Parker, Close, Dee, Ryan, Redgrave and "Hairspray" Among SAG Nominees

News   Parker, Close, Dee, Ryan, Redgrave and "Hairspray" Among SAG Nominees Nominations for the 14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards were announced Dec. 20 at the Pacific Design Center's Silver Screen Theater in West Hollywood, CA.
Glenn Close is nominated for her work in
Glenn Close is nominated for her work in "Damages." Photo by FX/Larry Riley

Screen Actors Guild president Alan Rosenberg introduced Jeanne Tripplehorn and Terrence Howard, who announced this year's nominees. Nominees in five film and eight primetime television categories were announced; new this year are two stunt categories.

Although the "Sweeney Todd" film failed to pick up a single nomination, the movie musical "Hairspray" — based on the long-running Broadway musical — was nominated in the Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture category. The "Hairspray" cast features Nikki Blonsky, Amanda Bynes, Paul Dooley, Zac Efron, Allison Janney, Elijah Kelley, James Marsden, Michelle Pfeiffer, Queen Latifah, Brittany Snow, Jerry Stiller, John Travolta and Christopher Walken.

A host of actors who have spent significant time on the stage were SAG nominated this season. Among those theatre actors are Hal Holbrook, Ruby Dee, Amy Ryan, Kevin Kline, Ellen Burstyn, Vanessa Redgrave, Michael C. Hall, Glenn Close, Edie Falco, Alec Baldwin, Mary-Louise Parker and Vanessa Williams.

Stage and screen star Charles Durning will be honored with SAG's 44th Annual Life Achievement Award during the upcoming ceremony, which will also pay tribute to the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Screen Actors Guild.

The SAG Awards will be held at the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center on Jan. 27, 2008. TNT and TBS will both broadcast the event live, beginning at 8 PM ET. The complete list of 14th Annual Screet Actors Guild Awards nominees follows:

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
George Clooney as Michael Clayton – "Michael Clayton" (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Daniel Day-Lewis as Daniel Plainview – "There Will Be Blood" (Paramount Vantage)
Ryan Gosling as Lars Lindstrom – "Lars And The Real Girl" (Sidney Kimmel Entertainment)
Emile Hirsch as Christopher McCandless– "Into The Wild" (Paramount Vantage)
Viggo Mortensen as Nikolai – "Eastern Promises" (Focus Features)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Cate Blanchett as Queen Elizabeth I – "Elizabeth: The Golden Age" (Universal Pictures)
Julie Christie as Fiona – "Away From Her" (Lionsgate)
Marion Cotillard as Edith Piaf – "La Vie En Rose" (Picturehouse)
Angelina Jolie as Mariane Pearl – "A Mighty Heart" (Paramount Vantage)
Ellen Page as Juno MacGuff – "Juno" (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Casey Affleck as Robert Ford – "The Assassination of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford" (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Javier Bardem as Anton Chigurh – "No Country For Old Men" (Miramax Films)
Hal Holbrook as Ron Franz – "Into The Wild" (Paramount Vantage)
Tommy Lee Jones as Ed Tom Bell – "No Country For Old Men" (Miramax Films)
Tom Wilkinson as Arthur Edens – "Michael Clayton" (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Cate Blanchett as Jude – "I'm Not There" (The Weinstein Company)
Ruby Dee as Mama Lucas – "American Gangster" (Universal Pictures)
Catherine Keener as Jan Burres – "Into The Wild" (Paramount Vantage)
Amy Ryan as Helene McCready – "Gone Baby Gone" (Miramax Films)
Tilda Swinton as Karen Crowder – "Michael Clayton" (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
"3:10 to Yuma" (Lionsgate)
"American Gangster" (Universal Pictures)
"Hairspray" (New Line Cinema)
"Into the Wild" (Paramount Vantage)
"No Country for Old Men" (Miramax Films)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Michael Keaton as James Jesus Angleton – "The Company (TNT)
Kevin Kline as Jacques – "As You Like It" (HBO)
Oliver Platt as George Steinbrenner – "The Bronx is Burning" (ESPN)
Sam Shepard as Frank Whiteley – "Ruffian" (ABC)
John Turturro as Billy Martin – "The Bronx is Burning" (ESPN)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Ellen Burstyn as Posey Benetto – "Mitch Albom's For One More Day" (ABC)
Debra Messing as Molly Kagan – "The Starter Wife" (USA)
Anna Paquin as Elaine Goodale – "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee" (HBO)
Queen Latifah as Ana – "Life Support " (HBO)
Vanessa Redgrave as Woman – "The Fever" (HBO)
Gena Rowlands as Melissa Eisenbloom – "What If God Were the Sun?" (Lifetime)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
James Gandolfini as Tony Soprano – "The Sopranos" (HBO)
Michael C. Hall as Dexter Morgan – "Dexter" (Showtime)
Jon Hamm as Don Draper – "Mad Men" (AMC)
Hugh Laurie as Dr. Gregory House – "House" (FOX)
James Spader as Alan Shore – "Boston Legal" (ABC)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
Glenn Close as Patty Hewes – "Damages" (FX)
Edie Falco as Carmela Soprano – "The Sopranos" (HBO)
Sally Field as Nora Walker – "Brothers & Sisters" (ABC)
Holly Hunter as Grace Hanadarko – "Saving Grace" (TNT)
Kyra Sedgwick as Deputy Police Chief Brenda Johnson – "The Closer" (TNT)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
Alec Baldwin as Jack Donaghy – "30 Rock" (NBC)
Steve Carell as Michael Scott – "The Office" (NBC)
Ricky Gervais as Andy Millman – "Extras" (HBO)
Jeremy Piven as Ari Gold – "Entourage" (HBO)
Tony Shalhoub as Adrian Monk – "Monk" (USA)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
Christina Applegate as Samantha Newly – "Samantha Who?" (ABC)
America Ferrera as Betty Suarez – "Ugly Betty" (ABC)
Tina Fey as Liz Lemon – "30 Rock" (NBC)
Mary-Louise Parker as Nancy Botwin – "Weeds" (Showtime)
Vanessa Williams as Wilhelmina Slater – "Ugly Betty" (ABC)

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
"Boston Legal" (ABC)
"The Closer" (TNT)
"Grey's Anatomy" (ABC)
"Mad Men" (AMC)
"The Sopranos" (HBO)

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series?
"30 Rock" (NBC)
"Desperate Housewives" (ABC)
"Entourage" (HBO)
"The Office" (NBC)
"Ugly Betty" (ABC)

Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
"300" (Warner Bros.)
"The Bourne Ultimatum" (Universal)
"I Am Legend" (Warner Bros.)
"The Kingdom" (Universal)
"Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End" (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Television Series
"24" (FOX)
"Heroes" (NBC)
"Lost" (ABC)
"Rome" (HBO)
"The Unit" (CBS)

Established in 1933, the Screen Actors Guild is the nation's largest labor union representing working actors.

Of the top industry awards presented to performers, only the Screen Actors Guild Awards are selected purely by actors' peers. For more information visit www.sagawards.org.