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Glenn Close and Janet McTeer Land SAG Nominations for Gender Bending Roles in Albert Nobbs

Glenn Close and Janet McTeer Land SAG Nominations for Gender Bending Roles in Albert Nobbs

The Screen Actors Guild nominations for 2012 were announced Wednesday, and Glenn Close and Janet McTeer are both nominated for their gender bending roles in Albert Nobbs. Close faces stiff competition from acting stalwart Meryl Streep in The Iron Lady, Viola Davis in The Help, Michelle Williams in My Week with Marilyn and Tilda Swinton in We Need to Talk About Kevin.

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The Screen Actors Guild nominations for 2012 were announced Wednesday, and Glenn Close and Janet McTeer are both nominated for their gender bending roles in Albert Nobbs, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The SAG awards, along with the Golden Globes, are often a strong indicator of who will be nominated for the brass ring of awards’ seasons, the Oscar.

Close, who also produced Albert Nobbs, is nominated for Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Leading Role for portraying a 19th century woman in Britain who lives as a man and works as a butler to survive. If that weren’t enough, Close also nabbed a nomination in the television category for her role as the cutthroat attorney Patty Hewes on Damages.

While it would be amazing to see Close win the SAG Award and get on the Academy Award track – she’s been nominated five times and has never one – she faces stiff competition from acting stalwart Meryl Streep in The Iron Lady, Viola Davis in The Help, Michelle Williams in My Week with Marilyn and Tilda Swinton in We Need to Talk About Kevin.

Thespian Janet McTeer, who also plays a woman posing as a man to survive in Albert Nobbs, is up against Ocatavia Spencer and “It Girl” Jessica Chastain both for The Help, Melissa McCarthy for her riotous turn in Bridesmaids and Berenice Bejo in The Artist.

The SAG Awards will take place on Jan. 29.

Check out The Hollywood Reporter for a full list of the nominees.

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Tracy E. Gilchrist

Tracy E. Gilchrist is the VP, Executive Producer of Entertainment for the Advocate Channel. A media veteran, she writes about the intersections of LGBTQ+ equality and pop culture. Previously, she was the editor-in-chief of The Advocate and the first feminism editor for the 55-year-old brand. In 2017, she launched the company's first podcast, The Advocates. She is an experienced broadcast interviewer, panel moderator, and public speaker who has delivered her talk, "Pandora's Box to Pose: Game-changing Visibility in Film and TV," at universities throughout the country.

Tracy E. Gilchrist is the VP, Executive Producer of Entertainment for the Advocate Channel. A media veteran, she writes about the intersections of LGBTQ+ equality and pop culture. Previously, she was the editor-in-chief of The Advocate and the first feminism editor for the 55-year-old brand. In 2017, she launched the company's first podcast, The Advocates. She is an experienced broadcast interviewer, panel moderator, and public speaker who has delivered her talk, "Pandora's Box to Pose: Game-changing Visibility in Film and TV," at universities throughout the country.