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SAG Awards Predictions: Sentimentality & 'Diversity,' Rap Music

Brie Larson and Jacob Tremblay in 'Room': 2016 SAG Awards. 2016 SAG Awards Predictions: Sentiment and 'Diversity' Last-minute SAG Awards predictions, as the 2016 SAG Awards ceremony will begin in about half an hour (Jan. 30) at the Shrine Auditorium in downtown Los Angeles. So far, there's one clear winner […]


SAG Awards Nominations: Helen Mirren Double Dose, Surprises & 'Snubs' Galore

SAG Awards' surprise double nominee Helen Mirren as Hollywood gossip columnist Hedda Hopper in 'Trumbo.' 2016 SAG Awards' nominations: Sylvester Stallone, Matt Damon 'snubbed' while Helen Mirren among surprising inclusions Screener issues (see further below) and online streaming possibilities hated by film exhibitors and the Hollywood Establishment were two of […]


Lupita Nyong'o Upset: SAG Awards Winners

SAG Awards 2014 winners: Lupita Nyong'o surprises, shoo-in Cate Blanchett doesn't (image: Chiwetel Ejiofor and Lupita Nyong'o in '12 Years a Slave') The 2014 SAG Awards ceremony was held at downtown Los Angeles' Shrine Exposition Center earlier this evening, January 18. Presenters included Ben Affleck, John Goodman, Josh Holloway, Clark […]


SAG Awards: Anne Hathaway & Daniel Day-Lewis + Political Thriller Cast

Anne Hathaway Les Misérables. SAG Awards winners 2013 Anne Hathaway & Tommy Lee Jones The SAG Awards 2013 are currently being held at the Shrine Exposition Center, just south of downtown Los Angeles. One of the key Academy Award precursors, SAG Award winners have usually gone on to take home […]


SAG Awards: Marion Cotillard to Lead French Charge? + Jennifer Lawrence Among Possible Contenders

Marion Cotillard in Rust and Bone. The SAG Awards usually bypass performers in non-English-language films. This year, however, could be a major exception thanks to two well-received French-language dramas: Jacques Audiard's Rust and Bone and Michael Haneke's Amour. The former stars Marion Cotillard and Matthias Schoenaerts; the latter stars veterans Jean-Louis Trintignant (Z, […]


Actor Award: SAG Winners Include Five-Decade Veteran & Surprise Best Actress

Kate Winslet, Mildred Pierce Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture * The Help – Jessica Chastain. Viola Davis. Bryce Dallas Howard. Allison Janney. Chris Lowell. Ahna O'Reilly. Sissy Spacek. Octavia Spencer. Mary Steenburgen. Emma Stone. Cicely Tyson. Mike Vogel The Artist Bérénice Bejo. James Cromwell. Jean Dujardin. […]


Diane Lane & Husband Josh Brolin + Mary Steenburgen & Husband Ted Danson

Diane Lane and husband Josh Brolin: SAG Award nominee and previously shortlisted guest. Diane Lane and husband Josh Brolin: SAG Awards' Red Carpet Pictured above are Cinema Verite Best Actress in a Television Movie or Mini-Series nominee Diane Lane and husband Josh Brolin on the Red Carpet at the 18th […]


Dianna Agron & Kristen Wiig + Rose Byrne & Regina King: SAG Awards

Dianna Agron and Emma Stone: SAG Awards' nominees. Dianna Agron and Emma Stone: SAG Awards Glee actress Dianna Agron and The Help actress Emma Stone are pictured above on the Red Carpet of the 2012 Screen Actors Guild Awards. The ceremony was held at the Shrine Auditorium on Jan. 29 […]


Armie Hammer & Wife Elizabeth Chambers + Jessica Lange 'American Horror Story': SAG Awards

Armie Hammer and wife Elizabeth Chambers: SAG Awards. Best Supporting Actor nominee Armie Hammer and wife Elizabeth Chambers: SAG Awards Best Supporting Actor SAG Award nominee Armie Hammer and wife Elizabeth Chambers arrive at the 2012 Screen Actors Guild Awards held on Jan. 29 at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium. A […]


