22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®

On the 22nd of January, the 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® will be staged. The awards honour the best in the movie and TV worlds. Wondering who’s in the running this year? Check out the full list below:

THEATRICAL MOTION PICTURES

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
BRYAN CRANSTON / Dalton Trumbo – “TRUMBO” (Bleecker Street)
JOHNNY DEPP / James “Whitey” Bulger – “BLACK MASS” (Warner Bros. Pictures)
LEONARDO DiCAPRIO / Hugh Glass – “THE REVENANT” (20th Century Fox)
MICHAEL FASSBENDER / Steve Jobs – “STEVE JOBS” (Universal Pictures)
EDDIE REDMAYNE / Einar Wegener/Lili Elbe – “THE DANISH GIRL” (Focus Features)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
CATE BLANCHETT / Carol Aird – “CAROL” (The Weinstein Company)
BRIE LARSON / Ma – “ROOM” (A24)
HELEN MIRREN / Maria Altmann – “WOMAN IN GOLD” (The Weinstein Company)
SAOIRSE RONAN / Eilis – “BROOKLYN” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
SARAH SILVERMAN / Laney Brooks – “I SMILE BACK” (Broad Green Pictures)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
CHRISTIAN BALE / Michael Burry – “THE BIG SHORT” (Paramount Pictures)
IDRIS ELBA / Commandant – “BEASTS OF NO NATION” (Netflix)
MARK RYLANCE / Abel Rudolph – “BRIDGE OF SPIES” (DreamWorks)
MICHAEL SHANNON / Rick Carver – “99 HOMES” (Broad Green Pictures)
JACOB TREMBLAY / Jack – “ROOM” (A24)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
ROONEY MARA / Therese Belivet – “CAROL” (The Weinstein Company)
RACHEL McADAMS / Sacha Pfeiffer – “SPOTLIGHT” (Open Road Films)
HELEN MIRREN / Hedda Hopper – “TRUMBO” (Bleecker Street)
ALICIA VIKANDER / Gerda Wegener – “THE DANISH GIRL” (Focus Features)
KATE WINSLET / Joanna Hoffman – “STEVE JOBS” (Universal Pictures)

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
BEASTS OF NO NATION (Netflix)
ABRAHAM ATTAH / Agu
KURT EGYIAWAN / 2nd I-C
IDRIS ELBA / Commandant

THE BIG SHORT (Paramount Pictures)
CHRISTIAN BALE / Michael Burry
STEVE CARELL / Mark Baum
RYAN GOSLING / Jared Vennett
MELISSA LEO / Georgia Hale
HAMISH LINKLATER / Porter Collins
JOHN MAGARO / Charlie Geller
BRAD PITT / Ben Rickert
RAFE SPALL / Danny Moses
JEREMY STRONG / Vinny Peters
MARISA TOMEI / Cynthia Baum
FINN WITTROCK / Jamie Shipley

SPOTLIGHT (Open Road Films)
BILLY CRUDUP / Eric MacLeish
BRIAN D’ARCY JAMES / Matty Carroll
MICHAEL KEATON / Walter “Robby” Robinson
RACHEL McADAMS / Sacha Pfeiffer
MARK RUFFALO / Michael Rezendes
LIEV SCHREIBER / Marty Baron
JOHN SLATTERY / Ben Bradlee, Jr.
STANLEY TUCCI / Mitchell Garabedian

STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON (Universal Pictures)
NEIL BROWN JR. / DJ Yella
PAUL GIAMATTI / Jerry Heller
COREY HAWKINS / Dr. Dre
ALDIS HODGE / MC Ren
O’SHEA JACKSON JR. / Ice Cube
JASON MITCHELL / Eazy-E

TRUMBO (Bleecker Street)
ADEWALE AKINNUOYE-AGBAJE / Virgil Brooks
LOUIS C.K. / Arlen Hird
BRYAN CRANSTON / Dalton Trumbo
DAVID JAMES ELLIOTT / John Wayne
ELLE FANNING / Niki Trumbo
JOHN GOODMAN / Frank King
DIANE LANE / Cleo Trumbo
HELEN MIRREN / Hedda Hopper
MICHAEL STUHLBARG / Edward G. Robinson
ALAN TUDYK / Ian McLellan Hunter

