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George Clooney 'Up in the Air' over for SAG award nomination

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George Clooney Photo by: PA

'Up in the Air', 'Precious...' and 'Inglourious Basterds' have all received three nominations for the Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAGs).

'Up in the Air' star George Clooney is up for the Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role for his portrayal of corporate downsizer Ryan Bingham, while the film's female stars Vera Farmiga and Anna Kendrick will both battle it out for the Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role prize.

'Inglourious Basterds' sees its' stars up for the Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role for Christoph Waltz and Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role for Diane Kruger. 'Precious...' - full title 'Precious: Based On The Novel Push By Sapphire' - will compete with 'Inglourious Basterds' for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture accolade, while Gabourey Sidibe competes with Diane for the Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role gong. Mo'nique earns the film its final nomination after being listed in the Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role category.

The nominees were announced by Chris O'Donnell and Michelle Monaghan this morning (17.12.09) and the televised ceremony takes place on January 23 at the Shrine Exposition Center in Los Angeles.

The SAGs are considered a good indication of who will win Oscars at the Academy Awards the next month. 16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards full list of nominees: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role: Jeff Bridges - 'Crazy Heart' George Clooney - 'Up In The Air' Colin Firth - 'A Single Man' Morgan Freeman - 'Invictus' Jeremy Renner - 'The Hurt Locker'

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role: Sandra Bullock - 'The Blind Side' Helen Mirren - 'The Last Station' Carey Mulligan - 'An Education' Gabourey Sidibe - 'Precious: Based On The Novel Push By Sapphire' Meryl Streep - 'Julie and Julia'

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role: Matt Damon - 'Invictus' Woody Harrelson - 'The Messenger' Christopher Plummer - 'The Last Station' Stanley Tucci - 'The Lovely Bones' Christoph Waltz - 'Inglourious Basterds' Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role: Penelope Cruz - 'Nine' Vera Farmiga - 'Up In The Air' Anna Kendrick - 'Up In The Air' Diane Kruger - 'Inglourious Basterds' Mo'nique - 'Precious: Based On The Novel Push By Sapphire'

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: 'An Education' 'The Hurt Locker' 'Inglourious Basterds' 'Nine' 'Precious: Based On The Novel Push By Sapphire' Lifetime Achievement Award: Betty White

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