Slumdog Millionaire’’s Dev Patel tipped for Best Supporting Actor at SAG awards

December 19th, 2008 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI  

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London, Dec 19 (ANI): Actor Dev Patel, who made his debut with the highly acclaimed film ”Slumdog Millionaire”, has been nominated for Best Supporting Actor at the 2009 Screen Actors Guild (SAG) awards.
The 18-year-old actor has already won an award for the best newcomer at British Independent Film Awards.
The movie, narrating the journey of a poor Indian boy who wins a game show fortune has also garnered a nomination in the category of Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.
However, Meryl Streep-starrer ”Doubt” has emerged as the main contender after picking up five nominations at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, reports Daily Express.
She is competing for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role against Angelina Jolie for Changeling, Anne Hathaway for Rachel Getting Married, Melissa Leo for Frozen River and Kate Winslet for Revolutionary Road.
Co-stars Amy Adams and Viola Davis will be competing for the Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role award while Philip Seymour Hoffman will be battling in the category of Male Actor in Supporting Role.
The film has also earned a nomination in Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.
Sean Penn (Milk) and Brad Pitt (The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button) will be competing for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role.
Legendary actor James Earl Jones will be receiving Screen Actors Guild’’s 45th Life Achievement Award
Some of the nominees are:
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role:
Richard Jenkins - The Visitor Frank Langella - Frost/Nixon Sean Penn - Milk Brad Pitt - The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button Mickey Rourke - The Wrestler
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role: Anne Hathaway - Rachel Getting Married Angelina Jolie - Changeling Melissa Leo - Frozen River Meryl Streep - Doubt Kate Winslet - Revolutionary Road
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role:
Josh Brolin - Milk Robert Downey, Jr. - Tropic Thunder Philip Seymour Hoffman - Doubt Heath Ledger - The Dark Knight Dev Patel - Slumdog Millionaire
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role:
Amy Adams - Doubt Penelope Cruz - Vicky Cristina Barcelona Viola Davis - Doubt Taraji P. Henson - The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button Kate Winslet - The Reader
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Doubt Frost/Nixon Milk Slumdog Millionaire The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series:
Alec Baldwin - 30 Rock Steve Carell - The Office David Duchovny - Californication Jeremy Piven - Entourage Tony Shalhoub - Monk
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series:
Christina Applegate - Samantha Who? America Ferrera - Ugly Betty Tina Fey - 30 Rock Mary-Louise Parker - Weeds Tracey Ullman - Tracey Ullman’’s State Of The Union (ANI)

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