Brokeback Lead Sag Nominations

Gay cowboy movie BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN has made the biggest impression on the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) award nominations, its stars picking up four acting nods ahead of the ceremony later this month (JAN06).

The movie is nominated in the Best Cast in a film category, HEATH LEDGER as Best Actor and JAKE GYLLENHAAL as Best Supporting Actor. Their co-star MICHELLE WILLIAMS is also nominated in the Best Supporting Actress category.

Ledger will have to compete with CINDERELLA MAN star RUSSELL CROWE for the Best Actor prize; as well as PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN, nominated for CAPOTE; JOAQUIN PHOENIX for JOHNNY CASH biopic WALK THE LINE; and DAVID STRATHAIRN, for GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK.

REESE WITHERSPOON is among favourites to pick up the Best Actress award for her role as JUNE CARTER CASH, in a category in which she is up against DAME JUDI DENCH for MRS HENDERSON PRESENTS; FELICITY HUFFMAN for TRANSAMERICA; CHARLIZE THERON for NORTH COUNTRY; and ZIYI ZHANG for MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA.

In the TV categories, the casts of GREY'S ANATOMY, THE WEST WING, CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM, ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT, BOSTON LEGAL, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES, EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND, LOST, SIX FEET UNDER and MY NAME IS EARL all feature prominently in nominations.

The ceremony will take place in Los Angeles on 29 January (06).

The full list of nominations is as follows:

Theatrical Motion Pictures

Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Leading Role:

RUSSELL CROWE - CINDERELLA MAN

PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN - CAPOTE

HEATH LEDGER - BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN

JOAQUIN PHOENIX - WALK THE LINE

DAVID STRATHAIRN - GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK

Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Leading Role:

DAME JUDI DENCH - MRS HENDERSON PRESENTS

FELICITY HUFFMAN - TRANSAMERICA

CHARLIZE THERON - NORTH COUNTRY

REESE WITHERSPOON - WALK THE LINE

ZIYI ZHANG - MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA

Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Supporting Role:

DON CHEADLE - CRASH

GEORGE CLOONEY - SYRIANA

MATT DILLON - CRASH

PAUL GIAMATTI - CINDERELLA MAN

JAKE GYLLENHAAL - BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN

Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Supporting Role:

AMY ADAMS - JUNEBUG

CATHERINE KEENER - CAPOTE

FRANCES McDORMAND - NORTH COUNTRY

RACHEL WEISZ - THE CONSTANT GARDENER

MICHELLE WILLIAMS - BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN

Outstanding Performance By A Cast In A Motion Picture:

BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN

CAPOTE

CRASH

GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK

HUSTLE + FLOW

Primetime Television

Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Television Movie Or Miniseries:

KENNETH BRANAGH - WARM SPRINGS

TED DANSON - KNIGHTS OF THE SOUTH BRONX

ED HARRIS - EMPIRE FALLS

PAUL NEWMAN - EMPIRE FALLS

CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER - OUR FATHERS

Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Television Movie Or Miniseries:

TONANTZIN CARMELO - INTO THE WEST

EPATHA MERKERSON - LACKAWANNA BLUES

CYNTHIA NIXON - WARM SPRINGS

JOANNE WOODWARD - EMPIRE FALLS

ROBIN WRIGHT PENN - EMPIRE FALLS

Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Drama Series:

ALAN ALDA - THE WEST WING

PATRICK DEMPSEY - GREY'S ANATOMY

HUGH LAURIE - HOUSE

IAN McSHANE - DEADWOOD

KIEFER SUTHERLAND - 24

Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Drama Series:

PATRICIA ARQUETTE - MEDIUM

GEENA DAVIS - COMMANDER IN CHIEF

MARISKA HARGITAY - LAW + ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT

SANDRA OH - GREY'S ANATOMY

KYRA SEDGWICK - THE CLOSER

Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Comedy Series:

LARRY DAVID - CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM

SEAN HAYES - WILL AND GRACE

JASON LEE - MY NAME IS EARL

WILLIAM SHATNER - BOSTON LEGAL

JAMES SPADER - BOSTON LEGAL

Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Comedy Series:

CANDICE BERGEN - BOSTON LEGAL

PATRICIA HEATON - EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND

FELICITY HUFFMAN - DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES

MEGAN MULLALLY - WILL AND GRACE

MARY-LOUISE PARKER - WEEDS

Outstanding Performance By An Ensemble In A Drama Series:

THE CLOSER

GREY'S ANATOMY

LOST

SIX FEET UNDER

THE WEST WING

Outstanding Performance By An Ensemble In A Comedy Series:

ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT

BOSTON LEGAL

CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM

DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES

EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND

MY NAME IS EARL

Screen Actors Guild Awards 42nd Annual Life Achievement Award:

SHIRLEY TEMPLE BLACK.


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