The 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards

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Nominees were announced on December 14, 2011 from the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles, CA. One of the awards season’s premier events, 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be simulcast live coast to-coast on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012 on TNT and TBS at 8 p.m. (ET)/5 p.m. (PT)from the Shrine Exposition Center in Los Angeles. The ceremony was also aired internationally.

Theatrical Motion Pictures

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

The Artist

  • Bérénice Bejo — Peppy
  • James Cromwell — Clifton
  • Jean Dujardin — George
  • John Goodman — Al Zimmer
  • Penelope Ann Miller — Doris

Bridesmaids

  • Rose Byrne — Helen
  • Jill Clayburgh — Annie's Mom
  • Ellie Kemper — Becca
  • Matt Lucas — Gil
  • Melissa McCarthy — Megan
  • Wendi McLendon-Covey — Rita
  • Chris O'Dowd — Rhodes
  • Maya Rudolph — Lillian
  • Kristen Wiig — Annie

The Descendants

  • Beau Bridges — Cousin Hugh
  • George Clooney — Matt King
  • Robert Forster — Scott Thorson
  • Judy Greer — Julie Speer
  • Matthew Lillard — Brian Speer
  • Shailene Woodley — Alexandra King

The Help

  • Jessica Chastain — Celia Foote
  • Viola Davis — Aibileen Clark
  • Bryce Dallas Howard — Hilly Holbrook
  • Allison Janney — Charlotte Phelan
  • Chris Lowell — Stuart Whitworth
  • Ahna O'Reilly — Elizabeth Leefolt
  • Sissy Spacek — Missus Walters
  • Octavia Spencer — Minny Jackson
  • Mary Steenburgen — Elaine Stein
  • Emma Stone — Skeeter Phelan
  • Cicely Tyson — Constantine Jefferson
  • Mike Vogel — Johnny Foote
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Midnight In Paris

  • Kathy Bates — Gertrude Stein
  • Adrien Brody — Salvador Dali
  • Carla Bruni — Museum Guide
  • Marion Cotillard — Adriana
  • Rachel McAdams — Inez
  • Michael Sheen — Paul
  • Owen Wilson — Gil

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

Demian Bichir

A Better Life

Carlos Galindo

George Clooney

The Descendants

Matt King

Leonardo DiCaprio

J. Edgar

J. Edgar Hoover

Jean Dujardin

The Artist

George

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Brad Pitt

Moneyball

Billy Beane

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

Glenn Close

Albert Nobbs

Albert Nobbs

Viola Davis

The Help

Aibileen Clark

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Meryl Streep

The Iron Lady

Margaret Thatcher

Tilda Swinton

We Need To Talk About Kevin

Eva

Michelle Williams

My Week With Marilyn

Marilyn Monroe

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

Kenneth Branagh

My Week With Marilyn

Sir Laurence Oliver

Armie Hammer

J. Edgar

Clyde Tolson

Jonah Hill

Moneyball

Peter Brand

Nick Nolte

Warrior

Paddy Conlon

Christopher Plummer

Beginners

Hal

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Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role

Bérénice Bejo

The Artist

Peppy

Jessica Chastain

The Help

Celia Foote

Melissa McCarthy

Bridesmaids

Megan

Janet McTeer

Albert Nobbs

Hubert Page

Octavia Spencer

The Help

Minny Jackson

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Primetime Television

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series

Boardwalk Empire

  • Steve Buscemi — Enoch "Nucky" Thompson
  • Dominic Chianese — Leander Cephas Whitlock
  • Robert Clohessy — Ward Boss Jim Neary
  • Dabney Coleman — Commodore Louis Kaestner
  • Charlie Cox — Owen Sleater
  • Josie & Lucy Gallina — Emily Schroeder
  • Stephen Graham — Al Capone
  • Jack Huston — Richard Harrow
  • Anthony Laciura — Eddie Kessler
  • Heather Lind — Katy
  • Kelly Macdonald — Margaret Schroeder
  • Rory & Declan McTigue — Teddy Schroeder
  • Gretchen Mol — Gillian Darmody
  • Brady & Connor Noon — Tommy Darmody
  • Kevin O'Rourke — Mayor Edward Bader
  • Aleksa Palladino — Angela Darmody
  • Jacqueline Pennewill — Lilian
  • Vincent Piazza — Lucky Luciano
  • Michael Pitt — James "Jimmy" Darmody
  • Michael Shannon — Agent Nelson Van Alden
  • Paul Sparks — Mickey Doyle
  • Michael Stuhlbarg — Arnold Rothstein
  • Peter Van Wagner — Isaac "Icky" Ginsburg
  • Shea Whigham — Sheriff Elias "Eli" Thompson
  • Michael Kenneth Williams — Chalky White
  • Anatol Yusef — Meyer Lansky
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Breaking Bad

