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The Screen Actors Guild nominees:

  • Bradley Cooper, The Silver Linings Playbook
  • Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
  • John Hawkes, The Sessions
  • Hugh Jackman, Les Miserables
  • Denzel Washington, Flight

The winners will be announced January 27, seventeen days after the Oscar nominees are announced and four weeks before the Oscar winners are announced.

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Yes, but it's hard to argue with SAG's five choices, all of which are worthy. Tough category this year.

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I think you might also have to be a SAG member to be nominated, so I'm not sure foreign actors would qualify.

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Tyler wrote:

: Emmanuelle Riva was nominated in Actress for Amour, though.

Well, Day-Lewis is a foreigner too, of course. And possibly Hugh Jackman as well. So being a foreigner does not necessarily preclude SAG membership. But if one's acting experience is entirely in foreign films...

But yeah, that would probably apply to Riva as much as it does to Lavant, wouldn't it.

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The Screen Actors Guild nominees:

And the winner is... Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln)!

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I think we expected that too, but it is unfortunate because while I haven't seen "The Master" yet, I have heard Joaquin delivers the performance of his lifetime, while Daniel Day Lewis has had roles where he has delved deeper into what it means to be an actor. Really this was a nod to Spielberg more than Daniel Day Lewis, and it's not really a nod that needed to happen.

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Justin Hanvey wrote:

: Really this was a nod to Spielberg more than Daniel Day Lewis . . .

I doubt that. If anything, sentiment has run the other way, I think (i.e. Spielberg's movie won as much praise as it did because of Day-Lewis's performance, etc.).

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I think we expected that too, but it is unfortunate because while I haven't seen "The Master" yet, I have heard Joaquin delivers the performance of his lifetime, while Daniel Day Lewis has had roles where he has delved deeper into what it means to be an actor. Really this was a nod to Spielberg more than Daniel Day Lewis, and it's not really a nod that needed to happen.

Well, FWIW, I disagree. IMHO, this was a challenging a role as Day-Lewis has taken on. And he blew me away. He and Joaquin both turned in my favorite performances of their careers this year.

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