Screen Actors Guild Nominations Announced

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Nominations for the 18th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards were announced Wednesday morning, and popular comedy "Bridesmaids" scored nods for star Melissa McCarthy and outstanding performance by a cast.

As expected, George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Leonardo Dicaprio all received nominations for best male actor in a leading role, while Meryl Streep, Viola Davis and Michelle Williams were among the nominees for best female lead.

In the supporting role categories, McCarthy, Jonah Hill, Jessica Chastain and Kenneth Branagh were among those nominated.

The cast of "Bridesmaids" will be competing against casts for "Midnight in Paris," "The Artist," "The Help" and "The Descendants."

In the television category, the nominees included Kyle Chandler, Steve Buscemi, Juliana Margulies, Glenn Close, Alec Baldwin and Steve Carell, Kate Winslet, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne and Greg Kinnear.

The Guild will also honor actress Mary Tyler Moore for her career and humanitarian accomplishments. Dick Van Dyke will present her with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

The 18th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be simulcast live nationally on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 29  at 8 p.m. EST.

For a complete list of nominations, see below:

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role DEMIÁN BICHIR / Carlos Galindo - A BETTER LIFE (Summit Entertainment) GEORGE CLOONEY / Matt King - THE DESCENDANTS (Fox Searchlight Pictures) LEONARDO DiCAPRIO / J. Edgar Hoover - J. EDGAR (Warner Bros. Pictures) JEAN DUJARDIN / George - THE ARTIST (The Weinstein Company) BRAD PITT / Billy Beane - MONEYBALL (Columbia Pictures)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role GLENN CLOSE  / Albert Nobbs - ALBERT NOBBS (Roadside Attractions) VIOLA DAVIS / Aibileen Clark - THE HELP (DreamWorks Pictures / Touchstone Pictures) MERYL STREEP / Margaret Thatcher - THE IRON LADY (The Weinstein Company) TILDA SWINTON / Eva - WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN (Oscilloscope Laboratories) MICHELLE WILLIAMS / Marilyn Monroe - MY WEEK WITH MARILYN (The Weinstein Company)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role KENNETH BRANAGH / Sir Laurence Olivier - MY WEEK WITH MARILYN (The Weinstein Company) ARMIE HAMMER / Clyde Tolson - J. EDGAR (Warner Bros. Pictures) JONAH HILL / Peter Brand - MONEYBALL (Columbia Pictures) NICK NOLTE / Paddy Conlon - WARRIOR (Lionsgate) CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER / Hal - BEGINNERS (Focus Features)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role BÉRÉNICE BEJO / Peppy - THE ARTIST (The Weinstein Company) JESSICA CHASTAIN / Celia Foote - THE HELP (DreamWorks Pictures / Touchstone Pictures) MELISSA McCARTHY / Megan - BRIDESMAIDS (Universal Pictures) JANET McTEER / Hubert Page - ALBERT NOBBS (Roadside Attractions) OCTAVIA SPENCER / Minny Jackson - THE HELP (DreamWorks Pictures / Touchstone Pictures)

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture THE ARTIST (The Weinstein Company) BRIDESMAIDS (Universal Pictures) THE DESCENDANTS (Fox Searchlight Pictures) THE HELP (DreamWorks Pictures / Touchstone Pictures) MIDNIGHT IN PARIS (Sony Pictures Classics)

PRIMETIME TELEVISION Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries LAURENCE FISHBURNE / Thurgood Marshall - THURGOOD (HBO) PAUL GIAMATTI / Ben Bernanke - TOO BIG TO FAIL (HBO) GREG KINNEAR / Jack Kennedy - THE KENNEDYS (REELZ CHANNEL) GUY PEARCE / Monty Beragon - MILDRED PIERCE (HBO) JAMES WOODS / Richard Fuld - TOO BIG TO FAIL (HBO)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries DIANE LANE / Pat Loud - CINEMA VERITE (HBO) MAGGIE SMITH / Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham - DOWNTON ABBEY (PBS) EMILY WATSON / Janet Leach - APPROPRIATE ADULT (Sundance Channel) BETTY WHITE / Caroline Thomas - HALLMARK HALL OF FAME: THE LOST VALENTINE (CBS) KATE WINSLET / Mildred Pierce - MILDRED PIERCE (HBO)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series PATRICK J. ADAMS / Mike Ross - SUITS (USA) STEVE BUSCEMI / Enoch "Nucky" Thomson - BOARDWALK EMPIRE (HBO) KYLE CHANDLER / Eric Taylor - FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS (DirecTV) BRYAN CRANSTON / Walter White - BREAKING BAD (AMC) MICHAEL C. HALL / Dexter Morgan - DEXTER (Showtime)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series KATHY BATES / Harriet Korn - HARRY'S LAW (NBC) GLENN CLOSE / Patty Hewes  - DAMAGES (DirecTV) JESSICA LANGE / Constance - AMERICAN HORROR STORY (FX) JULIANNA MARGULIES / Alicia Florrick - THE GOOD WIFE (CBS) KYRA SEDGWICK / Dept. Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson - THE CLOSER (TNT)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series ALEC BALDWIN / Jack Donaghy - 30 ROCK (NBC) TY BURRELL / Phil Dunphy - MODERN FAMILY (ABC) STEVE CARELL / Michael Scott  - THE OFFICE (NBC) JON CRYER / Alan Harper  - TWO AND A HALF MEN (CBS) ERIC STONESTREET / Cameron Tucker - MODERN FAMILY (ABC)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series JULIE BOWEN / Claire Dunphy - MODERN FAMILY (ABC) EDIE FALCO / Jackie Peyton - NURSE JACKIE (Showtime) TINA FEY / Liz Lemon - 30 ROCK (NBC) SOFIA VERGARA / Gloria Delgado-Pritchett  - MODERN FAMILY (ABC) BETTY WHITE / Elka Ostrovsky - HOT IN CLEVELAND (TV Land)

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series BOARDWALK EMPIRE (HBO) BREAKING BAD (AMC) DEXTER (Showtime) GAME OF THRONES (HBO) THE GOOD WIFE (CBS)

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series 30 ROCK (NBC) THE BIG BANG THEORY (CBS) GLEE (FOX) MODERN FAMILY (ABC) THE OFFICE (NBC)

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