Monday, January 28, 2013

19th Screen Actors Guild Awards Winners

Last night the guild had their award ceremony and to be honest was not much entertaining and waiting for top film awards was impossible for me as went to sleep like a baby while the television awards were given. Still today was able to watch videos of the awards I missed.

The show opened with film supporting roles with the first award going to Tommy Lee Jones in Lincoln which was very unexpected and now opens Oscar supporting actor race even more plus makes guessing winner harder. Many were already speculating that Lincoln was the top contender to win Oscar Best Picture but with tonight's results is obvious that Argo is still a top contender; for me race is still between Argo and Lincoln.

Believe that with this win Daniel Day-Lewis secured his third Oscar which probably will be a record for the stats book. It is a safe bet to say that Anne Hathaway will win an Oscar in the supporting actress category and still believe that Best Actress race is open with Jennifer Lawrence and Jessica Chastain competing for the award.

Can't help but to comment that in the television categories there were some surprises, like great Downton Abbey beating Homeland and Bryan Cranston beating Damian Lewis, so if you wish to check winners go here.

Winners are in *BLUE.

The first industry group to announce their nominations will give us an idea of how close or far away critics' are from those that actually vote for the Academy Awards and represent the largest group in all guilds, so their vote matters.

Award ceremony will be on Sunday, January 27, 2013 and will be simulcast live from Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Centre on TNT and TBS starting at 8pm EST.

These are the nominees announced by Busy Philipps and Taye Diggs a few minutes ago.

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
*Argo (Ben Affleck, Alan Arkin, Kerry Biche, Kyle Chandler, Rory Cochrane, Bryan Cranston, Christopher Denham, Tate Donovan, Clea Duvall, Victor Garber, John Goodman, Scoot McNairy, Chris Messina)
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (Judi dench, Celia Imrie, Bill Nighy, Dev Patel, Ronald Pickup, Maggie Smith, Tom Wilkinson, Penelope Wilton)
Les Misérables (Isabelle Allen, Samantha Barks, Sacha Baron Cohen, Helena Bonham Carter, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Daniel Huttlestone, Hugh Jackman, Eddie Redmayne, Amanda Seyfried, Aaron Tveit, Colm Wilkinson)
Lincoln (Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Hal Holbrook, Tommy Lee Jones, James Spader, David Strathairn)
Silver Linings Playbook (Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro, Anupam Kher, Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Tucker, Jacki Weaver)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Jessica Chastain in Zero Dark Thirty
Marion Cotillard in Rust and Bone
*Jennifer Lawrence in Silver Linings Playbook
Helen Mirren in Hitchcock
Naomi Watts in The Impossible

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Sally Field in Lincoln
*Anne Hathaway in Les Misérables
Helen Hunt in The Sessions
Nicole Kidman in The Paperboy
Maggie Smith in The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Bradley Cooper in Silver Linings Playbook
*Daniel Day-Lewis in Lincoln
John Hawkes in The Sessions
Hugh Jackman in Les Misérables
Denzel Washington in Flight

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Alan Arkin in Argo
Javier Bardem in Skyfall
Robert De Niro in Silver Linnings Playbook
Philip Seymour Hoffman in The Master
*Tommy Lee Jones in Lincoln

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
The Amazing Spider-Man
The Bourne Legacy
The Dark Knight Rises
Les Misérables

Have to comment that TV nominations were extremely predictable and repetitive from last year, can even predict some winners this moment; but check them anyway right now in the press release as later all nominations will be in the Awards tab.

Now I'm almost certain that Marion Cotillard will get an Oscar nomination again and in my opinion she truly deserves the honor as she was outstanding in Rust and Bone. Do not know if Emmanuelle Riva was eligible (meaning if she's a SAG member) but definitively she is a strong contender for Oscar Best Actress.

Most surprising are Nicole Kidman's two nominations (Paperboy and TV Hemingway & Gellhorn) and definitively this year belongs to Maggie Smith with a whooping four (4) nominations (2 for The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and 2 for Downton Abbey).

Cast category has movies that already have strong Oscar buzz with the exception of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel; most surprising is Zero Dark Thirty cast not being in this category but will find out the reason why.

There are no surprises in both Male actors categories (was expecting Bardem to get a nod), even if they snubbed Joaquin Phoenix and Robert De Niro got a slot. For those questioning why Beasts of the Southern Wild has no nominations I remind you that film had non-actors and was not eligible.

In general critics and this guild are not that far from each other as films plus actors with more buzz and critics' honors are alike, almost the same.

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