Saturday, January 26, 2013

OSCAR WATCH: SAG Predictions

This unusual awards season continues tomorrow with the Screen Actors Guild awards, where the "frontrunners" in the various acting categories will hope to seal their Oscar fate. Daniel Day-Lewis and Anne Hathaway seem like the only locks at this point, so a win here will be a good boost for the contenders in Best Actress and Best Supporting Actor. I think "Silver Linings Playbook" will do pretty well here, but who knows. Here are my predictions:

Best Ensemble (equivalent to the Best Picture Award)
Silver Linings Playbook

Best Actor
Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln

Best Actress
Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook

Best Supporting Actor
Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master

Best Supporting Actress
Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables


  1. I really hope Silver Linings Playbook doesn't win. It's massively overrated in my opinion. I'd give the Ensemble award to Lincoln or maybe Les Miserables.

    1. I think Lincoln is a better film, but I wouldn't mind Silver Linings Playbook winning. I think the 4 Oscar nominations for acting are a good sign for a SAG triumph.

      All 5 nominees have excellent ensemble casts(although I would prefer Best Exotic not to win), so it wouldn't bother me either way.

      I think Silver Linings is underrated, so agree to disagree. :)

    2. I honestly don't see the appeal with that film. I see it as a decent rom com and nothing more. I'm really shocked by its award recognition.

      You're probably right about the Oscar nominations being a good indication but I think that Bradley Cooper's and especially Jacki Weaver's nominations are unjustified. I like Weaver a lot but she wasn't brilliant in that film.

    3. You're not alone in your opinion. The 3 main awards bloggers I follow all have issues with Silver Linings too.
      You're the first person I've heard say that Cooper didn't deserve his nomination though. Interesting.

    4. I think it was his best performance to date but I don't think it was Oscar nomination worthy. I was wondering how it was received here in the UK and just checked our biggest paper's reviews. None of them gave it more than 3/5. Maybe it's just a film that plays better on the other side of the Atlantic. I don't think it's a bad film but I'm perplexed by how well it is being perceived.

  2. I don't think Silver Linings Playbook is a rom-com per say, I'm not a fan of rom-com's but SLP is one of my favorites! So as I understand that people have different opinions, I want to ask not to call SLP a rom com because compared to the rom coms out there, it certainly deals with much more than the hollow and shallow issues the actual romantic comedies tend to posses.

    1. Although I do believe it is essentially a romcom, I'm in total agreement with you that it has considerable depth.

    2. I'd agree that it has more depth that your typical romcom too.