It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Awards Season


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While everyone is busy shopping, caroling, drinking hot chocolate and having general holiday cheer, the SAG and Golden Globe nominations are up. We can definitely look forwards to an interesting awards season this year. Unlike in recent years, there is not one standout film of 2012. There will be no clear winner or even a clear top two for the big awards. That is not to say that this year did not have some stellar films, but that each had individual assets.

For example, while Daniel Day-Lewis is a shoe-in for the Best Actor categories, does Lincoln have what it takes to pull out any “Best Picture” wins? Though I have yet to see Zero Dark Thirty, in a lackluster leading actress year it is likely Jessica Chastain will take leading actress, but the film is not in serious “Best Picture” talks. (Jennifer Lawrence killed it in Silver Linings Playbook, but it is incredibly rare that lead actress goes to a comedy.) Silver Linings Playbook would have had the Globes “Best Comedy” category in the bag if it wasn’t also the “Best Musical” category, so unfortunately that may go Les Miserables (which I cannot form an opinion on until December 25th).

All the acting aside, the director category is the real doozy. After all the hype about Les Miserables and the innovative filming Tom Hooper isn’t nominated. Really? Before the Golden Globe Nominations went up “Best Director” seemed to be a three way tie between Ben Afflek (Argo),  Stephen Spielberg (Lincoln), and Tom Hooper (Les Miserables). While the Globes are not always an indicator of the Oscars, the slight to Tom Hooper (who won the 2010 Oscar for directing last year for The King’s Speech) was the most notable surprise this morning.

In TV news, kudos to Julianna Margulies who is the only network star (does Downton count as network?) nominated for a SAG award in either the female or male outstanding performance in a drama series. Big surprise in TV, Girls was completely overlooked in the SAG awards. Did it not qualify? Does SAG have restrictions on awesome?

Check out the full list of SAG and Golden Globes nominations below and speculate, speculate, speculate in the comments section.

SAG AWARDS – THEATRICAL MOTION PICTURES

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A MALE ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

  • Bradley Cooper / Pat – “Silver Linings Playbook”
  • Daniel Day-lewis / Abraham Lincoln - “Lincoln”
  • John Hawkes / Mark - ”The Sessions”
  • Hugh Jackman / Jean Valjean – “Les Misérables”
  • Denzel Washington / Whip Whitaker - ”Flight”

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A FEMALE ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

  • Jessica Chastain / Maya - ”Zero Dark Thirty”
  • Marion Cotillard / Stephanie – “Rust And Bone”
  • Jennifer Lawrence / Tiffany – “Silver Linings Playbook”
  • Helen Mirren / Alma Reville - ”Hitchcock”
  • Naomi Watts / Maria - ”The Impossible”

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A MALE ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

  • Alan Arkin / Lester Siegel – “Argo”
  • Javier Bardem / Silva - ”Skyfall”
  • Robert De Niro / Pat, Sr. – “Silver Linings Playbook”
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman / Lancaster Dodd - ”The Master”
  • Tommy Lee Jones / Thaddeus Stevens – “Lincoln”

 OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A FEMALE ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

  • Sally Field / Mary Todd Lincoln – “Lincoln”
  • Anne Hathaway / Fantine – “Les Misérables”
  • Helen Hunt / Cheryl – “The Sessions”
  • Nicole Kidman / Charlotte Bless - ”The Paperboy”
  • Maggie Smith / Muriel Donnelly – “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”

OUSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A CAST IN A MOTION PICTURE

  • Argo
  • The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
  • Les Miserables
  • Lincoln
  • Silver Linings Playbook

SAG AWARDS – PRIMETIME TELEVISION

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A MALE ACTOR IN A TELEVISION MOVIE OR MINI-SERIES

  • Kevin Costner / “Devil Anse” Hatfield – “Hatfields & Mccoys” (History)
  • Woody Harrelson / Steve Schmidt – “Game Change” (HBO)
  • Ed Harris / John Mccain – “Game Change” (HBO)
  • Clive Owen / Ernest Hemingway & “Hemingway & Gellhorn” (HBO)
  • Bill Paxton / Randall Mccoy – “Hatfields & Mccoys” (History)

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A FEMALE ACTOR IN A TELEVISION MOVIE OR MINI-SERIES

  • Nicole Kidman / Martha Gellhorn – “Hemingway & Gellhorn” (HBO)
  • Julianne Moore / Sarah Palin - “Game Change” (HBO)
  • Charlotte Rampling / Eva Delectorskaya - ”Restless” (Sundance Channel)
  • Sigourney Weaver / Elaine Barrish Hammond - ”Political Animals” (USA)
  • Alfre Woodard / Ouiser – “steel Magnolias” (Lifetime)

