Wednesday, December 11, 2013

SAG Nominees

Well, today is the day where everything REALLY starts up.  The critics awards are great (and there are a few more still to trickle in) but the televised awards are the ones that are really going to help shape up our Oscar categories, and SAG is a great place to start.  These acting categories usually come VERY close to the actual Oscar lineup, and here is where we'll see any fringe contenders getting yanked into the mix.  

Let's get right into it:

All is Lost
Fast and Furious 6
Lone Survivor
The Wolverine

12 Years a Slave
American Hustle
August: Osage County
Dallas Buyers Club
Lee Daniels' The Butler

Bruce Dern / Nebraska
Chiwetel Ejiofor / 12 Years a Slave
Tom Hanks / Captain Phillips
Matthew McConaughey / Dallas Buyers Club
Forrest Whitaker / Lee Daniels' The Butler

Cate Blanchett / Blue Jasmine
Sandra Bullock / Gravity
Judi Dench / Philomena
Meryl Streep / August: Osage County
Emma Thompson / Saving Mr. Banks

Barkhad Abdi / Captain Phillips
Daniel Bruhl / Rush
Michael Fassbender / 12 Years a Slave
James Gandolfini / Enough Said
Jared Leto / Dallas Buyers Club

Jennifer Lawrence / American Hustle
Lupita Nyong'o / 12 Years a Slave
Julia Roberts / August: Osage County
June Squibb / Nebraska
Oprah Winfrey / Lee Daniels' The Butler

Thoughts:  First, Redford missing here is bizarre and a complete shock.  I really thought he had this one sewn up.  They apparently didn't see 'The Wolf of Wall Street'.  I knew that screeners didn't go out, but I had a feeling that they would have attended screenings of the film.  This looks like our Best Actress lineup, but I'm still feeling like we could get a surprise on nomination morning.  This skews too old.  I don't think Bruhl and Whitaker will repeat with Oscars, but who takes their places?  Cooper is obviously dead now, right?  Gandolfini is in, right?


  1. Wolf of Wallstreet feels like Django did last year. I can see the Globes giving them a ton of love. The supporting actor category was the biggest surprise for me. I wish SAGs did supporting nominations for television. There's so many talented actors that get left out.

    1. Or they get included in the main category and lose out the meatier roles, which is also sad.

  2. I think Wolf still has a shot, especially if DiCaprio/Hill pop up with the BFCA (by the time you read this?). Gandolfini is an interesting dilemma. I don't see him making the cut with BAFTA. Maybe he still gets in at the Oscars?

    1. With Gandolfini snagging critics mentions all weekend and securing TWO BFCA nominations, despite getting snubbed by the Globes, I think he's pretty much IN at this moment.

      And that makes me SO HAPPY!!!