The film and television nominations for the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards have been released, recognizing achievements in both individual performances and the strengths of ensemble casts. This year's television award nominations are listed below, including many worthy recipients, but there are also a few surprising absences. Among the hard-hitters listed below are dramas like HBO's Mildred Pierce and Boardwalk Empire, AMC's Breaking Bad and comedies such as ABC's Modern Family (which swept the Emmys this year) and NBC's 30 Rock. However, some might be surprised not to find the new Showtime drama Homeland or NBC's secret weapon Parks and Recreation.
The 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will air live at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on Jan. 29, 2012 on TNT and TBS.
Click here to read the list of this year's film nominees.
18th ANNUAL SAG AWARDS NOMINATIONS: PRIMETIME TELEVISION
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Laurence Fishburne - Thurgood (HBO)
Paul Giamatti - Too Big to Fail (HBO)
Greg Kinnear - The Kennedy (Reelz Channel)
Guy Pearce - Mildred Pierce (HBO)
James Woods - Too Big to Fail (HBO
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Diane Lane - Cinema Verite (HBO)
Maggie Smith - Downton Abbey (PBS)
Emily Watson - Appropriate Adult (Sundance Channel)
Betty White - Hallmark Hall of Fame: The Lost Valentine (CBS)
Kate Winslet - Mildred Pierce (HBO)
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
Patrick J. Adams - Suits (USA)
Steve Buscemi - Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
Kyle Chandler - Friday Night Lights (DirecTV)
Bryan Cranston - Breaking Bad (AMC)
Michael C. Hall - Dexter (Showtime)
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
Kathy Bates - Harry's Law (NBC)
Glenn Close - Damages (DirecTV)
Jessica Lange - American Horror Story (FX)
Julianna Margulies - The Good Wife (CBS)
Kyra Sedgwick - The Closer (TNT)
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
Alec Baldwin - 30 Rock (NBC)
Ty Burrell - Modern Family (ABC)
Steve Carell - The Office (NBC)
Jon Cryer - Two and a Half Men (CBS)
Eric Stonestreet - Modern Family (ABC)
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
Julia Bowen - Modern Family (ABC)
Edie Falco - Nurse Jackie (Showtime)
Tina Fey - 30 Rock (NBC)
Sofia Vergara - Modern Family (ABC)
Betty White - Hot in Cleveland (TV Land)
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Boardwalk Empire (HBO) - Steve Buscemi, Dominic Chianese, Robert Clohessy, Dabney Coleman, Charlie Cox, Jose & Lucy Gallina, Stephen Graham, Jack Huston, Anthony Laciura, Heather Lind, Kelly Macdonald, Rory & Declan McTigue, Gretchen Mol, Brady & Connor Noon, Kevin O'Rourke, Aleksa Palladino, Jacqueline Pennewill, Vincent Piazza, Michael Pitt, Michael Shannon, Paul Sparks, Michael Stuhlbarg, Peter Van Wagner, Shea Whigham, Michael Kenneth Williams, Anatol Yusef
Breaking Bad (AMC) - Jonathan Banks, Betsy Brandt, Ray Campbell, Bryan Cranston, Giancarlo Esposito, Anna Gunn, RJ Mitte, Dean Norris, Bob Odenkirk, Aaron Paul
Dexter (Showtime) - Billy Brown, Jennifer Carpenter, Josh Cooke, Aimee Garcia, Michael C. Hall, Colin Hanks, Desmond Harrington, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Rya Kihlstedt, C.S. Lee, Edward James Olmos, James Remar, Lauren Velez, Peter Weller, David Zayas
Game of Thrones (HBO) - Amrita Acharia, Mark Addy, Alfie Allen, Josef Altin, Sean Bean, Susan Brown, Emilia Clarke, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Peter Dinklage, Ron Donachie, Michelle Farley, Jerome Flynn, Elyes Gabel, Aiden Gillen, Jack Gleeson Iain Glen, Julian Glover, Kit Harington, Lena Headey, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Conleth Hill, Richard Madden, Jason Mamoa, Rory McCann, Ian McElhinney, Luke McEwan, Roxanne McKee, Dar Salim, Mark Stanley, Donald Sumpter, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams
The Good Wife (CBS) - Christine Baranski, Josh Charles, Alan Cumming, Matt Czuchry, Julianna Margulies, Chris Noth, Archie Panjabi, Graham Phillips, Makenzie Vega
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
30 Rock (NBC) - Scott Adsit, Alec Baldwin, Katrina Bowden, Kevin Brown, Grizz Chapman, Tina Fey, Judah Friedlander, Jane Krakowski, John Lutz, Jack McBrayer, Tracy Morgan, Maulik Pancholy, Keith Powell
The Big Bang Theory (CBS) - Mayim Bialik, Kaley Cuoco, Johnny Galecki, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar, Jim Parsons, Melissa Rauch
