Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Sally Field Got the SAG Award, But — Surprise! — Her Eldest Son is Nominated for an Oscar This Year


Sally Field was so charming and made such a moving speech at Sunday night’s SAG Awards. After two Oscars and a bunch of Emmy Awards she certainly deserved her Lifetime Achievement Award. She’s currently in the hit film, “80 for Brady,” with Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, and Rita Moreno.

But what we didn’t quite get was something no one said: Sally’s eldest son, Peter Craig, is nominated for an Oscar this year. He co-wrote the screenplay for “Top Gun: Maverick” with Justin Marks, Christopher McQuarrie, Ehren Kruger, and Eric Warren Singer. They’re up for Adapted Screenplay.

Peter Craig is the son of Sally and Steven Craig, Sally’s childhood sweetheart. Her other son with Craig is Eli Craig, also a film writer and director and well known mountain climber. Sally’s third son, Sam, is the son of the late movie exec Alan Greissman.

Peter Craig’s other credits include co-writing “The Batman,” Ben Affleck’s “The Town,” and “The Hunger Games” movies.

Why didn’t Sally mention this in her speech? You know mothers, maybe not to show favoritism. Or maybe someone told her not to promote the Oscars. Whatever– that’s a talented family!

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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