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SAG Awards: Casts of “Glee,” “Modern Family” and “True Blood” get nods as do Firth, Streep and Sigourney Weaver off of snagging a surprising number of Golden Globe Award nominations, the cast of Glee was nominated Thursday for a Screen Actors Guild Award in the category of outstanding performance by an ensemble in a comedy series.

The cast, which includes Matthew Morrison, Jane Lynch, Lea Michelle, Chris Colfer and Cory Monteith, will compete against the cast of another new fall hit: Modern Family. The ABC comedy prominently features a gay couple portrayed by Eric Stonestreet and out actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson.

The category also includes, of course, the cast of 30 Rock as well as The Office and Curb Your Enthusiasm. fave True Blood was nominated in the outstanding performance by a cast in a drama series category. Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Ryan Kawnten, Akexander Skarsgard, Chris Bauer and company are up against the casts of Dexter, The Good Wife, The Closer (including out actor Phillip Keene) and Mad Men which includes out actor Bryan Batt as gay character Salvatore Romano.

Globe and Emmy-nominated Sigourney Weaver got yet another nod for her performance in Prayers for Bobby. This moving film is based on a true story of Mary Griffith, gay rights crusader, whose teenage son committed suicide due to her religious intolerance. The film is based on the book of the same title by Leroy Aarons. Weaver has some tough competition including Emmy winner Jessica Lange and Drew Barrymore for Grey Gardens.

In the feature film categories, the SAG Award equivalent of a best picture prize is outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture. The nominees this year are the casts of  An Education, The Hurt Locker, Inglourious Basterds, Nine and Precious.

Colin Firth was nominated in the lead actor category for his performance in the Tom Ford-directed A Single Man. His competition is George Clooney (Up in the Air), Jeff Bridges (Crazy Heart), Morgan Freeman (Invictus), and Jeremy Renner (The Hurt Locker).

And finally, there’s Meryl.

The marvelous Meryl Streep was nominated for her performance as Julia Child in Julie & Julia. She won the SAG Award last year in the lead actress category for Doubt but lost the Oscar race to Kate Winslet. This year her competition is Sandra Bullock (The Blind Side), Helen Mirren (The Last Station), Cary Mulligan (An Education), and Gabourey Sidibe (Precious).

Here is a LINK to the FULL LIST of nominees.



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  1. i’m generally happy about the sag nominations. the inclusion of tv newbies “glee” and “modern family” was a surprise, but a welcome one.

    why do i get the feeling that all the film acting noms are sooo spot on for the oscars? i was surprised too by jeremy renner’s nod (pleasant!) as well as that for morgan freeman (not so pleasant!). i was rooting for viggo mortensen (the road) or even tobey maguire (the brothers).

    ditto for the best actress, except that helen mirren is sooo not lead but supporting in the film. another brit category fraud!!! now i really feel bad for james mcavoy who is the center of the film.

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