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Sunday, January 24, 2010

SAG Thoughts

The SAG awards were last night. Has anything really changed? The consensus seems to be Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Supporting Actress are getting into lock territory. The question remains whether Sandra Bullock can win an Oscar or if the Academy will go for Meryl Streep. Carey Mulligan seems to be sadly out of the equation. Streep is the most nominated actress of all time, but she hasn't won an Oscar in what seems like forever. It was Sophie's Choice in 1982 for Best Actress. I think that is something that definitely has to be considered as the Academy may want to give her another one. Especially in a year with not a real strong female lead performance. Bullock is well liked within Hollywood, but thinking that Sandra Bullock can win an Oscar is like thinking Eddie Murphy could win one a few years back with Dreamgirls (he lost to Alan Arkin). That's how I feel at least.

Inglourious Basterds winning Best Ensemble was expected, but let's not forget that both Avatar and Up in the Air were not nominated for this award. That means Basterds won without beating two of its toughest competition. I feel like that win last night was not as big as it could have been. Not saying Basterds can't win Best Picture in March, but a win at the PGA tonight would be much bigger for the film's chances.

PGA gives out their top prize tonight. I'll try to post something later tonight or tomorrow. Avatar seems to be the frontrunner.

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