Kristen Wiig, Busy Philipps, Michelle Williams
Kristen Wiig, Busy Philipps, and Michelle Williams (Albert Nobb‘ SAG Award nominee Janet McTeer can be spotted in the background) arrive at the 18th Screen Actors Guild Awards. The SAG Awards ceremony was broadcast on TNT/TBS directly from the Shrine Auditorium on January 29, 2012, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage.)
Kristen Wiig was a 2012 SAG Award nominee as a cast member of Paul Feig’s sleeper hit Bridesmaids, along with veteran Jill Clayburgh (La Luna, Starting Over, It’s My Turn, An Unmarried Woman), plus Rose Byrne, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Matt Lucas, Melissa McCarthy, Chris O’Dowd, Maya Rudolph, and Ellie Kemper. Michelle Williams, for her part, was nominated as Best Actress in a Motion Picture for her performance as Marilyn Monroe in Simon Curtis‘ My Week with Marilyn, co-starring BAFTA Orange Rising Star nominee Eddie Redmayne and Kenneth Branagh as Laurence Olivier, who directed and co-starred opposite Monroe in The Prince and the Showgirl.
My Week with Marilyn also features Julia Ormond as Vivien Leigh, Judi Dench as Sybil Thorndike, Mamma Mia!/An Education/The History Boys‘ Dominic Cooper, plus Pip Torrens, Dougray Scott, Geraldine Somerville, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2’s Emma Watson.
Williams 2012 SAG Awards competition consisted of Meryl Streep in Phyllida Lloyd’s The Iron Lady, Glenn Close in Rodrigo García’s Albert Nobbs, Tilda Swinton in Lynne Ramsay’s We Need to Talk About Kevin, and the eventual winner, Viola Davis in Tate Taylor’s The Help.
Williams has been nominated for three Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actress for Ang Lee’s gay romantic drama Brokeback Mountain, opposite Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal, Best Actress for Derek Cianfrance’s Blue Valentine, co-starring Ryan Gosling, and once again as Best Actress for My Week with Marilyn.