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Sigourney Weaver + Meryl Streep + Sandra Bullock: SAG Awards

Sigourney Weaver, Justin Timberlake, Kyra Sedgwick, Ray Romano, Jeremy Renner, Carey Mulligan, Anthony Mackie, Anna Kendrick, Felicity Huffman and Brian Geraghty have been announced as presenters at the 2010 Screen Actors Guild Awards on Jan. 23.They’ll be joining Alec Baldwin, Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Jane Lynch, Michelle Monaghan, Chris O’Donnell, Anna Paquin, Meryl Streep and Stanley Tucci. Two-time SAG Award nominee Sigourney Weaver can currently be seen in James Cameron’s Avatar and Tim Allen’s Crazy on the Outside. Weaver is a best actress nominee this year for the Lifetime television movie Prayers for Bobby, in which she plays the religious mother of a gay teenager. Next for Weaver are the upcoming films Paul and You Again.Jeremy Renner received a double nomination for his lead and ensemble performances in The Hurt Locker. Renner can next be seen in the feature The Town. First-time nominee Carey Mulligan also earned two Actor nods this year, for her lead role and ensemble performance in Lone Scherfig’s An Education. Mulligan will next star in Oliver Stone’s Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, opposite Shia LaBeouf, Charlie Sheen, Susan Sarandon, Michael Douglas, and Frank Langella.Both Anthony Mackie and two-time Actor nominee Brian Geraghty have been nominated for the best ensemble award for Kathryn Bigelow’s Iraq War drama The Hurt Locker. Geraghty may also be seen in the upcoming feature Easier with Practice and on stage with Martin Sheen and Frances Conroy in The Subject Was Roses.Up in the Air’s Anna Kendrick is in the running for best supporting actress. Next in line for Kendrick is the tentatively titled dark comedy I’m with Cancer, opposite James McAvoy and Seth Rogen.Grammy and Emmy Award winner Justin Timberlake is currently filming The Social Network, SAG Award nominee Kyra Sedgwick currently stars in The Closer, Actor recipient Ray Romano is the star of Men of a Certain Age, and three-time Actor recipient Felicity Huffman can currently be seen on the hit series Desperate Housewives.Marion Cotillard, Penélope Cruz, Jenna Fischer, Jon Hamm and Nicole Kidman have been announced as presenters at the 2010 Screen Actors Guild Awards on Saturday, Jan. 23.They’ll be joining Christina Applegate, Simon Baker, Benjamin Bratt, Morgan Freeman, Kate Hudson, Diane Kruger, Helen Mirren, Mo’Nique, Gabourey Sidibe and Christoph Waltz.Also, Sigourney Weaver, Justin Timberlake, Kyra Sedgwick, Ray Romano, Jeremy Renner, Carey Mulligan, Anthony Mackie, Anna Kendrick, Felicity Huffman and Brian Geraghty.And Alec Baldwin, Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Jane Lynch, Michelle Monaghan, Chris O’Donnell, Anna Paquin, Meryl Streep and Stanley Tucci.Two-time Actor nominee Marion Cotillard is one of the stars of SAG nominated musical Nine, and so is four-time nominee Nicole Kidman. Next up for Cotillard is Christopher Nolan’s sci-fi thriller Inception.Four-time Actor nominee Penélope Cruz has two nominations this year for her supporting role and ensemble performances in Nine.Two-time Actor recipient Jenna Fischer is receiving her fourth nomination for an ensemble comedy in The Office. Fischer will star opposite Owen Wilson in the comedy Hall Pass.Actor recipient and four-time nominee Jon Hamm is nominated for his performances in the lead and ensemble categories on the hit series Mad Men. Hamm will next be seen in the feature film The Town.Christina Applegate, Simon Baker, Benjamin Bratt, Morgan Freeman, Kate Hudson, Diane Kruger, Helen Mirren, Mo’Nique, Gabourey Sidibe and Christoph Waltz have been announced as presenters at the 16th Screen Actors Guild Awards on Saturday, Jan. 23.They’ll be joining Sigourney Weaver, Justin Timberlake, Kyra Sedgwick, Ray Romano, Jeremy Renner, Carey Mulligan, Anthony Mackie, Anna Kendrick, Felicity Huffman and Brian Geraghty.Also, Alec Baldwin, Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Jane Lynch, Michelle Monaghan, Chris O’Donnell, Anna Paquin, Meryl Streep and Stanley Tucci.Three-time Actor nominee Christina Applegate is nominated this year for Samantha Who? Applegate will next be seen in the feature Going the Distance.First-time Actor nominee Simon Baker is nominated for his work as detective Patrick Jane in The Mentalist. Baker will next appear in The Killer Inside Me, co-starring Kate Hudson.Actor recipient and six-time nominee Benjamin Bratt was most recently seen in the comedy Modern Family. He stars in La Mission, which opens in April.Four-time SAG Award nominee Morgan Freeman is nominated this year for his lead role as Nelson Mandela in Clint Eastwood’s Invictus. Freeman will soon start shooting Red and is slated to appear as Duke Ellington in Revelations Entertainment’s The Jazz Ambassadors.Actor nominee Kate Hudson stars in Rob Marshall’s musical Nine, for which she’s receiving her second SAG Awards nomination – as part of the film’s ensemble. Next up for Hudson is the thriller The Killer Inside Me, opposite the aforementioned Simon Baker, Jessica Alba, and Casey Affleck.First-time nominee Diane Kruger is celebrating two Actor nods this year for her supporting role and ensemble performance in Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds. Kruger will next be seen in Inhale and Unknown White Male.A four-time Actor recipient and eight-time nominee, Helen Mirren is nominated for her lead role in Michael Hoffman’s The Last Station. Mirren’s current projects include The Debt and The Love Ranch.In her first SAG Awards appearance, Mo’Nique received two nominations for her supporting and cast performances in Precious: Based on The Novel ‘Push’ By Sapphire. Mo’Nique can currently be seen hosting her late-night talk show five nights a week on BET.In her first SAG Awards appearance, Gabourey Sidibe received a double nomination for her lead and cast performance in Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ By Sapphire. Sidibe can next be seen in the Showtime series The Big C.First-time SAG Awards nominee Christoph Waltz received double nominations for his supporting and ensemble performances in Inglourious Basterds, opposite Diane Kruger. He has been announced as the star of David Cronenberg’s The Talking Cure, with Keira Knightley and Michael Fassbender.The 16th SAG Awards ceremony will be simulcast live (incomprehensibly, not on the West Coast) on TNT and TBS from the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center on Saturday, Jan. 23, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT), 7 p.m. (CT) and 6 p.m. (MT). An encore presentation will air on TNT at 11 p.m. (ET/PT). (Viewers watching via satellite or in HD should check local listings.)Preceding the SAG Awards® ceremony will be the premiere of TNT and PEOPLE Magazine Present the SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS® RED CARPET SHOW at 7:30 p.m. (ET/PT), 6:30 p.m. (CT) and 5:30 p.m. (MT) and the annual tnt.tv and tbs.com Red Carpet Webcast at 6:15 p.m. (ET), 5:15 p.m. (CT), 4:15 p.m. (MT) and 3:15 p.m. (PT).Photo: Courtesy of the Screen Actors Guild

