Screen Actors Guild Awards Open Post: Hosted by a Frenchman & a dog

This is your Open Post for tonight’s Screen Actors Guild Awards, which air tonight at 8 pm on TNT. The red carpet shows should begin momentarily, so feel free to discuss fashion, Ryan Seacrest’s horrible interview technique, and the actual awards here.

Some people disrespect the SAGs, but I really like them – it’s all actors, all awards for actors, so the show isn’t weighed down by any technical awards or anything. Everybody is seated at tables, and drinks are served, so the attitude is a lot like the Golden Globes. You can see the list of this year’s film and television nominees here. Unfortunately, Michael Fassbender was not nominated! So we’ll just have to make due with the other hot guys nominated, like Brad Pitt, Jean Dujardin and… ? Yeah. Without Fassy, the whole thing gets thrown into disarray, hot-guy-wise. So let’s just take a moment and appreciate Uggie, the puppy from The Artist. Awards shows need more UGGIE!!! And Fassy. Fassy probably would have gotten nominated for an Oscar if he went everywhere with an adorable dog.

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  1. Capella says:

    oh, this is really cool! My first RC with CB!! I don’t have TNT, I’ll be watching the red carpet on E! Before moving to another channel for the actual show at 8 p.m.

    Wonder if all will be attending like for the Golden Globes?

  2. marybeth18 says:

    Seacrest doesn’t do the SAGs- he only does the big ones: Oscars, Globes, Grammys, Emmys.

  3. Tiegan says:

    I really hope Jean Dujardin and Berenice Bejo both win. I finally saw The Artist and was completely blown away. I smiled through pretty much the whole film.

    I’ve seen the Descendants and Moneyball, and while both were good, there’s just no comparison in acting.

    Don’t even get me started on the ridiculous nominations for The Help and Bridesmaids.

    • Wendy says:

      They were fabulous and deserve any awards they get! They and their film reminded me that cinema is supposed to be about entertainment, something too many of the current HW crop seems to forget.

      I saw Shame last night and can’t believe Fassbender didn’t get a nom for that. He was superb. My husband, a “director fan” put Steve McQueen on his list of people to follow last night. Chatting on the way home… Neither of us have seen The Descendants so no comment, but he likes Terrence Malik and saw Tree of Life (which he deemed “disjointed”) and said it didn’t compare to Shame. He also saw part of Moneyball on a plane, the comment was “Pitt with his jutting jaw… meh” compared to both Fassbender and Dujardin.

      • Tiegan says:

        Haven’t seen Shame yet, but it looks very interesting.

        The Descendants = George Clooney looking harried, jogging, and crying.

        Moneyball = Brad Pitt looking stressed, chewing tobacco, and eating.

        Maybe I’m crazy though, because I also thought The Blind Side was just Sandra Bullock in a stupid wig, with a bad southern accent, being an obnoxious soccer mom. I couldn’t believe how trite and artificial the whole movie felt.

      • Pop Rocks says:

        That Pitt jaw thing has driven me crazy since “12 Monkeys”. It also made appearances in Fight Club, Snatch and the Oceans movies. Pitt is NOT a great actor, just a decent one.

      • Wendy says:

        I haven’t seen The Descendants, I’ll never see Moneyball and will probably never see that Bullock film either. So many of the HW films are boringly predictable. Uplifting with a happy ending. Though provoking with a happy ending. Shoot em up and the good guys always win. Person on top hits a rough patch and learns a lesson. Person on bottom hits a good patch and teaches everyone else a lesson. Boringgggg.

      • podzol says:

        Wendy, have you and your hubby seen Hunger (2008)? It’s so radically different than Shame, yet McQueen’s touch is unmistakable. And the acting featured within is stellar.

      • Wendy says:

        @padzol: No, but I’m going to look for it on DVD, unless my husband beats me to it.

    • originalone says:

      Haven’t seen the movie yet!

      I think you have to be in a certain mood to watch a silent movie… Just like for a musical!

    • Valleygirl says:

      Ah, another fan of “The Artist”! I loved it and I really hope Jean wins! How beautiful was Berenice Bejo in that movie, btw?

      • Wendy says:

        She is beautiful, not in a conventional way. That’s one of the things I love about European films actually, they don’t only use Barbie the actress. I adored this film. Sadly, Clooney is going to beat him for Best Actor. Not because Clooney was better, but because Dujardin doesn’t speak English well enough to campaign properly.

