You know how much we love awards season here at Dish Nation and we have another biggie coming up: the SAG Awards! This one is voted on by members of the Screen Actors Guild, so only actors and actresses get to vote, and more importantly, only actors and actresses win awards! This means it’s a much shorter ceremony (only 2 hours!)
Here are 5 facts you must know about the upcoming SAG Awards!
1. Just like the Golden Globes, the SAG Awards recognize both Film and TV performances, so it’s another chance to see your favorite TV stars socializing with the big movie stars from those movies you probably haven’t seen.
2. It’s only their 21st ceremony… which might explain why they’re still not as popular as other award shows. SAG is just finally old enough to drink, while its award friends are all old enough to be AARP members:
Oscars will be 87 this year!
The Emmys turn 67!
And the Globes just turned 72!
3. Jennifer Aniston is nominated for a SAG award! Despite our complaints, she’s still NOT nominated for an Oscar. However, the SAG awards are great predictors of the Oscars.
Besides Jennifer Aniston, only Naomi Watts and Jake Gyllenhaal managed to score a nomination for the SAG awards but failed to get Oscar nominations.
Here are the film acting categories and our predictions:
4. SAG gives out a Best Ensemble Award instead of Best Picture, which means every actor in the movie that wins gets to take home an award! Here are the nominees:
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
The Theory of Everything
This is a little tougher to predict, but we’re going to put our money on Boyhood, though I wouldn’t be surprised if Birdman wins, as it is the only movie in the category that is all about the thing actors love the most: ACTORS!
5. In the TV categories, there is no separation between supporting and lead actors. It’s a free-for-all, which makes for really odd categories and surely for quite a few annoyed lead actors when their secondary counterparts get nominated instead of them.
Outstanding Male Actor in a Comedy Series
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Louis C.K., Louis
William H. Macy, Shameless
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family
Female Actress in a Comedy Series
Uzo Aduba, Orange Is the New Black
Julie Bowen, Modern Family
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation
Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
The Big Bang Theory
Orange Is the New Black
Female Actor in a Drama Series
Clarie Danes, Homeland
Viola Davis, How to Get Away With Murder
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Robin Wright, House of Cards
Male Actor in a Drama Series
Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Woody Harrelson, True Detective
Matthew McConaughey, True Detective
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards
Ensemble in a Drama Series
Game of Thrones
House of Cards
Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Adrien Brody, Houdini
Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: His Last Vow
Richard Jenkins, Olive Kitteridge
Mark Ruffalo, The Normal Heart
Billy Bob Thornton, Fargo
Female Actor in Television Movie or Miniseries
Ellen Burstyn, Flowers in the Attic
Maggie Gyllenhall, The Honorable Woman
Frances McDormand, Olive Kitteridge
Julia Roberts, The Normal Heart
Cicely Tyson, The Trip to Bountiful
That’s it! For now… you know we got the Grammys and the Oscars coming up. Keep these awards coming!