Wednesday, February 28, 2024

SAG Goes Big Time for “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” Points Toward Oscar Sweep

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The SAG Awards have spoken and “Everything Everywhere All at Once” is the big winner. Best Ensemble, Actress, and Supporting Actress nods were handed the hottest awards of the night.

The SAG Awards were shown on the Netflix You Tube channel. The behavior of the audience in the ballroom was terrible: no one sat in their seats, so the look on TV was pretty amateurish. Lots of empty seats were kind of a production negative.

Will all these winners win again at the Oscars? I think the only lock is Ke Huy Quan. I still think Best Actor, Actress, and Supporting Actress could alternately go to Austin Butler, Cate Blanchett, and Angela Bassett.

It doesn’t seem like “Everything Everywhere” can lose Best Picture at the Oscars. I loved The Fabelmans but the campaign fell apart. “Tar” is too intellectual. “Top Gun Maverick” is too commercial. Only “Elvis” has a serious shot at this point, but I don’t see it.

James Hong spoke so beautifully tonight when “Everything” won. I remember him doing Jane Wyman’s bidding on “Falcon Crest” 40 — yes, forty — years ago! He’s been working for 70 years. He indicated that he doesn’t understand “EEAAO” either. But the movie has great spirit, and like “Parasite,” brings in a world of artists who’ve not had opportunities. So if it wins, we can appreciate the joyous part of that experience.

Female Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Angela Bassett, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
Hong Chau, The Whale
Kerry Condon, The Banshees of Inisherin
Jamie Lee Curtis, Everything Everywhere All at Once
Stephanie Hsu, Everything Everywhere All at Once

Male Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Paul Dano, The Fablemans
Brendan Gleeson, The Banshees of Inisherin
Barry Keoghan, The Banshees of Inisherin
Ke Huy Quan, Everything Everywhere All at Once
Eddie Redmayne, The Good Nurse

Female Actor in a Leading Role in a Motion Picture
Cate Blanchett, Tár
Viola Davis, The Woman King
Ana de Armas, Blonde
Danielle Deadwyler, Till
Michelle Yeoh, Everything Everywhere All At Once

Male Actor in a Leading Role in a Motion Picture
Austin Butler, Elvis
Colin Farrell, The Banshees of Inisherin
Brendan Fraser, The Whale
Billy Nighy, Living
Adam Sandler, The Hustle

Cast in a Motion Picture
Babylon
The Banshees of Inisherin
Everything Everywhere All at Once
The Fablemans
Women Talking

Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
Avatar: The Way of the Water
The Batman
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
Top Gun: Maverick
The Woman King

Female Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series
Emily Blunt, The English
Jessica Chastain, George & Tammy
Julie Garner, Inventing Anna
Niecy Nash-Betts, Dahmer — Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story
Amanda Seyfried, The Dropout

Male Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series
Steve Carell, The Patient
Taron Egerton, Black Bird
Sam Elliott, 1883
Paul Walter Hauser, Black Bird
Evan Peters, Dahmer — Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story

Female Actor in a Comedy Series
Christina Applegate, Dead to Me
Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Quinta Brunson, Abbott Elementary
Jenna Ortega, Wednesday
Jean Smart, Hacks

Male Actor in a Comedy Series
Anthony Carrigan, Barry
Bill Hader, Barry
Steve Martin, Only Murders in the Building
Martin Short, Only Murders in the Building
Jeremy Allen White, The Bear

Ensemble in a Comedy Series
Abbott Elementary
Barry
The Bear
Hacks
Only Murders in the Building

Female Actor in a Drama Series
Jennifer Coolidge, The White Lotus
Elizabeth Debicki, The Crown
Julia Garner, Ozark
Laura Linney, Ozark
Zendaya, Euphoria

Male Actor in a Drama Series
Jonathan Banks, Better Call Saul
Jason Bateman, Ozark
Jeff Bridges, The Old Man
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
Adam Scott, Severance

Ensemble in a Drama Series
Better Call Saul
The Crown
Ozark
Severance
The White Lotus

Stunt Ensemble in a Television Series
Andor
The Boys
House of the Dragon
Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power
Stranger Things

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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