Predict the SAG winners

Posted by · 10:43 am · January 28th, 2011

This weekend completes the trio of Guild awards with the most bearing on the Best Picture race, as the Directors’ Guild of America and the Screen Actors’ Guild dish out their prizes on Saturday and Sunday, respectively. Following the Producers’ Guild’s surprise coronation of “The King’s Speech” last week, the next two days could help […]

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WEEKLY WRAP: ‘Network’ sweep, Globes outrage, best of 2010

Posted by · 7:27 pm · December 17th, 2010

• Kris listed his 10 favorite films of 2010 in black-and-white, later adding his dream Oscar ballot and winners list. • The critics’ award beat turned into a “Social Network” landslide, as New York, Los Angeles, Boston and many, many other groups lined up behind the film. • Away from the critics’ circuit, Team Fincher […]

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‘Fighter’ and ‘King’s Speech’ lead SAG nominations

Posted by · 6:11 am · December 16th, 2010

Well, we got ourselves a surprise or two, after all. If you predicted Hilary Swank’s out-of-nowhere Best Actress nomination for “Conviction,” go out and buy yourself a congratulatory drink. (While you’re at the bar, buy a commiserative one for Nathaniel Rogers too.) I doubt the nomination will launch her into the Academy’s five (unless story-mongers […]

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Make your SAG predictions

Posted by · 5:29 pm · December 15th, 2010

Now that most of the major critics’ groups have had their say, tomorrow begins the second phase of the precursor season, as the Screen Actors’ Guild makes the first of this year’s industry award pronouncements. I always feel a twinge of dread about the SAG nomination list — frequently more middle-of-the-road than the critics’ picks, […]

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SAG honors Ernest Borgnine

Posted by · 5:12 am · August 18th, 2010

There will no doubt be some mixed responses to this announcement, given that 93 year-old Ernest Borgnine is now recognized by a younger generation less as an Oscar-winning actor than “that bigot who refused to see ‘Brokeback Mountain,’” but he has just been named the recipient of the Life Achievement Award at next year’s Screen […]

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How about some SAG predictions?

Posted by · 11:14 am · December 17th, 2008

With tomorrow’s SAG announcement hovering, waiting to be the first true litmus test of what the industry thinks of the year’s product (being the first guild out of the gate), I thought I’d take a stab at predictions, fit with alternates for old times’ sake. I think this will be the first real trial for […]

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