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Wednesday
Dec142011

SAG Nominations: Surprising, Silly, Shame-less 

Regina King and Judy Greer announced the SAG nominees

Before we begin can I get something off my chest. You've possibly noticed that I always list actresses before actors when I do lists or my own awardage. Beyond my own actressexuality there is another reason for this. It galls me that they're listed second everywhere as if they're just slightly less important than actors. Now, you might say that's just a matter of alphabetics since "Actor" comes before "Actress" in correct alphabetization and that's true enough. But it's not only alphabetics, its our lazily sexist society. Please to note that SAG makes a point of calling all acting professionals "actors" without gender division and yet they do this and then STILL list men first even though "female" comes before "male" in correct alphabetization of category titles.

Grrrrr and also "girl!"

So women first when I list it because that's how we like it! 

MOVIES

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCES BY AN ENSEMBLE IN A MOTION PICTURE 

  • The Artist
  • Bridesmaids
  • The Descendants
  • The Help
  • Midnight In Paris

These are strong nominees this year but as usual they left great actors out, even when their films were nominated.  Some comments on that problem in a separate post.

One theory of SAG ensemble voting is that actors vote for the movies that they wish they'd been in and that theory definitely holds up this year. All five of these sets must have been a blast when you think of the actors involved, the costumes, the color, the comedy (all five have comedic spirit even the two that are dramas).

 

 

 

It's also worth noting that this list is 80% identical to the BFCA list for ensemble. The only difference is you need to swap out Midnight in Paris for Ides of March. Still... it's clear that voters don't watch the more under the radar movies. I wish A Separation had opened a few months ago and built up to the acclaim it so deserves.

How fun would a win for Bridesmaids be as a ceremony capper? I demand a Wilson Phillips song be played when they take the stage should it occur.

COMPLETE LIST OF NOMINEES & MAJOR SURPRISES AFTER THE JUMP

I'll get to my annual gripe / discussion of the ensemble category later today. But congratulations to Judy Greer on her Ensemble SAG Nomination. We've just interviewed her and she's very flattered to be included in the awards race for such a well received film

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A FEMALE ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

  • 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

Best Moment of Entire Announcement: Regina King (♥) saying "We Need to Talk About Kevin" like a line reading rather than a movie title. Hee.

INTERESTING NOTE: Though the SAG nominating committee largely ignored December releases and one week qualifiers (good on them. Studios MUST stop trying to be "last"... it's anti-audience!) they did stump for those with significant headstarts like Close, Streep and Swinton. Close & Swinton's films have been screening for awhile as far back as Cannes in Swinton's case. Streep could show up on NY's Eve after ballots are already turned in and still make alist. You know voters leave space for her well before they've seen the performance.  Oh, you know it's true. Reputation helps in balloting since you don't have to fight at all to get your name in the conversation.

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A MALE ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE 

  • Demian Bichir, A Better Life
  • George Clooney, The Descendants
  • Leonardo DiCaprio, J Edgar
  • Jean Dujardin, The Artist
  • Brad Pitt, Moneyball

SURPRISE! Demian Bichir had a very good year with the acclaim for his work in A Better Life (see our converation here) and now he's a SAG nominee.

SNUBS! This list again shows that voters made up their minds before the December madhouse. Note the preferencing of DiCaprio's performance over any of the late buzz bloomers (Fassy, Shannon, Harrelson, etcetera)

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A FEMALE ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

  • Bérénice Bejo, The Artist
  • Jessica Chastain, The Help
  • Melissa McCarthy, Bridesmaids
  • Janet McTeer, Albert Nobbs
  • Octavia Spencer, The Help

Surprise! SAG voters historically like young to very young actresses more than Oscar but they left out Shailene Woodley's work in The Descendants. They also left out Vanessa Redgrave's towering work in Coriolanus which indicates that one-week qualifiers just don't cut it. Or that they weren't in the mood to watch a Shakespeare tragedy from that huge stack of screeners.

