Leonardo DiCaprio and Djimon Housou in 'Blood Diamond'

Leonardo DiCaprio and Djimon Housou in 'Blood Diamond'

The guys have it at this year's Screen Actors Guild nominations. Both Leonardo DiCaprio and Steve Carell topped their peers with three nominations each for their work in theatrical motion pictures and primetime television.

"Grey's Anatomy" actress Sandra Oh and "Bobby" actor Elijah Wood made the announcement Thursday morning, Jan. 4 at Los Angeles' Pacific Design Center Silver Screen Theater in West Hollywood.

Unike his dual Golden Globe nominations, DiCaprio won't be competing against himself in the lead actor category since the SAG awards require that actors be entered in separate categories. Thus, the 32-year-old actor was tapped for his leading role in "Blood Diamond" and supporting role in Martin Scorsese's "Departed." He earned an additional nod for "The Departed" in the cast category.

Funnyman Steve Carell received his nominations for best male comedy lead as the self-absorbed boss on "The Office" and for being in the sitcom's ensemble cast (comedy). He was also recognized for being in the cast of the road trip comedy "Little Miss Sunshine" on the big screen.

On the film side, DiCaprio will compete against Ryan Gosling ("Half Nelson"), Peter O'Toole ("Venus"), Will Smith ("The Pursuit of Happyness") and Forest Whitaker ("The Last King of Scotland") in the lead actor category and against Alan Arkin ("Little Miss Sunshine"), Jackie Earle Haley ("Little Children"), "Blood Diamond" co-star Djimon Hounsou and Eddie Murphy ("Dreamgirls") for their supporting roles.

Helen Mirren once again nabbed the female lead nomination for "The Queen" (and another for her TV movie "Elizabeth I"), pitting her against Penelope Cruz ("Volver"), Judi Dench ("Notes on a Scandal"), Meryl Streep ("The Devil Wears Prada") and Kate Winslet ("Little Children"). Supporting actress nominations went to "Babel" actresses Adriana Barraza and Rinko Kikuchi, Cate Blanchett for "Notes on a Scandal," Abigail Breslin for "Little Miss Sunshine" and Jennifer Hudson for "Dreamgirls."

As expected the casts for "Babel," "Bobby," "The Departed," "Dreamgirls" and "Little Miss Sunshine" were nominated as a whole, giving "Babel," "Dreamgirls" and "Sunshine" tied for the lead for the most nominations at three each.

Carell's competition in the male lead category on TV include Alec Baldwin for "30 Rock," Jason Lee for "My Name Is Earl," Jeremy Piven for "Entourage" and critical favorite Tony Shalhoub for "Monk." The dramatic male lead nominations went to James Gandolfini for "The Sopranos," Michael C. Hall for his appealing serial-killer turn on "Dexter," Hugh Laurie for "House," James Spader on "Boston Legal" and Keifer Sutherland for "24."

Dramatic female leads on TV were also recognized, including Patricia Arquette for "Medium," Edie Falco for "The Sopranos," Mariska Hargitay for "Law & Order: SVU," Kyra Sedgwick for "The Closer" and Chandra Wilson for "Grey's Anatomy." On the comedy side, nominations went to newcomer America Ferrera on telenovela adapation "Ugly Betty," Felicity Huffman for "Desperate Housewives," Julia Louis-Dreyfus for "The New Adventures of Old Christine," Megan Mullally for "Will & Grace," Mary-Louise Parker for "Weeds" and Jaime Pressly for "My Name Is Earl."

HBO leads the networks with a whopping 10 nominations, just ahead of NBC and ABC's eight nominations apiece. AMC, FOX, Showtime and TNT tied with three nominations each.

The 13th Annual SAG Awards will announce the winners on Sunday, Jan. 28 on TNT and TBS. The full list of nominees is listed below:


Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role:
  • Leonardo Di Caprio, "Blood Diamond"
  • Ryan Gosling, "Half Nelson"
  • Peter O'Toole, "Venus"
  • Will Smith, "The Pursuit of Happyness"
  • Forest Whitaker, "The Last King of Scotland"

    Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role: