A quick break from festival screenings to shove food in my face (tortilla chips, peppermint patty, a tangerine. Healthy!) and watch a few minutes of the SAG Awards. But I won't be able to do the whole thing as I'll be racing back to hopefully get into a new Mark Ruffalo movie with the unwieldy title of Infinite Polar Bear. Why must everything happen within the same two weeks? Since I didn't get to watch, not really, I trust you'll share your favorite moments in the comments so I can seek them out on YouTube later (like the non-movie obsessed civilians who see everything they're curious about that way. Such a strange lifestyle!)
It may seem morbid to say but I enjoy SAG's "in memoriam" section so much more than Oscars. Perhaps it's their limited focus on actors but it gives them a chance to show a million clips instead of just quick flashes without much in the way of dialogue
ENSEMBLE IN A MOTION PICTURE
MALE ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
Matthew McConaughey, "Dallas Buyers Club"
FEMALE ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
Cate Blanchett, "Blue Jasmine"
MALE ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Jared Leto, "Dallas Buyers Club"
FEMALE ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Lupita Nyong'o, "12 Years A Slave"
ACTION PERFORMANCE BY STUNT ENSEMBLE
ENSEMBLE IN A DRAMA SERIES
ENSEMBLE IN A COMEDY SERIES
MALE ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Bryan Cranston, "Breaking Bad"
FEMALE ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Maggie Smith, "Downton Abbey"
Dame Maggie has better things to do then attend awards show!
MALE ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Ty Burrell, "Modern Family"
FEMALE ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, "Veep"
MALE ACTOR IN A TELEVISION MOVIE OR MINISERIES
Michael Douglas, "Behind the Candelabra"
FEMALE ACTOR IN A TELEVISION MOVIE OR MINISERIES
Helen Mirren, "Phil Spector"
ACTION PERFORMANCE BY STUNT ENSEMBLE IN A TELEVISION SERIES
"Game of Thrones"
I'm always hoping that the Oscar acting races will be real competitions but most years this ends up happening with all the big shows in regimented lock-step for all four categories with maybe ONE errant choice by one show. It's such a drama killer... and these people are in the business of making drama for us to enjoy. Why does this happen, this winner-takes-all effect? Theories. Got any?