What does this mean for Oscar? It's tough to say. Jessica Chastain is still being cited for other performances in critics awards and could theoretically still split her votes. Woodley & Redgrave can't be counted out for Oscar given their film and their legend, respectively. We shall see. But this is very bad news AGAIN for Carey Mulligan's riveting work in Shame which can't seem to find traction.

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A MALE ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE


  • Kenneth Branagh, My Week With Marilyn
  • Armie Hammer, J Edgar
  • Jonah Hill, Moneyball
  • Nick Nolte, Warrior
  • Christopher Plummer, Beginners

Surprise! Even while buried in unflattering "I'm 200 years old!" latex, the Screen Actors Guild is very excited to welcome beautiful Armie into their ranks. Less surprising are the citations for Jonah Hill and Nick Nolte given their film and their actors actor reps respectively. But the snub of Albert Brooks is interesting and I'm sure some will find it horrifying.

What does this mean for Oscar? Maybe nothing. But then again beyond the Brooks vs. Plummer lifetime achievement battle that category does look suspiciously unformed. Can't wait to see what happens tomorrow at the Globe nominations!

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A STUNT ENSEMBLE IN A MOTION PICTURE 

  • The Adjustment Bureau
  • Cowboys & Aliens
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
  • Transformers Dark of the Moon
  • X-Men First Class

What, no DRIVE, which exactly involves a stuntman? Ah well. These seem like solid choices though we readily admit ignorance about what is difficult and what is not in stuntwork, especially when so much CGI is involved in these nominees.

TELEVISION

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCES BY AN ENSEMBLE IN A DRAMA SERIES

  • Boardwalk Empire
  • Breaking Bad
  • Dexter
  • Game of Thrones
  • The Good Wife

I still can't get over how long we've had to go without Mad Men. I weep. I smoke. I pour myself a vodka tonic.

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY AN ENSEMBLE IN A COMEDY SERIES

  • 30 Rock
  • The Big Bank Theory
  • Glee
  • Modern Family
  • The Office

Are SAG voters illiterate? Sound out the words "outstanding" "performance" "ensemble" and "in" "a" "comedy" or "series" You can do it. It sounds just like Parks & Recreation. Ignoring that show in THIS category is as stupid as anything I've ever seen in awards voting and I mean that in the least hyperbolic way possible. It's just plain idiocy.

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A FEMALE ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

  • Kathy Bates, Harry's Law
  • Glenn Close, Damages
  • Jessica Lange, American Horror Story
  • Julianna Marguiles, The Good Wife
  • Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer

Look, I love Kathy Bates but she is sleepwalking through that show. At least in the episodes I've witnessed which were thankfully few. Glenn Close is a double nominee this year, huh? I'm sure fans of AHS are glad to see Jessica Lange's batshit crazy work here. But where is ____________  insert your gripe in the comments!

Was REVENGE eligible? If so where the hell is Madelein Stowe who is giving the best performance I've seen in a night time soap since the genre's 80s heyday.

Remember when Coach Taylor won the Emmy? LOVED.OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A MALE ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

  • Patrick J Adams, Suits
  • Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
  • Kyle Chandler, Friday Night Lights
  • Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
  • Michael C Hall, Dexter

The usual suspects plus newbies Adams & Chandler. I don't even know what "Suits" is. It sounds like a procedural or a monk-style comedy. runnnnnnn.

If only that Emmy win had come earlier for Chandler, that series might have had more trophies.

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A FEMALE ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

  • Julie Bowen, Modern Famiy
  • Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
  • Tina Fey, 30 Rock
  • Sofia Vergara, Modern Family
  • Betty White, Hot in Cleveland

 The only dumpee is Glee's Jane Lynch from last year's list and you can hardly blame them for that. Glee would be a stronger show if it dumped Sue Sylvester altogether. That's a one joke character and the joke was REALLY funny for one season. Now, not so much.

