The SAG Awards don’t have as much panache as the Golden Globes or the Oscars, in my opinion, but I still love to watch them. First, the show is only two hours. Second, the awards are for actors only (as they are given out by the actor’s union), not a cinematography category in sight. Finally, over the years the SAG awards have proven, along with the Golden Globes, to be a good indicator of Oscar winners. It’s also fun because TV acting is recognized as well.
Like last week, I’m just going to share some random thoughts:
♦ Yesterday I finally saw American Hustle and I’m telling you the movie is awesome. I am in awe of the whole cast – they hit it out of the park. So I was shocked that Jennifer Lawrence didn’t win. I don’t want to say she was robbed, since I didn’t see 12 Years a Slave, but I’d be lying to say I wasn’t bummed.
♦ I’m not sure why Amy Adams wasn’t even nominated? It’s criminal. I’m curious to see what would have happened if she’d been up against Cate Blanchett (who won). After listening to Blanchett’s speech – it’s official – I do not like her.
♦ Two losses in a row for Sandra Bullock, doesn’t bode well for the Oscars.
♦ Jared Leto gave a much better speech than he did last week. He was classy, charming & funny. But the important question is – ponytail or no ponytail?
♦ Mr. McConaughey, I still love you man. I liked your speech about Neptune, and the audience (Ms. Blanchett being the obvious exception) seemed to as well. I mean lets be real, we’re talking about the acting profession here. I think otherworldly comparisons are totally appropriate. Since Leonardo DiCaprio wasn’t nominated for a SAG (?) I’m not sure how this will play out at the Academy Awards, where the two actors go head-to-head. We shall see.
♦ Best Cast – American Hustle! WooHoo! If you haven’t seen the movie yet, you need to hustle on out to the theater.
♦ Brad Pitt, looking incredibly self-important, sported one of the worst haircuts I’ve ever seen on him.
♦ I heart Emma Thompson. I want to go drinking with her!
♦ For the TV Drama category it was all about Breaking Bad, of course.
♦ Thankfully, Alec Baldwin did not win again for 30 Rock. Maybe even Hollywood is finally sick of his ridiculous tirades.
♦ Yay Modern Family, but Sophia Vergara’s stupid shtick about no speaking good English – puhleeezzzeee.
♦ The Rita Moreno Tribute was pretty powerful. When she sang, and they panned the audience, I saw quite a few celebrities with tears in their eyes. That woman is 82? Good God – I can’t believe it, she looks fabulous. But the quote of the night came from my nine year-old, who caught a cleavage shot, “That dress is not appropriate for someone her age.”
♦ My “what the hell?” moment – Cuba Gooding Jr. I’m thinking he had one too many. What’d did you think of that Michele?
♦ My favorite dresses: Sandra Bullock, Lupita Nyong’o, Anna Gunn, Amy Adams
♦ My least favorite dresses: Cate Blanchett, Eddie Falco, Kerry Washington – really?
Did you watch the SAG Awards? Did you even know it was on? Share your thoughts, I’m curious to know your impressions about it all.