Dianna Agron & 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, and 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.
John Krasinski and Emily Blunt
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), supporting Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway; Jean-Marc Vallée’s The Young Victoria (2009), with Rupert Friend; and George Nolfi’s box office underperformer The Adjustment Bureau (2011), with Matt Damon.
Emily Blunt and John Krasinski photo: Lester Cohen | WireImage.
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, and eventual winner Betty White for Hot in Cleveland.
Sofia Vergara movies
Sofia Vergara has also been making movies, having appeared in 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.
She’ll also be seen in the upcoming The Three Stooges, with Glee‘s Jane Lynch, Sean Hayes, Larry David, Craig Bierko, and others.
Sofia Vergara photo: Kevin Mazur | WireImage.
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 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 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 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 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 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; and 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.
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, and 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.)
Melissa McCarthy movies
Melissa McCarthy’s film credits include the Jennifer Lopez vehicle The Back-up Plan, the unsuccessful Katherine Hegl-Josh Duhamel romantic comedy 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.
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