I know you're probably sick and tired of all these guild/critic nominations by now. I mean, we know which movies and actors will get nods, the only fun left is in guessing which order or which category they're being stuffed into. The Screen Actors Guild does something a little different -- instead of awarding a best picture of the year, their big what-to-do is best ensemble cast. Joining the ensemble cast category are best actor, best actress, best supporting actor and best supporting actress. They also delve a bit into boob tube land, but we'll stick with the film side of things.
Not surprisingly, the ensemble cast noms went out to Babel, Bobby, The Departed, Dreamgirls and Little Miss Sunshine. Were there any surprises? Well, Leonardo DiCaprio was nominated twice; once for Blood Diamond (best actor) and once for The Departed (best supporting actor). Will Leo ever win a big award? While this might seem like the year to do so, he's seriously facing some stiff competition. Should we even talk about best actress? Helen Mirren is there (for both The Queen and the TV flick Elizabeth I), of course, and the favorite. She's joined by Meryl Streep (wouldn't it be lovely to see her come in and sneak out a winner?), Kate Winslet (ugh, was I the only one not blown away by her performance in Little Children?), Judi Dench (Notes on a Scandel) and Penelope Cruz (Volver).
The fun category to watch this year (as far as acting goes) will be best supporting actor. SAG awarded nominations to Eddie Murphy (Dreamgirls), Jackie Earle Haley (unlike Winslet, I feel he deserves to be here for Little Children), Leo Di Caprio, Alan Arkin (the man is outstanding in Little Miss Sunshine) and Djimon Hounsou (Blood Diamond). In case you're wondering, the winners will be announced on January 28 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.
Full list of nominees (film only) after the jump.
Leonardo DiCaprio - Blood Diamond
Ryan Gosling - Half Nelson
Peter O'Toole - Venus
Will Smith - The Pursuit of Happyness
Forest Whitaker - The Last King of Scotland
Penelope Cruz - Volver
Judi Dench - Notes on a Scandal
Helen Mirren - The Queen
Meryl Streep - The Devil Wears Prada
Kate Winslet - Little Children
Alan Arkin - Little Miss Sunshine
Leonardo DiCaprio - The Departed
Jackie Earle Haley - Little Children
Djimon Hounsou - Blood Diamond
Eddie Murphy - Dreamgirls
Adriana Barraza - Babel
Cate Blanchett - Notes on a Scandal
Abigail Breslin - Little Miss Sunshine
Jennifer Hudson - Dreamgirls
Rinko Kikuchi - Babel
Babel - (Paramount Vantage) Adriana Barraza, Cate Blanchett, Gael García Bernal, Rinko Kikuchi, Brad Pitt, Kôji Yakusho
Bobby - (The Weinstein Company) Harry Belafonte, Joy Bryant, Nick Cannon, Emilio Estevez, Laurence Fishburne, Brian Geraghty, Heather Graham, Anthony Hopkins, Helen Hunt, Joshua Jackson, David Krumholtz, Ashton Kutcher, Shia LaBoeuf, Lindsay Lohan, William H. Macy, Svetlana Metkina, Demi Moore, Freddy Rodriguez, Martin Sheen, Christian Slater, Sharon Stone, Jacob Vargas, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Elijah Wood
The Departed - (Warner Bros. Pictures) Anthony Anderson, Alec Baldwin, Matt Damon, Leonardo DiCaprio, Vera Farmiga, Jack Nicholson, Martin Sheen, Mark Wahlberg, Ray Winstone
Dreamgirls - (Paramount Pictures) Jamie Foxx, Danny Glover, Jennifer Hudson, Beyoncé Knowles, Eddie Murphy, Keith Robinson, Anika Noni Rose
Little Miss Sunshine - (Fox Searchlight Pictures) Alan Arkin, Abigail Breslin, Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Paul Dano, Greg Kinnear