TELEVISION PROGRAMS

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
IDRIS ELBA / DCI John Luther – “LUTHER” (BBC America)
BEN KINGSLEY / Grand Vizier Ay – “TUT” (Spike)
RAY LIOTTA / Lorca/Tom Mitchell – “TEXAS RISING” (History)
BILL MURRAY / Himself – “A VERY MURRAY CHRISTMAS” (Netflix)
MARK RYLANCE / Thomas Cromwell – “WOLF HALL” (Masterpiece/PBS) Continue reading “22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®”

2013 SAG Awards – winners

THEATRICAL MOTION PICTURES

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
DANIEL DAY-LEWIS – “LINCOLN” (Touchstone Pictures)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
JENNIFER LAWRENCE – “SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK” (The Weinstein Company)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
TOMMY LEE JONES – “LINCOLN” (Touchstone Pictures)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
ANNE HATHAWAY – “LES MISÉRABLES” (Universal Pictures)

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
ARGO (Warner Bros. Pictures)

PRIMETIME TELEVISION

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
KEVIN COSTNER – “HATFIELDS & McCOYS” (History)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
JULIANNE MOORE – “GAME CHANGE” (HBO)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
BRYAN CRANSTON – “BREAKING BAD” (AMC)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
CLAIRE DANES – “HOMELAND” (Showtime)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
ALEC BALDWIN – “30 ROCK” (NBC)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
TINA FEY / Liz Lemon – “30 ROCK” (NBC)

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
DOWNTON ABBEY (PBS)

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
MODERN FAMILY (ABC)

 

SAG Awards 2013

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The 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG Awards) are live from the Shrine Auditorium now.

Jane Krakowski, Chris Tucker, Helen Hunt, Sofia Vergara and many others introduce themselves with very funny descriptions of themselves. Sophia’s was particularly good…. They all ended with “I am an actor”

Nicole Kidman is up to announce the first award of the night in the Best Actor in a Supporting Role. The winner is Tommy Lee Jones, who isn’t there tonight. After being so miserable at the Golden Globes, it’s probably best he is here ;). I’m sure his role in Lincoln was a lot more cheerful?

Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence are up to introduce their film, Silver Linings Playbook.

Justin Timberlake looking all kinds of swag in his Suit and Tie. He is presenting the Outstanding Actress in a Supporting Role. The award goes to Anne Hathaway for her role in  Les Misérables.

“I’m just so thrilled I have dental. I got my SAG card when I was 13. It felt like the beginning of the world. Thank you for nominating me alongside incredible women and incredible performances. I want to thank my mother for voting for me. At least she better have. Thanks mom for being an actor. Thanks dad for marrying one.”

The Newsroom star Jeff Daniels is up with Kerry Washington.  They’re presenting the award for Outstanding Male Actor in a Comedy Series. Kerry fluffed her lines but she recovered really well.

“Oh my god. This is ridiculous. Again I want to thank Tina. It’s the end of our show and everyone is sad about that. My agent asked me to thank him and mention that he is the greatest agent in the history in show business.”

Ginger power right there… Julianne Moore and Damian Lewis from Homeland are  up to present Outstanding Female Actor in a TV Series to Tina Fey.

“Oh my goodness. That’s so nice. Thank you for letting me in this union. I share this with everybody else. I share this with my sweet friend Amy Poehler. Amy I’ve known you since you were pregnant with Lina Dunham. Thank you so much, our finale is on this Thursday at 8. Just tape the Big Bang Theory for once.”

Julianna Margulies and Noah Wyle are up to present the Outstanding Ensemble in a Comedy Series award. That award goes to the cast of Modern Family… So deserving. Great show. “We are so honoured to be nominated against some of the biggest shows, ” said Jesse Tyler Ferguson. He then went on to give a special thanks to the stars of 30 Rock and The Office. “You’ve all set the bar so high. we’re all fans of yours. If we can absorb any of you into our cast, please call Jeff Greenberg.  This is a huge honour. We love being actors, so thank you”.

The happy couple Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber are up to present the Outstanding Female Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries. The award goes to Julianne Moore. It’s her first win and her tenth nomination.

