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The Screen Actors Guild has become the first industry group to announce their yearly awards nominations, announcing their nominations this morning for five film prizes and eight TV prizes. Instead of awarding a Best Picture the Guild chooses Best Ensemble and made room for a number of surprises, including a nod for Woody Allen's springtime comedy Midnight in Paris and, most surprisingly, the raunchy hit Bridesmaids. That film's Melissa McCarthy also managed to score a nomination to match a handful of wins from various critic's groups, which makes her dark horse shot at a Best Supporting Actress nomination just that much more likely to actually happen.
Other surprises included a Best Actor nomination for Demian Bichir of the little-seen A Better Life, Best Supporting Actor nods for Moneyball's Jonah Hill and J. Edgar's Armie Hammer, and a nod for Glenn Close as Best Actress for Albert Nobbs, a performance that seemed to be losing heat as group after groups of critics ignored it. Check out the full list of nominees below, and let us know in the comments which are your favorite nominees.
Midnight in Paris
Demian Bichir, A Better Life
George Clooney, The Descendants
Leonardo DiCaprio, J. Edgar
Jean Dujardin, The Artist
Brad Pitt, Moneyball
Glenn Close, Albert Nobbs
Viola Davis, The Help
Meryl Streep, THe Iron Lady
Tilda Swinton, We Need To Talk About Kevin
Michelle Williams, My Week With Marilyn
Kenneth Branagh, My Week WIth Marilyn
Armie Hammer, J. Edgar
Jonah Hill, Moneyball
Nick Nolte, Warrior
Christopher Plummer, Beginners
Berenice Bejo The Artist
Jessica Chastain, The Help
Melissa McCarthy, Bridesmaids
Janet McTeer, Albert Nobbs
Octavia Spencer, The Help
Visit our TV section for the full list of nominees in the television categories.
The SAG Awards will be aired on TNT on January 29, nearly a month before the February 26 Oscars ceremony-- so if you need to get your glitzy awards show fix early, you know where to be.