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Silver Linings Playbook, Lincoln and Les Miserables lead SAG nominees

Silver Linings Playbook

Story by Jack Foley

SILVER Linings Playbook, Les Miserables and Lincoln lead the nominees for this year’s Screen Actors Guild Awards with four nominations apiece.

David O. Russell’s Silver Linings leads the pack with nods including best actor and actress for its leads Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence.

Robert De Niro scored a supporting actor nod, while the whole ensemble landed the fourth nomination.

For Les Miserables, Hugh Jackman was recognised for best actor and Anne Hathaway for supporting actress, as well as the cast for ensemble.

And Lincoln attracted individual nods for Daniel Day-Lewis as best actor, Sally Field for best supporting actress and Tommy Lee Jones for supporting actor.

On an individual basis, Dame Maggie Smith also scored a personal success by landing four nominations – one for her role in Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, another for her role in Downton Abbey and two ensemble nods for both the film and the TV show.

Dame Helen Mirren is shortlisted in the best actress category for her role in Hitchcock but faces competition from Jennifer Lawrence, France’s Marion Cotillard for Rust and Bone, Jessica Chastain for Zero Dark Thirty and Naomi Watts for her role as a mother caught up in the 2004 Asian tsunami in The Impossible.

Another notable nod comes for Javier Bardem’s villainous turn in Skyfall, which attracted a rare awards nod for a James Bond film for best supporting actor.

Veteran entertainer Dick Van Dyke will be honoured with a life achievement award at this year’s awards, to be held at the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center on January 27, 2013.

Film nominees at a glance

Best actor
Bradley Cooper – Silver Linings Playbook
Daniel Day-Lewis – Lincoln
John Hawkes – The Sessions
Hugh Jackman – Les Miserables
Denzel Washington – Flight

Best actress
Jessica Chastain – Zero Dark Thirty
Marion Cotillard – Rust And Bone
Jennifer Lawrence – Silver Linings Playbook
Helen Mirren – Hitchcock
Naomi Watts – The Impossible

Best supporting actor
Alan Arkin – Argo
Javier Bardem – Skyfall
Robert De Niro – Silver Linings Playbook
Philip Seymour Hoffman – The Master
Tommy Lee Jones – Lincoln

Best supporting actress
Sally Field – Lincoln
Anne Hathaway – Les Miserables
Helen Hunt – The Sessions
Nicole Kidman – The Paperboy
Maggie Smith – The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Les Miserables
Silver Linings Playbook