'Departed,' 'Diamond' roles give DiCaprio SAG hat trick

'Sopranos,' 'Trail' earn 3 noms apiece

Leonardo DiCaprio was a triple threat in SAG Award nominations Thursday, when he was recognized for his leading role in "Blood Diamond" and supporting turn in "The Departed" and also figured in a cast nomination for the latter (HR 1/5).

In the category of outstanding performance by a male actor in a leading role, DiCaprio is joined by Ryan Gosling for "Half Nelson," Peter O'Toole for "Venus," Will Smith for "The Pursuit of Happyness" and Forest Whitaker for "The Last King of Scotland."

Nominations in the leading actress category are Penelope Cruz for "Volver," Judi Dench for "Notes on a Scandal," Helen Mirren for "The Queen," Meryl Streep for "The Devil Wears Prada" and Kate Winslet for "Little Children."

Other pictures figuring in the cast category are "Babel," "Bobby," "Dreamgirls" and "Little Miss Sunshine."

Meanwhile, HBO's "The Sopranos" and the AMC miniseries "Broken Trail" topped nominations in the TV categories with three apiece. Steve Carell — a member of the "Sunshine" cast — also figured in two TV slots, drawing a comedy series acting nom for NBC's "The Office," which earned a comedy ensemble nom.

DiCaprio's nomination for Warner Bros. Pictures' "Diamond" follows a decision to push his leading role in the gritty African drama and place his work in "Departed," also a Warners picture, in the SAG Awards' supporting actor category.

For now, DiCaprio's presence in the supporting actor category seems to have squeezed out "Departed" castmates like Jack Nicholson, who turned in a widely praised performance as the leader of an Irish mob in Boston.

A complete list of nominees is at www.hollywoodreporter.com.
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