Diane Lane and husband Josh Brolin photo: SAG Awards' Red Carpet
Cinema Verite Best Actress in a Television Movie or Mini-Series nominee Diane Lane and husband Josh Brolin arrive at the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, which took place at the Shrine Auditorium on Jan. 29, '12, in Los Angeles. Lane lost to the SAG Award to Kate Winslet in Todd Haynes' Mildred Pierce.
The other nominees in that category were:
- Emily Watson for Appropriate Adult.
- Betty White for The Lost Valentine.
- Maggie Smith for Downton Abbey – actually a TV series, not a mini-series.
Kate Winslet, who has already won a Golden Globe and an Emmy for the old Joan Crawford role (in Michael Curtiz's Oscar-nominated 1945 movie), was absent from the SAG Awards ceremony.
Betty White lost that particular SAG Award, but that same evening was chosen as Best Actress in a Comedy Series for her participation in Hot in Cleveland.
Diane Lane nomination
Diane Lane has a previous SAG Award nomination: Best Actress in a Motion Picture for her performance as a married woman (to Richard Gere) having an affair with a hunky younger man (Olivier Martinez) in Adrian Lyne's Unfaithful (2002).
That role also earned Lane her only Academy Award nomination to date. Unfaithful, by the way, is a remake of Claude Chabrol's The Unfaithful Wife / La femme infidèle (1969), which starred Stéphane Audran, Michel Bouquet, and Maurice Ronet.
Diane Lane movies
Among Diane Lane's other feature films are:
- A Little Romance (1979).
Dir.: George Roy Hill.
Cast: Laurence Olivier. Diane Lane. Thelonious Bernard. Arthur Hill. Sally Kellerman. Broderick Crawford. David Dukes. Andrew Duncan. Anna Massey.
- The Cotton Club (1984).
Dir.: Francis Ford Coppola.
Cast: Richard Gere.
- Chaplin (1992).
Dir.: Richard Attenborough.
Cast: Robert Downey Jr. (as Charles Chaplin). Diane Lane (as one of Chaplin's several wives, Paulette Goddard).
- The Perfect Storm (2000).
Dir.: Wolfgang Petersen.
Cast: George Clooney. Diane Lane. Mark Wahlberg. John C. Reilly. William Fichtner. John Hawkes. Karen Allen. Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio. Cherry Jones. Allen Payne. Michael Ironside. Rusty Schwimmer. Josh Hopkins.
- Hollywoodland (2006).
Dir.: Allen Coulter.
Cast: Adrien Brody. Ben Affleck.
- Secretariat (2010).
Dir.: Randall Wallace.
Cast: Dylan Walsh. John Malkovich. Margo Martindale. James Cromwell. Scott Glenn. Nelsan Ellis. Otto Thorwarth. Michael Harding. Kevin Connolly. Dylan Baker.
She received a Best Actress Academy Award nomination for Adrian Lyne's infidelity drama Unfaithful (2002), costarring Richard Gere as her husband and Olivier Martinez as her lover. The winner that year was Nicole Kidman for her performance as author Virginia Woolf in Stephen Daldry's The Hours.
Josh Brolin movies
The son of actor James Brolin (Westworld, Gable and Lombard), Josh Brolin was an Oscar nominee in the Best Supporting Actor category for his performance in Gus Van Sant's Milk (2008), starring eventual Best Actor Oscar winner Sean Penn.
Brolin's film credits also include Joel and Ethan Coen's Best Picture Oscar winner No Country for Old Men (2007), a violent crime drama also featuring Tommy Lee Jones and Javier Bardem.
Diane Lane and husband Josh Brolin photo: Jordan Strauss / WireImage.
Screen Actors Guild Awards website.
Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, The Help
“To be an actor means everything to me,” said American Horror Story Actor winner Jessica Lange at the 2012 SAG Awards ceremony, which was held this evening at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. For the most part, the SAG Awards were a replay of the Golden Globes: Lange, Best Supporting Actress Octavia Spencer for Tate Taylor's The Help, Best Supporting Actor Christopher Plummer for Mike Mills' Beginners, Kate Winslet as Best Actress in a Movie or Mini-Series for Todd Haynes' Mildred Pierce.
But there were several differences as well. The most dramatic one was the announcement of The Help's Viola Davis, instead of The Iron Lady's Meryl Streep or My Week with Marilyn's Michelle Williams, as the Best Actress winner. Somewhat surprising was The Artist's Jean Dujardin winning the Actor for Best Actor, reprising an equivalent win at the Golden Globes – Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical. Surely The Descendants' George Clooney, the Golden Globe winner in the Motion Picture - Drama category, had been the favorite at the SAG Awards.
The Help won for Best Cast as well. A surprise for those expecting Michel Hazanavicius' The Artist (backed by awards-savvy The Weinstein Company) to win in that category. But whereas The Artist relies heavily on Dujardin's acting abilities, The Help is truly an ensemble movie. In addition to Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer, its extensive cast includes Emma Stone, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jessica Chastain, Allison Janney, Sissy Spacek, Mary Steenburgen, and Cicely Tyson.
Presenters at the 2012 SAG Awards included Jayne Mansfield's Car/X-Men: First Class' Kevin Bacon, Midnight in Paris/Misery/Harry's Law's Kathy Bates, The Artist's Bérénice Bejo, My Week with Marilyn/Henry V's Kenneth Branagh, Friday Night Lights' Kyle Chandler, The Help/The Debt/Coriolanus/The Tree of Life's Jessica Chastain, Hotel Rwanda/Crash/Flight's Don Cheadle, 30 Rock/Date Night's Tina Fey, and The Descendants/The Ides of March/Gravity's George Clooney.
