Yesterday, we began our unofficial tally of all the nominations received by this year’s critically acclaimed movies, and thanks to the work of Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence and writer/director David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook was the clear frontrunner. Now that the Screen Actors Guild Awards have been announced today, it’s still on top — but Lincoln’s Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field and Tommy Lee Jones and company have made it a tie at 33 nods apiece. Les Miserables firmly in third place after Hugh Jackman‘s nod for lead male actor, Anne Hathaway’s for supporting female actor, the whole ensemble’s cast nomination and a nod in the stunt cast category.
On the TV side of the SAGs, the nominations look a whole lot like every other TV awards show, with the likes of Downton Abbey, Modern Family, Nurse Jackie, Breaking Bad and Boardwalk Empire dominating the list. Can’t say we blame them, though!
Here’s where all the movies stand so far (this includes minor kudos, like the Satellite Awards, the L.A. Film Critics Awards and the like):
Silver Linings Playbook: 33 Lincoln: 33 Les Miserables: 27 The Master: 22 Zero Dark Thirty: 20 Argo: 20 Beasts of the Southern Wild: 17 Moonrise Kingdom: 16 Life of Pi: 14 The Sessions: 12 Django Unchained: 6
We’ve all had that nightmare: You walk into your 10th grade classroom and everyone starts to laugh. You look down and realize that you’ve completely forgotten to put on clothes! Ugh, we’re breaking out into a cold sweat just thinking about it. But for some celebs, that bad dream is often their terrifying reality. Some major stars like Rihanna and Lady Gaga have made it their calling card to go bare on the red carpet in gutsy see-through outfits. It’s also a go-to tactic for lesser-known actresses to steal the next morning headlines by flashing their flesh in public. OK, to be fair, sometimes the ladies might just be suffering an unintentional wardrobe malfunction, and the glare of spotlights and flash bulbs, or a sudden breeze, are to blame.
It’s unfortunate that three ladies from Glee have made it to this SAG Awards list but we can assure you that they’re all on for very valid reasons. We’ll tackle Lea Michele first. It’s odd that she’s on here because she’s been doing so well with red carpet fashion lately, but our problem with her silver-grey Versace get-up she chose tonight is that it washed her out. A brighter lip, perhaps? A different colored shoe? But our biggest issue is with that hip-high slit, which looked tacky. Diva, please!
Then there’s Heather Morris, whose Masai Payan dress just doesn’t work because one half looks like it’s made from pleather and the other half is sheer panels that look confused. Her hairstyle ages her unnecessarily, too. Finishing up the trio is Jenna Ushkowitz in Rebecca Minkoff. The mixture of florals and the sheer paneling, again, makes it a fail.
Rose Byrne wore one of her favorite designers (Elie Saab) but picked a white jumpsuit completely encrusted with sequins, slashed down the front. We have a problem with jumpsuits on red carpets as it is, and this one is just not good. We also don’t know what Busy Philipps was thinking? That much boho is a no-no. We wouldn’t wear this to the beach, let alone an awards show. Shailene Woodley wore a floral L’Wren Scott, but didn’t pay much attention to her hair or makeup. As a result, the dress looked a bit like an arts and crafts project on her. Rounding up the list is Kaley Cuoco whose feathered Ramona Keveza combined with the braided hair borders on milkmaid territory. Could any of these looks be salvaged, or should they just be savaged? Let us know in the comments section!
We’ve missed Natalie Portman. She’s mostly been on the down low since the birth of her son, Aleph, and the lack of her presence on red carpets has been felt. After her so-so apperance at the Golden Globes, she appeared at the 2012 SAG Awards in this burgundy Giambattista Valli gown. We’re quite in love with it. It’s simple, the color is unusual, and the drape is perfect. She accessorized the outfit with gorgeous Harry Winston jewels and a sparkling Judith Leiber clutch. While we think that Natalie has finally made a return to form, there are a couple of questions we’d like to pose to you. Is it too simple? Is the detailing at the bodice too frou-frou and busy? Should she have worn something around her neck as well? Or are you agreeing with us and think that Natalie rocked the red carpet like only she can? Let us know your views in the comments section.
Classic black never goes out of style. There may have been a fair amount of neutrals and grays and bold colors on the 2012 Sag Awards red carpet last night, but black actually outnumbered them all. None of the gowns veered towards goth territory, either, as all the styles went the romantic or slightly edgy route.
We saw drapes on the likes of Melissa McCarthy’s Badgley Mischka, Archie Panjabi’s one-shouldered Carolina Herrera and Angelina Jolie’s Jenny Packham halter-necked gown. The latter was a little too safe for our liking. Wearing the same designer was Ashlee Simpson, whose dress was similar to the number Vanessa Hudgens wore to the People’s Choice Awards. No contest here: Ashlee wore the better version.
