403 Forbidden


nginx
403 Forbidden

403 Forbidden


nginx
Follow us:
403 Forbidden

403 Forbidden


nginx

Popcorn & Prejudice: A Movie Blog

Seattle Times writer Moira Macdonald muses on moviegoing. Email Moira: mmacdonald@seattletimes.com.

December 14, 2011 at 10:11 AM

SAG awards noms announced: “The Artist,” “The Help” lead

The Screen Actors Guild award nominations were announced this morning (voted by approximately 100,000 union actors) — and, as always, they were a mixture of the expected (Meryl Streep, George Clooney) and the unexpected (Melissa McCarthy, Demian Bichir). Since the SAGS are a pretty good predictor of the Oscars (last year, notes Pete Hammond at Deadline, only three of 20 acting nominees weren’t already recognized by SAG), it’s worth looking at all five categories:
Outstanding performance by a male actor (lead):
Demian Bechir, “A Better Life”
George Clooney, “The Descendants”
Leonardo DiCaprio, “J. Edgar”
Jean Dujardin, “The Artist”
Brad Pitt, “Moneyball”
What? No Fassbender? And, if you’re wondering about Bechir, he’s a Mexican actor who starred in the immigrant drama “A Better Life,” which briefly played Seattle last summer. (I missed it; anyone see it?) Also among the snubbed: Paul Giamatti, Gary Oldman, Ryan Gosling, Tom Hanks (though his role in “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” isn’t quite a lead), Daniel Craig.
Outstanding performance by a female actor (lead):
Glenn Close, “Albert Nobbs”
Viola Davis, “The Help”
Meryl Streep, “The Iron Lady”
Tilda Swinton, “We Need to Talk About Kevin”
Michelle Williams, “My Week With Marilyn”
Haven’t seen Swinton’s performance yet, but this list seems to pretty much echo what’s expected for the Oscars. Charlize Theron could still sneak in, though, for “Young Adult”; also missed are Rooney Mara, Elizabeth Olsen and Carey Mulligan.
Oustanding performance by a male actor (supporting)
Kenneth Branagh, “My Week with Marilyn”
Armie Hammer, “J. Edgar”
Jonah Hill, “Moneyball”
Nick Nolte, “Warrior”
Christopher Plummer, “Beginners”
Nolte’s a big surprise here, as is the omission of Albert Brooks (“Drive”), Max von Sydow (“Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close”) and John Hawkes (“Martha Marcy May Marlene”). And my hopes for Alan Rickman’s recognition this year, for the last of eight brilliant performances in the “Harry Potter” movies, are fading.
Outstanding performance by a female actor (supporting)
Berenice Bejo, “The Artist”
Jessica Chastain, “The Help”
Melissa McCarthy, “Bridesmaids”
Janet McTeer, “Albert Nobbs”
Octavia Spencer, “The Help”
I still say Spencer has a lead role in “The Help,” but no one’s asking me. Nice to see the recognition for McTeer and McCarthy, and for Chastain’s remarkable year of work. Missing in action, though: Shailene Woodley, Vanessa Redgrave, Judy Greer, Marissa Tomei (why is nobody talking about her in “Crazy Stupid Love”?).
Oustanding peformance by a cast in a motion picture
The Artist
Bridesmaids
The Descendants
The Help
Midnight in Paris
Interesting that “Midnight in Paris” got no individual nominations. This is a category that doesn’t exist at the Oscars, but is potentially telling: no “Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” no “Extremely Loud . . “, no “Shame.”
And what do you think?

Comments

COMMENTS

No personal attacks or insults, no hate speech, no profanity. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate this thread by reporting any abuse. See our Commenting FAQ.



The opinions expressed in reader comments are those of the author only, and do not reflect the opinions of The Seattle Times.


403 Forbidden

403 Forbidden


nginx
403 Forbidden

403 Forbidden


nginx