  4. Capella says:

    Why is Kelly on the red carpet and not Joan Rivers?

    Joan deserves to be on a throne, and for all the stars to stop by, pay their respects, and receive their hilariously bitchy critique with grace… Well, as much grace as some could manage for the sake of the cameras ;)

  5. Tiffany says:

    Sad news. Uggie has offically retired. *frowning face*.

    Kaiser, I know you are all Fassy all the time. But I went to saw Shame last week. At first I was like why does this first film have an NC-17 and…..then there is. When the lights let up I kept my cap down when home and took a shower. It was not his best work, in my opinion, but the movie was not horrible either.

    Saw The Decendents the other day. I will say this, George Clooney is one lucky bastard to get his hands on the material that he does. The reality is that any other actor could have taken that role and be in the same position. If he gets the SAG, I really need to rethink what the hell actors are thinking with these votes.

    And JeAn Dijardin, he is just sexy. That is all.

    • Wendy says:

      I saw Shame last night, and completely disagree with you.

      He (and mcQueen) did an amazing job of portraying someone who uses sex as a shield, a high, an escape from who they are because they hate themselves or what they have went through so much they can’t face it, or the intimacy that a relationship entails because the other person might know who they are too. And to turn it into a meaningless nothing because that’s all you can hide behind, those few minutes when you feel as if you’re in control, knowing that you never really are and that’s what you’re running from.

      I can see how you come out of that feeling “dirty”. But, that’s the whole point in that he did such a phenomenal job that you come out of it completely understanding where that guy is coming from. Even if it’s somewhere you would never go yourself or certainly hope to never go.

    • mln76 says:

      Ehh Fassy hussled hard with the Academy. He even abandoned his promotions for A Dangerous Mind when it became clear that Shameless was the more baity role. EVERYONE CAMPAIGNS except maybe Woody Allen who has never bothered to attend the Oscars. The difference-when Brad & George & Meryl campaign it’s so f-ing obvious because they can garner so much attention.

      Edit: he wasn’t nommed because no old man wants to see that a man as well-endowed as Fassy is out there.

      • Wendy says:

        Proportionally yes. But what if he’s only 5’2″?

      • podzol says:

        He obviously has a tight relationship with McQueen, that he does not have on the same level with Cronenberg, and he’s been promoting that movie just fine, more than some of the other talent involved (are you reading this off Lainey, the TIFF thing?). At the end of the day, I’d also choose to campaign for a role that meant more for me personally. It makes sense too, his role is really restrained in Dangerous Method and wouldn’t gain traction anywhere except maybe the NY Times’ personal list.

      • mln76 says:

        @pozdol He chose not to support his project because his other project won an award. It may be understandable but it still is campaigning. My point is not to bash Fassy (I have the hots for Fassy on a fundamental level) I just am making a point. He campaigned just as hard as he could with his resources. We all know Fassy is going to be as big as Brad or George in a few years unless he f–ks it up and he will campaign just as visibly then as he did behind the scenes this year.

  6. Coucou says:

    He’s adorable! And so is that dog! I actually saved the first pic to my PC, just for whenever i need an “awwww” :-)

  7. originalone says:

    I love the dog, but it breaks my heart when he’s trotted on the red carpet, and does tricks!

  8. Betty K says:

    I love the SAGs.

    Watching E red carpet and xfinity online.

    This is the best I’ve seen the three (Rancic, KO, and Hello Ross) look at an awards show. Well, Ross always looks good.

  9. Betty K says:

    Very cool that Dick Van Dyke is going to present MTMoore with her lifetime achievement.

  10. Betty K says:

    Katrina Bowden from 30 Rock got engaged last night. Very sweet. Her fiancee is a dead ringer for Justin Long.

  11. Betty K says:

    Why is Ashlee Simpson at the SAGs?

  12. Betty K says:

    Julianna Margolies looks great in Calvin Klein. And Matt Czurchry is adorable.

  13. Mika says:

    The Good Wife”s Margulies (sp) looks really good!

  14. Betty K says:

    Ellie Kemper is a bit much. She is over the top on late night talk shows. But she looks good.

  15. Betty K says:

    Diane Lane may be the most beautiful person on the planet.

  16. Betty K says:

    I missed Ashlee’s interview with Rancic. Did she say why she is on the red carpet?

