The 2022 Screen Actors Guild Awards announced their nominees this morning courtesy with help from Rosario Dawson and eugenics-fan, Vanessa Hudgens, who were both introduced by the new SAG-AFTRA president, Fran Drescher. The 28th Annual SAG Awards will air on TNT and TBS on February 27 and being nominated here is a big deal because last year the nominees of the SAG awards comprised 16 of the 20 acting nominees at the Oscars. And this is the trend, as they usually predict about half of the big Oscar categories. So I’m sorry to say, Lady Gaga‘s method-acting seems to be working, as she got herself a SAG nomination. And Kristen Stewart’s Princess Diana was shut out. Although, if you ask her, she probably doesn’t give a shit! Or so she says.
And it didn’t make history because it was the first time everyone in the audience and the viewers at home said the words, “Wow, what an enjoyable and short award ceremony!“. I’m sure some people said that, due to the fact that the SAG Awards clocked in at a tight 60 minutes, as promised. And there was no doubt a lot of people appreciated that a pre-taped show cut out the middle man (the middle man being a long-winded acceptance speech that begins with at least 9 full seconds of folded paper fumbling). But the big news was that for the first time in SAG Awards history, all four film acting categories went to non-white nominees. Like the category for Female Actor in a Leading Role – Motion Picture, which went to Viola Davis, seen above freaking out from the comfort of her own couch.
I am not a religious person, but I did just drop to my knees, slap my hands together and cried, “Bless whatever benevolent and kind angel decided that this year’s ceremony should be a tight 60.” Because today’s example of love is the SAG Awards for deciding to have a very short and pre-taped ceremony this year.
The Golden Globe nominations were announced yesterday and there were snubs galore and shows, like Emily In Paris, that many thought deserved nothing, got nominated. The Screen Actors Guild is getting about 800% better press today, because they released their nominations for the 2021 SAG Awards, and guess what? Objective justice was done, and not nearly as many obvious snubs happened. Actually, that’s not true. There’s one very obvious snub, or should I say snubé. That’s right, Emily in Paris got, how you say, pas de nominations. Ah, c’est la vie – there’s always the Golden Globes.
The Screen Actors Guild Awards honors the year’s achievements in film and TV acting. Their trophy is a little like an Oscar, in that it features a naked man, but the SAG has the unique distinction of having an absolutely tremendous ass, and also he’s holding two masks: comedy and tragedy. Today, that cheeked-up statue is choosing the sad mask, because the SAGs just hit a scheduling snag, and it’s all because the Recording Academy just moved the Grammy Awards to the same night as the SAG Awards.
Renee Zellweger has been sweeping award season this year with her portrayal of Judy Garland in Judy, which seems earned, considering she plays a really convincing Judy for someone who seemed like the last person you’d call to play Judy Garland. Renee has a lot of acceptance speeches to give, and she clearly knows that she can’t skate by on thanking her agent, her manager, and Judy Garland every single damn time. So she’s got to get creative and start thanking people she might not usually thank. Well, Renee took home the SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role, and her thank-yous included a woman who let her couch surf back in the day, and her Jerry Maguire co-star Tom Cruise.