2012 Awards Season: Will SAG Help Predict the Oscars?
January 29th, 2012
The SAG awards were announced on Sunday night, and there were a couple surprises among the theatrical categories. Arguably the biggest surprise of the night was the overall strength of The Help, which earned three wins and it was the only film to win more than once. As for the rest of the winners...
The categories and winners are...
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
- I'm more than a little surprised at The Help's success as it won three awards. The only nomination it earned that didn't translate into a win was Jessica Chastain's nod for Best Supporting Actress, but that's because the film was nominated in that category twice.
- The only one of The Help's wins that wasn't a surprise was Octavia Spencer for Best Supporting Actress. I thought The Artist or The Descendants would take home best ensemble cast, while Meryl Streep would earn the win for The Iron Lady.
- I would have picked George Clooney for The Descendants over Jean Dujardin for The Artist for Lead Actor.
- Christopher Plummer's win for Beginners was one of the least surprising results tonight.
- Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2 was a well-deserved win as well.
Filed under: Awards Season, The Help, The Artist, Beginners, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II