Screen Actors Guild Awards 2013

January 28th, 2013 - Graham Eley

The various critics awards have some influence in the Oscar race but the real momentum normally begins with the nominations for the Screen Actors Guild Awards.  With SAG’s strong holding of actual Oscar voters, it undoubtedly provides early evidence of voting intentions but sometimes first impressions can be deceptive.  So far, Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty has dominated the critics’ and board’s awards with six wins but it today failed to secure a nomination for SAG’s equivalent to best film, the ensemble category.  In a major shock, John Madden’s commercially popular, Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, made the list alongside leading Oscar contenders Argo, Les Misérables, Lincoln and Silver Linings Playbook.  But Zero Dark Thirty’s late arrival in the voting process may have damaged its prospects and, with plenty for trending groups to ponder, this year’s nominations could yet prove to be the exception that proves the rule.

 

Nominations:

 

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

 

BRADLEY COOPER / Pat – “SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK” (The Weinstein Company)

DANIEL DAY-LEWIS / Abraham Lincoln – “LINCOLN” (Touchstone Pictures)

JOHN HAWKES / Mark – “THE SESSIONS” (Fox Searchlight)

HUGH JACKMAN / Jean Valjean – “LES MISÉRABLES” (Universal Pictures)

DENZEL WASHINGTON / Whip Whitaker – “FLIGHT” (Paramount Pictures)

 

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

 

JESSICA CHASTAIN / Maya – “ZERO DARK THIRTY” (Columbia Pictures)

MARION COTILLARD / Stephanie – “RUST AND BONE” (Sony Pictures Classics)

JENNIFER LAWRENCE / Tiffany – “SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK” (The Weinstein Company)

HELEN MIRREN / Alma Reville – “HITCHCOCK” (Fox Searchlight)

NAOMI WATTS / Maria – “THE IMPOSSIBLE” (Summit Entertainment)

 

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

 

ALAN ARKIN / Lester Siegel – “ARGO” (Warner Bros. Pictures)

JAVIER BARDEM / Silva – “SKYFALL” (Columbia Pictures)

ROBERT DE NIRO / Pat, Sr. – “SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK” (The Weinstein Company)

PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN / Lancaster Dodd – “THE MASTER” (The Weinstein Company)

TOMMY LEE JONES / Thaddeus Stevens – “LINCOLN” (Touchstone Pictures)

 

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role

 

SALLY FIELD / Mary Todd Lincoln – “LINCOLN” (Touchstone Pictures)

ANNE HATHAWAY / Fantine – “LES MISÉRABLES” (Universal Pictures)

HELEN HUNT / Cheryl – “THE SESSIONS” (Fox Searchlight)

NICOLE KIDMAN / Charlotte Bless – “THE PAPERBOY” (Millennium Entertainment)

MAGGIE SMITH / Muriel Donnelly – “THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL” (Fox Searchlight)

 

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

 

ARGO (Warner Bros. Pictures)

BEN AFFLECK / Tony Mendez

ALAN ARKIN / Lester Siegel

KERRY BISHÉ / Kathy Stafford

KYLE CHANDLER / Hamilton Jordan

RORY COCHRANE / Lee Schatz

BRYAN CRANSTON / Jack O’Donnell

CHRISTOPHER DENHAM / Mark Lijek

TATE DONOVAN / Bob Anders

CLEA DUVALL / Cora Lijek

VICTOR GARBER / Ken Taylor

JOHN GOODMAN / John Chambers

SCOOT McNAIRY / Joe Stafford

CHRIS MESSINA / Malinov

 

THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL (Fox Searchlight)

JUDI DENCH / Evelyn Greenslade

CELIA IMRIE / Madge Hardcastle

BILL NIGHY / Douglas Ainslie

DEV PATEL / Sonny Kapoor

RONALD PICKUP / Norman Cousins

MAGGIE SMITH / Muriel Donnelly

TOM WILKINSON / Graham Dashwood

PENELOPE WILTON / Jean Ainslie

 

LES MISÉRABLES (Universal Pictures)

ISABELLE ALLEN / Young Cosette

SAMANTHA BARKS / Eponine

SACHA BARON COHEN / Thénardier

HELENA BONHAM CARTER / Madame Thénardier

RUSSELL CROWE / Javert

ANNE HATHAWAY / Fantine

DANIEL HUTTLESTONE / Gavroche

HUGH JACKMAN / Jean Valjean

EDDIE REDMAYNE / Marius

AMANDA SEYFRIED / Cosette

AARON TVEIT / Enjolras

COLM WILKINSON / Bishop

 

LINCOLN (Touchstone Pictures)

DANIEL DAY-LEWIS / Abraham Lincoln

SALLY FIELD / Mary Todd Lincoln

JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT / Robert Todd Lincoln

HAL HOLBROOK / Preston Blair

TOMMY LEE JONES / Thaddeus Stevens

JAMES SPADER / W.N. Bilbo

DAVID STRATHAIRN / William Seward

 

SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK (The Weinstein Company)

BRADLEY COOPER / Pat

ROBERT DE NIRO / Pat, Sr.

ANUPAM KHER / Dr. Cliff Patel

JENNIFER LAWRENCE / Tiffany

CHRIS TUCKER / Danny

JACKI WEAVER / Dolores

 

Ben Affleck’s Argo strengthened its position as the Oscar best film frontrunner by winning the top prize at the Screen Actors Guild Awards.  Although the SAG’s is not one of the strongest indicators of Oscar success in this category – only 52.9% of its winners have gone on to take the Academy Award – the victory adds serious momentum behind Argo’s wins at the Critics’ Choice, Golden Globes and PGA awards.  The SAG’s seemed one major award beyond Argo after it received only one individual acting nomination, and Ben Affleck’s surprise exclusion from the Oscar’s best director nominations remains its only serious setback during the awards season.

 

Two shoo-ins for Oscar wins, Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln) and Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables), picked up best actor and best supporting actress respectively, after the pair have dominated their categories throughout the winter.

 

Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook) received best actress and seems to be pulling away from Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty) in the Oscar race after a close contest.

 

Tommy Lee Jones (Lincoln) claimed best supporting actor to edge ahead of the field in the most competitive of the Oscar acting categories, which contains five previous Academy Award winners.  Phillip Seymour Hoffman (The Master), arguably the strongest challenger, has amassed nine wins this winter with the most significant being the Critics Choice.  But Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained), whose six wins include the Golden Globe, could still prove to be a dark horse.  GE 28 January 2013

 

Awards:

 

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

WINNER: “Argo”

» “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

» “Les Misérables”

» “Lincoln”

» “Silver Linings Playbook”

 

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

WINNER: Daniel Day-Lewis – “Lincoln”

» Bradley Cooper – “Silver Linings Playbook”

» John Hawkes – “The Sessions”

» Hugh Jackman – “Les Misérables”

» Denzel Washington – “Flight”

 

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

WINNER: Jennifer Lawrence – “Silver Linings Playbook”

» Jessica Chastain – “Zero Dark Thirty”

» Marion Cotillard – “Rust and Bone”

» Helen Mirren – “Hitchcock”

» Naomi Watts – “The Impossible”

 

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

WINNER: Tommy Lee Jones – “Lincoln”

» Alan Arkin – “Argo” » Javier Bardem – “Skyfall”

» Robert De Niro – “Silver Linings Playbook”

» Philip Seymour Hoffman – “The Master”

 

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role

WINNER: Anne Hathaway – “Les Misérables”

» Sally Field – “Lincoln”

» Helen Hunt – “The Sessions”

» Nicole Kidman – “The Paperboy”

» Maggie Smith – “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”

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