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 â€” who’s a fine actor â€” has been pegged continually for “Milk,” when it was really James Franco as the slain politician’s lover who kept my focus.Â
In the television category, gay-interest nominees include Ralph Fiennes (as a gay butler) in the TV movie “Bernard & Doris,” Â 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.” Â Â
Special props to the nominations for James Spader and William Shatner â€” whose characters married each other in a bromance same-sex union in the series finale earlier this month â€” for their work on “Boston Legal.”