds" ENSEMBLE COMEDY � "Weeds"

ELISABETH MOSS (2) FEMALE DRAMA � "Mad Men" ENSEMBLE DRAMA � "Mad Men"

JEREMY PIVEN (2) MALE COMEDY � "Entourage" ENSEMBLE COMEDY � "Entourage

KYRA SEDGWICK (2) FEMALE DRAMA � "The Closer" ENSEMBLE DRAMA � "The Closer"

WILLIAM SHATNER (2) MALE DRAMA � "Boston Legal" ENSEMBLE DRAMA � "Boston Legal"

JAMES SPADER (2) MALE DRAMA � "Boston Legal" ENSEMBLE DRAMA � "Boston Legal"

THEATRICAL MOTION PICTURES WITH MULTIPLE NOMINATIONS

DOUBT - 5

MILK � 3

THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON - 3

THE DARK KNIGHT - 2

FROST/NIXON - 2

SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE - 2

PRIMETIME TELEVISION PROGRAMS WITH MULTIPLE NOMINATIONS

30 ROCK - 3

JOHN ADAMS - 3

MAD MEN- 3

THE CLOSER - 3

BERNARD AND DORIS - 2

DEXTER - 2

ENTOURAGE - 2

HOUSE - 2

RECOUNT � 2

THE OFFICE - 2

WEEDS - 2

NOMINATIONS BY STUDIO FOR THEATRICAL MOTION PICTURES

PARAMOUNT PICTURES - 6

MIRAMAX FILMS - 5

UNIVERSAL PICTURES� 5

FOCUS FEATURES - 3

FOX SEARCHLIGHT PICTURES - 3

SONY PICTURES CLASSICS - 2

WARNER BROS. PICTURES - 2

THE WEINSTEIN COMPANY - 2

OVERTURE FILMS - 1

PARAMOUNT VANTAGE � 1

NOMINATIONS BY NETWORK FOR PRIMETIME TELEVISION

HBO - 9

NBC - 8

ABC - 7

SHOWTIME - 6

FOX - 4

TNT - 4

AMC - 3

LIFETIME - 2

CBS - 1

USA � 1





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· 24 (FOX)
· 30 ROCK (NBC)
· BERNARD & DORIS (HBO)
· BOSTON LEGAL (ABC)
· BROTHERS & SISTERS (ABC)
· CALIFORNICATION (SHOWTIME)
· CLOSER, THE (TNT)
· COCO CHANEL (LIFETIME)
· DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES (ABC)
· DEXTER (SHOWTIME)
· ENTOURAGE (HBO)
· ER (NBC)
· FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS (DIRECTV)
· HEROES (NBC)
· HOUSE (FOX)
· JOHN ADAMS (HBO)
· LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT (NBC)
· MAD MEN (AMC)
· MONK (USA)
· OFFICE, THE (NBC)
· PRISON BREAK (FOX)
· RAISIN IN THE SUN, A (ABC)
· RECOUNT (HBO)
· SAMANTHA WHO? (ABC)
· SAVING GRACE (TNT)
· STATE OF THE UNION (SHOWTIME)
· UGLY BETTY (ABC)
· UNIT, THE (CBS)
· WEEDS (SHOWTIME)
· WILL & GRACE (NBC)











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