FILE – This Jan. 30, 2011 file photo shows a close up of the Screen Actors Guild trophy at the 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles. Nominations for the 22nd annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in six film and eight television categories will be announced on Wednesday morning, Dec. 9, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)
By LINDSEY BAHR, AP Film Writer
LOS ANGELES (AP) — With many of this season’s film awards categories still wide open, the Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations will help bring serious contenders into better focus. Anna Faris and Anthony Mackie will announce the nominees on Wednesday morning in Los Angeles.
The Screen Actors Guild Awards honor the best film and television performances of the year. Nominees are selected by separate movie and TV nominating panels, each comprised of over 2,000 randomly selected SAG members.
Many members of the SAG movie panel also vote for the Academy Awards and as a result, the SAG nominees have traditionally served as a helpful indicator of potential Oscar acting nominees.
The 22nd annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be broadcast live on Jan. 30 from Los Angeles on TNT and TBS.
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