The most-nominated feature film at tonight's Screen Actors Guild Awards has no chance of winning Best Picture at next month's Oscars.

The most-nominated feature film at tonight's Screen Actors Guild Awards has no chance of winning Best Picture at next month's Oscars.

That's because "Into the Wild," the Alaskan adventure film directed by Sean Penn which has four nominations tonight, was shut out of most on the major categories for the Academy Awards.

"Wild" is a poignant drama about a young man traveling the country only to perish in Alaska earned nominations for best actor for Emile Hirsch, best supporting actor for Hal Holbrook, best supporting actress for Catherine Keener and best ensemble. Only Holbrook received an Oscar nomination earlier this week.

Other top film nominees are "Michael Clayton" and "No Country for Old Men," which have three SAG Award nods apiece. The Screen Actors Guild Awards honor the best in film and television.

The emotional high point of the evening, meanwhile, is expected to be the Lifetime Achievement Award given to veteran character actor Charles Durning.

The 44th recipient of the award, Durning has received two Oscar nominations, eight Emmy nominations and a Tony Award. Among his more memorable film roles are those in "Tootsie," "Dog Day Afternoon" and "O Brother, Where Art Thou?"

Durning's off-screen life has been equally dramatic, particularly his service during World War II.

At the age of 21, Durning was in the first wave to land on Omaha Beach during the D-Day Normandy invasion on June 6, 1944. During that battle, he killed seven German gunners while suffering machine gun wounds to his right leg and shrapnel wounds over his body.

Later, he was stabbed eight times with a bayonet by a young German soldier, whom he killed with a rock in hand-to-hand combat. Taken prisoner during the Battle of the Bulge, he was one of a few survivors of the infamous attack on American POWs at Malmedy, Belgium, and was the sole survivor of 40 men who took out a German machine gun nest.

For his valor he was honored with three Purple Hearts and a Silver Star. Although he had starred as a World War II veteran in the 1985 film "Stand Alone," Durning did not speak publicly about his war experiences until the 50th anniversary of D-Day, when Durning appeared in the National Memorial Day Concert. Durning also narrated The Discovery Channel's "Normandy: The Great Crusade" and read Ernest Hemmingway's account of the invasion in a "CBS Reports" D-Day special.

The Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented by two of Durning's co-stars: Burt Reynolds, with whom Durning starred in "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas," and the TV comedy "Evening Shade"; and Dennis Leary, Durning's co-star in the current TV drama "Rescue Me."

On the television front, HBO's final season of "The Sopranos" earned three nominations, and in a SAG first, there are six nominees for best actress in a TV miniseries or movie, including Debra Messing for "The Starter Wife" and recent Golden Globe winner Queen Latifah for "Life Support."

Unlike the Golden Globes, whose gala was canceled because of the Writers Guild of America strike, the SAG Awards were never in jeopardy. The acting union has been a strong supporter of the writers and was given a waiver by the WGA.

The awards, which will be telecast at 8 p.m. on TNT and TBS, are also honoring stunt ensembles in both television and film for the first time.

Movies

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role: George Clooney, "Michael Clayton"; Daniel Day-Lewis, "There Will Be Blood"; Ryan Gosling, "Lars and the Real Girl"; Emile Hirsch, "Into The Wild"; Viggo Mortensen, "Eastern Promises"

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role: Cate Blanchett, "Elizabeth: The Golden Age"; Julie Christie, "Away From Her"; Marion Cotillard, "La Vie en Rose"; Angelina Jolie, "A Mighty Heart"; Ellen Page, "Juno"

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role: Casey Affleck, "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford"; Javier Bardem, "No Country for Old Men"; Hal Holbrook, "Into The Wild"; Tommy Lee Jones, "No Country For Old Men"; Tom Wilkinson, "Michael Clayton"

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role: Cate Blanchett, "I'm Not There"; Ruby Dee, "American Gangster"; Catherine Keener, "Into The Wild"; Amy Ryan, "Gone Baby Gone"; Tilda Swinton, "Michael Clayton"

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: "3:10 to Yuma"; "American Gangster"; "Hairspray"; "Into the Wild"; "No Country for Old Men"

Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture: 300; The Bourne Ultimatum; I Am Legend; The Kingdom; Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

Television

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series: James Gandolfini, "The Sopranos"; Michael C. Hall, "Dexter"; Jon Hamm, "Mad Men"; Hugh Laurie, "House"; James Spader, "Boston Legal"

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series: Glenn Close, "Damages"; Edie Falco, "The Sopranos"; Sally Field, "Brothers & Sisters"; Holly Hunter, "Saving Grace"; Kyra Sedgwick, "The Closer"

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series: Alec Baldwin,"30 Rock"; Steve Carell, "The Office"; Ricky Gervais, "Extras"; Jeremy Piven, "Entourage"; Tony Shaloub, "Monk"

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series: Christina Applegate, "Samantha Who?"; America Ferrera, "Ugly Betty"; Tina Fey, "30 Rock"; Mary-Louise Parker, "Weeds"; Vanessa Williams, "Ugly Betty"

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: "Boston Legal"; "The Closer"; "Grey's Anatomy"; "Mad Men"; "The Sopranos"

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: "30 Rock"; "Desperate Housewives"; "Entourage"; "The Office"; "Ugly Betty"

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries: Michael Keaton, "The Company"; Kevin Kline, "As You Like It"; Oliver Platt, "The Bronx is Burning"; Sam Shepard, "Ruffian"; John Turturro, "The Bronx is Burning"

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries: Ellen Burstyn, "Mitch Albom's For One More Day"; Debra Messing, "The Starter Wife"; Anna Paquin, "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee"; Queen Latifah, "Life Support"; Gena Rowlands, "What if God Were the Sun?"; Vanessa Redgrave, "The Fever"

Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Television Series: "24"; "Heroes"; "Lost"; "Rome"; "The Unit"