Saturday, January 23, 2010

The Actors Speak

The 16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards was yet another award show with some not-so-surprising results. But, before we begin, I must note that "Glee" won for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series, and it was perfect.

Christoph Waltz and Mo'Nique walked away with the award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role and Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role, respectively. No surprise there, and they're both well on their way to Oscar gold. The interesting thing to note about Mo'Nique's win, however, is that she was, for the first time, up against Diane Kruger of "Inglourious Basterds," and she even beat her.

Sandra Bullock was awarded Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role for her work in "The Blind Side," and she beat some huge competition like Helen Mirren for "The Last Station," Gabourey Sidibe for "Precious," Carey Mulligan for "An Education," and Meryl Streep for "Julie & Julia." Yes, Bullock's win infuriates me. Do I have room to talk, though? Perhaps not, considering that I haven't seen "The Blind Side." In any case, I just feel like her win is a giveaway. And this win does mean that she, too, is well on her way to an Oscar win.

Jeff Bridges continued his winning streak, as well, for his performance in "Crazy Heart" for a win in the category of Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Performance. He is a secured lock for the Oscar.

The one surprise of the night came with the winner of Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture which was awarded to the cast of "Inglourious Basterds." The expected winner was "Precious," but Quentin Tarantino's WWII masterpiece came out on top. What does this mean for its chances at some more Oscar nominations and wins? I think its chances just got a well-deserved boost. And why, why, why was the cast of "Nine" nominated over "Up in the Air?"

For a full list of nominees and winners, including those for television, go here.

1 comment:

  1. bullock's performance is so overrated though i like her, as is streep's. love that nine and inglourious basterds won.