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December 14th, 2011 10:22am EST

The Help

The Help has been tipped for glory at the 2012 Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards after receiving four nominations.

The movie will compete for the coveted Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture prize, alongside The Artist, Bridesmaids, The Descendants and Midnight in Paris.

The film also earned nods in the Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role category for Viola Davis, as well as Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role thanks to Jessica Chastain and Octavia Spencer.

Trailing with three nominations was silent film The Artist and receiving two mentions each was The Descendants, J. Edgar, My Week With Marilyn, Bridesmaids, Albert Nobbs and Brad Pitt's Moneyball.

The nominations were announced on Wednesday by guest presenters Regina King and Judy Greer, and the prizegiving ceremony will take place on January 29th.

The main list of nominees for the 18th Annual SAG Awards is as follows:
 
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture:
The Artist The Artist
 Bridesmaids
 The Descendants
 The Help
 Midnight in Paris
 
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role:
 Demian Bichir - A Better Life
 George Clooney - The Descendants
 Leonardo DiCaprio - J. Edgar
 Jean Dujardin - The Artist
 Brad Pitt - Moneyball
 
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role:
Albert Nobbs Glenn Close - Albert Nobbs
 Viola Davis - The Help
 Meryl Streep - The Iron Lady
 Tilda Swinton - We Need to Talk About Kevin
 Michelle Williams - My Week With Marilyn
 
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role:
 Kenneth Branagh - My Week With Marilyn
 Armie Hammer  - J. Edgar
 Jonah Hill - Moneyball
 Nick Nolte - Warrior
 Christopher Plummer - Beginners
 
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role:
Berenice Bejo  Berenice Bejo - The Artist
 Jessica Chastain - The Help
 Melissa McCarthy - Bridesmaids
 Janet McTeer - Albert Nobbs
 Octavia Spencer - The Help
 
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries:
 Laurence Fishburne - Thurgood
 Paul Giamatti - Too Big to Fail
 Greg Kinnear - The Kennedys
 Guy Pearce - Mildred Pierce
 James Woods - Too Big to Fail
 
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries:
 Diane Lane Diane Lane - Cinema Verite
 Maggie Smith - Downton Abbey
 Emily Watson - Appropriate Adult
 Betty White - Hallmark Hall of Fame: The Lost Valentine
 Kate Winslet - Mildred Pierce
 
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series:
 Patrick J. Adams - Suits
 Steve Buscemi - Boardwalk Empire
 Kyle Chandler - Friday Night Lights
 Bryan Cranston - Breaking Bad
 Michael C. Hall - Dexter
 
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series:
 Harry's Law Kathy Bates - Harry's Law
 Glenn Close - Damages
 Jessica Lange - American Horror Story
 Julianna Margulies - The Good Wife
 Kyra Sedgwick - The Closer
 
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series:
 Alec Baldwin - 30 Rock
 Ty Burrell - Modern Family
 Steve Carrell - The Office
 Jon Cryer - Two and a Half Men
 Eric Stonestreet - Modern Family
 
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series:
Julie Bowen  Julie Bowen  - Modern Family
 Eddie Falco - Nurse Jackie
 Tina Fey - 30 Rock
 Sofia Vergara - Modern Family
 Betty White - Hot in Cleveland
 
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series:
 Boardwalk Empire
 Breaking Bad
 Dexter
 Game of Thrones
 The Good Wife
 
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series:
30 Rock 30 Rock
 The Big Bang Theory
 Glee
 Modern Family
 The Office

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