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D20 FRIDAY,DECEMBER18,2009LATIMES.COM/CALENDAR SPECIALENGAG EMENTSTARTSTODAY! LaemmleMusicHall 9036WishireBlvd.BeverlyHills(310)478-3836 Fri5:00&9:50pmSat-Sun12:00,5:00&7:20pmMon-Thurs5:00&7:20pm AttentionAMPAS,PGA,DGA,WGA,SAGandGuildMembers-Yourcardwilladmityouandaguest. PRESENTS SPECIALENGAGEMENTSTARTSTODAY! LaemmleMusicHall 9036WishireBlvd.BeverlyHills(310)478-3836 Fri7:20pmSat-Sun2:30&9:50pmMon-Thurs9:50pm PRESENTS Oscar’s top 10. The other two nominees — “Nine” and “An Education” —are seen by some as bubble candidates for a best-picture nomination, and the SAG award is likely to improve their chances. There were several other eyebrow-raisers on the SAG shortlists. In the group’s best actor category, Clooney joined three other Oscar front-runners: Colin Firth (“A Single Man”), Jeff Bridges (“Crazy Heart”) and Morgan Freeman (“Invictus”).But DanielDay- Lewis, who received a Golden Globe nomination for his portrayal of a troubled film director in Rob Marshall’s musical “Nine,” was left off the list, as was Globe nominee Tobey Maguire, seen as a longer shot for a best actor Oscar nomination. Instead, Jeremy Renner, star of the critically acclaimed war drama “The Hurt Locker,” received a nomination from his fellow actors, regaining the momentum for his Oscar candidacy. And the supporting actress category brought a minor upset when Diane Kruger, playing afemme fatale of German cinema in Quentin Tarantino’s “In- glourious Basterds,” landed a nomination, while Golden Globe nominee Julianne Moore (“A Single Man”) was left off the list. Other nominees in the category matched the Globes: Farmiga, Kendrick, Mo’Nique (“Precious”) and Penélope Cruz (“Nine”). An actor overlooked by SAG will also sometimes land an Oscar nomination, but it’s highly unusual for one to win a statuette. Only one performer in the history of the SAG Awards, Marcia Gay Harden in 2000’s “Pollock,” has won an Oscar without being nominated for a SAG. In other categories, the best actress realm saw no surprises, as Sandra Bullock (“The Blind Side”) and Gabourey Sidibe (“Precious”) dispelled what few doubts remained about their Oscar candidacies and joined favorites Meryl Streep (“Julie & Julia”), Carey Mulligan (“An Education”) and Helen Mirren (“The Last Station”) on the SAG shortlist. Bullock said in a statement that “the longest relationship I have had has been with the Screen Actors Guild, and I am so happy that, after all these years together, familiarity did not breed contempt.” Best supporting actor also yielded no upsets, with the five nominees identical to the Globes’ selections: Matt Damon (“Invictus”), Woody Harrelson (“The Messenger”), Christopher Plummer (“The Last Station”), Stanley Tucci (“The Lovely Bones”) and Christoph Waltz (“Inglourious Basterds”). ACGI-heavy action tent pole, “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen,” earned a rare nomination from SAG, scoring aspot for outstanding performance by a stunt ensemble, together with “Public Enemies” and “Star Trek.” On the television side, best ensemble in a drama series nods went to “The Closer,” “Dexter,” “The Good Wife,” “Mad Men” and “True Blood,” while the comedy nominees in the category were “30 Rock,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “The Office” and newcomers “Glee” and “Modern Family.” There were several anomalies in the television race. Christina Applegate landed a nomination for best actress in a comedy series even though the show she starredin, “Samantha Who?,” is no longer on the air. And a tie led to six nominees in the category of best ac- tress in a drama, with Patricia Arquette, Glenn Close, Mariska Hargitay, Holly Hunter, Julianna Margulies and Kyra Sedgwickall nominated. The SAG Awards are the only