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Screen Actors Guild Awards 2012

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Screen Actors Guild Awards: Which Ensemble Casts Deserve to Win?

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.

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Screen Actors Guild Awards Nominations Announced | George Clooney, Julianna Margulies

UpdatePosted 12/14/2011 09:40AM

George Clooney, Julianna Margulies Among Screen Actors Guild Nominees

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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