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.
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 favorites 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 Jan. 29.
The full list of nominations is as follows:
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
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
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 & 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 & Grace
Mary-Louise Parker, Weeds
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Six Feet Under
The West Wing
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Everybody Loves Raymond
My Name Is Earl
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