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Kevin Bacon & Kyra Sedgwick + Amber Heard & Steve Buscemi: SAG Awards

Amber Heard SAG Awards
Amber Heard: SAG Awards.

‘Zombieland’ actress Amber Heard: SAG Awards

Actress Amber Heard, whose credits include Zombieland, Patrick Lussier’s Nicolas Cage action flick Drive Angry, and the Johnny Depp box office disappointment The Rum Diary, is pictured above on the 2012 Screen Actors Guild Awards’ Red Carpet outside Los Angeles’ Shrine Auditorium on Jan. 29.

To date, Heard has not been shortlisted for a SAG Award.

Amber Heard movies

Besides the titles mentioned above, Amber Heard’s screen credits include Pineapple Express, with James Franco, John Carpenter’s The Ward, and Marcos Efron’s And Soon the Darkness.

Aram Rappaport’s Syrup is expected to open later this year. Heard is featured opposite Kellan Lutz (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2), Brittany Snow (Prom Night), and Shiloh Fernandez (Red Riding Hood).

Amber Heard photo: Lester Cohen | WireImage.

Steve Buscemi SAG Awards Best Actor winner
Steve Buscemi: SAG Awards’ Best Actor in a Drama Series winner.

Best Actor winner Steve Buscemi

Steve Buscemi, SAG Award winner for Best Actor in a Drama Series and co-winner for Best Ensemble in a Drama Series for Boardwalk Empire, poses in the press room at the 2012 SAG Awards.

Among Buscemi’s Boardwalk Empire Best Ensemble Award co-winners were:

Dabney Coleman. Charlie Cox. Stephen Graham. Jack Huston. Kelly Macdonald. Gretchen Mol. Kevin O’Rourke. Aleksa Palladino. Vincent Piazza. Michael Pitt. Michael Shannon. Michael Stuhlbarg.

Their competitors were the casts of the following television 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, Lena Headey, Kit Harington, Jason Mamoa, etc.
  • The Good Wife – Julianna Margulies, Matt Czuchry, Chris Noth, Alan Cumming, Christine Baranski, etc.

Steve Buscemi movies

Besides his television work, Steve Buscemi has kept himself busy in movies as well. Among his 100 or so feature films are the following:

  • Bill Sherwood’s Parting Glances (1986), with Richard Ganoung and John Bolger.
  • James Ivory’s Slaves of New York (1989), with Bernadette Peters, Adam Coleman Howard, Chris Sarandon, and Mary Beth Hurt.
  • Joel and Ethan Coen’s Miller’s Crossing (1990), Barton Fink (1991), Fargo (1996), and The Big Lebowski (1998).
  • Michael Bay’s The Island (2005), with Scarlett Johansson and Ewan McGregor.
  • Walter Salles’ upcoming On the Road (2012), with Garrett Hedlund, Kristen Stewart, and Sam Riley.

Steve Buscemi photo: Michael Buckner / WireImage.


Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick.

Best Actress nominee Kyra Sedgwick

Actress Kyra Sedgwick, a Best Actress nominee in a Television Drama Series for The Closer, is seen above on the 2012 Screen Actors Guild Awards’ Red Carpet just outside the Shrine Auditorium on Jan. 29. Sedgwick lost to Jessica Lange in American Horror Story. Their competitors were Kathy Bates for Harry’s Law, Julianna Margulies for The Good Wife, and Glenn Close for Damages.

In addition to Sedgwick and husband Kevin Bacon, other presenters at the 2012 SAG Awards included Kathy Bates, Glenn Close, Julianna Margulies, Bérénice Bejo, Kenneth Branagh, Kyle Chandler, Jessica Chastain, Don Cheadle, George Clooney, and Tina Fey.

Also, Jane Krakowski, Bryan Cranston, Matt Czuchry, Viola Davis, Patrick Duffy, Jean Dujardin, Linda Gray, Judy Greer, Larry Hagman, Armie Hammer, and Ed Helms.

Plus: SAG President Ken Howard, Regina King, Ben Kingsley, John Krasinski, Melissa McCarthy, Brad Pitt, Natalie Portman, Bridesmaids/Grown Ups’ Maya Rudolph, and Zoe Saldana.

And finally: Octavia Spencer, Meryl Streep, Dick Van Dyke (who gave SAG’s Life Achievement Award to Mary Tyler Moore), Michelle Williams, Owen Wilson, Kristen Wiig, and Shailene Woodley.

