Thursday, December 13, 2012

AAN: Thoughts on the SAG nominations with Silva, David and Joe

Well, the SAGs certainly shook things up, didn't they? Mind you, that's what they do every year. And I guess we can kind of be happy about it. Unless they snub Matthew McConaughey. Therefore no one should be happy about it. Anyway, as you'll know I don't do nominations analysis the normal way. I pick three people to help me express my attitude towards the nominations. Last year I had 'Happy Fassy' for awards I was happy with, 'Lowkey Loki' for those I knew where going to happen, and 'Overwhelmed Owen' for those that I was shocked by. Here's this year's line-up:

Sparkling Silva - Just to creep everyone out. Well, when I am generally happy about the awards I do creepily smile and stuff. But I'm not like Silva. Obviously. So yes, this is for the awards that I'm really happy for.
'Overjoyed' David - The one that shows I knew it would happen, and even though I'm not entirely happy about the choices I'll try to be.
Loopy Looper - First because LOL at JGL's face. Second because that pretty much sums up my anger or surprise over some awards.

So here's my analysis of the SAG nominations:

Best Ensemble:
Argo / The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel / Les Miserables / Lincoln / Silver Linings Playbook
LOL. I actually made a throwaway comment that The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel might make it in to this  category. And then it happened. Who's da man? I'm actually rather happy it made it in, since the movie is rather good, and I've seen it, and the ensemble as a whole is quite phenomenal. Anyway, this whole category went as I thought it would. There's no Zero Dark Thirty, which may hurt its Best Picture chances, but then again, that movie looks like a Jessica Chastain party with a whole lot of other people in the background. Anyway, I'm pretty happy with this line-up, especially with The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel's inclusion.

Best Actor:
Bradley Cooper for Silver Linings Playbook / Daniel Day-Lewis for Lincoln / John Hawkes for The Sessions / Hugh Jackman for Les Miserables / Denzel Washington for Flight
This was pretty much how things were going to go. Aside from maybe Bradley Cooper getting in instead of Joaquin Phoenix. Though I suppose Joaquin's "everything is bullshit" stance on everything hurt him a little bit here, especially as this is voted for by his peers. I'd expect much of the same at the Oscars.

Best Actress:
Jessica Chastain for Zero Dark Thirty / Marion Cotillard for Rust and Bone / Jennifer Lawrence for Silver Linings Playbook / Helen Mirren for Hitchcock / Naomi Watts for The Impossible
The Best Actress race is one of the more interesting ones, I admit. Jessica Chastain (yay!!!) and Jennifer Lawrence are definite locks, but the rest of the race is wide open. However, I was not expecting Helen Mirren to get in since everyone pretty much hated Hitchcock. And I'm not sure why, but I'm kind of refusing to believe the Naomi Watts hype just yet. Marion Cotillard was given a big boost, though. I'm actually a little surprised that Emmanuelle Riva didn't make it in.

Best Supporting Actor:
Alan Arkin for Argo / Javier Bardem for Skyfall / Robert De Niro for Silver Linings Playbook / Philip Seymour Hoffman for The Master / Tommy Lee Jones for Lincoln
For the most part, I'm happy with this line-up. Especially the inclusion of Javier Bardem for Skyfall. However, it is the snubs that hurt. First of all, there's no Leonardo DiCaprio. I imagine this is a by-product of the fact that Django Unchained came out too late, but still, this hurts him. And then there's no Matthew McConaughey. The guy was on such a roll! We can't quit now! Alas, rather happy to see Robert De Niro in the mix. This will boost his career.

Best Supporting Actress:
Sally Field for Lincoln / Anne Hathaway for Les Miserables / Helen Hunt for The Sessions / Nicole Kidman for The Paperboy / Maggie Smith for The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
I guess this category came across as a bit of a surprise. Mostly for the inclusion of Nicole Kidman. I mean, everyone thought she'd be a lock for this category when we first saw pictures of her being all trashy. And then we all forgot about her when The Paperboy itself was apparently quite trashy. I guess people should be surprised by Maggie Smith's nomination, but I suppose I've just had a feeling that The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel was going to take over awards season. I'm gonna nominate it for everything. Mainly because I'm excited that I've seen an actual awards contender now. As for the rest of the category, it is pretty basic stuff. And yes, Anne Hathaway will win.

What do you think about these nominations (even though you're probably tired of talking about them)?


  1. The Amazing Spider-Man should go die somewhere.

    I do not understand the Alan Arkin love. Also yaay for Bardem, even though that's a bit nuts.

    LOL-JGL :')

    1. It's there in the Best Stunt Ensemble nominee list. You know what isn't there? THE AVENGERS!!!!!!!!

  2. Well, I think Bradley is little too overnominated. Joaquin had to make the final list.

    In best actress race Quvenzhané Wallis was snubbed too unfairly. And of course Leo, he should have been there and Eddie Redmayne for Les Mis.(No Javier for Skyfall!)

    Finally, Maggie Smith and Nicole Kidman? Where is Samantha Barks or Amy Adams?!

    1. It'll be interesting to see how Joaquin fares this Oscar season.

      Maggie Smith was actually fantastic in Marigold. I don't really understand the Kidman love, though. I doubt Barks is going to end up getting any love, sadly!

  3. The new icons for awards are amazing, loving Sparkling Silva :)
    I love the Supporting Actor race this year, nothing is too clear. But Bardem there? instead of McConaughey or DiCaprio? weird

    1. Haha, he's a charmer!

      The Supporting Actor race is extremely interesting. Bardem is very good in Skyfall but I'd rather see McConaughey and DiCaprio in there.


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