Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Hackers Now Reportedly Say Sony Can Release 'The Interview,' But With Changes Hackers Now Reportedly Say Sony Can Release 'The Interview,' But With Changes George Clooney Pushes For VOD Release Of 'The Interview,' Calls Out Hollywood For Lack Of Courage George Clooney Pushes For VOD Release Of 'The Interview,' Calls Out Hollywood For Lack Of Courage Watch: Sony Releases "In Franco And Rogen We Trust" Promo For 'The Interview' Watch: Sony Releases "In Franco And Rogen We Trust" Promo For 'The Interview' Watch: The Style Of Wes Anderson, Quentin Tarantino, David Fincher, Terrence Malick & More Recreated With Stock Footage Watch: The Style Of Wes Anderson, Quentin Tarantino, David Fincher, Terrence Malick & More Recreated With Stock Footage Surprising Full Cast Revealed For Jason Reitman's Live Read Of 'Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back' Surprising Full Cast Revealed For Jason Reitman's Live Read Of 'Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back' Sony Officially Yanks 'The Interview' From Release Following Hacker Threats Sony Officially Yanks 'The Interview' From Release Following Hacker Threats The 21 Best Performances Of 2014 The 21 Best Performances Of 2014 The 12 Best Shots Of 2014 The 12 Best Shots Of 2014 Baffling First Official Synopsis For Terrence Malick's 'Knight Of Cups' Unveiled Baffling First Official Synopsis For Terrence Malick's 'Knight Of Cups' Unveiled Rumor: 'Batman v. Superman: Dawn Of Justice' Will Address Fan Complaints From 'Man Of Steel' Rumor: 'Batman v. Superman: Dawn Of Justice' Will Address Fan Complaints From 'Man Of Steel' Watch: Christian Bale Goes On A Hedonistic Journey In First Trailer For Terrence Malick's 'Knight Of Cups' Watch: Christian Bale Goes On A Hedonistic Journey In First Trailer For Terrence Malick's 'Knight Of Cups' The 20 Best Movie Posters Of 2014 The 20 Best Movie Posters Of 2014 Recap: 'The Newsroom' Series Finale, Season 3, Episode 6 'What Kind Of Day Has It Been' Recap: 'The Newsroom' Series Finale, Season 3, Episode 6 'What Kind Of Day Has It Been' More Leaks Reveal Reported Plans Around ‘Star Wars’ Episodes 8 & 9 More Leaks Reveal Reported Plans Around ‘Star Wars’ Episodes 8 & 9 Sony Leaks Reveal ‘Aquaman’ Director, ‘X-Men’/’Fantastic Four’ Crossover Plans & More Sony Leaks Reveal ‘Aquaman’ Director, ‘X-Men’/’Fantastic Four’ Crossover Plans & More Review: Assassination Comedy ‘The Interview’ Starring Seth Rogen, James Franco, And Lizzy Caplan Review: Assassination Comedy ‘The Interview’ Starring Seth Rogen, James Franco, And Lizzy Caplan The 20 Best Films Of 2014 The 20 Best Films Of 2014 Watch: 3 Graphic, Very NSFW Clips From Lars von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac Vol II — Director's Cut' Watch: 3 Graphic, Very NSFW Clips From Lars von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac Vol II — Director's Cut' The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season From Worst To Best: Ranking The Films Of Hayao Miyazaki From Worst To Best: Ranking The Films Of Hayao Miyazaki

Oscars: Predicting The Golden Globe And SAG Nominations

Photo of Oliver Lyttelton By Oliver Lyttelton | The Playlist December 11, 2012 at 4:02PM

The Critics Choice Awards nominations, announced this morning? They're for the birds, man. The next couple of days sees the awards nomination announcements keep coming, with two more major precursors being unveiled: the Screen Actors' Guild tomorrow, followed on Thursday by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's Golden Globes awards.
10

Globes SAG Predictions
The Critics Choice Awards nominations, announced this morning? They're for the birds, man. The next couple of days sees the awards nomination announcements keep coming, with two more major precursors being unveiled: the Screen Actors' Guild tomorrow, followed on Thursday by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's Golden Globes awards.

