Sleeper movie hit Sideways has been given yet another Oscars boost after picking up four nominations at this morning's (11JAN05) Screen Actors Guild (SAG) AWARDS launch.

The wine-drinking comedy claimed Best Cast, Best Actor (Paul Giamatti), Supporting Actor (THOMAS HAYDEN CHURCH) and Supporting Actress (VIRGINIA MADSEN) honours to lead the pack.

But Jamie Foxx remains the toast of Hollywood - he picked up four nominations for his work in Ray (Best Actor and Cast), Collateral (Best Supporting Actor) and TV movie REDEMPTION (Best Actor in a TV Movie).

Meanwhile, OSCAR winner Hilary Swank is also celebrating after picking up three nods for her work in boxing drama Million Dollar Baby (Best Actress and Cast) and TV movie IRON-JAWED ANGELS (Best Actress in a TV Movie).

Other big successes on the big screen included Finding Neverland, which garnered a Best Supporting Actor nod for young British newcomer FREDDIE HIGHMORE among its three nominations, Hotel Rwanda, The Aviator and Million Dollar Baby, which also claimed three nominations.

On the small screen, it looks like the SAG Awards on 5 February (04) will be a big night for The Sopranos, with four nominations, and sitcom EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND, which picked up three nods.

The full list of nominees is:

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

DON CHEADLE - HOTEL RWANDA

JOHNNY DEPP - FINDING NEVERLAND

LEONARDO DiCAPRIO - THE AVIATOR

JAMIE FOXX - RAY

PAUL GIAMATTI - SIDEWAYS

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

ANNETTE BENING - BEING JULIA

CATALINA SANDINO MORENO - MARIA FULL OF Grace

IMELDA STAUNTON - VERA DRAKE

HILARY SWANK - MILLION DOLLAR BABY

KATE WINSLET - ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

THOMAS HADEN CHURCH - SIDEWAYS

JAMIE FOXX - COLLATERAL

MORGAN FREEMAN - MILLION DOLLAR BABY

James Garner - THE NOTEBOOK

FREDDIE HIGHMORE - FINDING NEVERLAND

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role

CATE BLANCHETT - THE AVIATOR

CLORIS LEACHMAN - SPANGLISH

LAURA LINNEY - KINSEY

VIRGINIA MADSEN - SIDEWAYS

SOPHIE OKENEDO - HOTEL RWANDA

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

THE AVIATOR

FINDING NEVERLAND

HOTEL RWANDA

MILLION DOLLAR BABY

RAY

SIDEWAYS

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or

Miniseries

JAMIE FOXX - REDEMPTION

WILLIAM H MACY - THE WOOL CAP

BARRY PEPPER - 3: THE DALE EARNHARDT STORY

GEOFFREY RUSH - THE LIFE AND DEATH OF PETER SELLERS

JON VOIGHT - MITCH ALBOM'S THE FIVE PEOPLE YOU MEET IN HEAVEN

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries

GLENN CLOSE - THE LION IN WINTER

PATRICIA HEATON - NEIL SIMON'S THE GOODBYE GIRL

KEKE PALMER - THE WOOL CAP

HILARY SWANK - IRON-JAWED ANGELS

CHARLIZE THERON - THE LIFE AND DEATH OF PETER SELLERS

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series

HANK AZARIA - HUFF

JAMES GANDOLFINI - THE SOPRANOS

ANTHONY LAPAGLIA - WITHOUT A TRACE

JERRY ORBACH - LAW + ORDER

KIEFER SUTHERLAND - 24

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series

DREA DE MATTEO - THE SOPRANOS

EDIE FALCO - THE SOPRANOS

JENNIFER GARNER - ALIAS

ALLISON JANNEY - The West Wing

CHRISTINE LAHTI - JACK + BOBBY

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series

JASON BATEMAN - Arrested Development

SEAN HAYES - WILL + GRACE

RAY ROMANO - Everybody Loves Raymond

TONY SHALHOUB - MONK

CHARLIE SHEEN - TWO AND A HALF MEN

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series

TERI HATCHER - Desperate Housewives

PATRICIA HEATON - EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND

MEGAN MULLALLY - WILL + GRACE

SARAH JESSICA PARKER - Sex And The City

DORIS ROBERTS - EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series

24

CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION

Six Feet Under

THE SOPRANOS

THE WEST WING

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series

ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT

DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES

EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND

SEX AND THE CITY

WILL + GRACE

Life Achievement Award - JAMES GARNER.

11/01/2005 17:45