Tom Hooper's "The King's Speech" and David O. Russell's "The Fighter" led the 17th annual Screen Actors Guild Award nominations, which were announced this morning. Both films garnered four nominations, including best cast, individual acting nominations for "Speech"'s Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bonham Carter, and "Fighter"'s Amy Adams, Christian Bale and Melissa Leo.
In the best cast category, the films face off against the folks in Darren Aronofsky's "Black Swan," Lisa Cholodenko's "The Kids Are All Right," and David Fincher's "The Social Network," all three of which took multiple nominations this morning. Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis for "Swan," Annette Bening and Mark Ruffalo for "Kids," and Jesse Eisenberg for "Network."
Not present was "The Social Network"'s Andrew Garfield, which was one of many major snubs to come out of the awards. "Blue Valentine" duo Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams (both Golden Globe nominees) did not make the cut, neither did "Another Year"'s Lesley Manville, "Animal Kingdom"'s Jacki Weaver, "The Fighter"'s Mark Wahlberg, "True Grit"'s Matt Damon, and "Rabbit Hole"'s Dianne Wiest. That does aid in any of them receiving Oscar nominations. Last year, the SAG awards correctly predicted 19 out of 20 eventual Oscar nominees.
Getting significant boosts this morning, meanwhile, was the welcome surprise of "Winter's Bone"'s John Hawkes in the best supporting actor category, as well as "Conviction" actress Hilary Swank getting a nod (over the favored likes of Manville and Williams). "True Grit"'s nominations for Jeff Bridges and Hailee Steinfeld is also welcome news for them after being snubbed at the Golden Globes.
The Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations (for film) are listed below. The winners will be announced on January 30th, 2010. Check out a list of all the awards so far this year here.
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
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
Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture