Today all the buzz has been around the Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG). This awards show brings the actors, directors, screen writers, and others one step closer to the pinnacle of awards shows, The Oscars. After the Golden Globes and the SAG award shows the world can pretty much narrow down who is taking home that golden Oscar. But first, what is the Screen Actors Guild?
It all began in 1933 when actors were finally standing up to big bad studio owners. They were tired of being put on 7 year contracts and forced to work however the studio executives wanted them to. However, it wasn't until Bette Davis (All About Eve) and Olivia de Havilland (Gone with the Wind) actually rebelled against the studio that a large headway in actor's rights were made. More history on the SAG can be found here:
Tonight, many celebrities were in attendance for the 19th Annual SAG awards. The presenters included Jude Law, Ben Affleck, Jessica Chastain, Hugh Jackman, Jennifer Lawrence, and many, many more. A list of winners can be found here:
It was a great night for Ben Affleck and the rest of the Argo cast for winning Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. Eyebrows were raised when Affleck was snubbed for an Oscar for the Best Director category. However, the Oscar dream isn't over for Argo as the film is nominated for Best Picture, Film Editing, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, Writing (Adapted Screenplay), and Music.
Jennifer Lawrence took home a SAG for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role for her portrayal of a troubled window in the critically acclaimed Silver Linings Playbook. Unfortuantly, her co-star, Bradly Cooper, didn't take home the SAG for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role. That award went to Daniel Day-Lewis for his amazing work in Lincoln. Now back to Jennifer, it really is no big surprise the actress won considering she has been cleaning up this year at each awards show. Still, this is amazing for the young actress to hold her own against the likes of Helen Mirren (Hitchcock), Naomi Watts (Impossible), Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty), and Marion Cotillard (Rust and Bone).
To view all the Oscar nominees go here:
Who do you think will take home the Oscar in each category? Who is more deserving? Also, is there any category you think went to the wrong person/film tonight? Leave your comments below.