"Iron Lady" and Marilyn Monroe go head to head for top award

"Iron Lady" and Marilyn Monroe go head to head for top award



Margaret Thatcher vs Marilyn Monroe: this would”ve been a fascinating contest between two women who were influential in very different ways.

The film world has set up a head to head with the announcement of Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations for Meryl Streep and Michelle Williams.

Veteran actress Meryl”s uncanny portrayal of Baroness Thatcher has caught the public”s imagination…..

Meanwhile, Brokeback Mountain star Michelle slips into Marilyn”s skin for her flick about the silver screen siren in My Week with Marilyn.

They are among five actresses shortlisted for outstanding performances at the 2012 ceremony.

Also in the running are Tilda Swinton, for her role in We Need To Talk About Kevin, Viola David for The Help and Glenn Close for Albert Nobbs.

Michelle”s co-star Kenneth Branagh features for his role as Sir Laurence Olivier in the Monroe biopic.

British actresses dominate the shortlist for the outstanding performance by a female actor in a television movie or mini-series, picking up three of the five nominations.

Dame Maggie Smith is recognised for her role in ITV1 costume drama Downton Abbey, Oscar winner Kate Winslet gets a nod for Mildred Pierce and Emily Watson is shortlisted for her part in the Fred West drama Appropriate Adult.

The awards, voted for by other actors, will be handed out in LA on Sunday January 29.

18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® Nominations

    BEST MALE ACTOR

  • Demián BichirA Better Life
  • George ClooneyThe Descendants
  • Leonardo DiCaprioJ. Edgar
  • Jean DujardinThe Artist
  • Brad PittMoneyball

    BEST FEMALE ACTRESS
  • Glenn CloseAlbert Nobbs
  • Viola Davis - The Help
  • Meryl Streep - The Iron Lady
  • Tilda SwintonWe Need To Talk About Kevin
  • Michelle WilliamsMy Week With Marilyn

    BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

  • Kenneth Branagh - My Week With Marilyn
  • Armie HammerJ.Edgar
  • Jonah HillMoneyball
  • Nick NolteWarrior
  • Christopher PlummerBeginners

    BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
  • Bérénice BejoThe Artist
  • Jessica ChastainThe Help
  • Melissa McCarthyBridesmaids
  • Janet McTeerAlbert Nobbs
  • Octavia SpencerThe Help

    BEST CAST
  • The Artist
  • Bridesmaids
  • The Descendants
  • The Help
  • Midnight in Paris

    BEST TV ACTOR

  • Laurence FishburneThurgood
  • Paul GiamattiToo Big To Fail
  • Greg KinnearThe Kennedys
  • Guy PearceMildred Pierce
  • James WoodsToo Big To Fail

    BEST TV ACTRESS

  • Diane LaneCinema Verite
  • Maggie SmithDownton Abbey
  • Emily WatsonAppropriate Adult
  • Betty WhiteHallmark Hall Of Fame: The Lost Valentine
  • Kate WinsletMildred Pierce

    BEST DRAMA SERIES CAST

  • Boardwalk Empire
  • Breaking Bad
  • Dexter
  • Game Of Thrones
  • The Good Wife

    BEST COMEDY SERIES CAST

  • 30 Rock
  • The Big Bang Theory
  • Glee
  • Modern Family
  • The Office
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