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A MALE ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

  • Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
  • Ty Burrell, Modern Family
  • Steve Carell, The Office
  • Jon Cryer, Two
  • Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family

Chris Colfer is another Glee dropout signalling that the love affair is ending between the world and that show.

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A FEMALE ACTOR IN A TELEVISION MOVIE OR MINISERIES

  • Diane Lane, Cinema Verite
  • Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
  • Emily Watson, Appropriate
  • Betty White, The Lost Valentine
  • Kate Winslet, Mildred Pierce

Expect Kate to triumph again... unless SAG needs their Betty White moment annually.

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A MALE ACTOR IN A TELEVISION MOVIE OR MINISERIES

  • Laurence Fishburne, Thurgood Marshall
  • Paul Giamatti, Too Big To Fail
  • Greg Kinnear, The Kennedys
  • Guy Pearce, Mildred Pierce
  • James Woods, Too Big To Fail 

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A STUNT ENSEMBLE IN A TELEVISION SERIES

  • Dexter
  • Game of Thrones
  • Southland
  • Spartacus: Gods of the Arena
  • True Blood

I think few viewers have caught on that they've added stunt categories. Maybe they weren't in the actual broadcast last year? I can't recall. But three of these are repeat nominees with Spartacus and newbie Game of Throne shoving out Burn Notice and CSI:NY. I love True Blood so much but I'm guessing this is Game of Thrones to lose. 

 

Related Post: BEST ENSEMBLE... Except You!

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Is REVENGE too new to be nominated in the tv categories? Where is Madeline Stowe?? :(

December 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMiriam

Omg, so that Supporting Actor line-up is all over the place. Jesus Christ. Jonah Hill? JONAH HILL?

No Brooks, no Redgrave, no Woodley. Surprising.

On a personal note - NO ELIZABETH OLSEN. *slits wrists*

December 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJonathon

That supporting actor category is a hot damn mess!

December 14, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterbia

"AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"- My reaction when I saw Armie Hammer nominated for Best Supporting Actor.

They nominated that giant freak for his half-assed gay guy impression in J. Edgar!? May God have mercy on us all...

December 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnthony A.

According to Awards Daily, Carla Bruni ist listed in the "Midnight in Paris" ensemble, but not Mimi Kennedy, Kurt Fuller, Corey Stoll, Allison Pill, Tom hiddleston or Léa Seydoux. That's a joke, right? That's almost as "star-f**king" as the Globes.

Also, I would have loved to see some love for "The Killing" in the TV section...

December 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPatrick

lol @ Betty White as DOUBLE nominee!! They cant get enough of her!!!

December 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMiriam

McCarthy again. Please, no!

December 14, 2011 | Unregistered Commentercal roth

I still think that Redgrave is the sort of stealth gets in the fifth slot nomination at the Oscars. That being said, she's in a dangerous position-there's a multitude of names in this category and hers isn't really one of the louder ones at this point. Bejo, McTeer, McCarthy, Woodley, Chastain, and Spencer are all strong contenders, and at least one of them is going to get cut.

Also, I'm so psyched that McCarthy made it in one of the Big 4 awards-hopefully the Globes will get her in as well.

Albert Brooks gets the annual "Lock for an Oscar nod but Inexplicably Didn't Get Nominated for a SAG Due to the Most Random of Nominations"-I can't decide if he got kicked out for Hill or Hammer, but definitely a bizarre one.

And can I just say-outstanding to the SAG Awards on the Best Cast race, which for the first time in years actually feels like a Best Cast award and not a Best Picture award.

December 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJohn T

@Patrick I agree, when I saw who wasn't being listed as a part of the ensemble for Paris, it made me sick! How can they not include Corey Stoll?

December 14, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterbia

Bia-I believe it has something to do with title cards-you have to have a solo title card. I'm not sure how that works for Woody's films, though, since no one gets a solo title card. Either way, they should have found a way to make an exception.

