Oscars 2015: 22nd Screen Actors Guild Awards
Here’s the recap of last night’s SAG Awards.
It won’t be that much in depth, since it’s one of the most boring shows to actually sit down and watch. They speed through a bunch of categories and all that really matters is the results.
I’ll hurry through the categories and then tell you what it means for the Oscar race at the bottom.
Here are your SAG Awards results:
Best Actress in a Comedy Series
Uzo Aduba, Orange Is the New Black
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Ellie Kemper, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation
Winner: Uzo Aduba, Orange Is the New Black
Best Actor in a Comedy Series
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Louis C.K., Louie
William H. Macy, Shameless
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent
Winner: Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent
“Get up here, Dad.” That’s great.
It was a really classy speech, too.
Best Ensemble in a Comedy Series
The Big Bang Theory
Key & Peele
Orange Is the New Black
Winner: Orange Is the New Black
Just knocking out all the comedy shit first, huh?
Best Supporting Actress
Rooney Mara, Carol
Rachel McAdams, Spotlight
Helen Mirren, Trumbo
Alivia Vikander, The Danish Girl
Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs
Winner: Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl
Interesting dress choice. The dress matches the curtains.
Nice cut to the dude in the background downing his drink behind Eddie Redmayne while she cried on stage.
Oh, that’s Nicole Kidman’s husband. What’s she there for? Oh, right, Grace of Monaco. Ha ha.
Vikander’s gotta cut down that speech before the Oscars.
Saoirse Ronan is awesome.
Best Supporting Actor
Christian Bale, The Big Short
Idris Elba, Beasts of No Nation
Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies
Michael Shannon, 99 Homes
Jacob Tremblay, Room
Winner: Idris Elba, Beasts of No Nation
That is a first in the history of the SAG Awards.
Best Actress in a TV Movie or Miniseries
Nicole Kidman, Grace of Monaco
Queen Latifah, Bessie
Christina Ricci, The Lizzie Borden Chronicles
Susan Sarandon, The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe
Kristen Wiig, The Spoils Before Dying
Winner: Queen Latifah, Bessie
And so is Jacob Tremblay.
Best Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries
Idris Elba, Luther
Ben Kingsley, Tut
Ray Liotta, Texas Rising
Bill Murray, A Very Murray Christmas
Mark Rylance, Wolf Hall
Ben Kingsley wore a lot of makeup in Tut.
And shit, Ray Liotta looks awesome in Texas Rising.
I don’t think Bill Murray is there, which sucks. That’s the only reason I’d have wanted him to win.
And I know Rylance isn’t there.
Winner: Idris Elba, Luther
Statements being made.
Not that he’s not wholly deserving. Because he absolutely is.
Carol Burnett is a fucking treasure.
Best Actress in a Drama Series
Claire Danes, Homeland
Viola Davis, How to Get Away with Murder
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Robin Wright, House of Cards
Winner: Viola Davis, How to Get Away with Murder
Best Actor in a Drama Series
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Rami Malek, Mr. Robot
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards
Winner: Kevin Spacey, House of Cards
I like how Susan Sarandon is announcing the dead person montage with tits firmly on display. That’s — fitting for Hollywood.
Best Ensemble in a Drama Series
Game of Thrones
House of Cards
Winner: Downton Abbey
Cate Blanchett, Carol
Brie Larson, Room
Helen Mirren, Woman in Gold
Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn
Sarah Silverman, I Smile Back
Winner: Brie Larson, Room
Bryan Cranston, Trumbo
Johnny Depp, Black Mass
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Renenant
Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs
Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl
Winner: Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
But what will happen to the memes?
Best Ensemble Cast
Beasts of No Nation
The Big Short
Straight Outta Compton
Makes sense. That’ll keep things interesting until BAFTA and DGA.
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So what does it all mean?
Well, Leo and Brie Larson are winning. That’s what we’ve all assumed until now, and this just confirmed that fact. BAFTA will likely confirm this once more over. And even if they don’t, this is happening.
Alicia Vikander is going to win Best Supporting Actress. If she was nominated there for the Globes, she’d have won it too. She won it for BFCA, not that I pay too much attention to it. But otherwise, there’s no direct competition for her. It’s hers to lose.
Mark Rylance or Christian Bale didn’t win Supporting, which pretty much means that Sylvester Stallone is taking that Oscar home with him. Because Idris Elba will now likely win the BAFTA, which will mean Stallone will walk the Oscar stage and we’ll be left with the idea of a horrible slight on Elba’s part in a year where the Oscars were really racist. That’s just how it’s gonna look.
Oh, and did you notice that, aside from the final award (which went to the whitest cast of all), not a single black actor lost an award all night? Think that was deliberate? Me too.
And then, Spotlight. People like to think SAG Ensemble means something. They gave it out 21 times, and only ten times has the winner gone on to win Best Picture. So we’re running a cool 50%. It’s not that meaningful.
Mostly SAG just confirms (or sets down the path for) the acting winners. That’s all they ever are. They haven’t missed a Supporting Actress winner since 2007 (technically their 2008 winner won, just in a different category), they haven’t missed a Best Actor winner since Johnny Depp for Pirates in ’03, and Best Actress, they missed with Viola Davis in 2011 and Meryl in 2008. So they’re pretty solid most of the time, and there’s no reason to think they’re gonna get it wrong this year.