SAG Ballots out today!

Today, the 2,100 randomly selected Screen Actors Guild nominating committee members are getting their ballots. They will then have a few weeks to see everything before jotting down their choices.

Votes for nominees may be cast online or via mailed paper ballot. Votes must be received by the Guild’s official teller, Integrity Voting Systems, by Monday, Dec. 13, 2010 at 5 p.m (PT). Nominations for the 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be announced at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood on Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010 at 6 a.m. (PT)/9 a.m. (ET), telecast live on TNT and webcast live on and

The site Awards Daily did a list with the year’s strongest performances, and the supporting players. “The Fighter” included, of course.

The Fighter – so far, it’s looking like the supporting players are getting more notice than the lead. But it’s always worth considering an actor who plays a boxer, isn’t it? And Mark Wahlberg has already been nominated, as the only one of a great ensemble to make the cut with The Departed. The film is filled with strong supporting players – specifically, Christian Bale who delivers his best in a career full of great performances. Bale is an actor’s actor – and most likely will not be forgotten by the SAG. Amy Adams and Melissa Leo are also under consideration. Most likely supporting nominations: Bale, Adams, Leo.