SAG Awards: The Highlights

s-BETTY-WHITE-SAG-largeThe SAG (Screen Actor’s Guild) awards aired on Saturday evening. As far as the actual awards given, it was largely a repeat of last week’s Golden Globes.  However, since Avatar was not nominated in any categories, another film  got to bask in the glow of the evening.

Inglourious Basterds won for best ensemble cast, and Christoph Waltz repeated last week’s Golden Globe win. Other repeat winners included Jeff Bridges, Sandra Bullock, Mo’Nique, Michael C. Hall, Julianna Margulies, Alec Baldwin, Kevin Bacon, and Drew Barrymore.

Despite the lack of  suspense, the show seemed quite a bit more lively and more entertaining than last week’s rather restrained Golden Globes. Here are a few highlights.

Sandra Bullock beat out perennial favorite Meryl Streep, and this was a vote by her peers.  She clearly has won the respect of a lot of naysayers this year. She gave an adorable acceptance speech, and was truly funny when she introduced Betty White for her lifetime achievement award.  This is shaping up to be the year of the Sandra.

Beloved Betty White was the belle of the ball, and just a joy to watch as she accepted her award for over sixty years in the business. She gave the best quip of the night as she stated of Bullock, “Isn’t it heartening to see how far a girl as plain as she is can go?”

Glee won Best Ensemble for a TV comedy.

Mad Men won Best Ensemble for  a  TV drama.

Kevin Bacon had a very touching speech.

The lowlights:

Felecity Huffman as presenter.  Twice in one week the woman has completely flubbed as a presenter.  Get it together.

Drew Barrymore’s acceptance speech. Um, it was like really, um hard to watch, because um, she um, couldn’t think of anything to um, say. Last week’s nervous banter was slightly understandable, but this week I expected her to be a little more polished.

Chris Waltz’s acceptance speech.  Nothing really wrong with it, but it seemed a little esoteric for this particular show. Lighten up a bit when you accept that Oscar in a few months, you’re supposed to be happy.

Here is a complete list of the winners.  Do yourself  a favor and watch the video of Betty White’s award after the list.

FILM

Ensemble Cast: Inglourious Basterds
Male Actor in a Leading Role: Jeff Bridges, Crazy Heart
Female Actor in a Leading Role: Sandra Bullock, The Blind Side
Male Actor in a Supporting Role: Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds
Female Actor in a Supporting Role: Mo’Nique, Precious
Stunt Ensemble: Star Trek

TELEVISION

Male Actor in a TV Drama: Michael C. Hall, Dexter
Female Actor in a TV Drama: Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
TV Drama Ensemble: Mad Men
Male Actor in a TV Comedy: Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Female Actor in a TV Comedy: Tina Fey, 30 Rock
TV Comedy Ensemble: Glee
Male Actor in a Made-for-TV Movie: Kevin Bacon, Taking Chance
Female Actor in a Made-for-TV Movie: Drew Barrymore, Grey Gardens
Stunt Ensemble: 24

  • Kanye
    January 26, 2010 at 7:15 am

    @Shannon Hood

    All About Steve was not so long years ago. It was actually released last year, 2009, between The Proposal & The Blind Side. But it flopped, ‘cuz it’s worst movie & worst acting by Sandra alltogether.

    Sure with her The Blind Side’s Oscar buzz, this will attract Razzie org. as well to give Sandra her most deserved 3rd Razzie Worst Actress Nomination this year after Demolition Man (1994) & Speed 2 (1998).

  • Shannon Hood
    January 26, 2010 at 5:40 am

    @Kanye Yes, I hear “All About Steve” is quite the stinker, I have no intention of ever seeing it. However almost everyone has a few stinkers in their filmography, and this was made a few years ago and trotted out when Sandra and Bradley Cooper were getting popular.

    @Austrian girl-Hopefully with a smile on his face.

  • Kanye
    January 26, 2010 at 1:30 am

    Sandra’s year? WTF?!
    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!

  • Austrian girl
    January 25, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    Appearently Mr. Waltz does not know exactly how to fit into that faboulous Hollywood Happines Show. 😉

    My English is not as good as his, but if I were Mr. Waltz I would accept the Oscar with a short speech like this:

    I have changed my mind. Meanwhile you all have convinced me that I truly earn it. Tarantino was lucky to cast me, you know. The projectionist told me, he will be happy, when I finally get the Oscar, why shouldn’t I? Awards are mere projections. Thank you anyway.

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