DiCaprio turns hat trick

Receives 3 SAG noms; HBO's 10 leads TV field

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 figuring in a cast nomination for the latter, a star-laden mob movie.

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 nominated "Sunshine" cast ? also figured in two TV slots, drawing a comedy series acting nomination for NBC's "The Office," which numbered among comedy ensemble noms.

Mirren also drew a nomination for her performance in HBO's "Elizabeth I." Alec Baldwin, among the cast of "The Departed," and William H. Macy, in the "Bobby" cast, drew noms for TV performances in "30 Rock" and "Nightmares & Dreamscapes," respectively.

"The SAG Awards always seem like a celebration of what we do and not just sheer competition," SAG president Alan Rosenberg said. "I am proud of the diversity of age and culture and race, which have always been a hallmark of SAG and also of the big ensemble casts. It appears that more writers are writing for bigger casts with varied characters, and that's always good for our members."

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. DiCaprio is nominated for a Golden Globe as a lead actor for both pictures, and Oscar ballot rules allow members to nominate actors in either lead or supporting categories.

For now, DiCaprio's forceful presence in the SAG Awards' 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. Matt Damon and Mark Wahlberg also numbered among nine actors in the SAG-nominated "Departed" cast.

Others nominated in the supporting actor category are Alan Arkin for "Sunshine," Jackie Earle Haley for "Little Children," Djimon Hounsou for "Blood Diamond" and Eddie Murphy for "Dreamgirls."

Sacha Baron Cohen represented another interesting exclusion, with his starring comedic role in "Borat" nominated for a Globe but absent from the SAG Award noms.

Paramount Vantage's "Babel" ? whose toplining Brad Pitt figured only in the cast's nomination ? drew two noms in the category of outstanding performance by a female actor in a supporting role, for Adriana Barraza and Rinko Kikuchi. Other category nominees are Cate Blanchett for "Notes on a Scandal," Abigail Breslin for "Sunshine" and Jennifer Hudson for "Dreamgirls."

"Babel," "Dreamgirls" (Paramount Pictures) and "Sunshine" (Fox Searchlight) topped theatrical tallies by figuring in three nominations apiece. "Diamond," "Departed," "Little Children" (New Line Cinema) and "Notes" (Fox Searchlight) each figured in two noms.

Fox Searchlight topped all film labels with six nominations, followed by Warners with four. Paramount Pictures and Paramount Vantage drew three noms apiece.

HBO led TV networks with 10 nominations, while ABC and NBC topped broadcast nets with eight apiece. AMC, Fox, Showtime and TNT each figured in three noms.

Winners in all categories will be announced at the 13th annual SAG Awards, set for Jan. 28 at the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center. Julie Andrews will receive a lifetime achievement award at the kudofest, which will be simulcast at 8 p.m. EST on TNT and TBS.

A complete list of nominees follows.


Film

Actor

Leonardo DiCaprio, "Blood Diamond" (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Ryan Gosling, "Half Nelson" (ThinkFilm)

Peter O'Toole, "Venus" (Miramax Films)

Will Smith, "The Pursuit of Happyness" (Sony Pictures)

Forest Whitaker, "The Last King of Scotland" (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Actress

Penelope Cruz, "Volver" (Sony Pictures Classics)

Judi Dench, "Notes on a Scandal" (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Helen Mirren, "The Queen" (Miramax Films)

Meryl Streep, "The Devil Wears Prada" (20th Century Fox)

Kate Winslet, "Little Children" (New Line Cinema)

Supporting actor

Alan Arkin, "Little Miss Sunshine" (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Leonardo DiCaprio, "The Departed" (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Jackie Earle Haley, "Little Children" (New Line Cinema)

Djimon Hounsou, "Blood Diamond" (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Eddie Murphy, "Dreamgirls" (Paramount Pictures)

Supporting actress

Adriana Barraza, "Babel" (Paramount Vantage)

Cate Blanchett, "Notes on a Scandal" (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Abigail Breslin, "Little Miss Sunshine" (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Jennifer Hudson, "Dreamgirls" (Paramount Pictures)

Rinko Kikuchi, "Babel" (Paramount Vantage)

Cast

"Babel" (Paramount Vantage), Adriana Barraza, Cate Blanchett, Gael Garcia Bernal, Rinko Kikuchi, Brad Pitt, Koji Yakusho

"Bobby" (The Weinstein Co.), Harry Belafonte, Joy Bryant, Nick Cannon, Emilio Estevez, Laurence Fishburne, Brian Geraghty, Heather Graham, Anthony Hopkins, Helen Hunt, Joshua Jackson, David Krumholtz, Ashton Kutcher, Shia LaBoeuf, Lindsay Lohan, William H. Macy, Svetlana Metkina, Demi Moore, Freddy Rodriguez, Martin Sheen, Christian Slater, Sharon Stone, Jacob Vargas, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Elijah Wood

"The Departed" (Warner Bros. Pictures), Anthony Anderson, Alec Baldwin, Matt Damon, Leonardo DiCaprio, Vera Farmiga, Jack Nicholson, Martin Sheen, Mark Wahlberg, Ray Winstone

"Dreamgirls" (Paramount Pictures), Jamie Foxx, Danny Glover, Jennifer Hudson, Beyonce Knowles, Eddie Murphy, Keith Robinson, Anika Noni Rose