  17. Betty K says:

    Kate Flannery from the Office seems just lovely. She is so frumpy on the show and when she hits the red carpet she is so impressive.

  18. Betty K says:

    Enjoying Michelle Williams tolerate Rancic.

  19. Pop Rocks says:

    Fassy didn’t hustle voters as shamelessly as Pitt and Clooney did. Those boys have been on an awards campaign that started at Cannes last year. Nine loooong months of schmoozing and cold-calling voters, exploiting their personal lives, dangling possible marriage plans, alluding to the fact that you might be retiring so voters might want to reward you before it’s too late (Pitt) and of course, hiring rent-a girlfriends (Hello Clooney and Stacey Whateveryournameis!). Ugh. WTF.

    The fact that Fassy has more respect for himself than to roll out the Kardashian playbook cost him dearly. Just goes to show these awards are all completely bogus and are ALL about butt kissing, media manipulation and promoting your personal brand. If anyone has seen “Shame” you know Fassy can act circles around some of these nominees.

    • lisa says:

      OH please how many magazine interviews has he done. If he had gotten the nomination he would have to work the it too.

      the film wasn’t the kind of film the Academy embraces.. that is the thing. so stop acting like he is above it all.

    • Wendy says:

      He’ll get his Oscar, just not this year. He was phenomenal in Shame.

      • lisa says:

        I’m waiting for 12 Years a Slave.. that sounds like total Oscar bait

      • podzol says:

        It really was phenomenal– he’s simply peerless at the moment in his age branch. Am super happy that Oldman is getting the recognition he deserves but otherwise, the Oscars are nothing to look forward to this year.

        And it’s good that Fassbender actively participated in the campaign without pandering too obviously (for example, I think Gosling would perhaps have gotten more recognition had he done even a tiny bit of campaigning); it gets him acquainted with the studio heads, the politics and the machine, as he’s bound to get nominated down the line, sooner than later.

      • tracking says:

        Agreed. Hard to see him snubbed in favor of the likes of Clooney and Pitt, but he still had a phenomenal year. His time will come.

    • mln76 says:

      See my comment above Fassy campaigned HARD. The academy doesn’t like male nudity.

      • marybeth18 says:

        I think Fassy campaigned as much as he was able to- he’s not as famous as a lot of the other actors (Leo, Clooney, Pitt) and he doesn’t have the power of Harvey Weinstein behind him (Jean Dujardin).

        He did the Oscar hustle, he just can’t do it on the level of the other guys. He left the Cannes premiere of “Dangerous Method” (and got some bad press about it) in order to go back to Venice and pick up the best actor award for “Shame,” he did as many magazine interviews/covers as he could, he did the full international press for “Shame.” He’s not going to get a Today Show interview like Pitt, nor does he have a partner like Jolie.
        One could even argue that he broke up with his less than appropriate girlfriend (the 23 year old Zoe Kravitz) in order to better position himself.

        It was always going to be an uphill battle- he only really became famous this last year, he starred in a small budget independent, and he did a lot of full frontal nudity in a film about sex addiction. The Academy is predominantly over 50, male, and white. This is not a group that likes NC-17 films that deal with complicated male sexuality (see Ryan Gosling’s lack of nom last year). The male best actor category also skews older and more established, like the Clooneys, Pitts, and Oldmans. It typically only has 1 newcomer- this year they have two, Bichir and Dujardin.

        Fassbender had a HELL of a year; his nomination, his many nominations, are coming.

      • mln76 says:

        @marybeth18 yes to everything you said! Incidentally even Damien Bichir has been campaigning HARD. His screeners were sent out first to SAG and the Academy. Also campaigning like a mother was Gary Oldman. Its obvious when a Clooney or a Pitt campaigns but all of these actors have been working hard behind the scenes supporting their performances. (Don’t think Uncle Harvey hasn’t been helping Dujardin too in between pushing Meryl & Michelle W out there).

      • Asli says:

        Agreed, Marybeth! Fassbender got snubbed. There were alot of great performances this year from less-than-well-known actors but for some reason I always see the trio at the award shows. Leo, Brad and George. It’s getting repetetive. The Acadamy are obviously favorising those three. Annoying.

  20. Jackie says:

    george is so annoying. he constantly tries to be funny (in an old man kind of way), and people fake laugh/chuckle just cause he is clooney. ugh.

  21. Betty K says:

    So la Jolie can’t take another round with G Rancic?

