Mary Tyler Moore to be feted by SAG

Posted by · 10:43 am · September 8th, 2011

The press release, in part: Renowned actress, producer and humanitarian Mary Tyler Moore will receive Screen Actors Guild (SAG)’s most prestigious accolade – the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award. Moore created a new paradigm for female leads in television, won top honors for her courageous performances in film, television and on stage, produced some […]

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WEEKLY WRAP: ‘King’s Speech’ marches on

Posted by · 5:49 pm · February 4th, 2011

• “The King’s Speech” continued its cruise through phase two of the season with a widely unexpected Directors’ Guild victory… • … and scooped top honors at a surprise-free Screen Actors’ Guild Awards ceremony. • Following this brace of wins, this week’s Off the Carpet column said what we were all thinking: the race is over. […]

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‘The King’s Speech’ takes top honors at SAG Awards

Posted by · 3:17 pm · January 30th, 2011

Well, if you didn’t get the message after last night’s DGA result, SAG’s Best Ensemble award just underlined it for you — the Best Picture race is over. In the 16 years that the three Guilds have co-existed, only one film has taken the big prize from the DGA, PGA and SAG and not won the […]

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THE LONG SHOT: Follow the leader

Posted by · 3:56 pm · December 16th, 2010

[Updated Oscar predictions here.] Hey, have you heard of this movie called “The Social Network?” You should probably check it out. It’s about Facebook and stuff and it’s supposed to be really good. So good, in fact, that it’s managed to tame the single most argumentative species in the animal kigdom, The Lesser Spotted Film […]

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10/26 OSCARWEB ROUND-UP: Ferrell talks ‘Megamind,’ SAG to simulcast kudocast, Coppola shoots with Kilmer

Posted by · 9:08 am · October 26th, 2010

• Drew McWeeney talks to “Megamind” star Will Ferrell. [Motion/Captured] • This year’s SAG Awards will be simulcast to all time zones at 5pm PST. [Variety] • Francis Ford Coppola has “quietly” begun shooting his next film, a thriller with Val Kilmer. [Deadline]

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WEEKLY WRAP: Guild awards, pre-nomination jitters

Posted by · 7:17 am · January 30th, 2010

• In the biggest upset of the season so far, “The Hurt Locker” came up trumps at the PGA Awards. • “Inglourious Basterds” took the top prize at the SAG Awards, which also gave another boost to Sandra Bullock. • With Oscar nominations out next week, we listed some of the greatest nominee fields in […]

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1/25 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 11:04 am · January 25th, 2010

• PGA president Marshall Herskovitz says the 10 Best Picture nominees thing is working. We’ll see. [Variety] • “Avatar” vs. “Gone With the Wind”: Reflections on James Cameron’s plantation in the sky. [Speakeasy] • Guy discusses gender matters in Hollywood with a handful of colleagues. [Showbiz Sandbox]

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SAG wins for ‘Basterds,’ Bullock, Bridges

Posted by · 3:53 pm · January 23rd, 2010

Gotta love all those B’s, right? Overall, no real surprises — we knew Best Actress was going to be a close-fought contest between Meryl Streep and Sandra Bullock, and it’s entirely likely that Streep’s win last year tipped it towards Hollywood’s new golden girl. While the widely anticipated ensemble win for “Inglourious Basterds” makes no […]

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Last-minute SAG predictions

Posted by · 3:08 pm · January 23rd, 2010

Funny, I could have sworn the SAG Awards were taking place on Sunday. Goes to show how on top of things I am, I guess. Or, perhaps, the level of excitement I feel over at least three cut-and-dried acting races this year. Nevertheless, tonight’s ceremony will be helpful in addressing at least one of this […]

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WEEKLY WRAP: Globe awards, BAFTA noms, foreign shortlist

Posted by · 6:41 pm · January 22nd, 2010

• “Avatar” and “The Hangover” took top honors at a very populist Golden Globes ceremony — Off the Carpet reported from the party circuit. • The Academy revealed the nine films shortlisted for Best Foreign Language Film; we sized up the race. • BAFTA announced their nominations, with “An Education,” “The Hurt Locker” and “Avatar” […]

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SAG on the way

Posted by · 3:57 pm · January 20th, 2010

Saturday night the Screen Actors Guild Awards will go down, televised on TNT, and I can’t really believe the race is THIS sewn up.  Right down the line, most are calling it for Bridges, Streep, Waltz and Mo’Nique.  There are some differences of opinion on the ensemble performance category, but for the most part, those […]

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Bullock to present Betty White with SAG honor

Posted by · 10:51 am · January 5th, 2010

Okay, who is Betty White’s publicist and has he or she slept at all this season? Seriously, first there were some scattered web ads pushing White’s performance in “The Proposal” for Best Supporting Actress, then there was this massive spread in the trades gunning for the same.  (That ad was lovingly chided by the cut-ups […]

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Why I’m backing the Basterds

Posted by · 8:46 am · January 2nd, 2010

My wholly serious (if not stone-set) prediction earlier this week that “Inglourious Basterds” would take the Best Picture Oscar, along with three other statuettes, prompted more discussion than I thought it would. (I sure am glad this many people weren’t paying attention when I predicted a “WALL-E” win last year.) The pundit who got the […]

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WEEKLY WRAP: Precursor avalanche, best of 2009

Posted by · 6:57 pm · December 18th, 2009

• Kris wrapped up 2009 with his take on the year’s best films, also offering his own preferred nominees and winners in a range of categories. (I’ll chime in next week.) • “Up in the Air” led this year’s pack of Golden Globe nominees. • It also joined “Precious” and “Inglourious Basterds” at the head […]

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‘Air,’ ‘Basterds,’ ‘Precious’ lead the way with SAG

Posted by · 6:01 am · December 17th, 2009

There wasn’t much in the way of a surprise with this year’s Screen Actors Guild announcement.  The nods that are least likely to translate to Oscar, if I were a betting man, are Diane Kruger’s supporting actress bid for “Inglourious Basterds” and (I guess I just have a feeling) Matt Damon, supporting for “Invictus.” The […]

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SAG predictions, redux

Posted by · 3:34 am · December 17th, 2009

Kris is too smart to go there but, undeterred by my less-than-stellar Globes showing, I will. Principally, I admit, because I feel like going on record with my odd conviction that “The Messenger” will claim four nods. This is the film’s moment to pounce, I think. My biggest wish for the morning? For an unexpected […]

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SAG to honor Betty White

Posted by · 6:10 pm · September 15th, 2009

87 year-old Betty White has been named as next year’s recipent of the Screen Actors’ Guild’s lifetime achievement gong, which apparently honors both career achievement and humanitarian work. (Are both those two factors always prerequisites? Just asking.) Anyway, you go, Rose … you’ll be 88 when you collect the prize, lest we forget. Thank you […]

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WEEKLY WRAP: ‘Slumdog,’ Sundance, Santa Barbara

Posted by · 7:41 am · January 31st, 2009

It slipped my mind to do this yesterday, but here’s the week that was: • “Slumdog Millionaire” steamrolled through the week’s precursors, taking the Producers Guild Award… • … before landing top honours at the SAG Awards, which we live-blogged for your pleasure. • Still on “Slumdog,” a potential smear campaign against the film was […]

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