Thursday, June 20, 2024

Birdman Wins SAG: Redmayne, Moore, Arquette, Simmons Take Acting Awards


“Birdman” has won the SAG Best Ensemble Award. The acting awards went to Eddie Redmayne, Julianne Moore, Patricia Arquette, and JK Simmons. Redmayne was the surprise, beating Michael Keaton for Best Actor. “Birdman” has now won the Golden Globe for drama, and the Producers Guild Award. The Alejando Inniritu directed dramedy had the edge for the Oscars. But “Boyhood” is still looming large. The TV Awards went to Downton Abbey, and Orange is the New Black, meaning the broadcast networks were shut out again. Only Viola Davis from ABC’s “How to Get Away with Murder” was a network winner.

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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