December 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJohn T

Yeahhhh for Glenn!
The Best Actress category confirms that Davis, Streep and Williams are a lock. I put my money on Davis at SAG. THE HELP is also leading the nominations... well done!
Happy for Chastain and Spencer but where is Vanessa Redgrave??? =(

December 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTerris

The snub for Fassy and Mulligan is unbelievable. Glad to see finally Glenn Close back in the game, not only with Albert Nobbs but also with Damages again.

December 14, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterferdi

Is Homeland not eligible? Clare Danes is giving the best work of her career on that show. And who is voting for Dexter over Friday Night Lights. Dexter has been dead for at least two years, no matter how good Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter are.

I'm pleased to see Jessica Chastain nominated for The Help, since this will hopefully give Oscar voters a single performance to get behind rather than splitting votes with herself (although I prefer her in Tree of Life).

December 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBen

It'll be absolute BS if Fassbender is snubbed at the Oscars. Please, voters, be smart enough to give him enough #1s to thrust out Pitt or DiCaprio (but most likely Bichir, despite me respecting that more--yeah, better to hope Bichir only gets in here in SAG like some sort of The Station Agent nod). It would be a tragic missed opportunity if he were snubbed. Sadly, Oldman gets screwed once more. Ugh.

Hooray for Swinton! Many doubted her chances, but I hope this is an indication that she has the support. So much for Theron? I had a hunch YA was overestimated, but ya never know what might change. I hope to see Swinton in regardless, so if Theron gets in, kick out Close. It's strange that there's no first-time nominee this year. That rarely ever happens.

HILL?!?!?!?! Hammer I can approve of, but HILL?! Annoying, terrible, gross, and he's in fucking The Sitter! C'monnnn. Brooks and Oswalt shafted for THIS bullshit?! He better be gone come Oscar time. There is no way in hell his useless, nothing performance is Oscar-worthy.

McCarthy....Well, then. She snubbed Woodley, so I'm okay with this. Haha. But Mulligan, of course, should be there. Hooray for McTeer!

December 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterePastorJames

Vanessa Redgrave snubbed here too. Unbelievable.

December 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJohn D.

I'm sorry to see Woodley overlooked, but I'm so glad to see Bichir, Swinton and Melissa McCarthy made the list. And the ensemble nominees really are best ensemble nominees, not just best film nominees.

December 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSuzanne

Swap McTeer for Woodley, Hill for Brooks, Bichir for Oldman and I think you have got your Oscar lineup

December 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMattyNegs

I keep refreshing the SAG website hoping the nominees will change...am I the only one severely disappointed? DOES NO ONE WATCH SCREENERS?! UGH. I need a SAG card.

December 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJonathon

About the film actresses, Is interesting to remember that this is only just the first nomination ever in the category (Female Actor in a Leading Role, in Film) for Davis, Williams, Close and Swinton...

December 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJoel

Nathaniel, do you think that this sudden love for J Edgar and specifically Hammer's nomination will really put a dent on Brooks' chances? Rules may be different and the SAG set I believe is younger than the AMPAS acting branch, there's a wide overlap... I have not seen Drive (hasn't played in Argentina yet) but, honestly, I wouldn't like Brooks to jeopardize Christopher Plummer's final recognition?

That's great for Swinton! And Beo, who moved to France at a very young age, but was born in Buenos AIres, Argentina.

December 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMarcos

I really love Bridesmaids, and I've seen it a couple times now, and I still don't understand all of the love for Melissa McCarthy especially over Vanessa Redgrave. Someone needs to explain it to me....

The rest of the list though with some nice surprises (Tilda!) feels incredibly safe and mainstream. None of the more complicated or difficult films with the exception of Tilda Swinton in We Need to Talk About Kevin and maybe the ladies from Albert Nobbs feel all that avant garde or truly independent. Where's Fassy for Shame? Or Nessa Redgrave for Coriolanus?! Or Charlize for Young Adult? or poor Gary Oldman. I hope this is not indicative of where the Oscar race is headed because there will be a significant number of great pieces missing from this year in performance.

December 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDrew C

Maybe REVENGE is too campy to the considered good acting? Madelline Stowe does chew the scenery so good though. I dont even know if she is lead or supporting though.

