SAG Awards: The Weinstein Co. leads the studio race
With "The Artist," "My Week With Marilyn" and "The Iron Lady," the Weinstein Co. collected a leading six nominations for SAG Awards on Wednesday morning -- more than any other studio -- ensuring that boss Harvey Weinstein will again be a large presence this award season.
The silent film "The Artist" was nominated for three SAG honors: best ensemble, male actor in a leading role for Jean Dujardin and supporting actress for Bérénice Bejo. "My Week With Marilyn" was selected for best actress for Michelle Williams and supporting actor for Kenneth Branagh. The other Weinstein Co. nomination was for "The Iron Lady," whose star Meryl Streep was nominated for lead actress.
Counting stunt performer nominations, Universal Studios tied for the second-most nominations among the studios, collecting a total of four, including best ensemble for "Bridesmaids." DreamWorks and Touchstone joined forces for four studio nominations, thanks to "The Help," which had the most nominations of any film with four.
The SAG Awards will be presented Jan. 29.
-- John Horn
Photo: Jean Dujardin and Missi Pyle in "The Artist." Credit: The Weinstein Co.