“Thank you so much. This means so much to me. Thank you to all the actors who voted for me.”

Rose Burn and James Marsten present the Outstanding Male Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries award to Kevin Costner for his role in Hatfields & McCoys. Unfortunately he isn’t there tonight, which is such a pity. He’s a great speaker and always nice to listen to him.

Anne Hathaway and Hugh Jackman introduce Les Misérables in a more ‘modern’ way, by making references to their other characters like Cat Woman and Wolverine.

Alec Baldwin is up to presents the Life Achievement Award to the legendary entertainer, Dick Van Dyke.

“Thank you. Thank you. Mr Lincoln, marvelous. Such a thrill. Thank you. I’ve been in this business for over seventy years and I still don’t really know what I do. Every time is different. I have my wonderful family here tonight. My beautiful wife Arlene. I’m still singing and dancing,” he said.

“I’m looking at the greatest generation of actors in the history of acting.You’ve all lifted the art to another place now. This very heavy object here means that I can refer to you as my peers. God bless, thank you.”

Amy Poehler and Neil Patrick Harris are up. Their use of adjectives to describe the Outstanding Male Actor in TV Drama is impeccable. Who knew there were so many ways to describe the word drama 😉 The winner in this category goes to Bryan Cranston for his role in Breaking Bad.

“It is so good to be bad. I am so pleased and honoured to receive this award. I’d like to thank our writers, director and our beautiful crew who were so hard. To my lovely wife and daughter.”

Newsroom star, Dev Patel introduces The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.

Taye Diggs and Busy Philipps are up to present Outstanding Male Actor in TV Drama. I don’t know if Taye is really short but pregnant Busy is towering above him currently, tjo. Anyway the actor goes to Claire Danes for Homeland.

“I guess I’m an actor and not an actress. That answers this question. Thank you so much. As a grand spanking new mom, it takes a village to raise a child. It’s the same for Homeland. We are so very connected. I’m so indebted to them and my team. Thank you so much this really means a lot to me. Oh and to my husband and my baby.”

Jessica Chastaine honours a few of the late actors who passed throughout the year. “The Show must go on”

Sigourney Weaverand Alfred Molina are up to present the Actor for the Outstanding Ensemble in a Drama Series to the Downton Abbey. “We are so not expecting this. Shut the fridge window. We’re just overwhelmed by it all. All our fellow Downtownians who aren’t here. Here’s to our crew and I’m sure to all of your crews too.”

Daniel Day-Lewis and Sally Field are up and swapping reading glasses. They’re introducing their film, Lincoln.

Robert De Niro presents the award (actor) for Outstanding Female Actor in a Lead Role to Jennifer Lawrence.

“This is incredible. Thank you so much. I want to thank MTV. I earned my SAG card when I was 14 for My Super Sweet 16. I remember getting in the mail and it being the best day of my entire life because it made me officially a professional actor, which put me in a category with all of you. Now I have this naked statue, which means some of you voted for me and that is indescribable.  I want to thank David. You said you wanted to make a movie for you son. Bradley, my performance would not be what is it without you. Harvey you’re a rascal. You’ve paved a pretty much impossible road for all of us. And my family, thank you.”

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Viola Davis introduces the nominees for this year’s Outstanding Male Actor in a Lead Role category. The obvious winner is Daniel Day-Lewis, but stranger things I happened. The Actor goes to Daniel Day-Lewis

“Thank you to all my brothers and sisters in the Screen Actors Guild. I’m very happy to be here tonight. Joaquin you’re a remarkable actor and I’m sorry you’re not here tonight. Every single cast member… Have no doubt that this is an ensemble award.”

Jude Law presents the award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture to the cast of Argo:

Director Ben Affleck says, “I can’t believe I’m standing in the same place where Daniel Day-Lewis just was. Maybe I’ll be a better actor just for the radiation. I am really amazed and stunned. There are so many great actors here and this is voted on by our brothers who are actors. There’s a hundred and some thousand people in SAG Aftra. Some of them never get to come to a place like this and they vote from home. First I want to thank my wife and kids who I love. And Warner Brothers who I love, not quite as much, but I do love. You know, there are so many people who are actors, who want to be actors. I got a SAG in 1986 and I always wanted this. To me, this has nothing to do with me. This has to do with the incredible people who are in this movie. The people you see on stage. There are more than 150 actors who spoke in English and in Farsi and the one thing they had in common was they came to work every single day, whether they had a line or a look to somebody or two lines or ten lines or a bunch of things I couldn’t understand in Farsi. They were there to kill it, to make the movie better. Because that’s what actors do, all over the world, every single day. God bless you for making the movies, the television that you make, the theatre that you make. We are in your debt. Thank you. God bless you. Thank you all and thank you to all these incredible films that are nominated with us. Thank you.”

