SAG AWARDS: Who will win big?

'The Artist' -- Photo courtesy of The Weinstein Company

The 18th Screen Actors Guild Awards will be handed out tonight, Jan. 29, and Hollywood Soapbox has your complete guide on who will bring home the statues.

BEST CAST IN A MOTION PICTURE

Nominees: The Artist, Bridesmaids, The Descendants, The Help, Midnight in Paris

Who Will Win: The Artist

Who Should Win: The Descendants

Who Should Have Been Nominated: Of Gods and Men

BEST LEADING MALE ACTOR

Nominees: Demian Bichir in A Better Life, George Clooney in The Descendants, Leonardo DiCaprio in J. Edgar, Jean Dujardin in The Artist, Brad Pitt in Moneyball

Who Will Win: George Clooney

Who Should Win: George Clooney

Who Should Have Been Nominated: Brad Pitt in The Tree of Life

Emma Stone, Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer in 'The Help' -- Phot courtesy of Dale Robinette

BEST LEADING FEMALE ACTOR

Nominees: Glenn Close in Albert Nobbs, Viola Davis in The Help, Meryl Streep in The Iron Lady, Tilda Swinton in We Need to Talk About Kevin, Michelle Williams in My Week with Marilyn

Who Will Win: Viola Davis

Who Should Win: Viola Davis

Who Should Have Been Nominated: Vera Farmiga in Higher Ground 

BEST SUPPORTING MALE ACTOR

Nominees: Kenneth Branagh in My Week with Marilyn, Armie Hammer in J. Edgar, Jonah Hill in Moneyball, Nick Nolte in Warrior, Christopher Plummer in Beginners

Who Will Win: Christopher Plummer

Who Should Win: Nick Nolte

Who Should Have Been Nominated: Albert Brooks in Drive

BEST SUPPORTING FEMALE ACTOR

Nominees: Bérénice Bejo in The Artist, Jessica Chastain in The Help, Melissa McCarthy in Bridesmaids, Janet McTeer in Albert Nobbs, Octavia Spencer in The Help

Who Will Win: Octavia Spencer

Who Should Win: Octavia Spencer

Who Should Have Been Nominated: Sareh Bayat in A Separation

Kristin Lehman, Billy Campbell and Eric Ladin in "The Killing" -- Photo courtesy of AMC

BEST TV ENSEMBLE, DRAMA

Nominees: Boardwalk Empire, Breaking Bad, Dexter, Game of Thrones, The Good Wife

Who Will Win: Boardwalk Empire

Who Should Win: Game of Thrones

Who Should Have Been Nominated: The Killing

BEST TV ENSEMBLE, COMEDY

Nominees: 30 Rock, The Big Bang Theory, Glee, Modern Family, The Office

Who Will Win: Modern Family

Who Should Win: Modern Family

Who Should Have Been Nominated: Bored to Death

BEST MALE ACTOR, DRAMA

Nominees: Patrick J. Adams in Suits, Steve Buscemi in Boardwalk Empire, Kyle Chandler in Friday Night Lights, Bryan Cranston in Breaking Bad, Michael C. Hall in Dexter

Who Will Win: Steve Buscemi

Who Should Win: Bryan Cranston

Who Should Have Been Nominated: Joel Kinnaman in The Killing

BEST FEMALE ACTOR, DRAMA

Nominees: Kathy Bates in Harry’s Law, Glenn Close in Damages, Jessica Lange in American Horror Story, Juliana Margulies in The Good Wife, Kyra Sedgwick in The Closer

Who Will Win: Jessica Lange

Who Should Win: Jessica Lange

Who Should Have Been Nominated: Mireille Enos in The Killing

BEST MALE ACTOR, COMEDY

Nominees: Alec Baldwin in 30 Rock, Ty Burrell in Modern Family, Steve Carell in The Office, Jon Cryer in Two and a Half Men, Eric Stonestreet in Modern Family

Who Will Win: Steve Carell

Who Should Win: Ty Burrell

Who Should Have Been Nominated: No one else

BEST FEMALE ACTOR, COMEDY

Nominees: Julie Bowen in Modern Family, Edie Falco in Nurse Jackie, Tina Fey in 30 Rock, Sofia Vergara in Modern Family, Betty White in Hot in Cleveland

Who Will Win: Betty White

Who Should Win: Edie Falco

Who Should Have Been Nominated: Laura Dern in Enlightened

BEST MALE ACTOR, TV MOVIE OR MINISERIES

Nominees: Laurence Fishburne in Thurgood, Paul Giamatti in Too Big to Fail, Greg Kinnear in The Kennedys, Guy Pearce in Mildred Pierce, James Woods in Too Big to Fail

Who Will Win: Laurence Fishburne

Who Should Win: Laurence Fishburne

Who Should Have Been Nominated: No one else

BEST FEMALE ACTOR, TV MOVIE OR MINISERIES

Nominees: Diane Lane in Cinema Verite, Maggie Smith in Downton Abbey, Emily Watson in Appropriate Adult, Betty White in Hallmark Hall of Fame: The Lost Valentine, Kate Winslet in Mildred Pierce

Who Will Win: Kate Winslet

Who Should Win: Kate Winslet

Who Should Have Been Nominated: No one else

By John Soltes / Publisher / John@HollywoodSoapbox.com

John Soltes

John Soltes is an award-winning journalist. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, Earth Island Journal, The Hollywood Reporter, New Jersey Monthly and at Time.com, among other publications.

E-mail him at john@hollywoodsoapbox.com

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