"Little Miss Sunshine" (Fox Searchlight Pictures), Alan Arkin, Abigail Breslin, Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Paul Dano, Greg Kinnear

TELEVISION

Actor, Telefilm or miniseries

Thomas Haden Church, "Broken Trail" (AMC)

Robert Duvall, "Broken Trail" (AMC)

Jeremy Irons,"Elizabeth I" (HBO)

William H. Macy, "Nightmares & Dreamscapes" (TNT)

Matthew Perry, "The Ron Clark Story" (TNT)

Actress, Telefilm or miniseries

Annette Bening, "Mrs. Harris" (HBO)

Shirley Jones,"Hidden Places" (Hallmark Channel)

Cloris Leachman, "Mrs. Harris" (HBO)

Helen Mirren, "Elizabeth I" (HBO)

Greta Scacchi, "Broken Trail" (AMC)

Actor, Drama Series

James Gandolfini, "The Sopranos" (HBO)

Michael C. Hall, "Dexter" (Showtime)

Hugh Laurie, "House" (Fox)

James Spader, "Boston Legal" (ABC)

Kiefer Sutherland, "24" (Fox)

Actress, Drama Series

Patricia Arquette, "Medium" (NBC)

Edie Falco, "The Sopranos" (HBO)

Mariska Hargitay, "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (NBC)

Kyra Sedgwick, "The Closer" (TNT)

Chandra Wilson, "Grey's Anatomy" (ABC)

Actor, Comedy Series

Alec Baldwin, "30 Rock" (NBC)

Steve Carell, "The Office" (NBC)

Jason Lee, "My Name Is Earl" (NBC)

Jeremy Piven, "Entourage" (HBO)

Tony Shalhoub, "Monk" (USA)

Actress, Comedy Series

America Ferrera, "Ugly Betty" (ABC)

Felicity Huffman, "Desperate Housewives" (ABC)

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, "The New Adventures of Old Christine" (CBS)

Megan Mullally, "Will & Grace" (NBC)

Mary-Louise Parker, "Weeds" (Showtime)

Jaime Pressly, "My Name Is Earl" (NBC)

Ensemble, Drama Series

"24" (Fox), Jayne Atkinson, Jude Ciccolella, Roger Cross, Gregory Itzin, Louis Lombardi, James Morrison, Glenn Morshower, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Kim Raver, Jean Smart, Kiefer Sutherland

"Boston Legal" (ABC), Rene Auberjonois Candice Bergen, Craig Bierko, Julie Bowen, William Shatner, James Spader, Mark Valley

"Deadwood" (HBO), Jim Beaver, Powers Boothe, Sean Bridgers , W. Earl Brown, Dayton Callie, Brian Cox, Kim Dickens , Brad Dourif, Anna Gunn, John Hawkes, Jeffrey Jones, Paula Malcomson, Gerald McRaney, Ian McShane, Timothy Olyphant, Molly Parker, Leon Rippy, William Sanderson, Brent Sexton, Bree Seanna Wall, Robin Weigert, Titus Welliver

"Grey's Anatomy" (ABC), Justin Chambers, Eric Dane, Patrick Dempsey, Katherine Heigl, T.R. Knight, Sandra Oh, James Pickens Jr., Ellen Pompeo, Sara Ramirez, Kate Walsh, Isaiah Washington, Chandra Wilson

"The Sopranos" (HBO), Sharon Angela, Lorraine Bracco, Max Casella, Dominic Chianese, Edie Falco, James Gandolfini, Joseph R. Gannascoli, Dan Grimaldi, Robert Iler, Michael Imperioli, Steven R. Schirripa, Jamie Lynn Sigler, Tony Sirico, Aida Turturro, Steven Van Zandt, Frank Vincent

Ensemble, Comedy series

"Desperate Housewives" (ABC), Andrea Bowen, Mehcad Brooks, Ricardo Antonio Chavira, Marcia Cross, James Denton, Teri Hatcher, Josh Henderson, Zane Huett, Felicity Huffman, Kathryn Joosten, Nashawn Kearse, Brent Kinsman, Shane Kinsman, Joy Lauren, Eva Longoria, Kyle MacLachlan, Laurie Metcalf, Shawn Pyfrom, Doug Savant, Dougray Scott, Nicollette Sheridan, Brenda Strong, Kiersten Warren, Alfre Woodard

"Entourage" (HBO), Kevin Connolly, Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrara, Adrian Grenier, Rex Lee, Debi Mazar, Jeremy Piven, Perrey Reeves

"The Office" (NBC), Leslie David Baker, Brian Baumgartner, Steve Carell, David Denman, Jenna Fischer, Kate Flannery, Melora Hardin, Mindy Kaling, Angela Kinsey, John Krasinski, Paul Lieberstein, B.J. Novak, Oscar Nunez, Phyllis Smith, Rainn Wilson

"Ugly Betty" (ABC), Alan Dale, America Ferrera, Mark Indelicato, Ashley Jensen, Eric Mabius, Becki Newton, Ana Ortiz, Tony Plana, Kevin Sussman, Michael Urie, Vanessa, Williams

"Weeds" (Showtime), Martin Donovan, Alexander Gould, Justin Kirk, Romany Malco, Kevin Nealon, Mary-Louise Parker, Hunter Parrish, Tonye Patano, Elizabeth Perkins
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