Oscar winners and nominees

Both Kathy Bates and Jessica Lange are Oscar winners: Bates as Best Actress for Rob Reiner’s Misery (1990), opposite James Caan; Lange as Best Supporting Actress for Sydney Pollack’s Tootsie (1982), opposite Dustin Hoffman, and as Best Actress for Tony Richardson’s Blue Sky (1994), opposite Tommy Lee Jones.

Glenn Close has been nominated for six Oscars, but to date she has never won. Though not exactly likely, that could change this year, as she’s in the running for Rodrigo García’s Albert Nobbs.

Kyra Sedgwick nominations

In the past six years, Kyra Sedgwick has been nominated for 12 SAG Awards for The Closer: seven times as Best Actress and five times as a member of The Closer‘s ensemble. She has never won.

Among Sedgwick’s big-screen movies are:

  • Man on a Ledge (2012), starring Sam Worthington.
  • The Game Plan (2007), with Dwayne Johnson.
  • Loverboy (2005), with Sandra Bullock and Kevin Bacon – who also directed and who happens to be Sedgwick’s husband.
  • The Woodsman (2004), with Kevin Bacon.

Kyra Sedgwick photo: Lester Cohen / WireImage.

Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt speaks onstage during the 2012 Screen Actors Guild Awards. Pitt introduced the SAG Award for Best Cast, which went to Tate Taylor’s The Help. The SAG Awards ceremony was broadcast on TNT/TBS from the Shrine Auditorium on January 29 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage.)

The Help‘s Best Cast winners were the following: Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Jessica Chastain, Chris Lowell, Sissy Spacek, Mary Steenburgen, Ahna O’Reilly, Mike Vogel, Cicely Tyson, Allison Janney, and Bryce Dallas Howard. Additionally, Davis and Spencer were chosen as Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress, respectively.

Brad Pitt, for his part was a Best Actor contender for Bennett Miller’s baseball drama Moneyball, featuring Robin Wright and Jonah Hill. Pitt’s competition consisted of Jean Dujardin for Michel HazanaviciusThe Artist, George Clooney for Alexander Payne’s The Descendants, Demián Bichir for Chris Weitz’s A Better Life, and Leonardo DiCaprio for Clint Eastwood’s J. Edgar. The winner was Dujardin, who also took home the Best Actor BAFTA this past Sunday.

The Help‘s Best Cast competitors at the SAG Awards 2012 were the following: The Artist (Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo, John Goodman, Penelope Ann Miller, Missi Pyle, James Cromwell), Paul Feig’s Bridesmaids (Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, Jill Clayburgh, Melissa McCarthy, Matt Lucas, Ellie Kemper, Chris O’Dowd, etc.), The Descendants (George Clooney, Shailene Woodley, Judy Greer, Robert Forster, Beau Bridges, etc.), and Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris (Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Marion Cotillard, Michael Sheen, Kathy Bates, Adrien Brody, and Carla Bruni).

Jean Dujardin
Jean DujardinJean Dujardin, Best Actor SAG Award winner for Michel Hazanavicius’ The Artist, speaks onstage during the 18th Screen Actors Guild Awards. The SAG Awards ceremony was broadcast on TNT/TBS from the Shrine Auditorium on January 29, 2012, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage.)

Jean Dujardin beat George Clooney for Alexander Payne’s family drama The Descendants. Clooney was considered the favorite for both the SAG Awards and the Best Actor Oscar. The picture has since gotten fuzzier as far as the Academy Awards are concerned. Dujardin’s fellow SAG Award competitors were Demián Bichir for Chris Weitz’s A Better Life, Brad Pitt for Bennett Miller’s Moneyball, and Leonardo DiCaprio for Clint Eastwood’s J. Edgar.

Among Dujardin’s other movie credits are two with Michel Hazanavicius: OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies and OSS 117: Lost in Rio. Additionally, Dujardin starred or was featured in Ca$h, Brice de Nice / The Brice Man, Lucky Luke and the Daltons, Welcome to the Roses, The Clink of Ice, Little White Lies, and Nicole Garcia’s recent A View of Love, with Marie-Josée Croze and Toni Servillo. Dujardin’s upcoming movies include The Players, and (reportedly) Möbius and A Stormy Summer Night.

Besides Dujardin, The Artist features Bérénice Bejo, John Goodman, Penelope Ann Miller, Missi Pyle, James Cromwell, Malcolm McDowell, and Uggie the dog. The film’s cast lost to that of Tate Taylor’s The Help (Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Sissy Spacek, Cicely Tyson, Jessica Chastain, Bryce Dallas Howard, Mary Steenburgen). Now, the Big Question: Will Jean Dujardin be the next Bond villain?

