Heads Up! – The SAG Awards

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Hello all!

To cap off an especially lazy weekend, we have a nice little awards show on tonight.

I’ve always been a particular fan of The Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards due to the fact that they retain some of the glitz and glam of The Oscar while keeping their tongues planted firmly in cheek.  This is really a ceremony for actors by actors and it shines through every year.  I like how they go into the audience and have random stars give their reasons why they are proud to be a member of SAG.  Some are funny, some are poignant…but all are interesting.

While actors nominate the acting awards for the Oscars, the Academy as a whole votes for the final winners.  Here, members of SAG are nominated and voted on by their peers…which is why many winners say how much this particular award means to them.

As to who will win?  I’m thinking the winners are going to stick pretty close to the awards that have already been given out this year.  I’d love a few shockers but it’s been a good year for acting/ensembles so all truly are winners.

Here are the nominees for tonight…I’ve underlined who I think will walk away the winner.

18th ANNUAL SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS NOMINATIONS

 

MOTION PICTURE

Outstanding Performance By A Cast In A Motion Picture

Bridesmaids

The Artist

The Descendants

The Help

Midnight in Paris

Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Leading Role

George Clooney, The Descendants

Demian Bichir, A Better Life

Leonardo DiCaprio, J. Edgar

Jean Dujardin, The Artist

Brad Pitt, Moneyball

Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Leading Role

Michelle Williams, My Week With Marilyn

Glenn Close, Albert Nobbs

Viola Davis, The Help

Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady

Tilda Swinton, We Need to Talk About Kevin

Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Supporting Role

Nick Nolte, Warrior

Kenneth Branagh, My Week With Marilyn

Armie Hammer, J. Edgar

Jonah Hill, Moneyball

Christopher Plummer, Beginners

Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Supporting Role

Octavia Spencer, The Help

Berenice Bejo, The Artist

Jessica Chastain, The Help

Melissa McCarthy, Bridesmaids

Janet McTeer, Albert Nobbs

Outstanding Performance By A Stunt Ensemble In A Motion Picture

The Adjustment Bureau

Cowboys & Aliens

Harry Potter and the Deahtly Hallows: Part II

Transformers: Dark of the Moon

X-Men: First Class

 

TELEVISION

Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Television Movie Or Miniseries

Laurence Fishburne, Thurgood

Paul Giamatti, Too Big to Fail

Greg Kinnear, The Kennedys

Guy Pearce, Mildred Pierce

James Woods, Too Big to Fail

Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Television Movie Or Miniseries

Diane Lane, Cinema Verite

Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey

Emily Watson, Appropriate Adult

Betty White, The Lost Valentine

Kate Winslet, Mildred Pierce

Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Drama Series

Patrick J. Adams, Suits

Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire

Kyle Chandler, Friday Night Lights

Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad

Michael C. Hall, Dexter

Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Drama Series

Kathy Bates, Harry’s Law

Glenn Close, Damages

Jessica Lange, American Horror Story

Julianna Margules, The Good Wife

Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer

Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Comedy Series

Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock

Ty Burrell, Modern Family

Steve Carell, The Office

Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men

Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family

Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Comedy Series

Julie Bowen, Modern Family

Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie

Tina Fey, 30 Rock

Sofia Vergara, Modern Family

Betty White, Hot In Cleveland

Outstanding Performance By An Ensemble In A Drama Series

Boardwalk Empire

Breaking Bad

Dexter

Game of Thrones

The Good Wife

Outstanding Performance By An Ensemble In A Comedy Series

30 Rock

The Big Bang Theory

Glee

Modern Family

The Office

Outstanding Performance By A Stunt Ensemble In A Television Series

Dexter

Game of Thrones

Southland

Spartacus: Gods of the Arena

True Blood

One comment on “Heads Up! – The SAG Awards

  1. Barry W says:

    Clooney, really? Dujardin.

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