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2012 SAG Awards Nominations in Movie: 'The Help', 'The Artist', 'Bridesmaids'

December 15, 2011 (2:12 am) GMT
In addition to the three feature films, the 18th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards picks 'Midnight in Paris' and 'The Descendants' as the contenders for the Outstanding Performance by a Cast.
2012  SAG Awards Nominations in Movie: 'The Help', 'The Artist', 'Bridesmaids'

The nominations for the 18th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards have been revealed on Wednesday, December 14 at the Pacific Design Center's SilverScreen Theater in West Hollywood. This year, the association has picked "", "", "", "" and "" as the qualified nominees for the coveted Outstanding Performance by a Cast award.

, meanwhile, is nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor award for portraying a Latin gardener who lives illegally in the United States in "". "Being Mexican myself and being in Los Angeles all these years, I know all these people, these are my friends," Bichir said of his role. "I'm doing this film about us."

The 48-year-old Mexican actor will compete with strong contenders such as who plays indifferent father in Descendants", who plays legendary FBI director in "", who plays George Valentin in "" and who plays baseball coach in "".

As for the Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor category, veteran actress receives a nomination for her portrayal of a woman passing as a man in "". "It's phenomenal. To be nominated by my peers, because of all that went into being able to finally make this movie, it's incredibly gratifying to me," said Close.

The 64-year-old actress must face up against the likes of who plays iconic blond beauty in "", who plays a maid in "The Help", who plays a grieving mother in "" and who plays former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in "".

SAG additionally announced the nominees for the best stunt ensemble in a motion picture. Those which are included in the category were blockbuster movies such as "", "", "", "" and "".

Winners of the 2012 SAG Awards will be announced during a ceremony at the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center on Sunday, January 29, 2012. The event will be simulcast live nationally on TNT and TBS at 8 P.M. ET and 5 P.M. PT and will also air internationally. Beside those movies, SAG will also honor the best in Primetime TV field, with the nominees including "", "", "" and "".

2012 SAG Award Nominations in Movie:
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

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 Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture





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