Sunday, January 29, 2012

SAG Awards Results

The Help wins three SAG awards including Best Cast in Motion Picture, the top prize. What does that mean for the Oscars? Probably that Viola Davis and Octavia Spencers just majorly increased their chances at winning Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress. Jean Dujardin winning Best Actor is curious to me, I don't think he's gotten enough of a push to win Best Actor at the Oscars, but it's possible. Still, leaning towards Clooney. Christopher Plummer is pretty much a done deal in the Best Supporting Actor category.

But does winning Best Cast help The Help's chances? I don't think so. You got the whole Actor's Guild vs the Academy and considering The Artist was the belle of the ball at the DGA and PGA awards, I think the SAGs is just delaying the inevitable. The Help doesn't have a directing, screenplay, or editing nomination. The Artist has all three of those.

I think the main thing is that there was probably no way The Artist wins for Best Cast, I mean, it's a silent film. Obviously great acting is very possible in a silent movie, but when it comes to ensemble, a "talkie" is going to win out over a silent film.

So yeah, it's looking pretty clear that The Artist will win it all, but it's almost too obvious that it'll win. Something's gotta give, right? I hope so.


Best Male Actor in a Leading Role
Jean Dujardin, The Artist
Best Female Actor in a Leading Role
Viola Davis, The Help
Best Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Christopher Plummer, Beginners
Best Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Octavia Spencer, The Help
Best Cast in a Motion Picture
The Help

Best Male Actor, Movie/Miniseries

Paul Giamatti, Too Big to Fail
Best Female Actor, Movie/Miniseries
Kate Winslet, Mildred Pierce
Best Male Actor in a Drama Series
Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Best Female Actor in a Drama Series
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story
Best Male Actor in a Comedy Series
Alec Balwin, 30 Rock
Best Female Actor in a Comedy Series
Betty White, Hot in Cleveland
Best Ensemble in a Drama Series
Boardwalk Empire
Best Ensemble in a Comedy Series
Modern Family

Best Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Best Stunt Ensemble in a Television Series
Game of Thrones

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