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A MALE ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

  • Steve Buscemi / Enoch “Nucky” Thompson - ”Boardwalk Empire” (HBO)
  • Bryan Cranston / Walter White - ”Breaking Bad” (AMC)
  • Jeff Daniels / Will Mcavoy - ”The Newsroom” (HBO)
  • Jon Hamm / Don Draper – “mad Men” (AMC)
  • Damian Lewis / Nicholas Brody - ”Homeland” (Showtime)

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A FEMALE ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

  • Claire Danes / Carrie Mathison – “Homeland” (Showtime)
  • Michelle Dockery / Lady Mary Crawley - ”Downton Abbey” (PBS)
  • Jessica Lange / Sister Jude – “American Horror Story: Asylum” (FX)
  • Julianna Margulies / Alicia Florrick - ”The Good Wife” (CBS)
  • Maggie Smith / Violet, Dowager Countess Of Grantham – “Downton Abbey” (PBS)

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A MALE ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

  • Alec Baldwin / Jack Donaghy - ”30 Rock” (NBC)
  • Ty Burrell / Phil Dunphy - ”Modern Family” (ABC)
  • Louis C.K. / Louie – “Louie” (FX)
  • Jim Parsons / Sheldon Cooper - ”The Big Bang Theory” (CBS)
  • Eric Stonestreet / Cameron Tucker – “Modern Family” (ABC)

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A FEMALE ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

  • Edie Falco / Jackie Peyton - ”Nurse Jackie” (Showtime)
  • Tina Fey / Liz Lemon – “30 Rock” (NBC)
  • Amy Poehler / Leslie Knope – “parks And Recreation” (NBC)
  • Sofia Vergara / Gloria Delgado-pritchett – “Modern Family” (ABC)
  • Betty White / Elka Ostrovsky – “Hot In Cleveland” (TV Land)

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY AN ENSEMBLE IN A DRAMA SERIES

  • Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
  • Breaking Bad (AMC)
  • Downton Abbey (PBS)
  • Homeland (Showtime)
  • Mad Men (AMC)

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY AN ENSEMBLE IN A COMEDY SERIES

  • 30 Rock (NBC)
  • The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
  • Glee (FOX)
  • Modern Family (ABC)
  • Nurse Jackie (Showtime)
  • The Office (NBC)

SAG AWARDS FOR STUNT ENSEMBLES

OUTSTANDING ACTION PERFORMANCE BY A STUNT ENSEMBLE IN A MOTION PICTURE

  • The Amazing Spider-Man (Columbia Pictures)
  • The Bourne Legacy (Universal Pictures)
  • The Dark Knight Rises (Warner Bros. Pictures)
  • Les Misérables (Universal Pictures)
  • Skyfall (Columbia Pictures)

OUTSTANDING ACTION PERFORMANCE BY A STUNT ENSEMBLE IN A TELEVISION SERIES

  • Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
  • Breaking Bad (AMC)
  • Game Of Thrones (HBO)
  • Sons Of Anarchy (FX)
  • The Walking Dead (AMC)

SCREEN ACTORS GUILD 49TH ANNUAL LIFE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

  • Dick Van Dyke

 

GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS

MOTION PICTURES

BEST PICTURE – DRAMA

  • Argo
  • Lincoln
  • Life or Pi
  • Django Unchained
  • Zero Dark Thirty

BEST PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL

  • The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
  • Les Miserables
  • Moonrise Kingdom
  • Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
  • Silver Linings Playbook

BEST ACTOR – DRAMA

  • Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln)
  • Richard Gere (Arbitrage)
  • John Hawkes (The Sessions)
  • Joaquin Phoenix (The Master)
  • Denzel Washington (Flight)

BEST ACTRESS – DRAMA

  • Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty)
  • Marion Cotillard (Rust and Bone)
  • Helen Mirren (Hitchcock)
  • Naomi Watts (The Impossible)
  • Rachel Weisz (The Deep Blue Sea)

BEST DIRECTOR

  • Ben Affleck (Argo)
  • Kathryn Bigelow (Zero Dark Thirty)
  • Ang Lee (Life of Pi)
  • Stephen Spielberg (Lincoln)
  • Quentin Tarantino (Django Unchained)

BEST ACTOR – COMEDY OR MUSICAL

  • Hugh Jackman (Les Miserables)
  • Jack Black (Bernie)
  • Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook)
  • Bill Murray (Hyde Park on Hudson)
  • Ewan McGregor (Salmon Fishing in the Yemen)

