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.
I don’t know which Project Runway reject fucked up the Overstock.com bedsheet challenge this badly either. And to think, we were so worried about Lizzo getting her juice all over the folding chairs at The Staples Center, we forgot to worry about potential coochie-contact with the upholstered seats at the Shrine Auditorium. However, Sarah Hyland’s short and confusing floral 4th of July bunting skirt was an outlier. For the most part, the outfits on display at last night’s Screen Actors’ Guild Awards were a lot more conservative, ranging from the tiered ruffles and billowy chiffon of a modest religious sect, to tailored suits. On ladies! Hollywood is confusing.
There used to be a time that if Robert De Niro opened his mouth, you might expect him to say something like, “I have nipples Greg, can you milk me?“, and we’d all laugh. But ever since Donald Trump became the 45th President of the United States, Robert De Niro has taken as many opportunities as possible to let us all know how he really feels about the situation. When Bobby D approaches a live mic, there’s a very good chance he’s either going to drag Trump, get bleeped several times for saying “fuck” while dragging trump, or both. Last night’s SAG Awards were no exception. He didn’t drop any f bombs, and he didn’t name Trump by name, but he did make it very clear he’s still on Team Not-Trump.
I should be specific. They had several moments at last night’s SAG Awards. During the show. After the show. At an afterparty. Brad Pitt was even caught having a moment with a picture of Jennifer Aniston on a TV screen backstage. All this to say that the tabloids now have enough material for at least sixteen new BRAD PROPOSES TO JEN…AGAIN! covers. Listen to me – acting like they didn’t already have that many drafted up before the SAGs.
Love it or hate, it’s Scarlett Johansson’s world and we’re just living in it. Like literally, everything from the trees in the forest to all the hysterical wives in Brooklyn, it’s all Scarlett, all the time. Scarlett earned three Screen Actors Guild nominations today, and we have to assume her dear friend Woody Allen was one of the first calls she made when she heard the news. According to Variety, Scarlett got two noms for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role for Jojo Rabbit and Marriage Story, as well as a nomination in the Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture category for Jojo Rabbit. Add that to her Golden Globe nomination announced earlier this week, they’re probably just going to go ahead and call movies “Scarletts” from now on.
Bringing 9-5 realness, Geoffrey Owens was featured in the opening “I’m An Actor” bit at last night’s SAG Awards. You may recall that back in September, Geoffrey was photographed working at a New Jersey Trader Joe’s, the unflattering pictures eventually becoming fodder for Daily Mail and Fox News. But nobody was gonna play Geoffrey dirty like that, and instead of making fun of him, people flooded him with support. Nicki Minaj even got involved, inserting herself into the conversation by offering Geoffrey $25,000 he didn’t ask for. When she eventually came through with the funds, Geoffrey donated them to The Actor’s Fund in the name of The Rashad Show (yes, we are still calling it that) alum Earle Hyman.