December 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDavid

The snubbing of Corey Stoll in the "Midnight In Paris" ensemble can be explained thusly:

Due to some random, arbitrary rule SAG has, only people who appeared in their own, solo title card at the beginning of the film are eligible for the Ensemble award. Thus the snubbing of Rooney Mara, Rashida Jones and all three of the lawyers from "The Social Network" last year.

December 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterThe Jack

Totally agree that it's total bullshit that Carey Mulligan and Michael Fassbender were snubbed; I thought the SAG Awards were meant to give credit to amazing performances!
Plus the awards are voted for by other ACTORS how the fuck could they not respect and be in awe of Carey and Michael's performances!
Yet they fucking love Jonah Hill and Armie hammer's performances!
Also, yet again the TV catergory is boring and pointless; even before betty white has made something you know she is going to be nominated for everything!
On the other hand, so happy to see Tilda Swinton nominated for We need to talk about Kevin; also really happy Jessica Lange is nominated for American Horror Story; she is fucking incredible in that show! :D

December 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBrett

Very happy for Glenn but very sad for Vanessa, Fassbender, Mulligan and Ewan.
Seems I can't get full joy at any award's season.

The ensemble category in a motion picture is/has always been a mess. In the particular case of Midnight in Paris it is almost a joke. Bruni in but Alison Pill out? No Mimi or Nina?
Why do they leave out all those little juicy roles?

I miss Mad Men too! The 4th season was so good...

No love for Linney or Plimpton?

December 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPeggy Sue

Someone mentioned that SAG often snubs controversial nominees, such as Javier Bardem (Before Night Falls) and Emily Watson (Breaking the Waves), so perhaps Michael Fassbender's snub (and possibly Carey Mulligan's, if she can sneak in as well) for Shame are due to that factor. I'll toss in Michelle Williams (Blue Valentine) in this conversation as well, considering the nudity/sex factor.

Hoping the HFPA are daring enough to nod Fassbender like Williams/Gosling, and that like Williams who missed SAG last year, Fassbender can still bounce back with an Oscar nod this year.

December 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterePastorJames

Drive = Far from Heaven
and Albert Brooks = Dennis Quaid

These noms give a good sense of what films the actors are seeing and liking. For example, they saw and liked Moneyball and J. Edgar -- two movies that won surprise supporting actor nominations. Hopefully, actors are the *only* ones who like Edgar this much because I refuse to think that movie's back in the running for an eventual Best Picture nod. Actors also saw/liked Albert Nobbs, but whether or not that love transfers to Oscar is another question...

More important today are the snubs. The actors didn't see/didn't like Drive, Tinker Tailor, or Young Adult, and they either didn't see or didn't think the acting in War Horse or Extremely Loud was worthy of honoring. Usually, child actors do okay with SAG. Even Jamie Bell won a nom for Billy Elliot, which was another child-led late-December release from Stephen Daldry (as I recall).

December 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDusty

Does anyone genuinely think that McCarthy's performance is better than Mulligan's?

December 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmir

I'm just curious about the cast lists for the movies. Does this mean that if Midnight in Paris wins, Carla Bruni gets something and Corey Stoll does not?

It's interesting to see the Awards lists each year as they always change and then each year you see the possibility of someone you'd never expect getting a nomination. "Hey It's that kid from Superbad!" "It's the girl from from Mike And Molly" "Patton Oswalt" Very interesting.

December 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPhilip

Uuuughh... Has Eastwood fever been lying in wait all this time??? I hope these are just lazy picks and Brooks, Theron, Patton, and Nessa (just off the top of my head) re-assert themselves for the Oscars, but SAG is pretty accurate.

December 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMarsha Mason

yes, I do, I find the Albert Brooks snub to be horrifying, even disgusting

I was expecting to see Glenn Close here, she's a big actor, everyone knows her and these are the actors' awards show. For the same reasons I was expecting to see Redgrave included, so why isn't she?