Glee (Fox) - Dianna Agron, Chris Colfer, Darren Criss, Ashley Fink, Dot Marie Jones, Jane Lynch, Jayma Mays, Kevin McHale, Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Heather Morris, Matthew Morrison, Mike O'Malley, Chord Overstreet, Lauren Potter, Amber Riley, Naya Rivera, Mark Salling, Harry Shum Jr., Iqbal Theba, Jenna Ushkowitz
Modern Family (ABC) - Aubrey Anderson-Emmons, Julia Bowen, Ty Burrell, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Nolan Gould, Sarah Hyland, Ed O'Neill, Rico Rodriguez, Eric Stonestreet, Sofia Vergara, Ariel Winter
The Office (NBC) - Leslie David Baker, Brian Baumgartner, Creed Bratton, Steve Carell, Jenna Fischer, Kate Flannery, Ed Helms, Mindy Kaling, Ellie Kemper, Angela Kinsey, John Krasinski, Paul Lieberstein, B.J. Novak, Oscar Nunez, Craig Robinson, James Spader, Phyllis Smith, Rainn Wilson, Zach Woods
Gillian Anderson, who played Agent Scully in the cult sci-fi series The X-Files, is getting a beating from critics for her debut performance on the London stage in Michael Weller's play What the Night Is For. In fact, it is being tagged the biggest roasting since Madonna's first curtain call in May in Up for Grabs, according to Reuters. "Sorry Scully, but you have lost your X-appeal," The Daily Mail said of Anderson's performance. "She is woefully uninvolving," said the Financial Times. "Does Anderson's voice have no capacity for heart-catching uplift, no sudden changes of volume?" it asked. Anderson is one of many Hollywood celebs accepting stage roles in Britain to boost their acting credentials, including Nicole Kidman, Gwyneth Paltrow, Matt Damon and Woody Harrelson.
Former Beatle George Harrison left more than $153 million in his will after his death from cancer in November 2001, Reuters reports. Details of the will were made public Friday before an all-star benefit concert in London, but court officials would not confirm local media reports that the money would be divided between Harrison's wife, Olivia, family members and charities.
Courteney Cox's decision to take her maiden name again spurred rumors that her marriage to David Arquette might be in trouble, but not so, according to the Friends star. In the December issue of InStyle magazine, Cox says she started going by her maiden name out of her respect for her father, Richard Cox, who died of cancer last year.
Rosie O'Donnell's longtime companion Kelli Carpenter gave birth Friday to her first child, Vivienne Rose, at an undisclosed New York hospital, The Associated Press reports. A spokeswoman for O'Donnell would not say whether the former talk show host was formally adopting the baby. O'Donnell has three adopted children, Parker, 7, Chelsea, 5, and Blake, 3.
MGM and Rush Hour producer Arthur Sarkissian are set to remake the 1958 thriller The Defiant Ones, which starred Tony Curtis and Sidney Poitier as escaped convicts bound at the wrist. According to Variety, Sarkissian signed a first-look deal with the Lion and Defiant is likely to be their first joint project.
The Osbournes season premiere on MTV Tuesday attracted 6.64 million viewers, placing first in its 10:30 p.m. slot among adults 18-34, Variety reports. Although the show reached almost 8 million viewers at its peak during the first season, the numbers remain impressive considering the episode was up against original programming on ABC, CBS and NBC.
In a one-hour special, Mariah Carey: Shining Through the Rain, airing Tuesday at 9 p.m. on MTV, the 32-year-old songstress wonders why such a big deal was made over her striptease on MTV's Total Request Live in July 2001--less than a week before she checked into a hospital for an emotional breakdown. "The drama, the saga of TRL," Carey says. "It's TRL, I thought you were supposed to feel at home and do stupid stuff."
Oasis singer Liam Gallagher lost several teeth in a barroom brawl with five Italians at the Bayerischer Hof hotel in Munich, Germany, Reuters reports. According to German police, Gallagher also kicked an officer in the ribs when he was detained. With Gallagher spending much of the day in a dentist's chair, the group canceled Monday night's concert in Hamburg. The band's Web site said Gallagher and two other band members were innocent victims of an unprovoked attack by a group of youths. Brother Noel Gallagher was not involved in the melee.
Folk duo Simon & Garfunkel and salsa king Tito Puente are among the five artists to be honored with lifetime achievement awards for 2003 from the Recording Academy on Wednesday, Variety reports. Others include blues singer Etta James, balladeer Johnny Mathis and bandleader Glen Miller. The honors will be formally acknowledged at the 45th annual Grammy Awards in New York on Feb. 23.