Screen Actors Guild goes a little gay

Posted on 18 Dec 2008 at 10:36am

The SAG nominations came out this morning, and some gay-interest films made the final list. Among them: Best actor in a motion picture to Sean Penn from “Milk” and his co-star, Josh Brolin, for supporting actor; best actress to Meryl Streep in “Doubt,” with her co-stars Philip Seymour Hoffman (supporting actor), Amy Adams and Viola Davis (supporting actress). “Doubt” and “Milk” were also nominated for ensemble.

I have to say: I haven’t grooved to how Brolin — who’s a fine actor — has been pegged continually for “Milk,” when it was really James Franco as the slain politician’s lover who kept my focus. 

In the television category, gay-interest nominees include Ralph Fiennes (as a gay butler) in the TV movie “Bernard & Doris,”  Sally Field (as the mother of a gay son) in the drama “Brothers & Sisters,” America Fererra in the campy comedy “Ugly Betty,” and this year’s comedy Emmy winners Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin for “30 Rock.”   

Special props to the nominations for James Spader and William Shatner — whose characters married each other in a bromance same-sex union in the series finale earlier this month — for their work on “Boston Legal.”

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