Oh heavens. I have been super busy writing a final paper on Head-On and The Edge of Heaven, as well as theoretically analyzing my own film (Have you ever tried that? It’s hard. Who does my professor think I am? Stan Brakhage? But I digress) that I nearly forgot to post my thoughts on the Screen Actors Guild nominees.
Here it goes:
The Hurt Locker
The big omission in this category is Up in the Air, which has been leading the nominations in every other critics circle and the Globes. I do love the love for An Education. (The only way that that film could get any better was if she really stuck it to Peter Sarsgaard in the end and went to Mount Holyoke. Just saying, but I digress. Again. Sorry. This is what happens to my brain on finals.)
Jeff Bridges, Crazy Heart
George Clooney, Up in the Air
Colin Firth, A Single Man
Morgan Freeman, Invictus
Jeremy Renner, The Hurt Locker
While I haven’t seen any of the movies yet, I do know that this list is essentially identical to the Globes nominees. Just replace Jeremy Renner with Tobey Maguire. The fifth spot, come Oscars noms, will go to either one of those actors.
Sandra Bullock, The Blind Side
Helen Mirren, The Last Station
Carey Mulligan, An Education
Gabourey Sidibe, Precious
Meryl Streep, Julie & Julia
Gabourey Sidibe’s performance in Precious moved me to tears. I love that she continues to be nominated for a moving performance and difficult role to play. But still nomination for Abbie Cornish (Bright Star) and I’m still bitter.
Best Supporting Actor
Matt Damon, Invictus
Woody Harrelson, The Messenger
Christopher Plummer, The Last Station
Stanley Tucci, The Lovely Bones
Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds
Note to self: See Invictus, The Messenger, The Last Station, The Lovely Bones and Inglourious Basterds. And then you can effectively write about the movie award season.
Best Supporting Actress
Penélope Cruz, Nine
Vera Farmiga, Up in the Air
Anna Kendrick, Up in the Air
Diane Kruger, Inglourious Basterds
Mo’Nique is so frightening, she’s good in Precious.