    Hello Ross and G taking on a solo Mr. Pitt.

  22. Guest says:

    Did anybody see on some of the other sites a picture of Angie, Brad, George and Stacy pictured together. Of course, there was going to be a picture of them together to stop all the rumors. They have to keep up the showmance and bromance between the couples.

  23. Milo says:

    I still can’t recover from the major SNUB for Drive and Ryan Gosling! This movie is one of the best ever made but instead we have something like bridesmades nominated. BRIDEMADES?! unbelievable.

    I hope Jean Dujardin wins instead of George – he is the same in every movie.

    • Asli says:

      Hah. Yeah, that WAS an amazing movie, Weird that it went to Cannes but wasn’t nominated for a single American award. Gosling was great in it. I’ve only watched the beginning of Bridesmaids but couldn’t sit through the rest…

    • originalone says:

      I am so glad someone is talking about the amazingness that was Drive! And the hotness that is Ryan G.

      I mean, the build up towards that amazing moment in the elevator where the movie takes you from extreme violence to passion… Really did things to my lady bits. It’s like teaching your brain to get aroused when watching a violent moment!!!

      The movie should have gotten some sort of acknowledgment. And this is the second year in a row that Ryan Gosling does not get a nomination (Blue Valentine).

      Is it because he refuses to play the game, and work it/whore it à la Clooney?

      • Milo says:

        The movie is exceptional and so is he! The elevator scene, the way he keeps SILENT in the beginning of the movie. I’m telling you – it was not going to be so haunting and erotic if he was naked!

        To me all this is politics. Harvey Weinstein is pushing hard, people are lobbying.I’ve read an article how much money the studios and producers are spending to promote their movies and organize all kind of events to the members of AMPAS. Finally I’ve got the answer I was looking for many years – how Gwyneth Paltrow got and Oscar?! I know now – her daddy “bought” it for her.

        Anyways I think someone in Hollywood doesn’t like Gosling or they think he is too young. In both cases he is way underrated!

      • podzol says:

        I do think a complete refusal to play the game will hinder one’s chances, unless it’s a flat-out performance of a lifetime that no one can deny (à la Daniel Day-Lewis).

        I think Gosling spent lots of time campaigning on behalf of Blue Valentine last year, and it might have been bitter for him to see all those efforts go unrecognized. Whatever the reason, there’s a marked difference between last year (lots of campaigning) and this year (absolutely none whatsoever, despite having some free time in between Gangster Squad, Place Beyond the Pines, and the Winding Refn pre-production). And given his subtle and restrained (but superb) performance in Drive… I’m not surprised that he’s not getting recognized.

        The Academy probably wants to see an up-and-comer actor working it at least a little, before rewarding him. After all, you have all the other on-the-bubble actors who also gave great performances like Bichir, Shannon, Harrelson, Fassbender, Dujardin (even a veteran like Oldman!) working the circuit. Nothing wrong with that… as long as it’s all about pushing the performance and the film forward, not the actor’s personal life.

      • originalone says:

        @Milo – I’m about to disappoint you on Paltrow. It wasn’t her daddy that bought it for her, she had slept with Harvey to secure her role, and had campaigned hard for the Oscar.

        It was that year, when her movie won the Oscar for movie of the year, instead of Saving Private Ryan, that all of a sudden, people started recognizing Harvey’s “plan of attack” on the campaign trail for winning an Oscar. There is an Unauthorized Harvey Weinstein documentary out there that explains it all. Watch it, it’s worth getting to know who The Punisher truly is.

        As for Ryan, yeah, last year’s campaigning had left a bitter taste, that apparently made him flat out refuse People’s Sexiest Man Alive offer.

        Hope he keeps on making amazing movies like these. Saw The Descendants over the week-end. George was ok in it, why just ok? Because any other man his age could have given the same amazing performance, without ever getting an OSCAR nomination no less. But because it was George…

        Still have to see The Artist and Moneyball before the Oscars. Hope they don’t disappoint!

  24. Kata says:

    Did anyone else see the shot that seemed to include Swinton and Angelina next to each other?? I cannot even begin to imagine what they would talk about. Since Tilda is an alien perhaps she can be an exception to Angelina’s “no female friends” policy?

    • samira677 says:

      These Angelina has no female friends/hates women comments are ridiculous. Also they probably know each other considering that Tilda and Brad worked on Benjamin Buttons together.

