Jamie Foxx is this year’s man to beat. On Tuesday he picked up an impressive three Screen Actors Guild Award nominations – and a fourth when you count the ensemble performance nod to the cast of Ray, which he heads.
Besides the group award, Foxx’s nominations were as leading feature film actor (Ray), film supporting actor (Collateral) and TV miniseries supporting actor (Redemption).
Foxx, considered the Oscar frontrunner, is in the lead movie actor category along with Don Cheadle (Hotel Rwanda), Johnny Depp (Finding Neverland), Leonardo DiCaprio (The Aviator) and Paul Giamatti (Sideways).
Another multiple nominee was Hilary Swank. Besides her nomination for lead actress in a film for Million Dollar Baby, she also was recognized for her supporting role in the TV movie Iron Jawed Angels.
Among her competition in that latter category is big-screen actress Charlize Theron, nominated for her role in HBO’s The Life and Death of Peter Sellers.
As for the other nominees in the film lead actress category (which will likely mirror the Oscar nominations when they are announced Jan. 25): Annette Bening (Being Julia), Catalina Sandino Moreno (Maria Full of Grace), Imelda Staunton (Vera Drake) and Kate Winslet (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind).
Although the hot new Desperate Housewives received a TV comedy ensemble nomination – as did established hits Everybody Loves Raymond, Sex and the City, Will & Grace and, finally getting the respect it deserves, Arrested Development – the only cast member nominated was Teri Hatcher, as lead actress in a TV comedy.
And, just as they do in their roles on the CBS sitcom every week, Patricia Heaton and Doris Roberts will go head to head for the lead actress in a comedy series award.
Will & Grace also got an ensemble nomination, and single nods went to Megan Mullally and Sean Hayes, but nothing to Will and Grace themselves, Eric McCormack and Debra Messing. The cast of the ABC hit Lost was also snubbed.
James Garner, a longtime favorite from movies (Space Cowboys) and TV (The Rockford Files), will receive the lifetime achievement award. He also picked up a supporting actor nomination this year for The Notebook.
The SAG nominations and awards, now in their 11th year, are decided by the 2,100 members of the acting union. The ceremony will be broadcast live Feb. 5 on TNT from L.A.’s Shrine Auditorium, with PEOPLE magazine as one of the sponsors of the afterparty, benefiting the Screen Actors Guild Foundation.
Here’s a complete rundown of the nominees:
Don Cheadle, Hotel Rwanda
Johnny Depp, Finding Neverland
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Aviator
Jamie Foxx, Ray
Paul Giamatti, Sideways
Annette Bening, Being Julia
Catalina Sandino Moreno, Maria Full of Grace
Imelda Staunton, Vera Drake
Hilary Swank, Million Dollar Baby
Kate Winslet, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Thomas Haden Church, Sideways
Jamie Foxx, Collateral
Morgan Freeman, Million Dollar Baby
James Garner, The Notebook
Freddie Highmore, Finding Neverland
Cate Blanchett, The Aviator
Cloris Leachman, Spanglish
Laura Linney, Kinsey
Virginia Madsen, Sideways
Sophie Okonedo, Hotel Rwanda
Million Dollar Baby
Hank Azaria, Huff
James Gandolfini, The Sopranos
Anthony LaPaglia, Without a Trace
Jerry Orbach, Law & Order
Kiefer Sutherland, 24
Drea De Matteo, The Sopranos
Edie Falco, The Sopranos
Jennifer Garner, Alias
Allison Janney, The West Wing
Christine Lahti, Jack & Bobby
Jason Bateman, Arrested Development
Sean Hayes, Will & Grace
Ray Romano, Everybody Loves Raymond
Tony Shalhoub, Monk
Charlie Sheen, Two and a Half Men
Teri Hatcher, Desperate Housewives
Patricia Heaton, Everybody Loves Raymond
Megan Mullally, Will & Grace
Sarah Jessica Parker, Sex and the City
Doris Roberts, Everybody Loves Raymond
Actor, TV Movie or Miniseries
Jamie Foxx, Redemption
William H. Macy, The Wool Cap
Barry Pepper, 3: The Dale Earnhardt Story
Geoffrey Rush, The Life and Death of Peter Sellers
Jon Voight, Mitch Albom’s The Five People You Meet in Heaven
Actress, TV Movie or Miniseries
Glenn Close, The Lion in Winter
Patricia Heaton, Neil Simon’s The Goodbye Girl
Keke Palmer, The Wool Cap
Hilary Swank, Iron Jawed Angels
Charlize Theron, The Life and Death of Peter Sellers
Six Feet Under
The West Wing
Everybody Loves Raymond
Sex and the City
Will & Grace
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