While some of the nominees in the Theatrical Motion Pictures category for January's 16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® followed conventional Hollywood wisdom ('Invictus,' 'The Blind Side'), there were some surprises.

The most notable were for Quentin Tarantino's violent epic 'Inglourious Basterds,' Kathryn Bigelow's Iraq war drama 'The Hurt Locker' and the gritty, inner city coming-of-age tale 'Precious: Based On The Novel 'Push' By Sapphire.' Even a few members of the press made quiet cheers or audible gasps of (pleased) surprise at those announcements.

The nominees were announced this morning at a press conference in Los Angeles by Chris O'Donnell and Michelle Monaghan. The Actor® Awards Ceremony will air live on Sat., Jan. 23, 2010, on TNT and TBS at 8PM ET.
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