Talkin’ SAG: And the Winners are…

So, let’s take a quick look at how I did with my Screen Actor’s Guild predictions. All in all, the awards were basically an absolute redux of the Golden Globes outside of a few small differences, and it’s an interesting phenomenon. Last year, the awards that crossed over on the TV side of things were:

Best Drama / Best Ensemble in a Drama – Lost

Best Supporting Actress / Female in a Drama Series – Sandra Oh

Best Comedy / Best Ensemble in a Comedy – Desperate Housewives

Now, the supporting category is even more difficult for someone to crossover in, as the Globes lump Drama/Comedy/Miniseries together, and the SAG Awards mix Lead and Supporting. Thus, Sandra Oh’s victory in both is a strong achievement. However, this year was a whole different monster.

Best Drama / Best Ensemble in a Drama – Grey’s Anatomy

Best Actor in a Drama / Male in a Drama Series – Hugh Laurie (House)

Best Actor in a Comedy / Male in a Comedy Series – Alec Baldwin (30 Rock)

Best Actress in a Comedy / Female in a Comedy Series – America Ferrerra (Ugly Betty)

What makes this so surprising is that so many acting awards crossed over, where they normally haven’t in the past. There was only one similarity in the two years prior to last as well, which makes it quite an interesting anomaly for there to be three. Have we finally found the group of actors who will united the crazy Foreign press and the actors themselves? Delightful young actress, cantankerous British man and Alec Frackin’ Baldwin? Seems like a winning combo.

As far as film goes, I went 5/5 on a predictable and uneventful set of awards. Whitaker, Mirren, Murphy, Hudson, and Little Miss Sunshine continues to move towards an Oscar run with an Ensemble win.

The deviations from the Globes on the TV side were for the best, really. The Office takes the Ensemble comedy prize over GG winner Ugly Betty, and I couldn’t be happier about it. I had predicted Desperate Housewives, but my heart was always with the delightful group of folks who populate Dunder-Mifflin.

On the Drama side, the only difference was Chandra Wilson, woefully snubbed of even a nomination at the Golden Globes, picking up an award for Best Actress in a Drama. Her role deserves more attention, and I very much enjoy her picking up some kudos from her peers.

So, my overall totals:

Cinema

5/5 on Myles’ Picks

Total: 5/5

Television

1/6 on Myles’ Picks

4/6 on Dark Horses

Total: 3/6 (Yeah, I’m giving ½ pts)

Final Tally: 8/11

Not too bad, I’d say. The TV Awards were definitely a bit of a madhouse, although not a bad one by any means, just surprising.

I’d offer up some more details and analysis of the winners (Such as Steve Carell being robbed AGAIN, the terrible fate befalling Michael C. Hall) but I think that will wait until tomorrow afternoon. Battlestar Galactica is on.

For the full list of winners,

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Leonardo DiCaprio / BLOOD DIAMOND – Archer – Warner Bros. Pictures
Ryan Gosling / HALF NELSON – Dan Dunne – THINKFilm
Peter O’Toole / VENUS – Maurice – Miramax Films
Will Smith / THE PURSUIT OF HAPPYNESS – Chris Gardner – Sony Pictures
Forest Whitaker / THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND – Idi Amin – Fox Searchlight Pictures

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Penelope Cruz / VOLVER – Raimunda – Sony Pictures Classics
Judi Dench / NOTES ON A SCANDAL – Barbara Covett – Fox Searchlight Pictures
Helen Mirren / THE QUEEN – The Queen – Miramax Films.
Meryl Streep / THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA – Miranda Priestly – 20th Century Fox
Kate Winslet / LITTLE CHILDREN – Sarah Pierce – New Line Cinema

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Alan Arkin / LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE – Grandpa Fox Searchlight Pictures
Leonardo DiCaprio / THE DEPARTED – Billy Warner Bros. Pictures
Jackie Earle Haley / LITTLE CHILDREN – Ronnie J. McGorvey New Line Cinema
Djimon Hounsou / BLOOD DIAMOND – Solomon Warner Bros. Pictures
Eddie Murphy / DREAMGIRLS – James “Thunder” Early Paramount Pictures

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Adriana Barraza / BABEL – Amelia – Paramount Vantage
Cate Blanchett / NOTES ON A SCANDAL – Sheba Hart – Fox Searchlight Pictures
Abigail Breslin / LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE – Olive – Fox Searchlight Pictures
Jennifer Hudson / DREAMGIRLS – Effie White – Paramount Pictures
Rinko Kikuchi / BABEL – Chieko – Paramount Vantage

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
BABEL – Paramount Vantage
BOBBY – MGM/The Weinstein Company
THE DEPARTED – Warner Bros. Pictures
DREAMGIRLS – Paramount Pictures
LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE – Fox Searchlight Pictures

PRIMETIME TELEVISION

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Thomas Haden Church / BROKEN TRAIL – Tom Harte – AMC
Robert Duvall / BROKEN TRAIL – Print Ritter – AMC
Jeremy Irons / ELIZABETH I – Earl of Leicester – HBO
William H. Macy / NIGHTMARES & DREAMSCAPES – Clyde Umney – TNT
Matthew Perry / THE RON CLARK STORY – Ron Clark – TNT

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Annette Bening / MRS. HARRIS – Jean Harris – HBO
Shirley Jones / HIDDEN PLACES – Aunt Batty – Hallmark Channel
Cloris Leachman / MRS. HARRIS – Tarnower’s Sister – HBO
Helen Mirren / ELIZABETH I – Elizabeth I – HBO
Greta Scacchi / BROKEN TRAIL – Nola Johns – AMC

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
James Gandolfini / THE SOPRANOS – Tony Soprano – HBO
Michael C. Hall / DEXTER – Dexter Morgan – Showtime
Hugh Laurie / HOUSE – Dr. Gregory House – FOX
James Spader / BOSTON LEGAL – Alan Shore – ABC
Kiefer Sutherland / 24 – Jack Bauer – FOX

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
Patricia Arquette / MEDIUM – Allison Dubois – NBC
Edie Falco / THE SOPRANOS – Carmela Soprano – HBO
Mariska Hargitay / LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT – Det. Olivia Benson – NBC
Kyra Sedgwick / THE CLOSER – Deputy Chief Brenda Johnson – TNT
Chandra Wilson / GREY’S ANATOMY – Dr. Miranda Bailey – ABC

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
Alec Baldwin / 30 ROCK – Jack Donaghy – NBC
Steve Carell / THE OFFICE – Michael Scott – NBC
Jason Lee / MY NAME IS EARL – Earl Hicke – NBC
Jeremy Piven / ENTOURAGE – Ari Gold – HBO
Tony Shalhoub / MONK – Adrian Monk – USA

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
America Ferrera / UGLY BETTY – Betty Suarez – ABC
Felicity Huffman / DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES – Lynette – ABC
Julia Louis-Dreyfus / THE NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE – Christine Campbell – CBS
Megan Mullally / WILL & GRACE – Karen Walker – NBC
Mary-Louise Parker / WEEDS – Nancy Botwin – Showtime
Jaime Pressly / MY NAME IS EARL – Joy – NBC

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
24 – FOX
BOSTON LEGAL – ABC
DEADWOOD – HBO
GREY’S ANATOMY – ABC
THE SOPRANOS – HBO

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES – ABC
ENTOURAGE – HBO
THE OFFICE – NBC
UGLY BETTY – ABC
WEEDS – SHOWTIME

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