07:18 AM EDT 11/23/2014
Originally posted 12/14/2011 03:00PM
The Screen Actors Guild Awards formally recognize something that the Golden Globes and Academy Award don't – ensemble acting by the entire casts of TV shows and movies.
It a nice way to acknowledge that good acting doesn't happen in a bubble, and that actors are often at their best when they have great performances by costars to play off.
It also makes for fun competition, as ensembles compete against each other on the big night. And this year, the showdowns are as exciting as ever.
Originally posted 12/14/2011 09:15AM
George Clooney , Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt and Michelle Williams were among the nominees announced Wednesday for the 2012 Screen Actors Guild Awards, traditionally an accurate prognosticator for the Academy Awards.
Clooney, DiCaprio and Pitt, three of Hollywood's biggest stars, will square off against two relative unknowns, Demian Bichir and Jean Dujardin, in the category of best actor.
Williams is joined by Glenn Close, Viola Davis, Meryl Streep and Tilda Swinton in the race for best actress.
The five movies nominated for best cast ensemble are The Artist, Bridesmaids, The Descendants, The Help and Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris.
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