Coming up tomorrow we have the Screen Actors Guild awards, which in this rather interesting awards season where there's no clear winners for a whole lot of big categories (well, I don't think there is, but then again, I still haven't seen all that much), and these awards probably won't provide much more clarity, just more options. Before I can get into the predictions, here's a refresher on what Silva, David and Joe represent:
Sparkling Silva - Who I'd ideally like to win.
'Overjoyed' David - Who I'm predicting to win.
Loopy Looper - The long shot.
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture:
Argo / The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel / Les Miserables / Lincoln / Silver Linings Playbook
This is a tough category, as they're all great ensemble films in very different ways. I think it'll be a race between Lincoln and Silver Linings Playbook, but I think that Silver Linings Playbook will be given the edge, especially considering it now has Oscar nominations in every acting category. However, Lincoln has nominations in all of the acting categories apart from Best Actress. It would be cool if The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel won, coz that has the ensemble cast of all ensemble casts, but Les Miserables has some strong performances across the board. Argo could be a surprise winner.
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role:
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
I really do not want Daniel Day-Lewis to get another Oscar. Yes, he looks amazing in Lincoln and stuff, but I just really want Hugh Jackman to win. That would be nice. I could see a Bradley Cooper upset, and that would be nice, too. Just anyone but Daniel Day-Lewis.
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role:
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
This should be the decider in the Jennifer Lawrence vs. Jessica Chastain fight. Of course, I hope that J-Chas wins, but there's literally nothing between them. I can't see any surprises coming from Marion Cotillard, Helen Mirren or Naomi Watts.
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role:
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
This category has the least amount of clarity, especially as the Golden Globe winner Christoph Waltz isn't nominated here (and I'm fairly sure he'll win). I think that Tommy Lee Jones is the front runner here, but I wouldn't dismiss a surprise win from Robert De Niro. Alas, I'd love for Javier Bardem to win. Even though that screenplay hurt him.
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role:
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
Anne Hathaway is going to win. And that's the end of that.
But it'd be cute if Maggie Smith did. But she's going to win for Downton Abbey anyway. Probably not but I can dream.
What do you think? Who do you think is going to win?