Sunday, January 24, 2010

16th Annual SAG Award Winners for 2009


SERIES: Hollywood Guild Awards and Oscars®

The Screen Actors Guild (SAG) gave their acting awards last night. All knew that the big movie winner in drama at the Golden Globes® was AVATAR, but that movie was not nominated by SAG. Wonder why?

Easy. The Screen Actors Guild supports live actors in the flesh. Actors doing "performance capture," and then being computerized for the big screen, is not in SAG's mission statement. As has been mentioned before, keep in mind that SAG is the biggest voting block in Ampas®. So, as SAG votes, often that's the way the Academy members vote for the Academy Awards®.

The delightful Quentin Tarantino movie, INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS won the best performance by a cast in a motion picture, which for an acting guild is also saying, "Best Motion Picture." The other casts nominated were AN EDUCATION, NINE, PRECIOUS and THE HURT LOCKER.

Sandra Bullock moved up a notch in the awards firmament by winning best actress for her performance in THE BLIND SIDE. She won a best supporting actress Globe for the same role.

Actress Betty White, whose career has mainly been in television, received the Life Achievement Award.

Click the title of this post to go to the Official SAG Website and view some great pictures from last night's event as well as all the nominees in their glitz and glam. Here's the full list, including the television awards, and not one in this list surprised me:

Cast: Inglourious Basterds.
Actor in a leading role: Jeff Bridges, Crazy Heart. - He won a Globe.
Actress in a leading role: Sandra Bullock, The Blind Side. - She won a Globe.
Supporting actor: Christoph Waltz, Inglorious Basterds - He won a Globe.
Supporting actress: Mo'Nique, Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire - She won a Globe.
Stunt ensemble: Star Trek.

Drama series cast: Mad Men.
Comedy series cast: Glee.
Actor in a drama series: Michael C. Hall, Dexter.
Actress in a drama series: Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife.
Actor in a comedy series: Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock.
Actress in a comedy series: Tina Fey, 30 Rock.
Actor in a movie or miniseries: Kevin Bacon, Taking Chance.
Actress in a movie or miniseries: Drew Barrymore, Grey Gardens.
Stunt ensemble: 24.

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