Also, Albert Nobbs/Damages/Dangerous Liaisons' Glenn Close, Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston, The Good Wife's Matt Czuchry, Doubt/The Help's Viola Davis, Dallas' Patrick Duffy, The Artist/OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies/Little White Lies' Jean Dujardin, Hidden Moon/Dallas' Linda Gray, Love and Other Drugs/Playing the Field's Judy Greer, I Dream of Jeannie/Dallas' Larry Hagman, J. Edgar/Mirror Mirror/The Social Network's Armie Hammer, and The Hangover Part II's Ed Helms.
Plus Southland/Ray's Regina King, Hugo/Gandhi's Ben Kingsley, The Office's John Krasinski, The Good Wife's Julianna Margulies, Bridesmaids' Melissa McCarthy, Moneyball/The Tree of Life's Brad Pitt, Black Swan/Thor's Natalie Portman, Bridesmaids/Grown Ups' Maya Rudolph, Avatar/The Words' Zoe Saldana, and Man on a Ledge/The Closer's Kyra Sedgwick.
And finally, The Help's Octavia Spencer, The Iron Lady/Great Hope Springs/The Devil Wears Prada' Meryl Streep, My Week with Marilyn/Brokeback Mountain/Blue Valentine's Michelle Williams, Midnight in Paris/Wedding Crashers' Owen Wilson, Bridesmaids/Imogene's Kristen Wiig, and The Descendants' Shailene Woodley.
SAG President Ken Howard didn't present anything, but made a speech about the possible marriage of the two largest actors/entertainers' unions in the United States, SAG and AFTRA.
Viola Davis/Octavia Spencer/The Help photo: Dale Robinette / DreamWorks / Disney Enterprises
Betty White won her second consecutive Best Actress SAG Award for her performance in the comedy series Hot in Cleveland. White praised her fellow cast members and expressed the feeling that she'll be sharing her award with them – though “I'm not going to let them keep it.”
Following White's victory, Jessica Chastain presented a curious homage to a handful of actors based outside of the Los Angeles/New York axis. The series of clips included several supporting players in movies such as Contagion.
Also of note, on the SAG Awards' red carpet earlier this evening, The Help's Best Actress nominee Viola Davis remarked that it's still difficult for her (“I'm a character actress, I'm a woman of a certain color”) to find good movie roles, adding that even Halle Berry has a hard time every now and then.
Veteran Cicely Tyson, for her part, remarked that she has mixed feelings about awards show, for they “always create a certain amount of anxiety.” When asked what it was like to be nominated by her fellow actors, Tyson replied that it was important because “you're getting the stamp of approval from the people that you've worked with.” Tyson received an Academy Award nomination from her peers back in early 1973, for her performance in Martin Ritt's Sounder.
Downtown Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium, where the SAG Awards ceremony is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m., was fully evacuated about half an hour ago, reports Deadline.com. The red carpet was temporarily shut down as well.
It's unclear exactly why that happened, though security forces with bomb-sniffing dogs were brought in at that time. About fifteen minutes later, people – after going through metal detectors – were slowly allowed back into the building. Possibilities for the procedure include a less-than-thorough early bomb-detection sweep and/or a bomb threat phone call (almost invariably some idiot with no life).
Presenters at the 2012 SAG Awards include Kevin Bacon, Midnight in Paris/Harry's Law's Kathy Bates, The Artist's Bérénice Bejo, My Week with Marilyn/Henry V's Kenneth Branagh, Friday Night Lights' Kyle Chandler, The Help/The Debt/Coriolanus/Texas Killing Fields' Jessica Chastain, Hotel Rwanda/Flight's Don Cheadle, The Descendants/The Ides of March's George Clooney, Albert Nobbs/Damages' Glenn Close, Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston, The Good Wife's Matt Czuchry, Doubt/The Help's Viola Davis, Dallas' Patrick Duffy, The Artist/Little White Lies/OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies' Jean Dujardin, 30 Rock/Date Night's Tina Fey, Hidden Moon/Dallas' Linda Gray, Love and Other Drugs/Playing the Field's Judy Greer, I Dream of Jeannie/Primary Colors/Dallas' Larry Hagman, J. Edgar/Mirror Mirror/The Social Network's Armie Hammer, and The Hangover Part II's Ed Helms.
Also, SAG President Ken Howard, Southland/Ray's Regina King, Hugo/Gandhi's Ben Kingsley, The Office's John Krasinski, The Good Wife's Julianna Margulies, Bridesmaids' Melissa McCarthy, Moneyball/The Tree of Life's Brad Pitt, Black Swan/Thor/No Strings Attached's Natalie Portman, Bridesmaids/Grown Ups' Maya Rudolph, Avatar/The Words' Zoe Saldana, Man on a Ledge/The Closer's Kyra Sedgwick, The Help's Octavia Spencer, The Iron Lady/Great Hope Springs/The Devil Wears Prada's Meryl Streep, Mary Poppins' Dick Van Dyke, My Week with Marilyn/Brokeback Mountain/Blue Valentine's Michelle Williams, Midnight in Paris/Wedding Crashers' Owen Wilson, Bridesmaids/Imogene's Kristen Wiig, and The Descendants' Shailene Woodley.