The rest of his speech will come soon. It was great.

2012 Emmy Nominees

Best comedy
The Big Bang Theory
Curb Your
Girls
Modern Family
30 Rock
Veep

Best drama
Boardwalk Empire
Breaking Bad
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
Homeland
Mad Men

Lead actress in drama
Kathy Bates, Harry’s Law
Glenn Close, Damages
Claire Danes, Homeland
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey
Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men

Lead actor in a drama
Hugh Bonneville, Downton Abbey
Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Damian Lewis, Homeland
Michael C. Hall, Dexter

Best competition reality show
The Amazing Race
Dancing with the Stars
Project Runway
So You Think You Can Dance
The Voice
Top Chef

Best comedy actress
Zooey Deschanel, The New Girl
Lena Dunham, Girls
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Melissa McCarthy, Mike and Molly
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation

Best comedy actor
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Don Cheadle, House of Lies
Louic C.K., Louie
Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men
Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

Best supporting actress, comedy
Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory
Kathryn Joosten, Desperate Housewives
Julie Bowen, Modern Family
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family
Merritt Wever, Nurse Jackie
Kristen Wiig, Saturday Night Live

Best supporting actor, comedy

Ed O’Neill, Modern Family
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family
Max Greenfield, The New Girl
Bill Hader, Saturday Night Live

Best supporting actress, drama
Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey
Archie Panjabi, The Good Wife
Christine Baranski, The Good Wife
Christina Hendricks, Mad Men

Best supporting actor, drama
Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad
Giancarlo Esposito, Breaking Bad
Brendan Coyle, Downton Abbey
Jim Carter, Downton Abbey
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Jared Harris, Mad Men 

Best miniseries
Game Change
American Horror Story
Hatfield and McCoys
Hemingway and Gellhorn
Luther
Sherlock

Outstanding variety series
The Colbert Report
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
Real Time With Bill Maher
Saturday Night Live 

Outstanding animated program
American Dad
Bob’s Burgers
Futurama
The Penguins Of Madagascar: The Return Of The Revenge Of Dr. Blowhole
The Simpsons

Outstanding non-competition reality program
Antiques Roadshow
Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution
MythBusters
Shark Tank
Undercover Boss
Who Do You Think You Are?

Outstanding reality show host
Phil Keoghan, The Amazing Race
Ryan Seacrest, American Idol
Betty White, Betty White’s Off Their Rockers
Tom Bergeron, Dancing With The Stars
Cat Deeley, So You Think You Can Dance

Outstanding guest actress in a comedy
Dot-Marie Jones, Glee
Maya Rudolph, Saturday Night Live
Melissa McCarthy, Saturday Night Live
Elizabeth Banks, 30 Rock
Margaret Cho, 30 Rock
Kathy Bates, Two and a Half Men

Outstanding guest actor in a comedy
Michael J. Fox, Curb Your Enthusiasm
Greg Kinnear, Modern Family
Bobby Cannavale, Nurse Jackie
Jimmy Fallon, Saturday Night Live
Will Arnett, 30 Rock
Jon Hamm, 30 Rock

Outstanding writing for a comedy
Chris McKenna, Community
Lena Dunham, Girls
Louis C.K., Louie
Amy Poehler, Parks And Recreation
Michael Schur, Parks and Recreation

2012 Billboard Music Awards

02:00- The Billboard Music Awards are live. The show opens with party rockers, LMFAO and a medley of some of their biggest hits including the Shuffle song (Party Rock Anthem), Sorry for Party Rocking and I’m Sexy and I Know It.

