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Dianna Agron & Kristen Wiig + Rose Byrne & Regina King: SAG Awards

Dianna Agron Emma Stone SAG Awards nomineesDianna Agron and Emma Stone: SAG Awards' nominees.

Dianna Agron and Emma Stone: SAG Awards

Glee actress Dianna Agron and The Help actress Emma Stone are pictured above on the Red Carpet of the 2012 Screen Actors Guild Awards. The ceremony was held at the Shrine Auditorium on Jan. 29 in Los Angeles.

Dianna Agron was a SAG Award nominee as a member of the television comedy/musical series Glee ensemble. The long list of Agron's fellow Glee nominees consisted of:

Heather Morris. Jane Lynch. Matthew Morrison. Chris Colfer. Ashley Fink. Naya Rivera. Mark Salling. Lea Michele. Mike O'Malley. Kevin McHale. Cory Monteith. Jayma Mays. Amber Riley. Harry Shum Jr. Jenna Ushkowitz. Dot Jones. Lauren Potter. Chord Overstreet. Darren Criss. Iqbal Theba.

Emma Stone was a SAG Award nominee for being a member of another ensemble – in her case, in the motion picture categories. Stone's fellow players in Tate Taylor's The Help were:

Viola Davis. Mary Steenburgen. Chris Lowell. Bryce Dallas Howard. Sissy Spacek. Jessica Chastain. Cicely Tyson. Mike Vogel. Octavia Spencer. Ahna O'Reilly. Allison Janney.

Somewhat surprising Best Cast winner

The Help was a somewhat surprising Best Cast SAG Award winner. Many had been expecting Michel Hazanavicius' The Artist to take home the Actor statuette, especially after the film's star, Jean Dujardin, won the Best Actor SAG Award instead of Hollywood fave George Clooney for Alexander Payne's The Descendants.

Besides The Help and The Artist, the other movies nominated for Best Cast were:

  • The Descendants.
  • Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris.
  • Paul Feig's Bridesmaids.

Emma Stone's next movie

Emma Stone will next be seen opposite Andrew Garfield in Marc Webb's Spider-Man reboot The Amazing Spider-Man. Kirsten Dunst played Stone's role in the previous Spider-Man movies starring Tobey Maguire as Spidey and directed by Sam Raimi.

 

Dianna Agron and Emma Stone photo: Lester Cohen / WireImage.

Kristen Wiig Michelle Williams Busy Philipps gal palsKristen Wiig, Busy Philipps and Michelle Williams: SAG Awards' gal pals.

Kristen Wiig, Busy Philipps and Michelle Williams: SAG Awards Red Carpet

Kristen Wiig, Busy Philipps, and Michelle Williams (Albert Nobbs' SAG Award nominee Janet McTeer – or someone who looks a lot like her – can be spotted in the background) arrive at the 18th Screen Actors Guild Awards. The 2012 SAG Awards ceremony took place at the Shrine Auditorium on Jan. 29 in downtown Los Angeles.

Kristen Wiig was a SAG Award nominee as a cast member of Paul Feig's sleeper hit Bridesmaids, along with:

Rose Byrne. Wendi McLendon-Covey. Matt Lucas. Melissa McCarthy. Chris O'Dowd. Maya Rudolph. Ellie Kemper.

Veteran Jill Clayburgh (La Luna, It's My Turn, Best Actress Oscar nominee for Starting Over and An Unmarried Woman).

Nominee Michelle Williams

Michelle Williams, for her part, was nominated as Best Actress in a Motion Picture for her performance as Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe in Simon Curtis' My Week with Marilyn, co-starring BAFTA Orange Rising Star nominee Eddie Redmayne and SAG Award nominee Kenneth Branagh as Laurence Olivier. Olivier directed and co-starred opposite Monroe in The Prince and the Showgirl (1957).

My Week with Marilyn also features Julia Ormond as Vivien Leigh (Olivier's wife at the time), Judi Dench as veteran actress Sybil Thorndike, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 actress Emma Watson, and Dominic Cooper (Mamma Mia!, An Education, The History Boys), in addition to Pip Torrens, Dougray Scott, and Geraldine Somerville.

Michelle 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.
  • The eventual winner, Viola Davis, in Tate Taylor's The Help.

Oscar nominations

Michelle Williams has been nominated for three Academy Awards:

  • Best Supporting Actress for Ang Lee's gay romantic drama Brokeback Mountain (2005), opposite Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal.
  • Best Actress for Derek Cianfrance's Blue Valentine (2010), co-starring Ryan Gosling.
  • Best Actress for My Week with Marilyn (2011).

Kristen Wiig, Busy Philipps, and Michelle Williams photo: Lester Cohen / WireImage.

Emily Blunt and John KrasinskiJohn Krasinski and Emily Blunt.

