The Oscar race is getting tight.
Last night’s SAG awards show was a more civilized, staid affair than the Golden Globes. There was no Ricky Gervais, no inappropriate jokes, no over-the-top dresses — and almost no surprises.
With one small-ish exception — Natalie Portman snagged the SAG for Best Actress.
We’re betting that Hollywood royalty Annette Bening, nominated for her fourth Oscar (still no wins!) is feeling pretty nervous right now. Most people had her slated to win the SAG, and Portman is her only serious contender for the Oscar. Last night they were up against each other for the first major award — and Portman won.
With this sort of momentum, we’re feeling more and more confident that Natalie Portman will end up taking home the Oscar.
Also notably — The Social Network didn’t take home anything, while The King’s Speech won the SAG’s equivalent of “Best Picture” — which is “Best Ensemble.”
No doubt this will spark some chatter that The King’s Speech is now the main contender for the Best Picture Oscar… but we still put our money on the Facebook movie.
Jeff Bridges, True Grit
Robert Duvall, Get Low
Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network
James Franco, 127 Hours
Annette Bening, The Kids Are All Right
Nicole Kidman, Rabbit Hole
Jennifer Lawrence, Winter's Bone
Hilary Swank, Conviction
Jon Hawkes, Winter's Bone
Jeremy Renner, The Town
Mark Ruffalo, The Kids Are All Right
Geoffrey Rush, The King's Speech
Amy Adams, The Fighter
Helena Bonham Carter, The King's Speech
Mila Kunis, Black Swan
Hailey Steinfeld, True Grit
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Michael C. Hall, Dexter
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Hugh Laurie, House
Glenn Close, Damages
Mariska Hargitay, Law & Order: SVU
Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men
Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Steve Carell, The Office
Chris Colfer, Glee
Ed O'Neill, Modern Family
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Jane Lynch, Glee
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family
John Goodman, You Don't Know Jack
Dennis Quaid, The Special Relationship
Edgar Ramirez, Carlos
Patrick Stewart, Macbeth (Great Performances)
Catherine O'Hara, Temple Grandin
Julia Ormond, Temple Grandin
Winona Ryder, When Love Is Not Enough: The Lois Wilson Story
Susan Sarandon, You Don't Know Jack
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