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George Clooney and Shailene Woodley, Brad Pitt Images: SAG Awards

George Clooney Shailene WoodleyGeorge Clooney and Shailene Woodley: SAG Awards presenters.

Shailene Woodley and George Clooney photo: SAG Awards

Shailene Woodley and George Clooney speak onstage during the 18th Screen Actors Guild Awards broadcast held Jan. 29, '12, at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Clooney and Woodley introduced their film, Alexander Payne's family drama The Descendants, up for the SAG Award for Best Cast.

The nominated The Descendants cast consisted of:

Robert Forster. George Clooney. Matthew Lillard. Shailene Woodley. Judy Greer. Veteran Beau Bridges, who starred opposite Melina Mercouri in Norman Jewison's Gaily, Gaily back in 1969.

Additionally, Clooney was a Best Actor nominee. As it happened, he lost to Jean Dujardin for Michel Hazanavicius' The Artist.

Best Cast SAG Award nominees

As for The Descendants' cast, they lost to the cast of Tate Taylor's The Help, which included Sissy Spacek, Mike Vogel, Emma Stone, Bryce Dallas Howard, Allison Janney, Cicely Tyson, and two of the evening's SAG Award winners: Best Actress Viola Davis and Best Supporting Actress Octavia Spencer.

The other Best Cast contenders were:

George Clooney and Shailene Woodley photo: John Shearer / WireImage.

Brad PittBrad Pitt: SAG Awards' Red Carpet.

Brad Pitt: SAG Awards Red Carpet

Brad Pitt, perhaps recognizing some old buddy among the group of photographers outside the Shrine Auditorium, is pictured above while arriving at the 18th Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Pitt was in the running in the Best Actor in a Motion Picture category for his performance in Bennett Miller's baseball drama Moneyball, also featuring Jonah Hill and Robin Wright.

Best Actor competition

Pitt lost to Jean Dujardin, who plays a John Gilbert-like silent film star whose career goes downhill with the advent of talking pictures. Pitt and Dujardin's fellow SAG Award nominees were:

Accompanying Brad Pitt at the SAG Awards 2012 ceremony was Angelina Jolie, who wasn't in the running for anything. Yet Jolie did get a Golden Globe nomination (in the Best Foreign Language Film category) for her directorial debut, In the Land of Blood and Honey, set during the Bosnian War. Jolie's film also won the Producers Guild of America's Stanley Kramer Award.

Brad Pitt photo: Jordan Strauss / WireImage.

 

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