Meryl Streep was one of the presenters at the 2010 SAG Awards ceremony. Streep was in the running in the best actress category (for Julie & Julia), but lost to Sandra Bullock for the blockbuster The Blind Side. Without a doubt, Streep and Bullock will be the two top contenders for the best actress Oscar. In fact, both Streep and Bullock won Golden Globes last weekend, while Streep has been one of the critics’ favorites this awards season. The Oscar nominations will be announced Feb. 2.

Julianna Margulies (above) reprised her Golden Globe win of the week before by taking home the Actor for best actress in a television drama series, The Good Wife. Margulies’ competitors included Holly Hunter, Glenn Close, and Patricia Arquette. Many were expecting Close, a five-time Oscar nominee, to win for Damages.

“My mother and father call me after every single episode,” Margulies said at the awards ceremony. “They’ve been so supportive of me and have such interest in my life and every role I take – except for Snakes on a Plane. They weren’t so proud of that one, but they are proud of this one.”

Photos: Courtesy of the Screen Actors Guild

Julianna Margulies

Julianna Margulies

Penélope Cruz, Kate Hudson, Nicole Kidman, Marion Cotillard

Marion Cotillard, Kate Hudson, Nicole Kidman, Penélope Cruz introduce their film, the musical Nine, which was up for a best ensemble SAG Award. Nine lost to Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds. Although it has been a box office disappointment and despite mostly poor reviews, Nine will possibly get several Oscar nominations.