Jean Dujardin, winner of the SAG Award for Male Actor in a Leading Role for Michel Hazanavicius’ silent comedy-drama The Artist, poses in the press room during 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 Michael Buckner/WireImage.)

Jean Dujardin was the somewhat surprise winner, as most had been expecting George Clooney to take home SAG’s The Actor statuette for his performance in Alexander Payne’s family drama The Descendants. Dujardin and Clooney’s SAG Award competitors were Demián Bichir for Chris Weitz’s A Better Life, Brad Pitt for Bennett Miller’s Moneyball, and Leonardo DiCaprio for Clint Eastwood’s J. Edgar. Last Sunday, Dujardin also won the British Academy of Film’s Best Actor Award. He’s now the odds-on favorite in the Oscar race.

Among Dujardin’s other movie credits are two James Bond-ish spoofs directed by Michel Hazanavicius: OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies and OSS 117: Lost in Rio. Additionally, Dujardin starred or was featured in numerous French productions, among them Ca$h, Brice de Nice / The Brice Man, Lucky Luke and the Daltons, Welcome to the Roses, The Clink of Ice, Little White Lies, and Nicole Garcia’s recent A View of Love, featuring Marie-Josée Croze and Toni Servillo. Dujardin’s upcoming movies include The Players, and (reportedly) Möbius and A Stormy Summer Night.

Besides Dujardin, The Artist cast includes Hazanavicius’ off-screen companion and OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies leading lady Bérénice Bejo, Barton Fink‘s John Goodman, Chaplin/The Freshman‘s Penelope Ann Miller, Miss Nobody‘s Missi Pyle, Babe‘s 1995 Oscar nominee James Cromwell (son of director John Cromwell and actress Kay Johnson, both of whom were around at the dawn of the sound era), A Clockwork Orange/Caligula‘s Malcolm McDowell, and Golden Collar Award winner Uggie the dog.

The Artist‘s cast lost to ensemble found in Tate Taylor’s socially conscious comedy-drama The Help: Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Sissy Spacek, Cicely Tyson, Jessica Chastain, Chris Lowell, Mike Vogel, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ahna O’Reilly, Mary Steenburgen, and Allison Janney.

Angelina Jolie Brad Pitt hot couple
Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt (back)

A smiling Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt applaud someone at the 2012 Screen Actors Guild Awards. (On the far right, Jonah Hill doesn’t look all that excited.) The SAG Awards ceremony was held at the Shrine Auditorium on January 29 in Los Angeles. Pitt was a Best Actor contender for Bennett Miller’s baseball drama Moneyball, featuring Jonah Hill and Robin Wright. (Photo by Christopher Polk/WireImage.)

Brad Pitt’s SAG Award competition consisted of Jean Dujardin for Michel Hazanavicius’ The Artist, George Clooney for Alexander Payne’s The Descendants, Demián Bichir for Chris Weitz’s A Better Life, and Leonardo DiCaprio for Clint Eastwood’s J. Edgar. The winner was Dujardin, who also took home the Best Actor BAFTA and the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Comedy or Musical.

Angelina Jolie wasn’t in the running for anything at the SAG Awards, though her Bosnian War drama In the Land of Blood and Honey received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Foreign Language Film and the Producers Guild of America’s Stanley Kramer Award. Jolie’s upcoming projects include Robert Stromberg’s Maleficent (for a possible 2013 release), in addition to the following possibilities: Cleopatra), Salt 2, Gertrude Bell, and Churchill and Roosevelt.

Alec Baldwin SAG Awards multi-winnerAlec Baldwin: SAG Awards multi-winner.

Multiple SAG Award winner Alec Baldwin

Alec Baldwin speaks onstage while accepting his Best Actor in a Comedy Series SAG Award for 30 Rock at the 18th Screen Actors Guild Awards. This was Baldwin’s sixth consecutive Best Actor win for 30 Rock. This year’s losers were:

  • Ty Burrell for Modern Family.
  • Eric Stonestreet for Modern Family.
  • Steve Carell for The Office.
  • Jon Cryer for Two and a Half Men.

