Monday, January 28, 2008

SAG AWARDS

Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG)
I love watching Awards show. Unfortunately, the Golden Globes was a low key affair due to the still ongoing writers union strike. But thankfully they reached some sort of agreement and allowed the SAG awards to push through. So we had our fill of watching actress all glamed up in their designer gowns, actors all polished in their designer suits and the awards night itself was a welcome change from all those silly reality shows which abound on TV nowadays. The good thing about the SAG awards is that like the Golden Globes they hand out THE ACTOR to deserving stars for motion pictures as well as TV shows.

Here is the complete list of winners for this year: (with added comments from me)
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture:
WINNER
No Country for Old Men (2007)
Other Nominees:
3:10 to Yuma (2007)
American Gangster (2007)
Hairspray (2007)
Into the Wild (2007)
I'm still debating whether to watch "American Gangster". I'm not into musicals so I passed on "Hairspray". The other films haven't reached this part of the globe yet.



Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
WINNER
Daniel Day-Lewis for "There Will Be Blood" (2007)
Other Nominees:
George Clooney for "Michael Clayton" (2007)
Ryan Gosling for "Lars and the Real Girl" (2007)
Emile Hirsch for "Into the Wild" (2007)
Viggo Mortensen for "Eastern Promises" (2007)
Aside from "Eastern Promises" which I somehow missed when it was showing here a couple of months ago because I was too caught up with wedding preparations, I cannot really comment on the actors performances since those films haven't been shown here yet. But Daniel Day Lewis paying tribute to Heath Ledger during his acceptance speech was mind blowing. I mean he is Daniel Day Lewis for God's sake! Wow such a humbling experience.


Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
WINNER
Julie Christie for "Away from Her" (2006)
Other Nominees:
Cate Blanchett for "Elizabeth: The Golden Age" (2007)
Marion Cotillard for "Môme, La" (2007)
Angelina Jolie for "A Mighty Heart" (2007)
Ellen Page for "Juno" (2007)
I love Julie Christie in any role but unfortunately I doubt if I will ever get to see "Away from Her" at a local theater. I would probably just search for the DVD since I'm quite fond of Sarah Polley both as an actress and a director. Again I missed "ELizabeth: The Golden Age" during its run here. I was hoping that they would show "La Mome" during one of the foreign film festivals last year but they didn't. The rest well you know the standard line by now, not yet showing in this part of the globe!


Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
WINNER
Javier Bardem for "No Country for Old Men" (2007)
Other Nominees:
Casey Affleck for "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford" (2007)
Hal Holbrook for "Into the Wild" (2007)
Tommy Lee Jones for "No Country for Old Men" (2007)
Tom Wilkinson for "Michael Clayton" (2007)
There is no doubt that Javier Bardem is a brilliant actor both in Spanish and English movies so I look forward to seeing him as this maniacal killer in this movie.



Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
WINNER
Ruby Dee for "American Gangster" (2007)
Other Nominees:
Cate Blanchett for "I'm Not There" (2007)
Catherine Keener for "Into the Wild" (2007)
Amy Ryan for "Gone Baby Gone" (2007)
Tilda Swinton for "Michael Clayton" (2007)
I blinked and poof "Gone Baby Gone" Ben Affleck's directorial debut was gone from the theaters. As I mentioned above, I'm still debating whether to see "American Gangster"


Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
WINNER
"The Office" (2005)
Other Nominees:
"Desperate Housewives" (2004)
"Entourage" (2004)
"30 Rock" (2006)
"Ugly Betty" (2006)
I believe I am one of the few people on earth who doesn't express an need to watch "The Office" for the simple reason that I can't stand that Raine fellow! Aside for glimpsing a few episodes of "Desperate Housewives", I can't bear to watch the other nominees in this category.


Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
WINNER
"The Sopranos" (1999)
Other Nominees:
"Boston Legal" (2004)
"The Closer" (2005)
"Grey's Anatomy" (2005)
"Mad Men" (2007)
I went through a phase where all I did was watch the complete DVD box collection of all the seasons of "The Sopranos". I love(d) this show! I'm glad they won even after their final season ended months ago. I do watch "Grey's Anatomy" but no way can they compete with the winner. I can't stand James Spader in "Boston Legal" and for that matter Kyra Sedgwick in "The Closer". Enough said!


Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
WINNER:
Alec Baldwin for "30 Rock" (2006)
Other Nominees:
Steve Carell for "The Office" (2005)
Ricky Gervais for "Extras" (2005)
Jeremy Piven for "Entourage" (2004)
Tony Shalhoub for "Monk" (2002)
Only Tony Shalhoub's performance won't elicit an loud and resounding Ewww from me! The rest are all equally irritatingly yucky!


Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
WINNER:
Tina Fey for "30 Rock" (2006)

Other Nominees:
Christina Applegate for "Samantha Who?" (2007)
America Ferrera for "Ugly Betty" (2006)
Mary-Louise Parker for "Weeds" (2005)
Vanessa Williams for "Ugly Betty" (2006)
I find Mary Louise Parker's character in "Weeds" quite hilarious in a witty way! Too bad she lost.


Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
WINNER:
James Gandolfini for "The Sopranos" (1999)

Other Nominees:
Michael C. Hall for "Dexter" (2006)
Jon Hamm for "Mad Men" (2007)
Hugh Laurie for "House M.D." (2004)
James Spader for "Boston Legal" (2004)
Hugh Laurie as Gregory House, M.D is a hoot to watch but of course Tony Soprano
deserves to win or else you might get whacked!



Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
WINNER:
Edie Falco for "The Sopranos" (1999)
Other Nominees:
Glenn Close for "Damages" (2007)
Sally Field for "Brothers & Sisters" (2006)
Holly Hunter for "Saving Grace" (2007)
Kyra Sedgwick for "The Closer" (2005)
Glenn Close has been typecast as this ferociously menacing woman, unfortunately. Sally Field is so endearing to watch as Norah Walker. But no doubt about it Edie Falco as Carmela Soprano truly deserves to bag the grand prize!


Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
WINNER:
Kevin Kline for "As You Like It" (2006)
Other Nominees:
Michael Keaton for "The Company" (2007) (mini)
Oliver Platt for "The Bronx Is Burning" (2007)
Sam Shepard for "Ruffian" (2007) (TV)
John Turturro for "The Bronx Is Burning" (2007)
No comment since I barely know any of these miniseries


Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
WINNER:
Queen Latifah for "Life Support" (2007) (TV)
Other Nominees:
Ellen Burstyn for Oprah Winfrey Presents: Mitch Albom's "For One More Day" (2007) (TV)
Debra Messing for "The Starter Wife" (2007) (mini)
Anna Paquin for "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee" (2007) (TV)
Vanessa Redgrave for "The Fever" (2004)
Gena Rowlands for "What If God Were the Sun?" (2007) (TV)
Same as the above category.

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