Nominees Sigourney Weaver and Meryl Streep pose for the camera. Streep was a best actress nominee for her Julia Child in Julie & Julia; Weaver was up for a best actress in a television movie or miniseries award for her Christian mother with a gay son in Prayers for Bobby. Streep lost to Sandra Bullock in The Blind Side; Weaver lost to Drew Barrymore in Grey Gardens.

Photos: Courtesy of the Screen Actors Guild

Sigourney Weaver, Meryl Streep

Sigourney Weaver, Meryl Streep

While accepting her best actress trophy, Bullock thanked her husband, Jesse James, seen below with her. Bullock’s emotional but humorous speech has been widely praised. She and Meryl Streep will likely be the two top contenders for the Academy Awards. Nominations will be announced Feb. 2.

Photos: Courtesy of the Screen Actors Guild

Jesse James, Sandra Bullock

Jesse James, Sandra Bullock

“It’s a fluke,” said Sandra Bullock. “I feel that it’s wrong. I made a bet with the driver – my money was on Meryl.” If so, Bullock hadn’t read any SAG Award predictions. Many – possibly most – pundits believed she was going to win the Screen Actors Guild’s Actor Award for her performance as a conservative, upper middle-class matriarch who discovers compassion after “adopting” an overgrown inner-city teenager. Earlier that evening, Bullock introduced the Life Achievement Award to Betty White, with whom she had played in the comedy hit The Proposal.

Jane Krakowski (below) was one of the nominees of the 30 Rock ensemble, starring Alec Baldwin and Tina Fey. However, the best television comedy series went to the cast of Glee.

The SAG Award winners are chosen by Screen Actors Guild members. There are about 120,000 of those, most of whom are unemployed. It’s unclear how many union members actually do vote for the awards.

Photos: Courtesy of the Screen Actors Guild

Jessica Lange Jeff Bridges
Jessica Lange, Jeff Bridges and wife Susan.

Jessica Lange and Jeff Bridges co-starred in Dino de Laurentiis’ 1976 version of King Kong, which was deemed much inferior to the original. Despite the film’s box office success (though somewhat less than expected), Lange was all but unemployable for the next few years. Things began looking up for her again following a supporting role in Bob Fosse’s Oscar-nominated All That Jazz (1979). She really came into her own as an actress in Bob Rafelson’s The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981), in which she co-starred with Jack Nicholson.

This year, Lange was up for a SAG Award for best actress in a television movie or miniseries for her performance in Grey Gardens. Her co-star, Drew Barrymore, was the winner in that category.

George Clooney was nominated for a SAG Award for Jason Reitman’s well-received comedy-drama Up in the Air, in which he plays a professional corporate-downsizer. Anna Kendrick and Vera Farmiga are his co-stars. In the photo below, Clooney has his hands on the shoulders of Sigourney Weaver, one of the stars of James Cameron’s Avatar and a SAG Award nominee for Russell Mulcahy’s television movie Prayers for Bobby, in which she plays the devout Christian mother of a gay teenager (Ryan Kelley).

Photos: Courtesy of the Screen Actors Guild

George Clooney, Sigourney Weaver

George Clooney, Sigourney Weaver

Felicity Huffman, Alec Baldwin

At the SAG Awards ceremony, Felicity Huffman had some trouble reading the teleprompter, as she apparently couldn’t find her glasses. She also had some trouble remembering her speech at the Golden Globes last week, but that turned out to be more entertaining than the majority of film-award presentations and introductions.

Alec Baldwin (above, with Huffman) won the best actor in a comedy series SAG Award for the fourth consecutive year. 30 Rock, however, lost out the Actor for best ensemble in a comedy series to the cast of Glee. The same thing happened at the Golden Globes last week.

Diane Kruger, who plays an actress and anti-Nazi spy in Inglourious Basterds, and co-star Eli Roth hold their Actor statuettes for best cast in a motion picture. Quentin Tarantino’s World War II drama was by far the biggest box office success among the five SAG Award nominees in that category. Roth is also a director-writer-producer: Hostel (2005) and Hostel: Part II (2007) are two of his credits.