  • Jonathan Banks — Mike
  • Betsy Brandt — Marie Schrader
  • Ray Campbell — Tyrus Kitt
  • Bryan Cranston — Walter White
  • Giancarlo Esposito — Gus Fring
  • Anna Gunn — Skyler White
  • RJ Mitte — Walter White, Jr.
  • Dean Norris — Hank Schrader
  • Bob Odenkirk — Saul Goodman
  • Aaron Paul — Jesse Pinkman

Dexter

  • Billy Brown — Chicago Mike
  • Jennifer Carpenter — Debra Morgan
  • Josh Cooke — Louis
  • Aimee Garcia — Jamie Batista
  • Michael C. Hall — Dexter Morgan
  • Colin Hanks — Travis Marshall
  • Desmond Harrington — Joey Quinn
  • Rya Kihlstedt — Michelle
  • C.S. Lee — Vince Masuka
  • Edward James Olmos — Professor Gellar
  • James Remar — Harry Morgan
  • Lauren Velez — Lt. Maria Laguerta
  • David Zayas — Angel Batista

Game of Thrones

  • Amrita Acharia — Irri
  • Mark Addy — King Robert Baratheon
  • Alfie Allen — Theon Greyjoy
  • Josef Altin — Pypar
  • Sean Bean — Lord Eddard "Ned" Stark
  • Susan Brown — Septa Mordane
  • Emilia Clarke — Daenerys Targaryen
  • Nikolaj Coster-Waldau — Ser Jaime Lannister
  • Peter Dinklage — Tyrion Lannister
  • Ron Donachie — Ser Rodrik Cassel
  • Michelle Fairley — Lady Catelyn Stark
  • Jerome Flynn — Bronn
  • Elyes Gabel — Rakharo
  • Aidan Gillen — "Littlefinger" Petyr Baelish
  • Jack Gleeson — Joffrey Baratheon
  • Iain Glen — Ser Jorah Mormont
  • Julian Glover — Grand Maester Pycelle
  • Kit Harington — Jon Snow
  • Lena Headey — Queen Cersei Lannister
  • Isaac Hempstead Wright — Bran Stark
  • Conleth Hill — Lord Varys
  • Richard Madden — Robb Stark
  • Jason Momoa — Khal Drogo
  • Rory McCann — Sandor Clegane
  • Ian McElhinney — Barristan Selmy
  • Luke McEwan — Rast
  • Roxanne McKee — Doreah
  • Dar Salim — Qotho
  • Mark Stanley — Grenn
  • Donald Sumpter — Maester Luwin
  • Sophie Turner — Sansa Stark
  • Maisie Williams — Arya Stark

The Good Wife

  • Christine Baranski — Diane Lockhart
  • Josh Charles — Will Gardner
  • Alan Cumming — Eli Gold
  • Matt Czuchry — Cary Agos
  • Julianna Margulies — Alicia Florrick
  • Chris Noth — Peter Florrick
  • Archie Panjabi — Kalinda Sharma
  • Graham Phillips — Zach Florrick
  • Makenzie Vega — Grace Florrick

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series

30 Rock

  • Scott Adsit — Pete Hornberger
  • Alec Baldwin — Jack Donaghy
  • Katrina Bowden — Cerie
  • Kevin Brown — Dotcom
  • Grizz Chapman — Grizz
  • Tina Fey — Liz Lemon
  • Judah Friedlander — Frank Rossitano
  • Jane Krakowski — Jenna Maroney
  • John Lutz — Lutz
  • Jack McBrayer — Kenneth Parcell
  • Tracy Morgan — Tracy Jordan
  • Keith Powell — Toofer

The Big Bang Theory

  • Mayim Bialik — Amy Farrah Fowler
  • Kaley Cuoco — Penny
  • Johnny Galecki — Leonard Hofstadter
  • Simon Helberg — Howard Wolowitz
  • Kunal Nayyar — Rajesh Koothrappali
  • Jim Parsons — Sheldon Cooper
  • Melissa Rauch — Bernadette Rostenkowski

