SAG Award nominations: Snubs and surprises

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One good thing about this year’s crazy awards season? At least it’s not predictable. After being almost completely ignored by the Golden Globes last week, Into the Wild received the most Screen Actors Guild Award nominations this morning, picking up citations for best cast, actor (Emile Hirsch), supporting actor (Hal Holbrook), and supporting actress (Catherine Keener). No Country for Old Men and Michael Clayton followed with three nominations each, while American Gangster managed two. But the lists were even more notable for who wasn’t on them: Sweeney Todd‘s Johnny Depp and Gangster‘s Denzel Washington (pictured) were overlooked, as was Charlie Wilson’s War scene-stealer Philip Seymour Hoffman. For Depp and Hoffman, it may be because SAG voters weren’t sent DVDs of their films, but it may not bode well for Washington’s Oscar chances. Meanwhile, two strong Best Picture contenders, Atonement and Juno, were left out of the Best Cast category (Juno‘s Ellen Page did score a best-actress nod, while Atonement was omitted entirely). But before you now consider best-cast nominees Hairspray and 3:10 to Yuma (both great films) serious Oscar contenders, remember one thing: Last year, the SAG Awards nominated Bobby.


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  • babaloo

    Hairspray…Really??????

  • Andy

    Good call about “Bobby”
    Actors loves them some actors.
    And they’re all Sean Penn lovers so its no wonder “Wild” scored big today.
    “Atonement” is a British film… oh wait, that’s AFI’s excuse.

  • Mozz

    no, Amy Adams, i know the movie is not this artsy thing, but she made my year. Never have i loved a performance more than her take on Giselle on Enchanted. For me, that is the best performance of the Year.

  • Elizabeth

    I recentely saw Juno with some friends, and while I liked it a lot, especially Jennifer Garners heart-tugging performance, I found Ellen Page to give the same snarky teen performance that was the standard in Gossip Girl, and the CW, perhaps older members of the Academy are not used to seeing smart-mouthed snarky worded teens, I just don’t find her performance as ground-breaking as my elders are.

  • kathy

    As a SAG actor, I’m annoyed with the nominating comittee for overlooking Depp. It’s an inspired performance and he did not deserve to be left out. Though there are some other fine performances in that catagory, I’ve a mind not to vote for best male actor, since the best one was left out.

  • kathy

    As a SAG actor, I’m annoyed with the nominating comittee for overlooking Depp. It’s an inspired performance and he did not deserve to be left out. Though there are some other fine performances in that catagory, I’ve a mind not to vote for best male actor, since the best one was left out.

  • Annie

    Someone really needs to explain these things to me. How is it that Steve Carell is the only member of The Office to get a nomination (besides the ensemble catagory)? It can’t be because the rest of the cast is supporting ’cause that doesn’t make sense. Where, oh where, is Jenna Fischer?
    Other than that . . .

  • MKS

    Pushing Daisies was snubbed! It should’ve gotten one for ensemble since all the actors are brilliant on the show.

  • Carmine

    An obsession of mine is trying to predict oscar nominees ( and I am usually right)Johnny Depp will most defintely be nominated for Best Actor, as will James McAvoy . In fact, I predict Atonement will lead the nominees with best picture, director, actor,supporting actress, screenplay, score, art direction, editing and costume.

  • John

    I am not a big fan of American Gangster and I definitely don’t think Ruby Dee should have been nominated. She was hardly in the movie at all even for a supporting part. She was only nominated because she is an older, well-respected actress and for that one very small scene which she slapped Denzel. I would have rather have Leslie Mann, Jennifer Jason Leigh or Kelly MacDonald nominated.

  • TorontoTom

    Hairspray – REALLY!!!

  • John

    Shame about Atonement, I thought it was the best film of the year with fantastic performances all around (particularly McAvoy and Ronan)…I still think it will be okay come Oscar time

  • martin

    I saw Atonement and really liked the film. The middle version of Briony was excellent. It better get nominated for score, because the whole typerwriter effect was fantastic. I’m just happy it’s a good year for movies (except the summer blockbuster types… those were all predictable)

  • Anonymous

    Atonement will be this years Dreamgirls.

  • jason

    hairspray, YES REALLY!!! remember it’s nomination is for ensemble, and as a group, the cast rocked!! john and nikki, zac and elijah, all of them, michelle pfeiffer (sp?) was an awesome villain. so, yes, really.

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