Kevin Bacon & Kyra Sedgwick + Amber Heard & Steve Buscemi: SAG Awards

Amber Heard: SAG Awards. 'Zombieland' actress Amber Heard: SAG Awards Actress Amber Heard, whose credits include Zombieland, Patrick Lussier's Nicolas Cage action flick Drive Angry, and the Johnny Depp box office disappointment The Rum Diary, is pictured above on the 2012 Screen Actors Guild Awards' Red Carpet outside Los Angeles' […]


Patrick Duffy & Linda Gray + Mary Tyler Moore & Dick Van Dyke: SAG Awards

Patrick Duffy and Linda Gray, Diane Lane and Josh Brolin. Patrick Duffy and Linda Gray, Diane Lane and Josh Brolin: SAG Awards Pictured above are Patrick Duffy and Linda Gray with Diane Lane and Josh Brolin on the 2012 SAG Awards' Red Carpet, just outside Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium on […]


Chris Lowell & Emma Stone + Viola Davis & Cicely Tyson: SAG Awards

'The Help' cast: SAG Award winners Sissy Spacek, Mary Steenburgen, Mike Vogel et al. 'The Help' cast: SAG Award winners range from veterans Sissy Spacek and Mary Steenburgen to Mike Vogel and Emma Stone Sissy Spacek, Mary Steenburgen, Mike Vogel, Emma Stone, Jessica Chastain, Viola Davis, and their fellow The […]


Watch SAG Awards Online Live Streaming Red Carpet Plus Ceremony Possibilities

Update: When it comes to the red carpet arrivals, you can watch the SAG Awards live-streaming online on TNT on Sunday, Jan. 29, '12, beginning at 3 p.m. PT/6 p.m. ET. The Associated Press will have its own live coverage here. (You must RSVP by providing your email address.) And […]


SAG Life Achievement Award Winners

James Earl Jones, 2008 SAG Life Achievement Award recipient 1962 Eddie Cantor 1963 Stan Laurel 1965 Bob Hope 1966 Barbara Stanwyck 1967 William Gargan 1968 James Stewart 1969 Edward G. Robinson 1970 Gregory Peck 1971 Charlton Heston 1972 Frank Sinatra 1973 Martha Raye 1974 Walter Pidgeon 1975 Rosalind Russell 1976 […]


Mary Tyler Moore: SAG Life Achievement Award Recipient

Mary Tyler Moore Mary Tyler Moore has been named the recipient of the 2012 Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award, given annually to an actor who fosters the “finest ideals of the acting profession.” The star of The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Best Actress Academy Award nominee for Ordinary […]


SAG Awards: Barbara Hershey & Natalie Portman + Susan Sarandon & Son Jack Henry Robbins

Natalie Portman in Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan Natalie Portman: SAG Awards' Best Actress for 'Black Swan.' Natalie Portman: SAG Awards' Best Actress winner 'bleeped' TNT and TBS bleeped Natalie Portman, this year's Best Actress SAG Award winner for her performance as a mentally unbalanced ballerina in Darren Aronofsky's psychological thriller […]


Actors Guild: SAG Awards Offers Second Annette Bening vs. Hilary Swank Rematch

Screen Actors Guild nominations: The King's Speech received four SAG Award nods, including Best Supporting Actress for Helena Bonham Carter and Best Actor for Colin Firth. Although not a fool-proof Academy Award bellwether, the Screen Actors Guild Awards are a solid indicator of which way Oscar voters will lean – […]


SAG Awards Nominations Predictions: Annette Bening & Mark Wahlberg + Jacki Weaver & Lesley Manville?

SAG Awards: Shoo-in Best Actress nominee Annette Bening and potential Best Actress (or Best Supporting Actress?) nominee Julianne Moore: Loving and dysfunctional lesbian couple in Lisa Cholodenko's likely Best Cast nominee The Kids Are All Right. The SAG Awards should also shortlist Bening and Moore's male co-star, Mark Ruffalo, in […]


Penélope Cruz & Drew Barrymore, Carey Mulligan & Sophia Loren: SAG Awards

Marion Cotillard, Penélope Cruz, Nicole Kidman, and Keith Urban pose for the camera at the 2010 SAG Awards ceremony, held in Los Angeles on Sat., Jan. 23. Cruz was in the running for the best supporting actress SAG Award, but she lost to Precious' Mo'Nique. The trio of actresses, along […]


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

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 […]