Additionally, Alec Baldwin has been nominated for ten other SAG Awards, including five nods as a 30 Rock cast member (the cast won in 2009). He was also included as a cast member of two motion pictures, both directed by Martin Scorsese:

  • The Aviator (2004), along with Alan Alda, Kate Beckinsale, Cate Blanchett, Leonardo DiCaprio, Ian Holm, Danny Huston, Jude Law, John C. Reilly, and Gwen Stefani.
  • The Departed (2006), along with Leonardo DiCaprio, Anthony Anderson, Matt Damon, Vera Farmiga, Jack Nicholson, Martin Sheen, Mark Wahlberg, and Ray Winstone.

Individually, Baldwin has been singled out for two television efforts – A Streetcar Named Desire (1995) and Nuremberg (2000) – and for Wayne Kramer’s feature film The Cooler, which also earned him a Best Supporting Actor nomination.

Alec Baldwin photo: John Shearer / WireImage.

Meryl Streep SAG AwardsMeryl Streep: SAG Awards (next to Jessica Lange).

Meryl Streep: SAG Awards

Meryl Streep, nominated as Best Actress in a Motion Picture for her performance as the controversial former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher in Phyllida Lloyd’s The Iron Lady, attends the 2012 Screen Actors Guild Awards, held on Jan. 29 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

Meryl Streep lost to Viola Davis for her performance in Tate Taylor’s The Help. Coincidentally, Davis was featured opposite Streep in John Patrick Shanley’s Doubt (2008) – for which Streep won her first (and so far only) SAG Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture.

Streep and Davis’ competitors this year were:

  • Glenn Close as a 19th-century Irishwoman passing for a man in Rodrigo García’s Albert Nobbs.
  • Tilda Swinton as the mother of a young mass murderer in Lynne Ramsay’s We Need to Talk About Kevin.
  • Michelle Williams as Marilyn Monroe in Simon Curtis’ My Week with Marilyn.

Meryl Streep SAG Award nominations

Meryl Streep has been nominated for a total of 13 SAG Awards. She won for the aforementioned Doubt and, in the television categories, for Mike Nichols’ mini-series Angels in America (2003).

Streep’s other nominations were for the following feature films:

  • Best Actress for Curtis Hanson’s The River Wild (1994), opposite Kevin Bacon and David Strathairn.
  • Best Actress for Clint Eastwood’s The Bridges of Madison County (1995), co-starring Eastwood himself.
  • As part of the cast of Jerry Zaks’ Marvin’s Room (1996), along with Leonardo DiCaprio, Diane Keaton, Robert De Niro, Hume Cronyn, Gwen Verdon, Hal Scardino, and Dan Hedaya.
  • Best Actress for Carl Franklin’s One True Thing (1998), with Renée Zellweger, William Hurt, and Tom Everett Scott.
  • Best Actress for Wes Craven’s Music of the Heart, with Angela Bassett, Aidan Quinn, Cloris Leachman, and Gloria Estefan.
  • As a cast member of Stephen Daldry’s The Hours, alongside Toni Collette, Claire Danes, Jeff Daniels, Stephen Dillane, Ed Harris, Allison Janney, Nicole Kidman, Julianne Moore, John C. Reilly, and Miranda Richardson.
  • As a cast member of Spike Jonze’s Adaptation, along with Nicolas Cage, Chris Cooper, Brian Cox, Cara Seymour, and Tilda Swinton.
  • Best Actress for David Frankel’s The Devil Wears Prada (2006), with Anne Hathaway.
  • As a cast member of Doubt, along with Viola Davis, Amy Adams, and Philip Seymour Hoffman.
  • Best Actress for Nora Ephron’s Julie & Julia (2009), with Amy Adams.

Record Academy Award nominee in the acting categories

Meryl Streep has been nominated for a record 17 Academy Awards. She’s in the running this year for The Iron Lady. Previous nominations include those for:

  • Mike Nichols’ Silkwood (1983), with Kurt Russell and Cher.
  • Hector Babenco’s Ironweed (1987), with Jack Nicholson.
  • Nichols’ Postcards from the Edge (1990), in which she plays a fictionalized version of Star WarsCarrie Fisher, with Shirley MacLaine as a fictionalized version of Singin’ in the Rain star Debbie Reynolds.

Streep has won two Oscars:

  • Best Supporting Actress for Robert Benton’s Kramer vs. Kramer (1979), opposite Dustin Hoffman.
  • Best Actress for Alan J. Pakula’s Sophie’s Choice (1982), opposite Kevin Kline.

Meryl Streep photo: Christopher Polk / WireImage.

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