Considered the most accurate indicator of the imminent Oscar contenders, nominations for the (17th Annual) Screen Actors Guild Awards were released Thursday morning. Admirably maintaining their impressive awards season run, The King’s Speech and The Fighter, two of the best-reviewed films of the year, each earned four nods, including recognition in the Best Ensemble Cast category.
While True Grit has re-emerged nicely following its complete omission from the Golden Globes’ crop of nominees announced Wednesday, Christopher Nolan’s mind-bending thriller Inception has been shut out of the SAGs. Meanwhile, two-time Oscar winner Hilary Swank (the true-to-life family drama Conviction) joins this year’s Best Actress race (finally!), and Winter’s Bone star John Hawkes slips back into the running for the supporting actor honors – at the expense, unfortunately, of The Social Network’s Andrew Garfield.
For the complete list, including the television nominations, visit sagwards.org. The awards will be handed out Sunday, January 30, live on TNT and TBS, at 8:00pm.
These are the nominees in the key feature film categories:
BEST ENSEMBLE CAST: Black Swan, The Fighter, The Kids Are All Right, The King’s Speech, The Social Network
BEST ACTOR: Jeff Bridges, True Grit; Robert Duvall, Get Low; Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network; Colin Firth, The King’s Speech; James Franco, 127 Hours
BEST ACTRESS: Annette Bening, The Kids Are All Right; Nicole Kidman, Rabbit Hole; Jennifer Lawrence, Winter’s Bone; Natalie Portman, Black Swan; Hilary Swank, Conviction
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Christian Bale, The Fighter; John Hawkes, Winter’s Bone; Jeremy Renner, The Town; Mark Ruffalo, The Kids Are All Right; Geoffrey Rush, The King’s Speech
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Amy Adams, The Fighter; Helena Bonham Carter, The King’s Speech; Mila Kunis, Black Swan; Melissa Leo, The Fighter; Hailee Steinfeld, True Grit