Saturday, June 15, 2024

“Three Billboards” Becomes Oscar Favorite, Wins SAG, Other Winners: Frances McDormand, Gary Oldman, “Veep,” “This Is Us,” Allison Janney, Sam Rockwell, William H. Macy, Julia Louis Dreyfus

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UPDATE: “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” is the Oscar favorite. Martin McDonagh’s film won Best Ensemble at SAG, plus Best Actress and Supporting Actor. With wins at most other awards shows, “Billboards” becomes the odds on winner for March 4th.

 

The SAG Awards have started in Los Angeles. William H. Macy won the first award, for “Shameless.” Aziz Ansari was a no show because of his date scandal. He should have gone, frankly.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus won Best Actress in a TV comedy. She’s also absent, undergoing treatment for breast cancer. “Veep” won Best Comedy Ensemble; actor Matt Walsh accepted and thanked everyone for the Grammy. (Funny.) We will really miss “Veep” after its final season.

JLD posted this to Twitter: “I wish I could have been @SAGawards tonight but have to admit it’s pretty fun to watch in my pj’s. So honored to win. So proud to be a union member. So happy for my @VeepHBO bozos for winning ensemble award. Miss being at the table with you all. How was the chicken?”

Best Supporting Actress– Film–goes to Allison Janney. It’s a little bit of irony since Laurie Metcalf picked up the Tony Award last June, and Janney wasn’t nominated (robbed!) Now, everyone gets something. Nice.

Best Supporting Actor– FilmSam Rockwell. It’s his year, and he waited a long time. Much deserved. He has so many excellent performances on his resume– check out “Moon” directed by Duncan Jones.

Alexander Skarsgard wins Best Supporting Actor in a Mini-Series– nice nod to Robert DeNiro. Sorry that AS won’t be in Season 2 of “Big Little Lies.” If only they’d known in advance.

Andrea from “Beverly Hills 90210” is speaking. The dress…Mrs. Walsh wouldn’t approve…

Best Actress in A Mini Series: Nicole Kidman her first SAG Award, which is incredible. She has never looked better, too. And it’s a classy speech thanking all the women who came before her– by name…Plus, Keith Urban looks so proud, he’s glowing!

Rita Moreno and Morgan Freeman are a wonderful value added to this show. But why is he wearing that hat? PS I’ve never seen Helen Mirren in that L’Oreal commercial. How great!

Sterling K. Brown is now going to get an award for anything he does. He better get off that TV show and get to movies ASAP…In the last year he’s won an Emmy, a Golden Globe, a Critics Choice Award, and a SAG Award.

Claire Foy finally wins! for “The Crown.” Things will be ok after all.

Shock: “This Is Us” wins Best Ensemble, TV drama. And we still don’t know how Jack died.

Gary Oldman wins Best Actor for “Darkest Hour.” He’ll win the Oscar.

 

 

 

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role:
Timothee Chalamet, “Call Me by Your Name”
James Franco, “The Disaster Artist”
Daniel Kaluuya, “Get Out”
WINNER Gary Oldman, “Darkest Hour”
Denzel Washington, “Roman J. Israel, Esq.”

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role:
Judi Dench, “Victoria & Abdul”
Sally Hawkins, “The Shape of Water”
WINNER Frances McDormand, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
Margot Robbie, “I, Tonya”
Saoirse Ronan, “Lady Bird”

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role:
Steve Carell, “Battle of the Sexes”
Willem Dafoe, “The Florida Project”
Woody Harrelson,”Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
Richard Jenkins, “The Shape of Water”
WINNER Sam Rockwell, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role:
Mary J. Blige, “Mudbound”
Hong Chau, “Downsizing”
Holly Hunter, “The Big Sick”
WINNER Allison Janney, “I, Tonya”
Laurie Metcalf, “Lady Bird”

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture:
“The Big Sick”
“Get Out”
“Lady Bird”
“Mudbound”
“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries:
Benedict Cumberbatch, “Sherlock”
Jeff Daniels, “Godless”
Robert De Niro, “The Wizard of Lies”
Geoffrey Rush, “Genius”
WINNER Alexander Skarsgard, “Big Little Lies”

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries:
Laura Dern, “Big Little Lies”
WINNER Nicole Kidman, “Big Little Lies”
Jessica Lange, “Feud: Bette & Joan”
Susan Sarandon, “Feud: Bette & Joan”
Reese Witherspoon, “Big Little Lies”

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series:
Jason Bateman, “Ozark”
WINNER Sterling K. Brown, “This Is Us”
Peter Dinklage, “Game of Thrones”
David Harbour, “Stranger Things”
Bob Odenkirk, “Better Call Saul”

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series:
Millie Bobby Brown, “Stranger Things”
WINNER Claire Foy, “The Crown”
Laura Linney, “Ozark”
Elisabeth Moss, “The Handmaid’s Tale”
Robin Wright, “House of Cards”

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series:
Anthony Anderson, “Black-ish”
Aziz Ansari, “Master of None”
Larry David, “Curb Your Enthusiasm”
Sean Hayes, “Will & Grace”
WINNER William H. Macy, “Shameless”
Marc Maron, “GLOW”

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series:
Uzo Aduba, “Orange Is the New Black”
Alison Brie, “GLOW”
Jane Fonda, “Grace and Frankie”
WINNER Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep”
Lily Tomlin, “Grace and Frankie”

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series:
“The Crown”
“Game of Thrones”
“The Handmaid’s Tale”
“Stranger Things”
WINNER “This Is Us”

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series:
“Black-ish”
“Curb Your Enthusiasm”
“GLOW”
“Orange is the New Black”
WINNER “Veep”

Roger Friedman
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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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