Frances Fisher is in hot water after forwarding emails that suggested the SAG’s voting members withhold their vote for actors who oppose the strike. Opposing the strike right now? Are they crazy? Let’s see how much farther the economy can sink before we do anything rash. Fisher quoted in Variety:
“My intention in forwarding the anonymous emails regarding the SAG Awards was to alert my private email list of opinions and feelings that were circulating,” she said in a statement. “Artistic merit should be the only criteria for award selection.”
The anonymous email singled out Josh Brolin (who was nominated for “Milk”), Kevin Spacey (“Recount”), Susan Sarandon (“Bernard & Doris”), Michael C. Hall (“Dexter”), Sally Field (“Brothers and Sisters”), Alec Baldwin (“30 Rock”), Steve Carell (“The Office”) and Tony Shalhoub (“Monk”).
So, should we cry foul when Heath Ledger beats Josh Brolin at the SAGs? Or should we cry foul if this snafu leads to a surprise win for Brolin?