Wednesday, April 17, 2024

And So It Begins: SAG Mails Nomination Ballots Tomorrow


The ballots for nominations in the Screen Actors Guild Awards go into the mail tomorrow. And so awards season begins. Of course, several movies have not been seen yet including Les Miserables, Zero Dark Thirty, Django Unchained a couple more. SAG voters this round are on nominating committees. They pare down all the different possible candidates into a ballot that the membership votes on after nominations. The SAG Awards take place on January 27th. and pretty much indicate the direction of Academy voters since a lot of them are also in SAG. And the biggest SAG Award is Best Ensemble. That’s going to be a tight race. Silver Linings Playbook, Argo, Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, The Master, and Lincoln are certainly the strongest contenders.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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