Live Reaction to the 2013 SAG Awards

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Sunday, January, 27, 2013

5:00 p.m. and the show has just started.    Nicole Kidman presenting the first nomination, Outstanding Actor in a Supporting Role.

Nominees: ALAN ARKIN – “ARGO”
JAVIER BARDEM – “SKYFALL”
ROBERT DE NIRO – “SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK”
PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN – “THE MASTER”
TOMMY LEE JONES – “LINCOLN”

19th+Annual+Screen+Actors+Guild+Awards+Show+HIyyhAdFE89lThe winner is: Tommy Lee Jones, who is not there to accept.  Disappointing choice for this award.  It should have gone to Arkin or Seymour Hoffman… but them’s the breaks.

5:09:  Justin Timberlake looking very conservative giving out the award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role.  Nominees are:

 

SALLY FIELD – “LINCOLN”
ANNE HATHAWAY – “LES MISÃ?RABLES”
HELEN HUNT – “THE SESSIONS”
NICOLE KIDMAN – “THE PAPERBOY”
MAGGIE SMITH – “THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL”

The Actor goes to Ann Hathaway who gives a sweet sincere speech.

Next up:

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
ALEC BALDWIN – “30 ROCK” (NBC)
TY BURRELL – “MODERN FAMILY” (ABC)
LOUIS C.K. – “LOUIE” (FX)
JIM PARSONS – “THE BIG BANG THEORY” (CBS)
ERIC STONESTREET – “MODERN FAMILY” (ABC)

Winner is: Alec Baldwin, sporting a new haircut, giving a short but sweet acceptance speech.

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
EDIE FALCO / Jackie Peyton – “NURSE JACKIE” (Showtime)
TINA FEY / Liz Lemon – “30 ROCK” (NBC)
AMY POEHLER / Leslie Knope – “PARKS AND RECREATION” (NBC)
SOFIA VERGARA / Gloria Delgado-Pritchett – “MODERN FAMILY” (ABC)
BETTY WHITE – “HOT IN CLEVELAND” (TV Land)

Will it be Betty White?

No.  The winner is: Tina Fay, looking very 1940s, receiving her 5th Actor award.  “Thank you for letting me in this union,” she tells the audience.

Next is the cast of Argo, introducing their film.

Next:

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
30 ROCK (NBC)
THE BIG BANG THEORY (CBS)
GLEE (FOX)
MODERN FAMILY (ABC)
NURSE JACKIE (Showtime)
THE OFFICE (NBC)

Amazing how these same shows dominate every award show.  And the Actor goes to: The cast of Modern Family, winning for the third consecutive win.  Boring.  Surely there are some other worthy show out there?

5:42 p.m.

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
NICOLE KIDMAN – “HEMINGWAY & GELLHORN” (HBO)
JULIANNE MOORE – “GAME CHANGE” (HBO)
CHARLOTTE RAMPLING – “RESTLESS” (Sundance Channel)
SIGOURNEY WEAVER – “POLITICAL ANIMALS” (USA)
ALFRE WOODARD – “STEEL MAGNOLIAS” (Lifetime)

The award goes to Julianne Moore for “Game Change.”

5:45 p.m.

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
KEVIN COSTNER – “HATFIELDS & McCOYS” (History)
WOODY HARRELSON – “GAME CHANGE” (HBO)
ED HARRIS – “GAME CHANGE” (HBO)
CLIVE OWEN – “HEMINGWAY & GELLHORN” (HBO)
BILL PAXTON – “HATFIELDS & McCOYS” (History)

The winner is: Kevin Costner who also won the Golden Globe.  He is not there to receive the award.

6:05 p.m. Alec Baldwin pays tribute to Dick Van Dyke who is getting a Life Achievement Award.  He gives a sweet, funny thank you speech.  “Aren’t we lucky to have found a line of work that doesn’t require growing up,” Van Dyke said in a speech that paused to recognize co-stars like Mary Tyler Moore and to poke fun at his iffy Cockney accent in “Mary Poppins.”

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
STEVE BUSCEMI – “BOARDWALK EMPIRE” (HBO)
BRYAN CRANSTON – “BREAKING BAD” (AMC)
JEFF DANIELS – “THE NEWSROOM” (HBO)
JON HAMM – “MAD MEN” (AMC)
DAMIAN LEWIS – “HOMELAND” (Showtime)

Brian Cranston wins for “Breaking Bad.”   “It’s good to be bad” he declares.

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
CLAIRE DANES – “HOMELAND” (Showtime)
MICHELLE DOCKERY – “DOWNTON ABBEY” (PBS)
JESSICA LANGE – “AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ASYLUM” (FX)
JULIANNA MARGULIES – “THE GOOD WIFE” (CBS)
MAGGIE SMITH – “DOWNTON ABBEY” (PBS)

The award goes to new mom, Clare Danes for Homeland who seems to be winning everything these days.

6:20 p.m. A sad tribute to those actors who died in the past 12 months.

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
BOARDWALK EMPIRE (HBO)
BREAKING BAD (AMC)
DOWNTON ABBEY (PBS)
HOMELAND (Showtime)
MAD MEN (AMC)

In something of a surprise, the award goes to the cast of Downton Abbey.  “We are so not expecting this.  Shut the French windows” one of the actresses from the show exclaims.

We’re getting to the big awards asRobert De Niro introduces Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
JESSICA CHASTAIN – “ZERO DARK THIRTY”
MARION COTILLARD – “RUST AND BONE”
JENNIFER LAWRENCE – “SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK”
HELEN MIRREN – “HITCHCOCK”
NAOMI WATTS – “THE IMPOSSIBLE”

The winner is Jennifer Lawrence who wins a SAG award for the first time.  In an emotional speech she begins by thanking MTV for earning her SAG card at the age of 14.

6:52: p.m. Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
BRADLEY COOPER – “SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK”
DANIEL DAY-LEWIS – “LINCOLN”
JOHN HAWKES – “THE SESSIONS”
HUGH JACKMAN – “LES MISÃ?RABLES”
DENZEL WASHINGTON – “FLIGHT”

And the Actor goes to: Daniel Day Lewis for “Lincoln” who gives a lovely, mannered speech, pointing out that it was an actor who murdered Abe Lincoln, and it’s appropriate that once in a while an actor brings him back to life again.

And the final award, presented by Jude Law:

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
ARGO (Warner Bros. Pictures)
THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL (Fox Searchlight)
LES MISÃ?RABLES (Universal Pictures)
LINCOLN (Touchstone Pictures)
SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK (The Weinstein Company)

And the award goes to the well deserved “Argo.”  Ben Affleck accepts in a humble speech, thanking all actors everywhere.  And there it is.  Another SAG award show over and done with.  It was fast paced with few surprises, but enjoyable non the less.

And now on to the party.