SAG Awards Bring Few Surprises

2/02/2011 Posted by Admin

SAG Awards Bring Few Surprises

Awards News

By our guest blogger, Joe Oliveto

This past weekend marked the SAG awards.  While we may criticize the Oscars for being little more than a big party in which celebrities tell each other how awesome they are, the SAG awards are way worse. This involves major actors explicitly telling other major actors that they are the coolest. But hey, it’s awards season, and this year, there actually were a few great performances that deserved recognition.

Christian Bale took home the supporting male actor award for his work in “The Fighter.” He won the equivalent at the Golden Globes, and it is certainly nice to see one of the most commercially successful actors of our time start to receive some well-deserved attention for his skills as an artist. We knew he could play stoic, but it was invigorating to see him return to the manic energy he had in “American Psycho.”

Melissa Leo also took home the supporting female actor award for “The Fighter.” Her transformation into a frightening Boston mother for that film was nothing short of remarkable, and she fully deserves this award.

As is to be expected, Colin Firth took home the male lead actor award for his work in “The King’s Speech,” and Natalie Portman was once again recognized for her performance in “Black Swan.” As far as movies go, it was the Golden Globes all over, with the cast of “The King’s Speech” also getting an award for best overall cast of a motion picture.

As far as television goes, Betty White’s return to stardom was recognized when she was given an award for her work in the show “Hot in Cleveland.”

Overall, there weren’t too many surprises, but we should remember that this continued attention that “The King’s Speech” has been receiving means that “The Social Network” will have some real competition at the Oscars.

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