Given that the former shares a similar membership to the Academy, it always offers a few clues (like last year's surprise nominee Demian Bichir), though don't always match up exactly (Armie Hammer and Tilda Swinton were among those honored by the guild who missed out with the Academy). The rightfully derided HFPA are essentially star-fuckers, and in a year in which Oscar nominations will be announced before the Globes are awarded, are less important than ever. But the awards do get more publicity than any other precursor, so they may be able to suggest some influence in some ways, at least with their nominations. And if nothing else, in a year where they can't vote for regulars Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp, it'll be interesting to see who does step in.

We've made our predictions for both the SAGs and the Globes below; let us know your own in the comments section, and check back in the next couple of days to see how they turned out. SAGs below, Globes on page 2.

SAGs

Zero Dark Thirty Chris Pratt Joel Edgerton
Best Ensemble
"Argo"
"Les Miserables"
"Lincoln"
"Silver Linings Playbook"
"Zero Dark Thirty"

The SAG's equivalent of the Best Picture prize, this was never going to be something that "Life Of Pi" was contending for. We suspect that "The Master" may not have the depth of a supporting cast that usually pays off in this category, but don't be entirely surprised if "Zero Dark Thirty" falls out and Paul Thomas Anderson's film, "Moonrise Kingdom" or "Django Unchained," fall in instead.

Best Male Actor In A Leading Role
Denzel Washington - "Flight"
Daniel Day-Lewis - "Lincoln"
Joaquin Phoenix - "The Master"
John Hawkes - "The Sessions"
Bradley Cooper - "Silver Linings Playbook"

Again, this reflects our thinking in terms of the Oscars, though Cooper's neck and neck with Jackman, who might take his place. If the SAG throw in a Demian Bichir-style curveball, it'll be Jean-Louis Trintignant, Richard Gere or (very, very faintly) Denis Lavant.

The Deep Blue Sea Rachel Weisz Tom Hiddleston
Best Female Actor In A Leading Role
Emmanuelle Riva - "Amour"
Quvenzhane Wallis - "Beasts Of The Southern Wild"
Rachel Weisz - "The Deep Blue Sea"
Jennifer Lawrence - "Silver Linings Playbook"
Jessica Chastain - "Zero Dark Thirty"

With some heat off the critics' awards, our hunch is that Rachel Weisz could surprise with a place in the final five here. But Helen Mirren, Keira Knightely, Marion Cotillard and Naomi Watts are all snapping at her heels.

Best Male Actor In A Supporting Role
Alan Arkin - "Argo"
Leonardo DiCaprio - "Django Unchained"
Tommy Lee Jones - "Lincoln"
Philip Seymour Hoffman - "The Master"
Robert De Niro - "Silver Linings Playbook"

Again a tough one to call, but we think the SAGs will take Alan Arkin more seriously than Matthew McConaughey. We have our doubts about the appeal of "Les Miserables" to the SAG, but if they do love it, look for Eddie Redmayne to sneak in here too.

The Sessions Helen Hunt
Best Female Actor  In A Supporting Role
Ann Dowd - "Compliance"
Anne Hathaway - "Les Miserables"
Sally Field - "Lincoln"
Amy Adams - "The Master"
Helen Hunt - "The Sessions"

Now firmly in the race thanks to some key precursor wins and nominations, we think Ann Dowd gets the surprise indie nomination this year. The rest of the field is business as usual, and yes, Hathaway wins.

This article is related to: Awards, The Amazing Race, The Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild


The Playlist

The obsessives' guide to contemporary cinema via film discussion, news, reviews, features, nostalgia, movie music, soundtracks, DVDs and more.


E-Mail Updates