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Angela Bassett and Eric McCormack join Screen Actors Guild President Alan Rosenberg to announce nominees for the 15th Annual SAG Awards tomorrow (Dec. 18) at 6 a.m. PT/9 a.m. ET at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood.        

       Nominations were chosen in five film and eight television categories and will be telecast live on TNT and webcast live on TNT.TV and TBS.COM.        

       Bassett joined the cast of NBC’s “ER” this fall as tough new ER head Dr. Cate Banfield. December 19 brings the premiere of her latest film, Rod Lurie’s political thriller “Nothing But the Truth,” with Bassett starring opposite Alan Alda and Kate Beckinsale.       

       Also upcoming is her portrayal of Voletta Wallace, mother of slain rapper Christopher “Notorious B.I.G.” Wallace in “Notorious,” due out January 2009, and a starring role opposite Danny Glover in Giancarlo Esposito’s directorial debut, “Gospel Hill.”         

       An Academy Award nominee for her portrayal of Tina Turner in “What’s Love Got to Do With It,” Bassett received a SAG Award nomination in 2002 for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries for the title role of Louisiana juke joint owner Ruby Delacroix in “Ruby’s Bucket of Blood.”


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