January9 - Variety
By Robert Abele
Jessica Chastain, who also had prominent roles in 'Take Shelter' and 'The Tree of Life,' was singled out by SAG voters for her turn as a Southern housewife in 'The Help.'
When it comes to the tenor of the films the Screen Actors Guild membership chose for their nominees this year, an emphasis on humor won out over darker-toned subjects.
Among the noms for the SAG Awards' version of best picture, which recognizes a performance by a cast, are the lighthearted silent pastiche "The Artist," the raucous summer hit "Bridesmaids," the bittersweet dramedy "The Descendants," the colorfully drawn civil-rights saga "The Help," and Woody Allen's latest confection, "Midnight in Paris."
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