The Screen Actors Guild (SAG) awards were handed out earlier tonight, and while there aren’t as many categories as say the Golden Globes or the Academy Awards themselves, the talk amongst Hollywood is that the SAG awards are the most telling when it comes to guessing or pinpointing who might be taking home an Oscar.
As it turns out, The Help was the major winner from the awards show nabbing three awards in the five categories. One for “Outstanding Performance by a Cast”, one for “Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role”, and one for “Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role”. The biggest surprise came by the way of Viola Davis (The Help) beating out Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady) for the Leading Role award. Nearly everyone, including myself, have pegged Streep to take home the Oscar for “Best Actress” next month but the trend seems to be weighing in The Help’s favor. Octavia Spencer won for her Supporting Role for The Help as well.
The other two notable wins were for Jean Dujardin for The Artist with the “Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role” award. I will still be pissed to no end if an actor from a silent film wins best actor at the Oscars. Pissed I tell you! Not when Clooney and Pitt are on the ballot anyways. Christopher Plummer took home a well deserved “Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role” for his turn as the dying-gay father in Beginners. It’s a well deserved win because Plummer was brilliant in it. In reality, Plummer’s only real competition for the SAG award was Nick Nolte in Warrior.
The only Oscar I can see going different is the Best Actor award, that one is still really up in the air (get it, a Clooney movie…for which he was nominated and passed over…he’s also nominated this year). Clooney and Pitt would be my favorites by don’t count out Dujardin either, he’s been getting a lot of love on the awards circuit.
Here are the full list of winners:
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
– The Artist
– The Help
– The Descendants
– Midnight in Paris
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
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 With Marilyn
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
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
– Berenice Bejo – The Artist
– Jessica Chastain – The Help
– Melissa McCarthy – Bridesmaids
– Janet McTeer – Albert Nobbs
– Octavia Spencer – The Help
Tune in to the 84th Academy Awards on February 26th to see who takes home the golden statues!