Glee

  • Dianna Agron — Quinn Fabray
  • Chris Colfer — Kurt Hummel
  • Darren Criss — Blaine Anderson
  • Ashley Fink — Lauren Zizes
  • Dot Marie Jones — Coach Beiste
  • Jane Lynch — Sue Sylvester
  • Jayma Mays — Emma Pillsbury
  • Kevin McHale — Artie Abrams
  • Lea Michele — Rachel Berry
  • Cory Monteith — Finn Hudson
  • Heather Morris — Brittany Pierce
  • Matthew Morrison — Will Schuester
  • Mike O'Malley — Burt Hummel
  • Chord Overstreet — Sam Evans
  • Lauren Potter — Becky Johnson
  • Amber Riley — Mercedes Jones
  • Naya Rivera — Santana Lopez
  • Mark Salling — Noah "Puck" Puckerman
  • Harry Shum, Jr. — Mike Chang
  • Iqbal Theba — Principal Figgins
  • Jenna Ushkowitz — Tina Cohen-Chang

Modern Family

  • Aubrey Anderson-Emmons — Lily
  • Julie Bowen — Claire
  • Ty Burrell — Phil
  • Jesse Tyler Ferguson — Mitchell
  • Nolan Gould — Luke
  • Sarah Hyland — Haley
  • Ed O'Neill — Jay
  • Rico Rodriguez — Manny
  • Eric Stonestreet — Cameron
  • Sofia Vergara — Gloria
  • Ariel Winter — Alex
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The Office

  • Leslie David Baker — Stanley Hudson
  • Brian Baumgartner — Kevin Malone
  • Creed Bratton — Creed Bratton
  • Steve Carell — Michael Scott
  • Jenna Fischer — Pam Beesly Halpert
  • Kate Flannery — Meredith Palmer
  • Ed Helms — Andy Bernard
  • Mindy Kaling — Kelly Kapoor
  • Ellie Kemper — Erin Hannon
  • Angela Kinsey — Angela Martin
  • John Krasinski — Jim Halpert
  • Paul Lieberstein — Toby Flenderson
  • B.J. Novak — Ryan Howard
  • Oscar Nuñez — Oscar Martinez
  • Craig Robinson — Daryll Philbin
  • Phyllis Smith — Phillys Lapin-Vance
  • James Spader — Robert California
  • Rainn Wilson — Dwight Schrute
  • Zach Woods — Gabe Lewis

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series

Patrick J. Adams

Suits

Mike Ross

Steve Buscemi

Boardwalk Empire

Enoch "Nucky" Thompson

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Kyle Chandler

Friday Night Lights

Eric Taylor

Bryan Cranston

Breaking Bad

Walter White

Michael C. Hall

Dexter

Dexter Morgan

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series

Kathy Bates

Harry's Law

Harriet Korn

Glenn Close

Damages

Patty Hewes

Jessica Lange

American Horror Story

Constance

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Julianna Margulies

The Good Wife

Alicia Florrick

Kyra Sedgwick

The Closer

Dept. Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series

Alec Baldwin

30 Rock

Jack Donaghy

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Ty Burrell

Modern Family

Phil Dunphy

Steve Carell

The Office

Michael Scott

Jon Cryer

Two and a Half Men

Alan Harper

Eric Stonestreet

Modern Family

Cameron Tucker

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series

Julie Bowen

Modern Family

Claire Dunphy

Edie Falco

Nurse Jackie

Jackie Peyton

Tina Fey

30 Rock

Liz Lemon

Sofia Vergara

Modern Family

Gloria Pritchett

Betty White

Hot in Cleveland

Elka Ostrovsky

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Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries

Laurence Fishburne

Thurgood

Thurgood Marshall

Paul Giamatti

Too Big To Fail

Ben Bernanke

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Greg Kinnear

The Kennedys

Jack Kennedy

Guy Pearce

Mildred Pierce

Monty Beragon

James Woods

Too Big To Fail

Richard Fuld

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries

Diane Lane

Cinema Verite

Pat Loud

Maggie Smith

Downton Abbey

Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham

Emily Watson

Appropriate Adult

Janet Leach

Betty White

Hallmark Hall of Fame: The Lost Valentine

Caroline Thomas

Kate Winslet

Mildred Pierce

Mildred Pierce

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Honors for Stunt Ensembles

Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture

The Adjustment Bureau

Cowboys & Aliens

Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2

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Transformers: Dark of the Moon

X-Men: First Class

Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Television Series

Dexter

Game of Thrones

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Southland

Spartacus: Gods of the Arena

True Blood