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Sigourney Weaver & Meryl Streep, Sandra Bullock & Jesse James: SAG Awards

Meryl Streep

Meryl Streep was one of the presenters at the 2010 SAG Awards ceremony. Streep was in the running in the best actress category (for Julie & Julia), but lost to Sandra Bullock for the blockbuster The Blind Side. Without a doubt, Streep and Bullock will be the two top contenders for the best actress Oscar. In fact, both Streep and Bullock won Golden Globes last weekend, while Streep has been one of the critics' favorites this awards season. The Oscar nominations will be announced Feb. 2.

Julianna Margulies (above) reprised her Golden Globe win of the week before by taking home the Actor for best actress in a television drama series, The Good Wife. Margulies' competitors included Holly Hunter, Glenn Close, and Patricia Arquette. Many were expecting Close, a five-time Oscar nominee, to win for Damages.

“My mother and father call me after every single episode,” Margulies said at the awards ceremony. “They've been so supportive of me and have such interest in my life and every role I take – except for Snakes on a Plane. They weren't so proud of that one, but they are proud of this one.”

Photos: Courtesy of the Screen Actors Guild

Julianna Margulies

Julianna Margulies

Penélope Cruz, Kate Hudson, Nicole Kidman, Marion Cotillard

Marion Cotillard, Kate Hudson, Nicole Kidman, Penélope Cruz introduce their film, the musical Nine, which was up for a best ensemble SAG Award. Nine lost to Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds. Although it has been a box office disappointment and despite mostly poor reviews, Nine will possibly get several Oscar nominations.

Nominees Sigourney Weaver and Meryl Streep pose for the camera. Streep was a best actress nominee for her Julia Child in Julie & Julia; Weaver was up for a best actress in a television movie or miniseries award for her Christian mother with a gay son in Prayers for Bobby. Streep lost to Sandra Bullock in The Blind Side; Weaver lost to Drew Barrymore in Grey Gardens.

Photos: Courtesy of the Screen Actors Guild

Sigourney Weaver, Meryl Streep

Sigourney Weaver, Meryl Streep

Helen Mirren'

Helen Mirren arrives at the SAG Awards ceremony held in Los Angeles on Jan. 23. Mirren was a nominee for Michael Hoffman's The Last Station, in which she plays the wife of Leon Tolstoy (best supporting actor nominee Christopher Plummer). She lost to Sandra Bullock (below) in the blockbuster The Blind Side.

While accepting her best actress trophy, Bullock thanked her husband, Jesse James, seen below with her. Bullock's emotional but humorous speech has been widely praised. She and Meryl Streep will likely be the two top contenders for the Academy Awards. Nominations will be announced Feb. 2.

Photos: Courtesy of the Screen Actors Guild

Jesse James, Sandra Bullock

Jesse James, Sandra Bullock

Sandra Bullock

“It's a fluke,” said Sandra Bullock. “I feel that it's wrong. I made a bet with the driver – my money was on Meryl.” If so, Bullock hadn't read any SAG Award predictions. Many – possibly most – pundits believed she was going to win the Screen Actors Guild's Actor Award for her performance as a conservative, upper middle-class matriarch who discovers compassion after “adopting” an overgrown inner-city teenager. Earlier that evening, Bullock introduced the Life Achievement Award to Betty White, with whom she had played in the comedy hit The Proposal.

Jane Krakowski (below) was one of the nominees of the 30 Rock ensemble, starring Alec Baldwin and Tina Fey. However, the best television comedy series went to the cast of Glee.

The SAG Award winners are chosen by Screen Actors Guild members. There are about 120,000 of those, most of whom are unemployed. It's unclear how many union members actually do vote for the awards.

Photos: Courtesy of the Screen Actors Guild

Jane Krakowski

Jane Krakowski

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3 Comments to Sigourney Weaver & Meryl Streep, Sandra Bullock & Jesse James: SAG Awards

  1. Kanye

    Of course, it's a fluke Sandy!
    How about “All About Steve” anyone? That's also Sandra's movie in 2009 and it's flopped! because it's worst movie and acting all together.
    Here, check it out: http://moviesblog.mtv.com/2010/01/20/razzie-awards-nominations-ballots-arrive-to-the-dismay-of-filmmakers-and-fanpeople-everywhere/
    Sandra is on target for Razzie nomination as WORST ACTRESS for All About Steve. Wait for the announcement on Feb 1, one day before Oscar nominations.
    Oscar? Dream on, Sandy!

  2. Candie Graham

    I am so happy for Sandra, she absolutely deserved this and hope there is more to come!!! Way to go Sandra…

  3. errol

    Meryl looks so good.
    I hope she wins the Oscar.