Amber Heard killed it in a Zac Posen cut-out dress and guess who wore the same designer? Glenn Close! She rocked that gown and her compatriot Jessica Lange did the same in a slinky sequined David Meister number. Both the ladies are still so sexy in their 60s! Joining the sequin brigade was Jayma Mays‘ beautiful Reem Acra gown with a dramatic demi-train. We saw a lot of lace overlay as well, whether it was in Amber Riley’s Badgley Mischka, Stacy Keibler’s Marchesa or Emma Stone’s custom Alexander McQueen. We’d also like to hand out top marks to our favourite 30 Rock ladies for bringing on the fabulous. Tina Fey looked very sexy in her vintage Versace gown as did Jane Krakowski in Antonio Berardi. Everyone did really good here, and black was anything but boring. The only celebrity we wish had upped the stakes was Glee’s Heather Morris. Her half-sheer Masai Payan dress just didn’t work.
We’d love to hear your opinions so click through our gallery and sound off in the comments section.
Well, obvs, they hand out SAG Awards for both men and women — but with the big movie ensemble Actor going to the ladies of The Help, our memory of Sunday night’s ceremony might be skewed toward how much the ladies dominated the stage. This is, after all the organization that sticks to the old-school feminist “female actor” designation rather than “actress.” There was Mary Tyler Moore receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award, as we were reminded that people doubted there’d be an audience for a show about a single woman. Representing that other awesome female cast, Bridesmaids stars Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph and Melissa McCarthy livened up an otherwise too-sincere evening with their “Scorsese” drinking game (do they have to take a drink every time someone blogs his name, too?) And even the In Memoriam montage featured a great sendoff from Elizabeth Taylor, winking at us from beyond. It was enough to give pause to anyone who’s been rooting for The Descendants or The Artist to take home the big prizes come February 26 — do you really want to stop the momentum of all this amazing girl (lady) power? Do we want to be deprived of the sight of Octavia Spencer dancing around as Viola Davis makes us cry? Well, when the alternative is a good George Clooney speech or tricks by Uggie, that’s a tough question. Good thing we’re not voting on these things.
By the way, you can catch all the winners’ speeches here.
If anyone but Meryl Streep had shown up for an awards show in which she’s nominated for The Iron Lady in an iron-colored outfit — well, we would have said something meaner than that it’s a silly pun. But maybe she didn’t intend it as such, and she did look elegant as hell in her Vivienne Westwood onstage at the SAG Awards. And she was among many who chose shades of gray and neutral and cream on Sunday night. Zoe Saldana, Modern Family’s Ariel Winter and Glee’s Naya Rivera chose sparkly numbers that grabbed our attention. Others, like Kristen Wiig and Octavia Spencer, didn’t look bad but seemed less vibrant than their usual selves without color to match their personalities. Maybe we’re just cranky after watching too many acceptance speeches. Browse through the gallery and let us know how you feel about this ongoing trend in the comments below.
There’s been a whole lot of neutral and black going on this awards season, and that rather works to the advantage of the stars who chose the path less traveled and wore bold colors to the SAG Awards. They stand out all the more with their blues, pinks, greens and reds. From Emily Blunt’s bright green Oscar de la Renta to Jessica Chastain’s delicious blue Calvin Klein collection, the rainbow of gowns was all the more brilliant by the sun shining during the arrivals. Thank you, brave actors for making us sit up and take notice of you before you go off to congratulate yourselves for being brave actors.
The Artist is again up for three big prizes at this weekend’s SAG Awards (it should be four, but Uggie continues to be snubbed). TheFABlife, meanwhile, is up against our Best Week Ever siblings for the Most Artist-Loving Blog Award. That we just made up. They had the edge with this silly Jean Dujardin video. But now we are going to pull ahead, we think, because of the blooper reel video below (courtesy of Allocine.fr), which just made us giggle uncontrollably at our desk. It’s got everything: dog bloopers, crack-ups, Berenice Bejo’s terrible tennis playing AND some absolutely adorable dance gaffes. Watch at your own risk.
I’m gearing up to cover the SAG Awards red carpet this Sunday, and couldn’t help but oogle over a couple of the nominees. Hunky, handsome with a little bit of grey in their hair, both Kyle Chandler and George Clooney are masters at playing sensitive, sexy dads on their respective screens. Chandler is nominated in the Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Coach Eric Taylor on Friday Night Lights, aka everyone’s favorite show to tweet about. The Cloonster (Can I call you that, George?) is up for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Lead Role for his work in the ukelele-heavy tearjerker The Descendants.
My dream of being sandwiched in Cloonster-Coach Taylor group hug may become a reality this Sunday night (Secreting it now), but only one of these fine, fictional fathers can be this week’s Hotness. Check out our gallery to help you make your decision, and then vote in our poll. We’ll be keeping it open until Sunday night, so you can check them out in all their tuxedoed glory and then cast your vote (And vote again. And again. And again). The SAG Awards air on TBS and TNT at 8PM EST – we’ll be watching, blogging and tweeting the show live. Hang with us, won’t ya?