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AWARDS WATCH | "Doubt," "Button," "Milk," Compete for SAG Awards

Amidst increasing talk of a looming Screen Actors Guild strike, the large Hollywood union announced the nominations for its upcoming awards honoring the best of 2008. John Patrick Shanley's "Doubt" led the 15th annual Screen Actor's Guild Award nominations, taking individual nods for its entire cast (Meryl Streep, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams and Viola Davis) and for best ensemble. "Milk" and "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" followed with three nominations a piece.

"Doubt," "Button" and "Milk" joined "Slumdog Millionaire" and "Frost/Nixon" in the best ensemble category, where notable omissions included "Revolutionary Road," "The Dark Knight" and "Rachel Getting Married."

Other snubs included "Road"'s Leonardo DiCaprio for actor and supporting actor Michael Shannon, as well as "Gran Torino"'s Clint Eastwood, "Happy-Go-Lucky"'s Sally Hawkins, "I've Loved You So Long"'s Kristin Scott Thomas, "The Wrestler"'s Marisa Tomei, "Milk"'s James Franco, "Rachel"'s Rosemarie DeWitt, and "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"'s Cate Blanchett.

The winners will be announced on Sunday, January 25th, 2009.

Screen Actors Guild Awards, Theatrical Motion Picture Nominees:

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Richard Jenkins, "The Visitor"
Frank Langella, "Frost/Nixon"
Sean Penn, "Milk"
Brad Pitt, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"
Mickey Rourke, "The Wrestler"

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Anne Hathaway, "Rachel Getting Married"
Angelina Jolie, "Changeling"
Melissa Leo, "Frozen River"
Meryl Streep, "Doubt"
Kate Winslet, Rev Road

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Josh Brolin, "Milk"
Robert Downey, Jr., "Tropic Thunder"
Philip Seymour Hoffman, "Doubt"
Heath Ledger, "The Dark Knight"
Dev Patel, "Slumdog Millionaire"

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Amy Adams, "Doubt"
Penelope Cruz, "Vicky Christina Barcelona"
Viola Davis, "Doubt"
Taraji P. Henson, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"
Kate Winslet, "The Reader"

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"
"Doubt"
"Frost/Nixon"
"Milk"
"Slumdog Millionaire"

Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
"The Dark Knight"
"Hellboy II: The Golden Army"
"Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull"
"Iron Man"
"Wanted"

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