Posted on Monday, January 28th, 2013 by Angie Han
With awards season in full swing, both the Screen Actors Guild and the Producers Guild of America handed out prizes for their favorites of 2012 this past weekend. The big winner at both ceremonies turned out to be Ben Affleck‘s Argo, which had also previously picked up Golden Globes for Best Director and Best Motion Picture – Drama earlier this month. That positions Argo at the front of this year’s Best Picture Oscar race, though if it wins, it’ll be the rare film to do so without getting a Best Director nomination. Only three films in Oscar history have managed to win Best Picture without an accompanying Best Director nomination, the last to do so being Driving Miss Daisy in 1989.
Other notable victories in the film categories included Searching for Sugar Man and Wreck-It Ralph at the PGA Awards, and Lincoln (Daniel Day-Lewis and Tommy Lee Jones), Silver Linings Playbook (Jennifer Lawrence), and Les Miserables (Anne Hathaway) at the SAG Awards. Small screen winners included Homeland and Game Change. Hit the jump to read the full list of awards. Read More »
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The end of the year is approaching and that means award season. Every year it starts with regional critic groups and then slowly gets to the bigger, more influential groups leading up through the Academy Awards. If a film hopes to gain an Academy Award nomination, its first major hurdle is the Screen Actors Guild. Actors make up the majority of Academy voters so it’s an important group of champions to win over heading towards the Dolby Theater (formerly the Kodak Theater).
This year, the Screen Actors Guild has nominated actors from Argo, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Les Misérables, Lincoln and Silver Linings Playbook for its top award, Best Ensemble, with those last two leading all other films with four nominations each. Noticeably absent? Zero Dark Thirty, the current Oscar front-runner. Does this hurt its chances? See how the film did in all the other categories below. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, December 14th, 2011 by Angie Han
Though the Oscar remains the biggest award in Hollywood, Oscar watchers know to keep an eye on guild and critics’ circle awards to see which pics are building the most buzz. This morning saw the announcement of the nominations for the 18th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, with the winners to be announced in a ceremony Sunday, January 29.
Whatever you thought of the racial politics of The Help, it was tough to deny the incredible acting on display, and the cast has duly been rewarded with four nominations — the most of any motion picture this year. The Artist came in second, with three nominations. I was also very happy to Bridesmaids get a couple of nominations, as comedies of that sort usually get overlooked come awards season. All three are up for Outstanding Performance by a Cast, as were The Descendants and Midnight in Paris.
Notable omissions this year include Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and Shame. So maybe this won’t be the year Gary Oldman finally gets his Oscar after all. Or the year the Academy finally embraces NC-17.
But enough talking from me — read the full list of nominees after the jump.
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While the Golden Globes are inexplicably popular and many critics’ circle awards are a good indicator of what consensus is building for awards season, the various screen guild awards are the best indicator of where Oscar is likely to go each year. One of the biggest guilds is the Screen Actors Guild (SAG), which this morning announced its nominations for achievements in 2010.
The Screen Actors Guild Awards will be given out on January 30, 2011. The full list of nominees is after the break. Read More »