Home Movies SAG Awards: The Oscar Race Tightens for “King’s” “Social” “Kids” “Fighter” “Swan”

The Screen Actors Guild Award nominations are out, and everything changes again.

Some chances have been improved, some lessened. SAG nominations are the best predictors of Oscars, especially in the acting categories, much more than the Globes. Two major shifts: support for Mark Ruffalo, Hilary Swank, Robert Duvall, and John Hawkes. Missing from these noms: Ryan Gosling, Michelle Williams, Mark Wahlberg, Andrew Garfield, Julianne Moore, Matt Damon. So now, the campaigning becomes so much more interesting.

The Best Ensemble Award, which indicates Best Picture noms for the Oscars are: “Black Swan,” “The Fighter,” “The Kids Are All Right,” “The King’s Speech,” and “The Social Network.”

That’s exactly right. The next best film, “127 Hours,” is a one man show, so it wouldn’t qualify for that award.

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
JEFF BRIDGES / Rooster Cogburn – “TRUE GRIT” (Paramount Pictures)
ROBERT DUVALL / Felix Bush – “GET LOW” (Sony Pictures Classics)
JESSE EISENBERG / Mark Zuckerberg – “THE SOCIAL NETWORK” (Columbia Pictures)
COLIN FIRTH / King George VI – “THE KING’S SPEECH” (The Weinstein Company)
JAMES FRANCO / Aron Ralston – “127 HOURS” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
NICOLE KIDMAN / Becca – “RABBIT HOLE” (Lionsgate)
JENNIFER LAWRENCE / Ree Dolly – “WINTER’S BONE” (Roadside Attractions)
NATALIE PORTMAN / Nina Sayers – “BLACK SWAN” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
HILARY SWANK / Betty Anne Waters – “CONVICTION” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
CHRISTIAN BALE / Dicky Eklund – “THE FIGHTER” (Paramount Pictures)
JOHN HAWKES / Teardrop – “WINTER’S BONE” (Roadside Attractions)
JEREMY RENNER / James Coughlin – “THE TOWN” (Warner Bros. Pictures)
GEOFFREY RUSH / Lionel Logue – “THE KING’S SPEECH” (The Weinstein Company)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
AMY ADAMS / Charlene Fleming – “THE FIGHTER” (Paramount Pictures)
HELENA BONHAM CARTER / Queen Elizabeth – “THE KING’S SPEECH” (The Weinstein Company)
MILA KUNIS / Lily – “BLACK SWAN” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
MELISSA LEO / Alice Ward – “THE FIGHTER” (Paramount Pictures)
HAILEE STEINFELD / Mattie Ross – “TRUE GRIT” (Paramount Pictures)

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2 replies to this post
  1. I can only imagine what Annette Bening must be thinking about being in the same category with Hilary Swank. I mean…the Swank curse must end at some point…might as well be now.

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