17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Award Nominations Announced

While the Golden Globes are inexplicably popular and many critics' circle awards are a good indicator of what consensus is building for awards season, the various screen guild awards are the best indicator of where Oscar is likely to go each year. One of the biggest guilds is the Screen Actors Guild (SAG), which this morning announced its nominations for achievements in 2010.

The Screen Actors Guild Awards will be given out on January 30, 2011. The full list of nominees is after the break.

The lack of nods toward Inception continues to be interesting, but there's no surprise that The Fighter is turning into the strongest contender against The King's Speech. (Four nominations each in this case.) Nice to see Black Swan, 127 Hours and True Grit getting some nods, and I"m very happy that Robert Duvall's performance in Get Low was acknowledged. And the spot that some would have pegged for Halle Berry in Frankie and Alice went to Hilary Swank's work in Conviction. That's interesting.

You can find the TV nominations soon at the SAG Awards website. Here are the motion picture nominations:

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

Christian Bale, The Fighter

John Hawkes, Winter's Bone

Jeremy Renner, The Town

Mark Ruffalo, The Kids Are Alright

Geoffrey Rush, The King's Speech

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role

Amy Adams, The Fighter

Helena Bonham Carter, The King's Speech

Mila Kunis, Black Swan

Melissa Leo, The Fighter

Hailee Steinfeld, True Grit

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Lead Role

Jeff Bridges, True Grit

Robert Duvall, Get Low

Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network

Colin Firth, The King's Speech

James Franco, 127 Hours

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Lead Role

Anette Bening, The Kids Are Alright

Nicole Kidman, Rabbit Hole

Jennifer Lawrence, Winter's Bone

Natalie Portman, Black Swan

Hilary Swank, Conviction

Outstanding Performance by the Cast of a Motion Picture

Black Swan

The Fighter

The Kids Are Alright

The King's Speech

The Social Network

Outstanding Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture:

Green Zone

Inception

Robin Hood