SAG Awards Preview

Tomorrow morning the Screen Actors Guild will announce their awards, starting early in the morning, around 5:30 am. The SAG awards are reliable predictors when it comes to Oscar’s acting categories. Getting an ensemble nod is always key to the run up for Best Picture. A...
Posted On 11 Dec 2012

Ensemble Casts on the Path to Best Picture

Will actors eventually be selected out of their central role in movies, increasing replaced by animation,  performance capture, and other evolving forms of digital characters?  That irrational fear has been drifting in and out of Oscar conversations for years. Just as the...
Posted On 12 Nov 2012

Oscar Watch – The SAG Rule

  Right after the SAG noms, EW’s Dave Karger, who has been predicting The Artist to win since very early in the season, tweeted out “bad news for Hugo – no film in 15 years has won Best Picture without a SAG nomination.”   That’s some good...
Posted On 14 Dec 2011

The SAG Nominations – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

  There is no need to panic about a few of the details today at the SAG award nominations. For instance, many thought Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy might have done better — but it will do very very well at the BAFTAs, which will push it from thence towards Oscar.  I...
Posted On 14 Dec 2011

SAG Nominations – The Help Leads

  18th ANNUAL SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS® NOMINATIONS THEATRICAL MOTION PICTURES Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role DEMIÁN BICHIR / Carlos Galindo – “A BETTER LIFE” (Summit Entertainment) GEORGE CLOONEY / Matt King – “THE DESCENDANTS”...
Posted On 14 Dec 2011

SAG Nominations – No Guts, No Glory

For our 12th Annual No Guts, No Glory you can name three potential upsets — like serious upsets — that might happen tomorrow morning. They have to be near impossibilities. But still within the realm of reality. Pick up to 3. My three are: 1. Harry Potter for ensemble...
Posted On 13 Dec 2011

SAG Award Nominations Preview

There seem to be three things that drive the actors to choose performances for the SAG awards, which will announce tomorrow bright and early, 6am Pacific – Performance, popularity, notoriety/reputation. The big question for tomorrow will be whether voters will choose some...
Posted On 13 Dec 2011

SAG Chooses Nominating Peeps Tomorrow, April 1

The SAG schedule is already being released and my enthusiasm has yet to become fully engorged. It was left a half mile back along with my faith, hope and charity. The SAGs have a gigantic membership so they try to look moderately intelligent by only having a tiny bit of their...
Posted On 31 Mar 2011

SAG Nominations – King’s Speech, The Fighter Lead with 4

SAG nominations This year’s Best Pic count: The Fighter – 4 The King’s Speech – 4 Black Swan ‚Äì 3 The Kids Are All Right ‚Äì 3 The Social Network – 2 True Grit ‚Äì 2 Winter’s Bone – 2 Ensemble: Black Swan The Fighter The Kids Are All...
Posted On 16 Dec 2010

Screen Actors Guild Preview, Predictions

Tomorrow is the second of three early morning announcements when we find out, bright and early, the actors chosen by the Screen Actors Guild nominating committee.  Actors make up the largest voting block at the AMPAS, and since the SAG reduced their nominating committee to a...
Posted On 15 Dec 2010
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