Photos: Courtesy of the Screen Actors Guild

Diane Kruger, Eli Roth

Diane Kruger, Eli Roth

Justin Timberlake, Kate Hudson

Justin Timberlake and Kate Hudson handed out the Actor for best actor in a television comedy series to Alec Baldwin at the 2010 SAG Awards ceremony held this past Saturday, Jan. 23. Timberlake wasn’t up for anything, but Hudson received a SAG Award nomination for being part of the Nine ensemble. Others in the cast of Rob Marshall’s musical are Marion Cotillard, Daniel Day-Lewis, Penélope Cruz, Judi Dench, Sophia Loren, and Fergie. The only cast member to receive an individual nod was Penélope Cruz, for best supporting actress. She lost to Precious’ Mo’Nique.

Betty White (below) received the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award. Previous winners include James Earl Jones, Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward, Shirley Temple, and Julie Andrews. White’s trophy was given to her by Sandra Bullock. Both actresses worked together in the summer hit comedy The Proposal.

Photos: Courtesy of the Screen Actors Guild

Betty White

Betty White

Carey Mulligan (below) became the critics’ darling in the United States. She and Meryl Streep have won more critics’ awards than any other actress this awards season. Mulligan stars in Lone Scherfig’s An Education, in which she plays a 1960s London teen who wants to have her first sexual experience with a man in his thirties. An Education received 8 nominations from the British Academy.

Photos: Courtesy of the Screen Actors Guild

Carey Mulligan

Carey Mulligan

Penélope Cruz

Penélope Cruz was a best supporting actress SAG Award nominee for Rob Marshall’s musical Nine, in which she plays one of the women in Daniel Day-Lewis’ life. Nicole Kidman, Judi Dench, and Kate Hudson are some of the others. The Nine cast was also nominated for SAG’s best ensemble award, but they lost to the cast of Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds.

Below, Nine co-star Sophia Loren admires fellow Nine cast member Marion Cotillard at the SAG Awards ceremony held in Los Angeles on Sat., Jan. 23. Loren won a best actress Academy Award for Two Women (1961). Cotillard won hers for La Vie en Rose (2007). They are the only two actresses to have won an Oscar for films made in a language other than English.

Photos: Courtesy of the Screen Actors Guild

Sophia Loren, Marion Cotillard

Sophia Loren, Marion Cotillard

Meryl Streep arrives at the 2010 SAG Awards ceremony, held on Sat., Jan. 23, in Los Angeles. Streep was nominated for a best actress SAG Award for her performance as Julia Child in Nora Ephron’s Julie & Julia. Her co-star in that film, Amy Adams, has been all but ignored this awards season. Streep lost the Actor trophy to Sandra Bullock, the star of the sleeper hit The Blind Side.

Drew Barrymore (below) won the SAG Award for best actress in a television movie or miniseries. Her performance in Grey Gardens has also earned her a Golden Globe in that same category. In that television drama, Barrymore co-stars with Jessica Lange.

Drew Barrymore

Drew Barrymore

Meryl Streep, Drew Barrymore photos: Courtesy of the Screen Actors Guild

Justin Timberlake, Matthew Morrison

Justin Timberlake wasn’t nominated for anything at the 2010 SAG Awards, held in Los Angeles on Sat., Jan. 23. Timberlake did, however, present the best actor in a comedy series award to Alec Baldwin (30 Rock), who expressed his gratitude for Timberlake’s presence and even more so for the presence of co-presenter Kate Hudson, a nominee for being part of the Nine ensemble.

Matthew Morrison, above right, was a nominee for being part of the Glee cast. Glee, in fact, won the SAG Award for best cast in a television comedy series.

Michael C. Hall won the best actor in a television drama SAG Award for his performance in Dexter. He also won a Golden Globe in the same category the previous weekend. Hall recently announced he has undergone cancer treatment. According to reports, the disease is in full remission.

Photos: Courtesy of the Screen Actors Guild

Michael C. Hall

Michael C. Hall

Below, another Precious cast member, Mariah Carey (with Nick Cannon), arrives at the SAG Awards ceremony held in Los Angeles on Jan. 23. Carey, along with Mo’Nique, Sidibe, and several others, was in the running for SAG’s best ensemble award. The Precious cast lost to the actors in Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds.

Photos: Courtesy of the Screen Actors Guild

Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey, Nick Cannon

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