Holly Hunter & Jane Lynch + Jane Krakowski & Penélope Cruz: SAG Awards

Betty White and Sandra Bullock appeared together in The Proposal, the summer movie that marked Bullock's resurgence as a box office draw. Later that evening, Bullock won the SAG Award for best actress in a motion picture for The Blind Side, a sleeper hit that confirmed her box office standing […]


Sigourney Weaver, Kate Hudson & Eli Roth: SAG Awards

Jessica Lange, Jeff Bridges and wife Susan. Lange and Bridges co-starred in Dino de Laurentiis' 1976 version of King Kong, which was deemed much inferior to the original. Despite the film's box office success (though somewhat less than expected), Lange was all but unemployable for the next few years. Things […]


Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer, Jon Hamm: SAG Awards

Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer Anna Kendrick (pictured above, with Eli Roth) was nominated for the best supporting actress SAG Award for her performance in Jason Reitman's Up in the Air, in which she plays opposite George Clooney. As expected, Kendrick lost to Precious' Mo'Nique, who'll surely end up with an […]


Betty White + Drew Barrymore: SAG Awards Highlights of Sorts

Jessica Lange and Drew Barrymore in Grey Gardens (HBO) In addition to Betty White's and Sandra Bullock's speeches, another highlight at the SAG Awards ceremony was much less polished though quite memorable nevertheless. That was when a breathless Drew Barrymore stuttered her way while trying to come up with something […]


Sigourney Weaver & Justin Timberlake, Penélope Cruz & Marion Cotillard: SAG Awards

Sigourney Weaver, Justin Timberlake, Kyra Sedgwick, Ray Romano, Jeremy Renner, Carey Mulligan, Anthony Mackie, Anna Kendrick, Felicity Huffman and Brian Geraghty have been announced as presenters at the 2010 Screen Actors Guild Awards on Jan. 23. They'll be joining Alec Baldwin, Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Jane Lynch, Michelle Monaghan, Chris […]


Sandra Bullock Best Actress, George Clooney Best Actor: SAG Awards Predictions

Best Actress Sandra Bullock, The Blind Side Say what? Sandra Bullock? I know I'm going a bit out on a limb here, but unlike Jeff Bridges' Crazy Heart, Sandra Bullock's The Blind Side is truly a career-capping flick – as in, more box office cash registers ringing than, say, Miss […]


George Clooney, Meryl Streep: SAG Awards Presenters

Alec Baldwin, George Clooney, Jane Lynch, Michelle Monaghan, Chris O'Donnell, Anna Paquin, Meryl Streep and Stanley Tucci have been announced as presenters at the 2010 Screen Actors Guild Awards. Additionally, previously announced presenter Sandra Bullock will hand out SAG's Life Achievement Award to Betty White. Both Alec Baldwin and George […]


Sandra Bullock Presenting SAG Award to Betty White, Kevin Bacon Honored

Betty White, Sandra Bullock in The Proposal (Kerry Hayes / Touchstone) Sandra Bullock, up for a best actress SAG Award for The Blind Side, will present the Screen Actors Guild's Life Achievement Award to Betty White at the 2010 Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony. White and Bullock worked together in […]


SAG Awards: Diane Kruger Surprise + Bizarre Best Cast vs. Individual Nominations Mismatch

Diane Kruger in Inglourious Basterds. The one major surprise in the SAG Awards' nominations, Diane Kruger is a Best Supporting Actress contender for her German film star and spy (shades of Swedish-born Nazi era superstar and rumored spy Zarah Leander?) in Quentin Tarantino's World War II revenge fantasy Inglourious Basterds. […]


Michelle Monaghan & Mélanie Laurent + Italian Politics: Surprise Critics' Winners + Oscar Songs

Michelle Monaghan in Trucker. Tom Cruise's leading lady in the action thriller Mission Impossible III, Michelle Monaghan was initially touted as a likely Best Actress awards season – i.e., Oscar – contender for her performance in writer-director James Mottern's low-budget drama Trucker, in which she plays a sex & booze-loving, […]


'Darfur Now' Screening + Sacha Baron Cohen 'Brüno' Trailer & 'State of Play' Images

'Darfur Now.' Darfur Now and The Devil Came on Horseback, both focusing on the ongoing Darfur crisis, will screen as part of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 27th annual “Contemporary Documentaries” series on Wednesday, April 15, '09, at 7 p.m. at the Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood. […]