John Krasinski and Emily Blunt: SAG Awards

John Krasinski and Emily Blunt are pictured above on the 2012 Screen Actors Guild Awards' Red Carpet. The SAG Awards ceremony was held on Jan. 29 at the historic Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

This year, John Krasinski received his sixth SAG Award nomination for being part of the ensemble of the popular television comedy series The Office. Krasinski and his fellow cast members have won two SAG Awards (2007, 2008). This year's nominees included:

Steve Carell. Ellie Kemper. Rainn Wilson. Phyllis Smith. James Spader. Ed Helms. Craig Robinson. Zach Woods. Kate Flannery. Paul Liberstein. B.J. Novak. Jenna Fischer.

John Krasinski and Emily Blunt movies

Among John Krasinski's film appearances are those in the George Clooney-directed Leatherheads, co-starring Clooney and Renée Zellweger, and Nancy Meyers' It's Complicated, with Meryl Streep, Steve Martin, and Alec Baldwin.

Emily Blunt has never been nominated for a SAG Award. Among Blunt's screen credits are:

  • David Frankel's The Devil Wears Prada (2006), with Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway.
  • Jean-Marc Vallée's The Young Victoria (2009), with Rupert Friend.
  • George Nolfi's The Adjustment Bureau (2011), with Matt Damon.

Emily Blunt and John Krasinski photo: Lester Cohen / WireImage.

Sofia VergaraSofia Vergara.

Best Actress nominee Sofia Vergara

Sofia Vergara is pictured above on the 2012 Screen Actors Guild Awards' Red Carpet just outside the Shrine Auditorium. For her performance as Modern Family's Gloria Delgado-Pritchett, Vergara was nominated for a SAG Award for Best Actress in a Comedy Series. Her fellow nominees were:

  • Tina Fey for 30 Rock.
  • Edie Falco for Nurse Jackie.
  • Fellow Modern Family actress Julie Bowen.
  • The eventual winner, Betty White, for Hot in Cleveland.

Sofia Vergara movies

Sofia Vergara has also been making movies, having appeared in the following:

  • Tyler Perry's domestic box office hit Madea Goes to Jail.
  • The international box office hit The Smurfs, with Neil Patrick Harris.
  • Garry Marshall's all-star omnibus comedy-drama New Year's Eve, featuring among others Michelle Pfeiffer and Zac Efron.
  • The upcoming The Three Stooges, with Glee's Jane Lynch, Sean Hayes, Larry David, Craig Bierko, and others.

Sofia Vergara photo: Kevin Mazur / WireImage.

Rose Byrne Melissa McCarthy Kristen Wiig Screenwriter Annie Mumolo
Annie Mumolo, Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig

Bridesmaids' screenwriter Annie Mumolo, actresses Rose Byrne and Melissa McCarthy, and writer/actress Kristen Wiig attend the 2012 Screen Actors Guild Awards. The SAG Awards ceremony was broadcast on TNT/TBS from the Shrine Auditorium on January 29 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage.)

Melissa McCarthy was a Best Supporting Actress nominee for Paul Feig's sleeper hit comedy Bridesmaids. McCarthy's competitors were The Help's Jessica Chastain and Octavia Spencer, The Artist's Bérénice Bejo, and Albert Nobbs' Janet McTeer. Octavia Spencer was the not-unexpected winner.

Melissa McCarthy, Rose Byrne, and Kristen Wiig were also shortlisted for the SAG Award for Best Cast. The other nominated Bridesmaids cast members were two-time Oscar nominee Jill Clayburgh (An Unmarried Woman, Starting Over), Wendi McLendon-Covey, Matt Lucas, Chris O'Dowd, Maya Rudolph, and Ellie Kemper. The mostly female Bridesmaids cast lost to the mostly female cast of Tate Taylor's The Help, which, in addition to Octavia Spencer and Jessica Chastain, featured SAG Award Best Actress winner Viola Davis, Emma Stone, Mary Steenburgen, Sissy Spacek, Bryce Dallas Howard, Mike Vogel, Cicely Tyson, and others.

Gretchen Mol Aleksa Palladino
Aleksa Palladino, Gretchen Mol

Aleksa Palladino (Find Me Guilty, Before the Devil Knows You're Dead) and Gretchen Mol (3:10 to Yuma, Puccini for Beginners), both SAG Award winners as cast members of the television series Boardwalk Empire, on the red carpet at the 18th Screen Actors Guild Awards. The SAG Awards ceremony was broadcast on TNT/TBS from the Shrine Auditorium on January 29 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage.)

Among Palladino and Mol's Boardwalk Empire Best Ensemble Award co-winners were Steve Buscemi, Dominic Chianese, Dabney Coleman, Charlie Cox, Stephen Graham, Jack Huston, Anthony Laciura, Heather Lind, Kelly Macdonald, Kevin O'Rourke, Vincent Piazza, Michael Pitt, Michael Shannon, and Michael Stuhlbarg. Buscemi also won the SAG Award for Best Actor in a Drama Series.