Great to see Emily Watson and Maggie Smith in!

The Pitt-Clooney-DiCaprio trio is so conventional it makes me sick.

December 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterYavor

@Amie totally agree; I loved McCarthy in Bridesmaids; but to get nominated against better performances from Carey Mulligan and Vanessa Redgrave is just a joke!
'Shame' on you SAG Awards! lol :p

December 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBrett

The Bridesmaids love signals the death of good taste in the world. Is it entertaining? Yes. But there's a place to award that kind of movie, and it's called the MTV Movie Awards. Oy.

December 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCharlieG

Meant to say @Amir not @Amie lol sorry

December 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBrett

Pitt-Di Caprio-Clooney sounds so obvious, conventional, predictable, like some "sexiest man alive" list....seems like they are trying to emulate some "old hollywood glamour" with the most obvious and biggest "stars" they can get, brangelina on the red carpet, "older and wiser" Leo, George in all his 50-year-old glory.......

Michelle-Meryl-Viola are beyond locks at this point. No IFs or BUTs...No Charlize....

Christopher Plummer is on his way to his first win, and I'm so very happy for him. I'd say his win is this year's first lock, as far as wins are concerned.

Glee sucks, when will people stop voting for it? Its just horrendous!

December 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

It is interesting that the SAG went more for the young actors like Hill and Hammer over the actresses like Olsen, Mara or Woodley. Usually the young women seem to have an easier time with awards traction.

December 14, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterbia

Look, I love Kathy Bates but....

Liar. You can't wait to push her down a flight of stairs so you can take the lead in Goddess.
----
Go Jessica Lange!

December 14, 2011 | Unregistered Commenter//3rtful

I am mostly horrified by these lazy, conventional, uber-conservative choices. These were the performances that actually moved and inspired ACTORS this year? I would think that the Armie Hammer and Jonah Hill performances would be an EMBARRASSMENT to the art of acting, but I guess not!

Okay, positives: Tilda Swinton, Michelle Williams, Jessica Chastain, cast of Midnight in Paris.

Negative: Hammer, Hill, anything related to Albert Nobbs (yes, that's you, Glenn), DiCaprio and everything J.Edgar, Melissa McCarthy (how could you vote for her and leave out Redgrave or Mulligan? How could you look at yourself in the mirror? lol).

No Mulligan! No Fassbender! No Redgrave! No Woodley! No Gosling! No Oldman! No Theron! WTF?!?!?!

I hope Oscar corrects all these mistakes, although I will be sitting on pins and needles.

December 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAaron

At first I was very happy for Tilda gaining traction for a best actress nomination. Then, yesterday, I saw the movie. It is awful, in your face, full of mannerisms not very much of a real soul. Tilda is absolutely miscast. She does what she can, but she is her good moments are never specific of this particular part - it's only her natural pathos.

So, yes, I loved her in I am Love, Julia, and a lot movies since the 80's. It's a shame that she's gonna get a lead nomination for such a bad project and an uninspired performance. Boo!

December 14, 2011 | Unregistered Commentercal roth

Where is the nom for Zooey Deschanel for New Girl; those who watch it know what i'm talking about, she is hilarious in that show; perfectly cast and makes the show enjoyable to watch every week!

December 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBrett

Connie Britton and Amy Poehler, I am outraged on your behalf. Ridiculous.

(I know this is a film based blog, but SAG really dropped the ball on the TV nominations...)

