'Brokeback Mountain' Leads SAG Nods
January 5, 2006

Hollywood's hottest stars woke up early Thursday as the Screen Actors Guild nominations were announced by "Grey's Anatomy" star Ellen Pompeo and Benjamin Bratt.

Big screen gems "Crash" and "Capote" each landed three nominations, but it was "Brokeback Mountain" once again lassoing in the most nods, with four. And Pompeo was thrilled to see her "Moonlight Mile" co-star Jake Gyllenhaal get his first recognition of the season

"He is fantastic," Pompeo insisted. "Jake is the real thing."

Jake's competition includes George Clooney for "Syriana" and Don Cheadle. "I am really excited for Don Cheadle too in ‘Crash,'" Bratt told us.

Russell Crowe, Heath Ledger and Joaquin Phoenix were among the Best Actor nominees, and Felicity Huffman doubled her pleasure once again in the Best Actress category -- nominated for both "Transamerica" and "Desperate Housewives."

Shockingly, Huffman was the only "Housewife" recognized Thursday morning.

The Screen Actors Guild Awards take place on Sunday January 29th, airing on both TNT and TBS.

In other breaking awards show news, the Oscars have found their new man: the "Daily Show's" Jon Stewart. Meanwhile, the Golden Globes have nabbed "Lost" star Evangeline Lilly as a presenter.


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