    • lisa says:

      Brad has known Tilda for a long time. Been in two movies together. I’m sure she and Angie have met many times before. Angie never said she didn’t have female friends. She said she didn’t talk to many of the about her travels to Refugee camps.

      gosh let it go..

      When you read these gossip blogs that are all about women.. I can imagine why she wouldn’t if that was the case and it is not.

    • marybeth18 says:

      Did you see as they panned around the room during the credits that there were about 4 different camera men (2 with video cameras, 2 with still) all within 2 feet of Jolie and Swinton as they chatted? I guess since they’re actors they’re used to carrying on a conversation while ignoring cameras right in their faces, but it made me shudder to think about!

    • Ida says:

      Can we stop this nonsense already? La Jolie has stated more than once, in no uncertain terms, that she “doesn’t really” have any female friends, although she’s obviously never felt the need to make any such comments about her male friends, or lack thereof. I find such comments on her part completely crass, vulgar, tasteless, etc. As for Jolie being on the same table as Tilda Swinton, well, Swinton looked etheral and extremely elegant, Jolie not so much in that godwaful dress, shiny face and crappy jewllery. I know a tiny little bit about Tilda because she’s involved with an organization that I’m also involved in and I seriously doubt they are friends.

  25. Milo says:

    Jean Dujardin got it! yessssssss :)

  26. Camille (The original) says:

    I’m so happy that George didn’t win :) . My hopes for him not winning the Oscar look much better now lol.

  27. samira677 says:

    Shocked that The Help won. That seemed like such a long shot.

    • marybeth18 says:

      Whatever your thoughts on “The Help” and its whitewashing of American history, it still made me glad to see that a cast made almost entirely of women, half of whom are African American women, won an ensemble award. There wasn’t a single big name male lead in that film, and it still won. Love that!

      I’m happy that two films, “Bridesmaids” and “The Help”, composed almost entirely of female actors were nominated.

      • Milo says:

        One just wonder – how long they’ll continue to milk the racial history issue… And how long it will be an standing ovation moment when african-american actor wins an award?! to me this is getting really annoying.

        I respect your opinion but I think to sh1t in a sink is not the winning road to get an Oscar nomination (bridesmades)! In a mean time the movies like Melancholia, The Devils Double, Ides of March, Drive, etc. are snubbed!

        I’m following the Oscars for years, and this is the snubbyest year to date.

  28. marybeth18 says:

    So…Oscar predictions.

    The Actor Branch is the largest Branch voting for the Oscars (it has 1,183 members, compared with the second largest branch, which is Producing at 446). The total voting Academy is 5,515 members.

    Usually the Oscar winners are the SAG winners. However, with this being such a close year, I’m not sure the 4 major acting categories will be the same as the SAGs. Octavia, Viola, and Plummer probably have a lock. But I think Best Actor is still open.

    • mln76 says:

      I predict Dujardin.
      I don’t think the Academy is ready to give George another Oscar.
      I think they’ll award Brad eventually for an upcoming project.

    • Funnylilou says:

      I predict Gary Oldman…he is the underdog, nobody is rooting for him but his performance is actually tremendous and it will be a way for the academy to aknowledge her longtime achievement as an actor throughout this performance or…. Brad Pitt… (I am not rooting for him, he is good but not fine, not the award kind of actor, but I think that there are really great chances that he will win, he is now a family man and a successfull producer and in a way embodies fully the academy values… and it counts otherwise some actors will never win if it is only based on talent and some very talented and incredibly gifted would have already won!)

      and I think Glenn Close for leading actress, I just saw Albert Nobbs and her performance is mind-blowing, she is incredible,she is beyond any superlative she would beat Meryl streep in a heartbeat, and that is something since MS is awesome in the Iron Lady!
      I am rooting for her, it’s a one of a kind performance something that people will take as a classic standard for decades. Just amazing.
      But then again back to campaigning… she doesn’t have so much support so I keep my fingers crossed for her and I hope that she will pull a “daniel-day Lewis”!

  29. Maxine says:

    I love Uggie so much. Thanks for pics. There is a great blooper reel with the Artist cast and Uggie that’s so fantastic. Uggie was Queenie in Water for Elephants by the way.

    Glad Dujardin won but does that mean he’s a sure bet for Oscar or they want to throw him a bone before giving the Oscar to someone else.