SAG Awards: Jeremy Piven & Anthony Hopkins + Meryl Streep & Penélope Cruz

SAG Awards: Laura Linney Holly Hunter Dev Patel, Freida Pinto Photos: Lester Cohen (Hunter), Kevin Mazur (Patel/Pinto), Michael Buckner (Linney) Sean Penn Kate Winslet, Sally Field Meryl Streep Photos: Kevin Mazur (Field/Winslet, Penn), Michael Caulfield (Streep) Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt Kevin Bacon, Kyra Sedgwick Penélope Cruz, Kate Winslet Photos: Kevin […]


Social Inequalities in Superpower-in-the-Making India + Screen Actors Guild Strike Rift

Slumdog Millionaire with Dev Patel and modern-day Mumbai skyline. Toplining Dev Patel, Freida Pinto, Anil Kapoor, and Irrfan Khan, Danny Boyle's Slumdog Millionaire tells the story of former Mumbai slum dweller who may have cheated while a contestant on India's version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? In South […]


Costa-Gavras Getting Eisenstein Honor + 'The Band's Visit' Tops Israeli Academy Awards

Screenwriter, director, and producer Costa-Gavras, 74, never one to shy away from inflammatory themes, will be honored with the second-ever Eisenstein Award handed out by the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts. The Sept. 28 ceremony will launch a two-day Costa-Gavras mini-festival, with screenings of four of the […]


Nastri d'Argento Nominations: Anti-Berlusconi Film In

The two top nominees for the 61st Nastri d'Argento Italian Cinema Awards presented by the National Union of Italian Film Journalists (Sindacato Nazionale Giornalisti Cinematografici Italiani) are Giuseppe Tornatore's suspense drama La Sconosciuta / The Unknown Woman (above, lower photo) and Nanni Moretti's anarchic political satire Il Caimano / The […]


SAG Awards: British Dames Julie Andrews & Helen Mirren + Immigration & Identity Theft Drama Tops Sundance

Julie Andrews: British dames top SAG Awards. “If my life is any guide,” SAG Life Achievement winner Julie Andrews remarked backstage at the 2007 SAG Awards ceremony, “the chances are if you work very hard, a piece of good fortune will pass your way, but you'd better be ready for […]


Helen Mirren Queen Elizabeth Double Awards Season Dose + Mexican Directors Are U.S. Critics' Winners

Helen Mirren as Queen Elizabeth II in The Queen. Set in the aftermath of Princess Diana's death, Stephen Frears' The Queen, written by Peter Morgan, goes out of its way to present Queen Elizabeth II as a kind-hearted heroine determined to save both the British monarchy and a hunted deer. For […]


Julie Andrews to Receive SAG Life Achievement Award

Julie Andrews, whose film career spans four decades, will receive the Screen Actors Guild's Life Achievement Award at the 2007 SAG Awards ceremony on Jan. 28. Andrews won a Best Actress Academy Award for her performance as the quirky (and sometimes flying) nanny in the 1964 Disney megahit Mary Poppins. […]


SAG & DGA Awards: Crashing Gay Cowboy Party + Paul Newman & Shirley Temple Return

Crash with Shaun Toub and Michael Peña. Directed by Paul Haggis from a screenplay by Haggis and Bobby Moresco, the Los Angeles-set race-focused drama Crash was the 2006 SAG Awards' surprise Best Cast winner. The all-star ensemble includes Shaun Taub and Michael Peña as the working-class representatives of two “ethnic minorities” – […]


Shirley Temple: SAG Life Achievement Award Winner

Shirley Temple now: SAG Life Achievement Award winner Shirley Temple, the biggest child star in film history, is now a grown woman. In fact, she has been one for quite some time. The 77-year-old Temple, in fact, has been named the next recipient of the Screen Actors Guild's Life Achievement […]


BAFTA Nominations' Casualties + Thespian Black Hole Clint Eastwood?

A Very Long Engagement with Audrey Tautou: BAFTA casualty. This year, several top awards season contenders have had their British Academy Award (BAFTA) chances shortcircuited by new rules and a dearth of screenings & screeners. One of these is Jean-Pierre Jeunet's sweeping World War I drama A Very Long Engagement, which […]