02:05- Modern Family‘s Ty Burrell and Julie Bowen are the hosts for the award. I love these two. The showed their “cred” by showing us their hip-hop video. Julie makes a superb video ho 😉 Ty has it down… yo. They then went into a country track with a series of Billboard beeps

02:10- Julianne Hough presents the Social Artist of the Year. The award goes to Justin Bieber. “Thank you. First of all I just want to say how much of a blessing it has been. The past three or four years growing up in front of everyone. The Internet is where it started for me and I want to thank all my fans. Thank you so much to my mom, my dad and to God. Thank you so much, fans I love you, everybody”.

02:19- A short tribute to Robin Gibb, who lost his battle to cancer earlier.

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02:20- Katy Perry gets the Spotlight Award, which was presented by Lisa Marie Presley. In addition to thanking her record label EMI for their ongoing support, Perry said, “The people that have the power, so I want to say thank you to the glittering and gorgeous fans out there. Thank you my ‘Kitty Kats’. I want to say one last thing. The real rockstar here is my grandmother. She’s 91 and she’s from Las Vegas, I can’t wait to go and do shots with you after this.”

02:24- Kelly Clarkson debuts her new song “Dark Side”. She’s looking gorgeous in her red dress.

02:32- The Wanted take to the stage. They’re performing their track Chasing the Sun.

02:38- Miley Cyrus presents the Best New Artist Award to Wiz Khalifa. He scored four top ten hits on Billboard last year. Here’s what he had to say, “I got to thank God first. God is amazing. I also want to thank my mom first, my dad, everyone who lets me do this. I’m up here shaking man. Atlantic for letting me do what I do. All the DJs. My beautiful fiancé because she’s my world. Everyone for supporting me. Thank y’all”.

02:44- Brandy introduces “her boy” Chris Brown. He is lip syncing and very badly if you ask me, but his dance moves make up for it I guess.

02:49. Natasha Bedingfield is up to show homage to the late great Donna Summer. The tribute was very short and in my opinion lame. They cut to a “coming up” clip. I know this is live TV and time is short, but wow they could’ve done a lot more to honour the Queen of Disco.

02:55- Time to look back at 22-year-old Taylor Swift’s very successful year (well and career). She is Billboard’s Woman of the Year. On accepting the award from Zooey Deschanel “That was so nice. The first time I ever saw my song on the Billboard chart I was 16. That seems like forever ago. Thank you to everyone. I’m so humbled by this. Thank you for Chris Chrisopherson and Zooey Deschanel for coming out. Thank you to the fans.”

03:00- The Far East Movement introduce the legend that is Usher. He’s performing his new track Scream.

03:12- Jason Derulo is up now Hot 100. He presents the Billboard Hot 100 Song of the Year to LMFAO for their song “Party Rocker Anthem”. On their win the twosome said, “This is amazing. This is a dream come true. We want to thank Ian Fletcher our manager. Q, Sky Blue baby. Jimmy. Will.i.am, the DJs. Dance music is back baby”. What would the awards be if the two didn’t thank each other, “I want to say thank you to you man. I love you man. And the fans. If you believe in yourself no matter what they say. You can do what you love.”

03:15- Ty Burrell has been inoculated for “Bieber Fever“. That’s right it’s time for Bieber to perform his track ‘Boyfriend’. The sound is crap, he sounded crap… The performance was cool. His performance was followed by Carly Rae Jepson, also out of Canada.

03:30- The virtual versions of Ty and Julie went on a tour of Vegas. They visited Gordon Ramsay’s restaurant, the spa, Caesar’s Palace, The Venetian, the Four Seasons and other places in the city. Fun times and Sophia Vegara’s viritual double made an appearance too.

03:31- Wiz Khalifa presents the award for Top Duo or Group. Before presenting the award, he wanted to thank the Beastie Boys. LMFAO wins this one too. ”

Yeah. I love this. I love everybody here. I love everyone who loves music man. It’s like you think of what you want. We used to dream about this moment. We had an Easter egg trophy and we were like thank you for this. I just really want to thank the Party Rock crew. You guys are all amazing. Sky Blue, be be you. We Love you.”

03:35- Carrie Underwood is up on stage now to perform her track Blown Away. Looking regal and beautiful in red, like her fellow American Idol friend Kelly Clarkson.

