"The Help," "Artist" top list of SAG film nominees

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Posted: Dec 14, 2011 9:23 AM
"The Help," "Artist" top list of SAG film nominees

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The actors of civil rights drama "The Help" and silent-era movie "The Artist" were among the top nominees for Screen Actors Guild film awards on Wednesday with both landing in the category for best ensemble cast.

Joining them among the nominees for best cast in a film were the actors and actresses of comedy "Bridesmaids," drama "The Descendants, and director Woody Allen's "Midnight in Paris."

The Screen Actors Guild, or SAG, awards are among the most-watched honors during Hollywood film awards season leading up to the Oscars, which will be given out in February, because actors make up one of the largest voting groups for Oscars.

(Reporting and writing by Bob Tourtellotte; Editing by Philip Barbara)