BEST ACTRESS – COMEDY OR MUSICAL

  • Emily Blunt (Salmon Fishing in the Yemen)
  • Judi Dench (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel)
  • Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook)
  • Maggie Smith (Quartet)
  • Meryl Streep (Hope Springs)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

  • Alan Arkin (Argo)
  • Leonardo DiCaprio (Django Unchained)
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman (The Master)
  • Tommy Lee Jones (Lincoln)
  • Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

  • Amy Adams (The Master)
  • Sally Field (Lincoln)
  • Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables)
  • Helen Hunt (The Sessions)
  • Nicole Kidman (The Paperboy)

BEST PICTURE – FOREIGN LANGUAGE

  • Amour
  • A Royal Affair
  • The Intouchables
  • Kon-Tiki
  • Rust and Bone

BEST PICTURE – ANIMATED

  • Brave
  • Frankenweenie
  • Hotel Transylvania
  • Rise of the Guardians
  • Wreck-It-Ralpj

BEST SCREENPLAY

  • Mark Boal (Zero Dark Thirty)
  • Tony Kushner (Lincoln)
  • David O. Russell (Silver Linings Playbook)
  • Quentin Tarantino (Django Unchained)
  • Chris Terrio (Argo)

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

  • Mychael Danna (Life of Pi)
  • Alexandre Desplat (Argo)
  • Dario Marianelli (Anna Karenina)
  • Tom Tykwer, Johnny Klimek and Reinhold Heil (Cloud Atlas)
  • John Williams (Lincoln)

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

  • For You ” (music and lyrics by Keith Urban), “Act of Valor”
  • “Not Running Anymore” (music and lyrics by Jon Bon Jovi), “Stand Up Guys”
  • “Safe & Sound” (music and lyrics by Taylor Swift, John Paul White, Joy Williams and T Bone Burnett), “The Hunger Games”
  • “Skyfall” (music and lyrics by Adel and Paul Epworth), “Skyfall”
  • “Suddenly” (music by Claude-Michel Schonberg and lyrics by Schonberg and Alain Boublil), “Les Miserables.”

TELEVISION

BEST SERIES – DRAMA

  • Boardwalk Empire
  •  Breaking Bad
  • Downton Abbey
  • Homeland
  • The Newsroom

BEST ACTOR – DRAMA SERIES

  • Steve Buscemi, “Boardwalk Empire”
  • Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad”
  • Jeff Daniels, “The Newsroom”
  • Jon Hamm, “Mad Men”
  • Damian Lewis, “Homeland”

BEST ACTRESS – DRAMA SERIES

  • Connie Britton, “Nashville”
  • Glenn Close, “Damages”
  • Claire Danes, “Homeland”
  • Michelle Dockery, “Downton Abbey”
  • Julianna Margulies, “The Good Wife”

BEST SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL

  • The Big Bang Theory
  • Episodes
  • Girls
  • Modern Family
  • Smash

BEST ACTOR – COMEDY OR MUSICAL

  • Alec Baldwin, “30 Rock”
  • Don Cheadle, “House of Lies”
  • Louis C.K. “Louie”
  • Matt LeBlanc, “Episodes”
  • Jim Parsons, “The Big Bang Theory”
BEST TELEVISION MOVIE OR MINI-SERIES
  • Game Change
  • The Girl
  • Hatflieds & McCoys
  • The Hour
  • Political Animals
BEST ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION MOVIE OR MINI-SERIES
  • Nicole Kidman, “Hemingway & Gellhorn”
  • Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story: Asylum”
  • Sienna Miller, “The Girl”
  • Julianne Moore, “Game Change”
  • Sigourney Weaver, “Political Animals”
BEST ACTOR IN A TELEVISION MOVIE OR MINI-SERIES
  • Kevin Costner, “Hatfields & McCoys”
  • Benedict Cumberbatch, “Sherlock (Masterpiece)”
  • Woody Harrelson, “Game Change”
  • Toby Jones, “The Girl”
  • Clive Owen, “Hemingway & Gellhorn”
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES, MOVIE, OR MINI-SERIES
  • Hayden Panettiere, “Nashville”
  • Archie Panjabi, “The Good Wife”
  • Sarah Paulson, “Game Change”
  • Maggie Smith, “Downton Abbey”
  • Sofia Vergara, “Modern Family”
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES, MOVIE, OR MINI-SERIES
  • Max Greenfield, “New Girl”
  • Ed Harris, “Game Change”
  • Danny Huston, “Magic City”
  • Mandy Patinkin, “Homeland”
  • Eric Stonestreet, “Modern Family