DiCaprio, 'Dreamgirls,' 'Grey's' Net SAG Award Noms

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LOS ANGELES (January 4, 2007) — The ensemble drama "Babel," the musical "Dreamgirls" and the road-trip tale "Little Miss Sunshine" each earned three nominations Thursday for the Screen Actors Guild Awards, while Leonardo DiCaprio and Helen Mirren both had two nominations.

Mirren was nominated for playing both of England's two Queen Elizabeths, as best actress in a film as the current monarch in "The Queen" and as best actress in a TV movie or miniseries for playing her predecessor in "Elizabeth I."

DiCaprio had a lead-actor film nomination for the African adventure "Blood Diamond" and a supporting-actor nomination for the mob saga "The Departed."

"Dreamgirls" grabbed supporting nominations for Eddie Murphy and Jennifer Hudson along with a slot in the guild's category for best overall acting ensemble.

The other ensemble nominees were "Babel," the Robert Kennedy drama "Bobby," "The Departed" and "Little Miss Sunshine."

"Babel" also had supporting-actress nominations for Adriana Barraza and Rinko Kikuchi. "Little Miss Sunshine" earned nominations for supporting actor Alan Arkin and supporting actress Abigail Breslin.

Along with Mirren, considered the front-runner for the best-actress Academy Award, guild nominees for best film actress were Penelope Cruz, "Volver"; Judi Dench, "Notes on a Scandal"; Meryl Streep, "The Devil Wears Prada"; and Kate Winslet, "Little Children."

Joining DiCaprio in the best-actor category were Ryan Gosling, "Half Nelson"; Peter O'Toole, "Venus"; Will Smith, "The Pursuit of Happyness"; and Forest Whitaker, "The Last King of Scotland."

The guild picks are one of the last major announcements in Hollywood awards season before Academy Awards nominations come out Jan. 23. The Oscars will be presented Feb. 25.

Actors guild winners often go on to win Oscars, including three SAG winners from last year: lead performers Philip Seymour Hoffman for "Capote" and Reese Witherspoon for "Walk the Line," and supporting actress Rachel Weisz for "The Constant Gardener."

Last year's winner for the guild's prize for the overall acting ensemble, "Crash," also went on to the win the best-picture Oscar.

Awards will be presented Jan. 28 in a ceremony televised on TNT and TBS. Film and TV nominees were chosen by two groups of 2,100 people randomly chosen from the guild's 120,000 members. The guild's full membership is eligible to vote for winners.

The list of nominees:

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

Leonardo DiCaprio 'Blood Diamond' (Warner Bros.)
Ryan Gosling 'Half Nelson' (THINKFilm)
Peter O'Toole 'Venus' (Miramax)
Will Smith 'The Pursuit of Happyness' (Sony)
Forest Whitaker 'The Last King Of Scotland' (Fox Searchlight)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

Penelope Cruz 'Volver' (Sony)
Judi Dench 'Notes On A Scandal' (Fox Searchlight)
Helen Mirren 'The Queen' (Miramax)
Meryl Streep 'The Devil Wears Prada' (20th Century Fox)
Kate Winslet 'Little Children' (New Line)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

Alan Arkin 'Little Miss Sunshine' (Fox Searchlight)
Leonardo DiCaprio 'The Departed' (Warner Bros.)
Jackie Earle Haley 'Little Children' (New Line)
Djimon Hounsou 'Blood Diamond' (Warner Bros.)
Eddie Murphy 'Dreamgirls' (Paramount)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role

Adriana Barraza 'Babel' (Paramount Vantage)
Cate Blanchett 'Notes On A Scandal' (Fox Searchlight)
Abigail Breslin 'Little Miss Sunshine' (Fox Searchlight)
Jennifer Hudson 'Dreamgirls' (Paramount)
Rinko Kikuchi 'Babel' (Paramount Vantage)

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

'Babel' (Paramount Vantage)
'Bobby' (The Weinstein Company)
'The Departed' (Warner Bros.)
'Dreamgirls' (Paramount)
'Little Miss Sunshine' (Fox Searchlight)

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Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries

Thomas Haden Church 'Broken Trail' (AMC)
Robert Duvall 'Broken Trail' (AMC)
Jeremy Irons 'Elizabeth I' (HBO)
William H. Macy 'Nightmares & Dreamscapes' (TNT)
Matthew Perry 'The Ron Clark Story' (TNT)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries

Annette Bening 'Mrs. Harris' (HBO)
Shirley Jones 'Hidden Places' (Hallmark Channel)
Cloris Leachman 'Mrs. Harris' (HBO)
Helen Mirren 'Elizabeth I' (HBO)
Greta Scacchi 'Broken Trail' (AMC)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series

James Gandolfini 'The Sopranos' (HBO)
Michael C. Hall 'Dexter' (Showtime)
Hugh Laurie 'House' (FOX)
James Spader 'Boston Legal' (ABC)
Kiefer Sutherland '24' (FOX)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series

Patricia Arquette 'Medium' (NBC)
Edie Falco 'The Sopranos' (HBO)
Mariska Hargitay 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit' (NBC)
Kyra Sedgwick 'The Closer' (TNT)
Chandra Wilson 'Grey's Anatomy' (ABC)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series

Alec Baldwin '30 Rock' (NBC)
Steve Carell 'The Office' (NBC)
Jason Lee 'My Name Is Earl' (NBC)
Jeremy Piven 'Entourage' (HBO)
Tony Shalhoub 'Monk' (USA)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series

America Ferrera 'Ugly Betty' (ABC)
Felicity Huffman 'Desperate Housewives' (ABC)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus 'The New Adventures of Old Christine' (CBS)
Megan Mullally 'Will & Grace' (NBC)
Mary-Louise Parker 'Weeds' (Showtime)
Jaime Pressly 'My Name Is Earl' (NBC)

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series

'24' (Fox)
'Boston Legal' (ABC)
'Deadwood' (HBO)
'Grey's Anatomy' (ABC)
'The Sopranos' (HBO)

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series

'Desperate Housewives' (ABC)
'Entourage' (HBO)
'The Office' (NBC)
'Ugly Betty' (ABC)
'Weeds' (Showtime)

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