Thursday, December 16, 2010

SAG Awards Nominations

If someone is nominated for a SAG Award, there's a good chance that they are getting nominated for an Oscar next, thought NOT ALWAYS. That last part, I'm hoping is particularly true this year as the Screen Actors Guild left out some key names that I believe should be recognized.

With that said, here are the film nominations...

Best Ensemble
Black Swan
The Fighter
The Kids Are All Right
The King’s Speech
The Social Network

The only shocker here might be the inclusion of an almost one-woman show film that is Black Swan as opposed to a film that had a big cast such as Inception or even The Town which had been getting a few ensemble prizes from the critics. With that said, these five nominees will all be nominated come Oscar-time barring something crazy.

Best Actor
Jeff Bridges, True Grit
Robert Duvall, Get Low
Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network
Colin Firth, The King’s Speech
James Franco, 127 Hours

The omission of Ryan Gosling (and Michelle Williams in Best Actress) hurts. Not sure what that means in terms of their Oscar chances. Surely, they were never the front-runner of their categories, but it's still insane to think that after their powerhouse performances this year, that there's a chance neither might get their second Oscar nomination! Mark Wahlberg also was snubbed especially considering his film and his other co-stars were nominated.

Best Actress
Annette Bening, The Kids Are All Right
Nicole Kidman, Rabbit Hole
Jennifer Lawrence, Winter’s Bone
Natalie Portman, Black Swan
Hilary Swank, Conviction

I'll reiterate again... where's Michelle Williams?! With that said, where did Hilary Swank come from? Out of nowhere to torment poor Annette Bening once again. Just goes to show you that last spot is uber competitive this year. Just wish MIchelle Williams was a surebet like Portman or Lawrence, you know?

Best Supporting Actor
Christian Bale, The Fighter
John Hawkes, Winter’s Bone
Jeremy Renner, The Town
Mark Ruffalo, The Kids Are All Right
Geoffrey Rush, The King’s Speech

This will most likely be your Oscar lineup give or take Andrew Garfield replacing Hawkes, Renner, or Ruffalo. I'm actually a bit pissed that Garfield didn't get a nomination here, but what can you do, you know?

Best Supporting Actress
Amy Adams, The Fighter
Helena Bonham Carter, The King’s Speech
Mila Kunis, Black Swan
Melissa Leo, The Fighter
Hailee Steinfeld, True Grit

Like its actor counterpart, it's looking like this will be the Oscar lineup with only Jacki Weaver playing possible "spoiler" to one of these ladies.

So remember two days ago when I was not too pleased with the Golden Globe nominees for TV? Somehow the Screen Actor's Guild made it worse. Seriously apart from the love bestowed upon Mad Men and the Good Wife, I'm pretty meh with everything.

Best Ensemble, Drama
Boardwalk Empire
The Closer
The Good Wife
Mad Men

Same list as last year except Boardwalk Empire replaced True Blood. Same list as this year's Globe nominations, except The Closer replace The Walking Dead. In other words, zzz. At this point, not shocked to see Lost unfairly snubbed once again, but I actually thought Breaking Bad might have made it in. Oh well.

Best Actor, Drama
Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Michael C. Hall, Dexter
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Hugh Laurie, House

Steve Buscemi replaces Simon Baker from last year and guess what? This list is also the exact same as the Golden Globes! How... dull. Apparently John Noble or Matthew Fox's performance were crap.

Best Actress, Drama
Glenn Close, Damages
Mariska Hargitay, Law & Order: SVU
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men
Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer

I need to stop being negative so I'll just congratulate Marguilies and Moss for a well-deserve nomination. I also thank the SAG for not nominating Piper Perabo the way the HFPA inexplicably did a few days ago.

Best Ensemble, Comedy
30 Rock
Hot in Cleveland
Modern Family
The Office

Hot in Cleveland. This is an even bigger WTF than Hilary Swank getting nominated. I mean where did this come from? I know Betty White is like THE.BEST.EVER. but damn. Weird how the actors have such an aversion to Big Bang Theory. Also COMMUNITY is better than all of these comedies. Truth.

Best Actress, Comedy
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Jane Lynch, Glee
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family
Betty White, Hot in Cleveland

Apart from the tired "everyone loves Betty White" meme, I actually am okay with these nominations. Though it sucks that someone like Courtney Cox or Alyson Hannigan can't be recognized. And what about Toni Collette? She's DAMN good in her role.

Best Actor, Comedy
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Steve Carell, The Office
Chris Colfer, Glee
Ed O'Neill, Modern Family

Despite the egregious snub for Neil Patrick Harris and Jim Parsons, I actually love this set of nominees. First of all, Charlie Sheen is nowhere to be found (unlike last year). Second, way to nominate the only male actor from Glee that should be getting nominated (sorry Matt Morrison). And finally, great job picking Burrell and O'Neill, both usually overshadowed by Eric Stonestreet in terms of awards attention.

Best Actor, Miniseries
John Goodman, You Don't Know Jack
Al Pacino, You Don't Know Jack
Dennis Quaid, The Special Relationship
Edgar Ramirez, Carlos
Patrick Stewart, Macbeth (Great Performances)

I literally have no comment.

Best Actress, Miniseries
Claire Danes, Temple Grandin
Catherine O'Hara, Temple Grandin
JUlia Ormond, Temple Grandin
Winona Ryder, When Love is Not Enough
Susan Sarandon, You Don't Know Jack

I saw Temple Grandin and loved it, but three female nominations? No. Could've made room for Hope Davis or something. Also Winona is nominated here and as part of the Black Swan ensemble. Nice little acting comeback there, Noni.

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