accolades devoted strictly to actors — “Peers honoring their peers,” as SAG president Ken Howard said. They will be held Jan.23 at the Shrine Exposition Hall and will air on TNT and TBS. Nominees were announced early Thursday by Chris O’Donnelland Michelle Mona- ghanin the SilverScreen Thea- terat the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood. Monaghan said she got up at 3 a.m. to get ready for the event — and was already planning her outfit for her presentation at the awards. “Oh, I’m always thinking about frocks, sister,” she said with a laugh. Times staff writer Amy Kaufman contributed to this article. A few surprises in nods Al Seib Los Angeles Times AND THE NOMINEES ARE: Michelle Monaghan and Chris O’Donnell announce the nominations in the SilverScreen Theaterat the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood. [ SAG, from PageD1] FILM Cast “An Education” “The Hurt Locker” “Inglourious Basterds” “Nine” “Precious: Based on the novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire” Male actor in a leading role Jeff Bridges, “Crazy Heart” George Clooney, “Up in the Air” Colin Firth, “A Single Man” Morgan Freeman, “Invictus” Jeremy Renner, “The Hurt Locker” Female actor in a leading role Sandra Bullock, “The Blind Side” Helen Mirren, “The Last Station” Carey Mulligan, “An Education” Gabourey Sidibe, “Precious: Based on the novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire” Meryl Streep, “Julie & Julia” Male actor in a supporting role Matt Damon, “Invictus” Woody Harrelson, “The Messenger” Christopher Plummer, “The Last Station” Stanley Tucci, “The Lovely Bones” Christoph Waltz, “Inglourious Basterds” Female actor in a supporting role Penélope Cruz, “Nine” Vera Farmiga, “Up in the Air” Anna Kendrick, “Up in the Air” Diane Kruger, “Inglourious Basterds” Mo’Nique, “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire” TELEVISION Ensemble in a drama series “The Closer” “Dexter” “The Good Wife” “Mad Men” “True Blood” Ensemble in a comedy series “30 Rock” “Curb Your Enthusiasm” “Glee” “Modern Family” “The Office” Male actor in a drama series Simon Baker, “The Mentalist” Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad” Michael C. Hall, “Dexter” Jon Hamm, “Mad Men” Hugh Laurie, “House” Female actor in adrama series* Patricia Arquette, “Medium” Glenn Close, “Damages” Mariska Hargitay, “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” Holly Hunter, “Saving Grace” Julianna Margulies, “The Good Wife” Kyra Sedgwick, “The Closer” Male actor in acomedy series Alec Baldwin, “30 Rock” Steve Carell, “The Office” Larry David, “Curb Your Enthusiasm” Tony Shalhoub, “Monk” Charlie Sheen, “Two and a Half Men” Female actor in a comedy series Christina Applegate, “Samantha Who?” Toni Collette, “United States of Tara” Edie Falco, “Nurse Jackie” Tina Fey, “30 Rock” Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “The New Adventures of Old Christine” Male actor in a TV movie or miniseries Kevin Bacon, “Taking Chance” Cuba Gooding Jr., “Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story” Jeremy Irons, “Georgia O’Keeffe” Kevin Kline, “Great Performances: Cyrano de Bergerac” Tom Wilkinson, “A Number” Female actor in a TV movie or miniseries Joan Allen, “Georgia O’Keeffe” Drew Barrymore, “Grey Gardens” Ruby Dee, “America” Jessica Lange, “Grey Gardens” Sigourney Weaver, “Prayers for Bobby” *Because there was a tie, there are six nominees. SAG nominees /TheEnvelope Coverage of the Screen Actors Guild nominationscontinues online. SAG on TV The 16th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be simulcast live on TNT and TBS on Jan. 23 from the Shrine Exposition Center in Los Angeles. LAET_12-18-2009_D_20_D20_LA_1_ CMYK T Set:12-17-200914:59

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