    Ps….Uggie trivia ..so don’t read if you haven’t seen the film….apparently in the scene where Valentin is contemplating suicide Uggie got so into it that he was trying to get the gun out his hand. Fairly emotional on the set apparently.

    Go Uggie!

  30. Lara says:

    Loved the Bridesmaids girls joking about Scorsese drinking game. Seriously, he has been mentioned more than enough this season. Also was very happy that Jean Dujardin won over Clooney. Clooney is getting quite pretentious and omnipresent lately dragging around his new lady-friend everywhere he goes. I have not seen the Descendants yet , I am pretty sure it’s a good movie, just because Alexander Pane is a decent director. But Clooney now is getting praised for everything he does without any merit. His latest directing effort, The Ides of March, was very mediocre to say the least.

  31. Valleygirl says:

    LOL @ at the love for Uggie! He is way too adorable! Again, if you haven’t seen The Artist, go see it! It was a pleasure from start to finish, just effortless…happy, sad, heartbreaking, uplifting…see it! And GO JEAN! BEAT CLOONEY! lol

  32. Maya says:

    So happy that Jean won for Best Actor! He was absoutely amazing in The Artist, having to communicate so much without any dialogue. I really hope he’ll win at the Oscars. George Clooney was very good in The Descendants, but I think Jean gave the better performance. As for the other acting awards, I guess it’s pretty much set: Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Christopher Plummer.

  33. LA me says:

    Luv me some Uggie!!

    Here’s a video of “Bloopers” from The Artisit…..Uggie again steals the show!!

    http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Uggie-Screws-Up-Blooper-Reel-From-Artist-29090.html

  34. originalone says:

    Could someone please talk about Angelina’s tacky lower-back tattoo peaking out of her dress? It looks awful. I did not know she had a big one that takes most of her lower back.

  35. VV says:

    I really have a soft spot for Christopher Plummer. He won a SAG and I hope he gets the Oscar!

    Also, I just got a Jack Russel terrier a few months ago and she is so awesome. They’re definitely a fun bunch of dogs and just seeing Uggie in all these pics recently makes me curious about the movie The Artist.

    Sadly, I’ll have to wait for it on dvd since I live in “Smalltownnowhereville.”

  36. TheWayItGoes says:

    Yay for Viola, Octavia & Jean!!!!

  37. jade says:

    I didn’t like Jean’s acceptance speech. He didn’t say who his partner was and talking about how his teachers always said he daydreamed and he never stopped is not only corny it’s extremely self-important. the worst part of the awards are when people say cringe worthy things without meaning to and look either pompous or silly.

    • His speech was lovely. There was nothing self important in saying that he never stopped dreaming and with this award he was given part of his dream. And he said that Berenice Bejo was his partner (in the film).

    • Wendy says:

      There’s a children’s song in French called “Jean de La Lune” (John of the moon), which is what he was referring to. Didn’t translate.

    • Funnylilou says:

      Actually his speech reflects perfectly his personality.
      In France he is known for being a very good actor as much as for being a massive tool! He is very self absorbed and holier than thou, and take himself very very seriously, he even became a recurent joke on one of the most popular TV show (les guignols de l’info) it is a muppet show where each muppet impersonate a politician or a celebrity and his muppet is always “me me me” and “you are so much crap all of you”!!

      I didn’t watch the artist yet, everybody says it’s brilliant, but him having all the awards will make us have a very miserable time with him when he will be back at home…

  38. Guest says:

    I guess if George was parading Stacy around for his campaign to win awards, it didn’t work this time. I am glad to see it wasn’t a popularity contest and SAG members voted for Jean’s work in the Artist. It was a great performance.

  39. foozy says:

    congrats to jean dujardin!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  40. Jane says:

    Meryl Streep better win the Oscar! I loved The Help but MERYL DESERVES IT SOOOO MUCH MORE! Her acting in The Iron Lady was unbelievable! I will be distraught if they leave her out for another year! This is getting ridiculous, why nominate her when every year! she does better than her last performance yet they fail to give her recognition. The award always ends up going to some new comer or somebody who is rarely nominated!

  41. Aqua says:

    I find that when any one actor is considered the favourite to win an Oscar to early on, it then becomes theirs to loose.Once that happens it then can be very difficult to maintain that momentum.So I think last nights win in the BDA for a MP category proves that the race to win an Oscar for any one of these gentlemen is still very much ON!