'The Fighter' Leads 2011 Screen Actors Guild Award Nominations

17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Award Nominees 2011

The Screen Actors Guild announced nominations for the 17th annual SAG Awards this morning.

The nominees reaffirmed many of the front-runners for possible Academy Award nominations.

In the leading female actor category, Natalie Portman earned a rightful nomination for her work in Black Swan, but she'll be running against stiff competition from Nicole Kidman in Rabbit Hole, along with many other notable actresses. In the leading male actor category, Jeff Bridges was recognized for his take on the iconic character of Rooster Cogburn in True Grit, but he'll face strong competition from young actors Jesse Eisenberg in The Social Network and James Franco in 127 Hours.

Of the nominated films, David O. Russel's The Fighter led the way with four total nominations. Other films with multiple nominations were The King's Speech, also with four; Black Swan and The Kids Are All Right with three; and The Social Network, True Grit and Winter's Bone with two each.

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On the TV side, many familiar names resurfaced among this year's SAG nominees and several new shows also earned kudos. Among the repeat nominees for best male actor in a drama series were Bryan Cranston for Breaking Bad, Jon Hamm for Mad Men, and Michael C. Hall for Dexter. Steve Buscemi also earned a nod for his work in the new show Boardwalk Empire (though he was previously nominated for a SAG Award during his run on The Sopranos). Alec Baldwin and Steve Carell led the nominations in the comic actor category for 30 Rock and The Office, respectively.

Several female actors also made repeat appearances in the drama category, such as Kyra Sedgwick for The Closer and Mariska Hargitay for Law and Order: SVU. With the notable exception of everyone's favorite octogenarian Betty White getting a nomination for Hot in Cleveland, there were no new faces in the comedy category either, with Tina Fey getting a nod for 30 Rock and Jane Lynch getting a second nomination for Glee, among other repeat nominees.

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Check below for the full list of nominees in both television and film. The SAG Awards ceremony will be simulcast live on Sunday, January 30, 2011 on TNT and TBS at 8:00pm EST.

Film Nominations

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

  • Black Swan
  • The Fighter
  • The Kids Are All Right
  • The King's Speech
  • The Social Network

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

  • Jeff Bridges, True Grit
  • Robert Duvall, Get Low
  • Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network
  • Colin Firth, The King's Speech
  • James Franco, 127 Hours

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

  • Annette Bening, The Kids Are All Right
  • Nicole Kidman, Rabbit Hole
  • Jennifer Lawrence, Winter's Bone
  • Natalie Portman, Black Swan
  • Hilary Swank, Conviction

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

  • 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

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Amy Adams, The Fighter
  • Helena Bonham Carter, The King's Speech
  • Mila Kunis, Black Swan
  • Melissa Leo, The Fighter
  • Hailee Steinfeld, True Grit

TV Nominations

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series

  • Boardwalk Empire
  • The Closer
  • Dexter
  • The Good Wife
  • Mad Men

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series

  • 30 Rock
  • Glee
  • Hot in Cleveland
  • Modern Family
  • The Office

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series

  • Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
  • Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
  • Michael C. Hall, Dexter
  • Jon Hamm, Mad Men
  • Hugh Laurie, House

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series

  • Glenn Close, Damages
  • Mariska Hargitay, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
  • Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
  • Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men
  • Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series

  • Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
  • Ty Burrell, Modern Family
  • Steve Carell, The Office
  • Chris Colfer, Glee
  • Ed O'Neill, Modern Family

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series

  • Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
  • Tina Fey, 30 Rock
  • Jane Lynch, Glee
  • Sofia Vergara, Modern Family
  • Betty White, Hot in Cleveland

Source: SAG

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