December 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKim

How could they snub Emilia Clarke from Game Of Thrones; She was incredible the entire series and was even snubbed at the Emmys!
Yet they decided that Kathy Bates gives an 'Outstanding' performance in Harry's Law and so she should be nominated?
I'm so dissapointed in the nominations this year it was like none of the actors even bothered to watch the fiilms; let's hope the Golden Globes, BAFTAs and Academy Awards can get it
right!
*Praying to my god; Lady GaGa* lol :P
P.S. Stole this from Amy Poehler's Harvard Speech; if you haven't seen it go and watch it; its so funny! :)

December 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBrett

No Redgrave! No Fassy! These idiots actors!!! I hate them! But that's the problem when you have an award that Pamela Anderson could vote for!! And she actually does vote. As do Megan Fox and 100 000 unknowns. I don't like these awards. I never have. They're usually the worst thing every season. I can't remember a single case, in which I actually was happy when somebody won unexpectedly here. A SINGLE CASE. This is the group that went with Renee Zellweger for Chicago!!! The only worse scenario would have been Selma Hayek. Zellweger for her lame turn in Chicago, in which she's overshadowed by everybody, over Moore, Kidman and Lane for obviously superior work. Or Halle Berry - they started it in 2001, for this terribly uneven performance. The list could go on forever. And now these nominations. I'm sorry. I don't get it. Armie Hammer? Have they seen J.Edgar?! I can accept DiCaprio's nod. He had his highlights in the film. But Hammer was dull. Boring. And like always they're worse in the TV categories than the Emmys. They go for the same stuff again and again and again..

December 14, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterzooey

Marcos -- there's really not a wide overlap with SAG and Oscar though people always claim there is. SAG has 90,000 members and the nominating committee changes every year. the Academy has basically the same 2,000 actors every year ;)

December 14, 2011 | Registered CommenterNATHANIEL R

Miriam -- i need to know this abotu REVENGE too. Madeleine Stowe is the shit.

Bia -- supporting actor = hot mess. oh yes.

John T -- i think you're right that Redgrave and Brooks are still in for Oscar (and both have actual shots at winning still since the race changes the second nominations are announced and the precursor madness sort of instantly evaporates. Nobody who is voting remembers you were snubbed at SAG if you're suddenly Oscar nominated!)

Suzanne -- agreed that the ensemble categories looks, for once!, like it's based on the casts and not the films ... well to a degree.

Matty Negs -- NOOOoooooooo i couldn't stomach both DiCaprio and Hammer making it for such a drab movie.

Peggy Sue -- it's probably best to not even consider the comedy viewing habits of SAG voters because my god they are behind the times as to what's good stuff on television. And I say this as someone who has to have help there myself but even I know they are f***ed when it comes to keepin gup with where the quality is. These nominations feel like they're 3 years old.

Dusty -- my god. peoplea re going to FREAK if Brooks is snubbed at Oscar.

Amir -- given the love for Melissa McCarthy out there, i'ma have to guess that there exists souls who prefer her work to Carey Mulligans.

/3RTFULL -- LMFAO. "Goddess!"

December 14, 2011 | Registered CommenterNATHANIEL R

CLAIRE DANES! Where is Claire Danes!??

December 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJohnn

I think she lives in California?

;)

December 14, 2011 | Registered CommenterNATHANIEL R

"It sounds just like Parks & Recreation. Ignoring that show in THIS category is as stupid as anything I've ever seen in awards voting and I mean that in the least hyperbolic way possible. It's just plain idiocy."

AMEN! Lunacy.

I love Vanessa Redgrave, but I'm pretty ambivalent about her chances. Is that movie even open anymore? It's impossible for 90% of the world to have even seen that movie.

December 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRJ

Also, the Mulligan/McCarthy comparison. This really bugs me. 1. They are completely different performances. A successful performance in Bridesmaids looks SO much different than a successful performance in Shame. 2. This seems to make the assumption that McCarthy is the #5 choice in that list. How would anyone know that? She could be the #2 or #3 for all we know. 3. We're always complaining that comedy never gets its due in the awards' season. Well, here it is! This type of comparison seems to set back to the default idea that drama is automatically more valuable than comedy.

December 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRJ

RJ --well said. I have the same gripe with people saying that The Artist is not "substantial" enough and a mere confection. I bet that's what people said about Singin' in the Rain and why it wasn't Best Picture nominated.

it's tough for comedy to be taken seriously

December 14, 2011 | Registered CommenterNATHANIEL R
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