The Boardwalk Empire competitors were the ensembles of the following television drama series:

  • Breaking Bad (Bryan Cranston, Giancarlo Esposito, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris, Anna Gunn, etc.),
  • Dexter (Michael C. Hall, Edward James Olmos, James Remar, Lauren Velez, Peter Weller, etc.),
  • Game of Thrones (Mark Addy, Iain Glen, Julian Glover, Peter Dinklage, Sean Bean, Lean Headey, Kit Harington, Jason Mamoa, etc.),
  • The Good Wife (Julianna Margulies, Matt Czuchry, Chris Noth, Alan Cumming, Christine Baranski, etc.).

Photos: Screen Actors Guild.

Michelle WilliamsMichelle Williams: SAG Awards.

Michelle Williams photo: SAG Awards' Red Carpet

Looking – quite literally – statuesque in a tight-fitting red dress, Michelle Williams is pictured above on the Red Carpet of the 2012 Screen Actors Guild Awards, held at the Shrine Auditorium on Jan. 29, in Los Angeles.

Williams was nominated for 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.

My Week with Marilyn is set during the making of Olivier's The Prince and the Showgirl (1957). The cast also includes Julia Ormond as Vivien Leigh (Olivier's wife at the time), Judi Dench as actress Sybil Thorndike, Dominic Cooper, Pip Torrens, Dougray Scott, Geraldine Somerville, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 actress Emma Watson.

2012 SAG Awards' Best Actress nominees

Michelle Williams' SAG Awards competition in the Best Actress category consisted of the following:

  • 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.
  • Viola Davis in Tate Taylor's The Help.

The SAG Award went to Viola Davis.

Michelle Williams Oscar nominations

My Week with Marilyn has also earned Michelle Williams a Best Actress Academy Award nomination. She had been previously shortlisted for two Oscars:

  • Best Supporting Actress for Ang Lee's gay romantic drama Brokeback Mountain, also featuring Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Anne Hathaway.
  • Best Actress for Derek Cianfrance's Blue Valentine, co-starring Ryan Gosling.

Michelle Williams photo: John Shearer / WireImage.

Regina KingRegina King.

Regina King: SAG Awards hostess

Actress Regina King arrives at the 2012 SAG Awards outside the Shrine Auditorium. This year, King acted as a hostess of sorts at the ceremony.

She is probably best known for her role as Detective Lydia Adams in the television series Southland.

Regina King movies

Among Regina King's big-screen appearances are those in the following:

  • Preston A. Whitmore II's This Christmas (2007), with Delroy Lindo and Idris Elba.
  • John Pasquin's Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous (2005), starring Sandra Bullock.
  • Taylor Hackford's Oscar-nominated Ray (2004), opposite Best Actor Oscar winner Jamie Foxx.

Additionally, Regina King was one of the voice actors in The Ant Bully (2006), along with Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Paul Giamatti, and Nicolas Cage.

Regina King photo: Dimitrios Kambouris / WireImage.

Regina King movies' cast info via the IMDb.

Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone SAG AwardsMelissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone: SAG Awards Red Carpet.

Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone: SAG Awards

Melissa McCarthy, a Best Supporting Actress nominee for Paul Feig's sleeper hit comedy Bridesmaids, arrives with Ben Falcone at the 2012 SAG Awards. McCarthy's competitors were:

  • Jessica Chastain for Tate Taylor's The Help.
  • Octavia Spencer for The Help.
  • Bérénice Bejo for Michel Hazanavicius' The Artist.
  • Janet McTeer for Rodrigo García's Albert Nobbs.

Octavia Spencer was the expected winner.

'Bridesmaids': Best Cast nominee

Melissa McCarthy was also one of the Bridesmaids cast members nominated in the SAG Awards' Best Cast category. The others were:

Kristen Wiig. Rose Byrne. Wendi McLendon-Covey. Matt Lucas.

Chris O'Dowd. Maya Rudolph. Ellie Kemper.

Two-time Best Actress Oscar nominee Jill Clayburgh (An Unmarried Woman, 1978; Starting Over, 1979).

The mostly female Bridesmaids cast lost to the mostly female The Help cast. (The Help's nominated cast members can be found further below.)

The 2012 SAG Awards' other Best Cast nominees were:

  • The Artist.
  • Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris.
  • Alexander Payne's The Descendants.

Melissa McCarthy movies

Melissa McCarthy's film credits include the Jennifer Lopez vehicle The Back-up Plan, Life As We Know It, Pretty Ugly People, and Just Add Water.

McCarthy's next movie will be Judd Apatow's This Is 40, featuring Paul Rudd, Jason Segel, Leslie Mann, John Lithgow, Albert Brooks (Drive), Megan Fox (Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen), and Bridesmaids' Chris O'Dowd.

Seth Gordon's Identity Theft, in which McCarthy is to play opposite Jason Bateman, is currently in pre-production.

Ben Falcone and Melissa McCarthy photo: Kevin Mazur / WireImage.

 

Screen Actors Guild Awards website.

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