The 18th Screen Actors Guild Awards will be airing tomorrow night, meaning another round of who should will/will win predictions are in order. Long considered to be one of the ultimate predictors as to who will take him the Oscar statues come February, the SAGS are all about actors honouring actors.
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Who Should Win: Bridesmaids – This raunchy, estrogen comedy would have been nothing without its cast of incredible, hilarious, shitting ladies. However, me thinks most Stanislavski loving SAG voters will turn up their little, method-acting noses at the gaggle of gals taking a dump all over a bridal boutique. Lame.
Who Will Win: The Help – Based on the math alone, (three individual gals from The Help have been nominated), it seems like the Screen Actor’s Guild is aaaaall about Tate Taylor’s 1960’s race dramedy.
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Who Should Win: Demián Bichir in A Better Life – Bichir’s performance in Chris Weitz’s drama about an LA gardener trying to keep his son out of a life of crime just earned the Mexican actor an Academy Award nomination. Unfortunately, the film is just too under the radar to earn Bichir a win tomorrow night at the SAGs or at the Oscars.
Who Will Win: George Clooney in The Descendants – Tough category, as that whiley Frenchman Dujardin could always come away with it. But Clooney has been nominated three times, with no cheddar. Actors are a long-suffering group, what with the rejection, the side jobs waiting tables, and those really unflattering leotards they’re always wearing in movement class. I believe they’ll reward Clooney’s suffering with a SAG win tomorrow night.
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Who Should Win: Meryl Streep in The Iron Lady – Come on, do I really need to explain? Strep’s tour-de-force performance as Britain’s polarizing former PM was simply perfection. She deserves this win, and many others this awards season.
Who Will Win: Meryl Streep in The Iron Lady – Streep is truly an actor’s actor. The Screen Actor’s Guild can appreciate Meryl’s talent, range, and her ability to done prosthetics for 3/4 of this film. Those actor voters know how freaking uncomfortable that is. They’ll be giving the gold to Streep.
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Who Should Win: Christopher Plummer in Beginners – Proving that his talent and that sexy, sexy voice only get better with age, Plummer’s performance as the newly out-and-proud widower is the best of his career.
Who Will Win: Christopher Plummer in Beginners – In my opinion, no one could touch him this season. (Sorry, Albert Brooks).
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Who Should Win: Jessica Chastain in The Help – Obviously I am not the biggest fan of The Help, (see above, re hilarious and true movie poster), but I am of the belief that Chastain absolutely owned 2011. With unnominated work in two much superior films to this piece of shit pie, (Take Shelter, The Tree of Life), Chastain deserves the recognition.
Who Will Win: Octavia Spencer in The Help – Yeah, she’s the one who baked the shit pie. But despite my witty bitterness, her performance really was stellar, and Spencer looks like a lock to take it home, tomorrow night.
Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture (wtf)
Who Should Win: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt. 2 – I have no freaking clue as to why. There were a lot of actors falling all over the place cause of all the spells? Alan Rickman’s getting old? Who knows. Just give an award to HP, cause it’s awesome and deserves it.
Who Will Win: Cowboys and Aliens – They fell more?
For a complete list of 2011 SAG nominees, click here.