03:43- Gladys Knight is up to present the Male of the Year. The award goes to Lil Wayne. He couldn’t be there apparently so she accepted on his behalf. Swizz Beatz welcomes to the stage Linkin Park. It has been a while since we’ve seen the rockers on a stage like this. Their new album drops soon and I predict it’s going to be a winner. There are rumours doing the rounds that they’ll be in SA in the not too distant future, let’s wait and see.

03:55-Eric Bennett and Monica present the award for Best R&B to Chris Brown. Bennett obviously had to use the platform to promote his new album. Is that the only way people will actually know about it? Nobody cares dude, so sit down! Brown was stoked and grateful to all in Team Breezy. His speech was then followed by a performance by the lovely Katy Perry

04:05- Whoopi Goldberg is hear. “Like so many people around the world, I adored Whitney Houston”. She remembers meeting Whitney at the Nelson Mandela tribute concert in London. John Legend and Jordin Sparks are up to sing for Whitney. He’s leading the tribute with a beautiful rendition of “The Greatest Love of All”. Fantastic. Jordin Sparks is now singing “I will always love you”. Superb performance from Jordin, really fantastic!

Whoopi passes on the award to Bobbi Kristina and the rest of the Whitney family. “This is truly an honour. We thank you for honouring Whitney. We thank you Billboard, Jordin, John. Tonight the one person who should be accepting this award is the one Whitney loved most. Her daughter Bobbi.”

Bobbi Kristina said, “I just really want to say thank you to everyone who supported us through it all. Not just through the hard but the good too. I’m just blessed to have been in such an incredible woman’s life. I thank you all so much”.

04:21- Cee Lo Green is up now. There’s a soldier dancing around with his crouches. His leg has been amputated but damn that isn’t stopping him from breaking it down. They’re performing “Fight for your right to party” in honour of Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys fame. Now this is what I’m talking about. Does it take two amazingly talented fallen stars to pass on in order to have performances like this?

04:27- Taio Cruz presents the award to the Battle of the Bands winner. He’s wearing his sunglasses indoors, what a chop. Anyway. I don’t know who Patent Pending is, but they’re rocking the stage.

04:36- Gavin Degraw introduces my girl Nelly Furtado, who is performing her new track “Big Hoops (Bigger the Better). It’s love. I love her and the native Indian American influence! I’m happy now!

04:46- Alicia Keys up. She says, “I am here tonight to say thank you Stevie. Thank you for bringing us joy. Thank you for bringing us so much soul. I’m here tonight to honour Stevie Wonder with the Icon of the Year award.”

The icon takes to the stage to perform alongside Alicia. He says, “Didn’t she sound incredible? Alicia Keys. Alicia love, lets keep it real. My birthday was last Sunday. I want you to give me a birthday gift. I want you to sing me Empire State of Mind a Capella,” which she does.

He then accepts the award. “I wanted to say to all of you. Alicia, everyone in the audience. Every single person this award belongs to you and to the Almighty God. We’re in a place where we have to commit ourselves to one thing and that is to love. Love will always prevail over hate and peace over war. We have approximately 7 billion people around the world and I would like you to put your best life forward. We can change the world by being as one. Please”

The Help, The Artist win big at the SAG Awards

We’re heading closer and closer to the biggest night in film, with the Academy Awards a little under a month away.

The latest awards show took place last night, that being the Screen Actors Guild Awards. We’ve seen early wins from The Artist and The Help at other award shows and that hasn’t stopped them here. Jean DuJardin is bound to win his first Academy Award, as he walked away with the Best Actor in a Lead Role award. Meryl Streep took home the Golden Globe recently for her role in The Iron Lady. When she got her Oscar nomination nodd, it seemed as if she’d be well on her way to Oscar glory. That was until Viola Davis won the award last night for her role in The Help. Right now it’s anyone’s game and one thing’s for sure, it’s going to get interesting.

 

Others winners worth mentioning? The Boardwalk Empire crew, Betty White and the rest of her Hot in Cleveland cast as well as the ever awesome and hilarious Modern Family team. Well done to all the winners (and nominees). Check out the full list of winners below: Continue reading “The Help, The Artist win big at the SAG Awards”