SAG awards nominations announced- "Into the Wild" gathers steam

by Eric Melin on December 20, 2007

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Eric here again with the latest early Oscar predictors: the Screen Actor’s Guild Awards. Variety.com posted this announcement this morning, and Sean Penn’s “Into the Wild,” which was ignored by the Golden Globes, comes roaring back with some high-profile nods here. The SAG is usually a good indicator of the Oscars because actors make up the biggest percentage of voting members in the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. Again, I miss Paul Dano for “There Will Be Blood.” Dammit, he was good in that. Looks like underdog Amy Ryan is a shoo-in for a nom now for her riveting performance in “Gone Baby Gone.” That is well-deserved. In a Ben Affleck-directed film starring Ed Harris and Morgan Freeman, she’s the one who sticks out. Amazing. I love it. The “3:10 to Yuma” ensemble nom is a surprise, albeit a good one, and so is the “Hairspray” award. Notice the absence of anything for “Sweeney Todd.” Hmmm….guess the SAG likes their Travolta fat suits more than meat pies. I also hope that Casey Affleck is now considered a shoo-in for “Jesse James,” which was criminally overlooked this year. (By me, even, I saw it late and haven’t posted a review cuz I’m trying to keep up with all these new releases…look for it on my Top 10 of 2007.)

Screen Actors Guild nominations

‘Into the Wild’ leads the pack

By VARIETY STAFF

Screen Actors Guild

“Into the Wild” led the Screen Actors Guild Award nominations on Thursday morning with four nods. The drama nabbed best actor for Emile Hirsch, supporting actor for Hal Holbrook and supporting actress for Catherine Keener, as well as ensemble cast.The other ensemble cast nominees are “3:10 to Yuma,” “American Gangster, ” Hairspray” and “No Country for Old Men.”

“Michael Clayton” and “No Country for Old Men” tied with three noms apiece.

The Screen Actors Guild Awards is the only industry kudofest dedicated solely to actors and their craft. The winners will be announced on Jan. 27 from the Shrine Exposition Center in Los Angeles.

ACTOR
George Clooney – “Michael Clayton”
Daniel Day-Lewis – “There Will Be Blood”
Ryan Gosling - “Lars And The Real Girl”
Emile Hirsch- “Into the Wild”
Viggo Mortensen – “Eastern Promises”

ACTRESS
Cate Blanchett – “Elizabeth: The Golden Age”
Julie Christie – “Away From Her”
Marion Cotillard – “La Vie en rose”
Angelina Jolie – “A Mighty Heart”
Ellen Page – “Juno”

SUPPORTING ACTOR
Casey Affleck – “The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford”
Javier Bardem – “No Country For Old Men”
Tommy Lee Jones – “No Country for Old Men”
Hal Holbrook – “Into the Wild”
Tom Wilkinson – “Michael Clayton

SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Cate Blanchett – “I’m Not There”
Ruby Dee – “American Gangster”
Catherine Keener – “Into the Wild”
Amy Ryan – “Gone Baby Gone”
Tilda Swinton – “Michael Clayton”

ENSEMBLE CAST
“3:10 to Yuma”
“Hairspray”
“American Gangster”
“Into the Wild”
“No Country for Old Men”

Eric is the Editor-in-Chief of Scene-Stealers.com and writes the Screen Stealers column for The Pitch. He’s President of the KCFCC, and drummer for The Dead Girls and Ultimate Fakebook. He is also Air Guitar World Champion Mean Melin. Eric goes to 11. Follow him at:

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1 ChrisKnudsen December 22, 2007 at 3:21 am

Didn’t “I’m Not There” won best ensemble from the Indie Spirits but it didn’t even get a nomination here? That sucks. Hal Holbrooks’ performance in Into the Wild was haunting and one of the reasons why the movie keeps on being in my memory and I hope either him or Casey Affleck gets it.

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2 ChrisKnudsen December 22, 2007 at 3:21 am

Didn’t “I’m Not There” won best ensemble from the Indie Spirits but it didn’t even get a nomination here? That sucks. Hal Holbrooks’ performance in Into the Wild was haunting and one of the reasons why the movie keeps on being in my memory and I hope either him or Casey Affleck gets it.

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