The nominations for the 18th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards were announced Wednesday, reminding us that awards season is just around the corner.
The Help lead the pack with nominations for Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Jessica Chastain and an ensemble nom. Rounding out the Outstanding Performance By A Cast category are Bridesmaids, The Artist, The Descendants and Midnight in Paris.
And while we normally find ourselves rolling eyes at nomination for such things, this list actually has plenty on it that we agree with.
Maggie Smith in Downton Abbey? Every award under the sun should go to the Dowager Dreamboat.
Guy Pearce for Mildred Pierce? Yes, please.
Jessica Lange in American Horror Story? Is there anyone more quotable or perfect to give an acceptance speech?
The full list of nominees is below and the ceremony itself is Jan. 29--see you around the TV then.
Outstanding Performance By A Cast In A Motion Picture Bridesmaids The Artist The Descendants The Help Midnight in Paris
Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Leading Role George Clooney, The Descendants Demian Bichir, A Better Life Leonardo DiCaprio, J. Edgar Jean Dujardin, The Artist Brad Pitt, Moneyball
Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Leading Role Michelle Williams, My Week With Marilyn Glenn Close, Albert Nobbs Viola Davis, The Help Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady Tilda Swinton, We Need to Talk About Kevin
Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Supporting Role Nick Nolte, Warrior Kenneth Branagh, My Week With Marilyn Armie Hammer, J. Edgar Jonah Hill, Moneyball Christopher Plummer, Beginners
Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Supporting Role Octavia Spencer, The Help Berenice Bejo, The Artist Jessica Chastain, The Help Melissa McCarthy, Bridesmaids Janet McTeer, Albert Nobbs Outstanding Performance By A Stunt Ensemble In A Motion Picture The Adjustment Bureau Cowboys & Aliens Harry Potter and the Deahtly Hallows: Part II Transformers: Dark of the Moon X-Men: First Class Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Television Movie Or Miniseries Laurence Fishburne, Thurgood Paul Giamatti, Too Big to Fail Greg Kinnear, The Kennedys Guy Pearce, Mildred Pierce James Woods, Too Big to Fail Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Television Movie Or Miniseries Diane Lane, Cinema Verite Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey Emily Watson, Appropriate Adult Betty White, The Lost Valentine Kate Winslet, Mildred Pierce
Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Drama Series Patrick J. Adams, Suits Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire Kyle Chandler, Friday Night Lights Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad Michael C. Hall, Dexter Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Drama Series Kathy Bates, Harry's Law Glenn Close, Damages Jessica Lange, American Horror Story Julianna Margules, The Good Wife Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Comedy Series Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock Ty Burrell, Modern Family Steve Carell, The Office Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Comedy Series Julie Bowen, Modern Family Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie Tina Fey, 30 Rock Sofia Vergara, Modern Family Betty White, Hot In Cleveland Outstanding Performance By An Ensemble In A Drama Series Boardwalk Empire Breaking Bad Dexter Game of Thrones The Good Wife Outstanding Performance By An Ensemble In A Comedy Series 30 Rock The Big Bang Theory Glee Modern Family The Office Outstanding Performance By A Stunt Ensemble In A Television Series Dexter Game of Thrones Southland Spartacus: Gods of the Arena True Blood