Into the Wild may find its way into the Kodak Theater soon.

After getting the shaft at the Golden Globes last week, the Sean Penn-helmed coming-of-age drama picked up steam at the SAGs when the nominations for the 14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards were announced.

The film leads the field with four nominations, including Best Ensemble, Lead Actor for Emile Hirsch, Supporting Actor for Hal Holbrook and Supporting Actress for Catherine Keener.

The cast will battle for the ensemble trophy against an eclectic lineup of flicks where only one of which — No Country for Old Men — has been singled out on best film shortlists. The other nominees are 3:10 to Yuma, American Gangster and Hairspray.

Getting the complete shaft were early favorites, love epic Atonement and the bloody musical Sweeney Todd.

Twenty-two-year-old Emile will compete against heavyweights, front runner Daniel Day-Lewis for There Will Be Blood, George Clooney for Michael Clayton, Ryan Gosling for Lars and the Real Girl and Viggo Mortensen for Eastern Promises.

Cate Blanchett had a stellar morning as well. The Oscar winner doubled her pleasure with two nods — Lead Actress for Elizabeth: The Golden Age and Supporting Actress for her turn as Bob Dylan in I’m Not There.

Against her in Lead are Away From Her’s Julie Christie, French actress Marion Cotillard for La Vie en Rose, Angelina Jolie for A Mighty Heart and breakout Juno star Ellen Page.

Cate’s Supporting competition includes the aforementioned Catherine Keener, Ruby Dee for American Gangster, Tilda Swinton for Michael Clayton and critical darling Amy Ryan for Gone Baby Gone.

Over on the TV side, The Sopranos earned one last award show hurrah, wrangling three nominations, including Drama Ensemble, Drama Actor for James Gandolfini and Drama Actress for Edie Falco.

The Sopranos cast will face off against the teams from Boston Legal, The Closer, newbie Mad Men and last year’s winner Grey’s Anatomy.

Tying the mob hit for three nods is the underappreciated 30 Rock, which picked up mentions for Comedy Ensemble, Comedy Actor for defending champion Alec Baldwin and Comedy Actress for Tina Fey.

The Screen Actors Guild Awards will air live on TNT on Sunday, Jan. 27.

The complete list of nominees is below:


Ensemble in a Motion Picture
3:10 to Yuma
American Gangster
Into the Wild
No Country for Old Men

Best Actor
George Clooney, Michael Clayton
Daniel Day-Lewis, There Will Be Blood
Ryan Gosling, Lars and the Real Girl
Emile Hirsch, Into the Wild
Viggo Mortensen, Eastern Promises

Best Actress
Cate Blanchett, Elizabeth: The Golden Age
Julie Christie, Away From Her
Marion Cotillard, La Vie en Rose
Angelina Jolie, A Mighty Heart
Ellen Page, Juno

Best Supporting Actor
Casey Affleck, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
Javier Bardem, No Country for Old Men
Hal Holbrook, Into the Wild
Tommy Lee Jones, No Country For Old Men
Tom Wilkinson, Michael Clayton

Best Supporting Actress
Cate Blanchett, I’m Not There
Ruby Dee, American Gangster
Catherine Keener, Into the Wild
Amy Ryan, Gone Baby Gone
Tilda Swinton, Michael Clayton


Comedy Ensemble
30 Rock
Desperate Housewives
The Office
Ugly Betty

Drama Ensemble
Boston Legal
The Closer
Grey’s Anatomy
Mad Men
The Sopranos

Comedy Actor
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Steve Carell, The Office
Ricky Gervais, Extras
Jeremy Piven, Entourage
Tony Shalhoub, Monk

Comedy Actress
Christina Applegate, Samantha Who?
America Ferrera, Ugly Betty
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Mary-Louise Parker, Weeds
Vanessa Williams, Ugly Betty

Drama Actor
James Gandolfini, The Sopranos
Michael C. Hall, Dexter
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Hugh Laurie, House
James Spader, Boston Legal

Drama Actress
Glenn Close, Damages
Edie Falco, The Sopranos
Sally Field, Brothers & Sisters
Holly Hunter, Saving Grace
Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer

Movie/Miniseries Actor
Michael Keaton, The Company
Kevin Kline, As You Like It
Oliver Platt, The Bronx is Burning
Sam Shepherd, Ruffian
John Turturro, The Bronx is Burning

Movie/Miniseries Actress

Ellen Burstyn, For One More Day
Debra Messing, The Starter Wife
Anna Paquin, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee
Queen Latifah, Life Support
Vanessa Redgrave, The Fever
Gena Rowlands, What If God Were the Sun?

By Joyce Eng

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