The Screen Actors Guild took time out of its strike talk to release this year's nominees for its annual SAG Awards, and one would be hard pressed to find a shocker among the bunch. The usual names are all there, but we'll list them off for you anyway.
In the Drama Series actor category, Boston Legal was twice represented, with William Shatner and James Spader both getting nods for the series' last season. Hugh Laurie (House), Michael C. Hall (Dexter), and Jon Hamm (Mad Men) will also be vying for the trophy. Four of the nominees were also nominated last year; Shatner replaces James Gandolfini, who probably would have been nominated if The Sopranos were still airing.
On the ladies' side, Sally Field continued her nomination domination for Brothers & Sisters. Also included were TNT's familiar faces Holly Hunter (Saving Grace) and Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer). That trio was also nominated last year. Rounding out the five were Mariska Hargitay for Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Elisabeth Moss for Mad Men.
Both male and female comedy categories were almost identical to last year. Alec Baldwin (30 Rock), Steve Carell (The Office), Jeremy Piven (Entourage), and Tony Shalhoub (Monk) are all repeats from 2007's list, and will be joined this year by David Duchovny (Californication). In fact, the four repeats were also all nominated two years ago.
The women also saw four repeats: Tina Fey (30 Rock), America Ferrera (Ugly Betty), Christina Applegate (Samantha Who?), and Mary-Louise Parker (Weeds). Tracey Ullman joins this year for Tracey Ullman's State of the Union.
Ensemble nominations went to Boston Legal, Dexter, House, Mad Men, and The Closer in drama, and 30 Rock, Desperate Housewives, Entourage, The Office, and Weeds in comedy.
The SAG Awards--not one to shake things up. The ceremony will be held on January 25. Who is your money on?