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Record-breaker Justin Timberlake prepares his 'Suit & Tie' for SAG Awards

23 JANUARY 2013

Justin Timberlake has now solved the problem of how to celebrate a record-breaking chart entry in style. The star, whose new single Suit & Tie became the Billboard Chart's most listen-to debut ever, will mark his success by presenting at Sunday's Screen Actors Guild Awards.

 

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Multi-talented Justin will no doubt receive a warm welcome from his film peers. He's just as well known in Bel Air as he is in the Billboards, having earned his first SAG nod in 2011 for his turn in The Social Network. A year later, the Rock Your Body singer took his place next to Hollywood titan Clint Eastwood in Trouble With The Curve, which also starred Amy Adams.

And of course, new wife Jessica Biel is one of the silver screen's most glamorous leading ladies.

Meanwhile, Jessica's A-Team co-star Bradley Cooper is also set to present an award on the night, as is fellow Silver Linings Playbook star Jennifer Lawrence. And it's possible that both could be receiving as well as giving out gongs at the ceremony.

Bradley and Jennifer are both individually nominated for their bittersweet portrayals of bi-polar sufferers trying to claw their way back to love and happiness. "The best thing about doing this movie has been the reaction people who've seen it have had," Bradley told HELLO! Online at the film's Madrid premiere.

 

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"They've been affected by [my character] Pat and the other characters, who've made them feel a part of something. There's something magical about the movie."

Another screen pairing set to share a stage are Les Miserables' Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway. They will also be on double duty as they announce the winners then sit tight, prepared for their film version of the classic musical to sweep the boards.

Back in January, the SAGs – which, like the Golden Globes are often considered a litmus test for the Oscars – announced their nominations of the films and actors going for gold in 2013. Les Miserables secured four nominations, as did Silver Linings Playbook and Ben Affleck's Iranian hostage thriller Argo. All will go head to head for the big prize in the film category.  

Individual hopes rest on Naomi Watts, whose emotive turn in The Impossible captured the panel's attention. The Kent-born star has been given the nod for her portrayal of a mother caught up in the chaos of the 2004 Tsunami. She will have competition from Globe winner Jessica Chastain as a CIA analyst pursuing Osama bin Laden in Zero Dark Thirty, and from Marion Cotillard who plays a woman finding romance after tragedy in Rust And Bone.

 

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Dame Helen Mirren is flying the flag for Britain as Alfred Hitchcock's strong-willed wife in Hitchcock. Fellow Dame Maggie Smith also represents the UK with a supporting actress nod. Maggie – aka Downton Abbey's Lady Grantham – received double recognition with nominations for her role in the hit series and also in The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.

Most of the boys set to battle it out come from the big films of the year. Bradley Cooper's role has earned him a place alongside  Hugh Jackman in the best actor category. Lincoln's Daniel Day Lewis will join them.

The winners will be revealed when the SAG Awards are presented on January 27, 2013.

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