Thursday, January 21, 2010

screen actors guild awards this saturday!

here are my predictions to this weekend's highly anticipated SAG awards. these predictions now differ from the one i made in december when the nominations were announced. there were latest developments that made me rethink my picks. of course, my favorites remain the same. do i need to remind you it's "[500] days of summer" and "[500] days of summer"? lol

here are the nominees and my predictions in red:

MOVIES:

Actor: Jeff Bridges, "Crazy Heart"; George Clooney, "Up in the Air"; Colin Firth, "A Single Man"; Morgan Freeman, "Invictus"; Jeremy Renner, "The Hurt Locker."
*** Predix: Jeff Bridges (after a rousing ovation at the globes, he is the man to beat!)

Actress: Sandra Bullock, "The Blind Side"; Helen Mirren, "The Last Station"; Carey Mulligan, "An Education"; Gabourey Sidibe, "Precious: Based on the Novel `Push' By Sapphire"; Meryl Streep, "Julie & Julia."
*** Predix: Meryl Streep (Sandra was my earlier predicted winner but a tepid reaction to her win at the globes was disquieting, hmmm)

Supporting actor: Matt Damon, "Invictus"; Woody Harrelson, "The Messenger"; Christopher Plummer, "The Last Station"; Stanley Tucci, "The Lovely Bones"; Christoph Waltz, "Inglourious Basterds."
*** Christoph Waltz (i hope a suprise springs from here to make the Oscars a lot more exciting)

Supporting actress: Penelope Cruz, "Nine"; Vera Farmiga, "Up in the Air"; Anna Kendrick, "Up in the Air"; Diane Kruger, "Inglourious Basterds"; Mo'Nique"; "Precious: Based on the Novel `Push' By Sapphire."
*** Mo'Nique (same goes here and, if ever, a win by Anna Kendrick would be totally mind-blowing!)

Ensemble cast: "An Education," "The Hurt Locker," "Inglourious Basterds," "Nine," "Precious: Based on the Novel `Push' By Sapphire."
*** The Hurt Locker (tough call but either this movie or "Inglourious Basterds" will walk away with the win)

Stunt ensemble: "Public Enemies," "Star Trek," "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen."
*** Star Trek
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TELEVISION:

Actor in a movie or miniseries: Kevin Bacon, "Taking Chance"; Cuba Gooding Jr., "Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story"; Jeremy Irons, "George O'Keefe"; Kevin Kline, "Great Performances: Cyrano de Bergerac"; Tom Wilkinson, "Salter."
*** I will go with Jeremy Irons

Actress in a movie or miniseries: Joan Allen, "Georgia O'Keefe"; Drew Barrymore, "Grey Gardens"; Ruby Dee, "America"; Jessica Lange, "Grey Gardens"; Sigourney Weaver, "Prayers for Bobby."
*** Jessica Lange (Drew's win at the globes was a "surprise")

Actor in a drama series: Simon Baker, "The Mentalist"; Bryan Cranston, "Breaking Bad"; Michael C. Hall, "Dexter"; Jon Hamm, "Mad Men"; Hugh Laurie, "House."
*** Michael C. Hall (and not just because he had his successful battle with cancer publicized days before the globes and the SAGs)

Actress in a drama series (tie vote resulted in six nominees): Patricia Arquette, "Medium"; Glenn Close, "Damages"; Mariska Hargitay, "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit"; Holly Hunter, "Saving Grace"; Julianna Margulies, "The Good Wife"; Kyra Sedgwick, "The Closer."
*** Julianna Margulies (or Glenn Close)

Actor in a comedy series: Alec Baldwin, "30 Rock"; Steve Carell, "The Office"; Larry David, "Curb Your Enthusiasm"; Tony Shalhoub, "Monk"; Charlie Sheen, "Two and a Half Men."
*** Alec Baldwin

Actress in a comedy series: Christina Applegate, "Samantha Who?"; Toni Collette, "United States of Tara"; Edie Falco, "Nurse Jackie"; Tina Fey, "30 Rock"; Julia Louis-Dreyfus, "The New Adventures of Old Christine."
*** Toni Collette

Drama series cast: "The Closer," "Dexter," "The Good Wife," "Mad Men," "True Blood."
*** Mad Men (but i heart "True Blood" more than any other series!)

Comedy series cast: "30 Rock," "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Glee," "Modern Family," "The Office."
*** 30 Rock (a win by "Glee" would probably kill my good friend xtine! haha)

Stunt ensemble: "24," "The Closer," "Dexter," "Heroes," "The Unit."
*** 24

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