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Oscars: How The Historic PGA Tie Keeps The Best Picture Race Wide Open, Plus Who Could Upset In The Acting Categories?

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 20, 2014 3:27 PM
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Gravity 12 Years A Slave
For a minute, it looked as if the race might be over. David O. Russell's "American Hustle" (and the way that that phrase rhymes alone makes us glad it's a Best Picture nominee) had the momentum going into the Oscar nominations last week, and had even more after it: ten nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director, and four acting nods, one in each category, only the second movie to achieve that feat in the last thirty years (Russell's previous film, "Silver Linings Playbook," being the other).

'American Hustle' & 'Dallas Buyers Club' Win Big At SAG Awards

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 19, 2014 8:08 AM
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Dallas Buyers Club
Hollywood is certainly keeping us on our toes. In the span of a few days, we've seen the Oscar nominations, the kickoff of Sundance, the Critics Choice Awards, and last night, the Screen Actors Guild Awards. And as the winners often presage future Oscar winners, it's one that prognosticators were watching closely.

Oscars: How Did The Golden Globe And SAG Nominations Affect The Acting Races?

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • December 13, 2013 11:47 AM
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Oscars: How Did The Golden Globe And SAG Nominations Effect The Acting Races?
Given that we looked at some of the acting categories right at the start of the season, a lot's changed since then. Many of the initial predictions were on the money, of course, but plenty weren't (*cough* Cameron Diaz in "The Counselor"). If anything, though, the races have only got tighter, adding up to one of the toughest and most competitive years we can remember for awards-contending performances. In the last few weeks, things have started to crystalize a little, thanks to the beginning of awards season proper with the critics' groups last week, and the SAG and Golden Globe nominations in the last couple of days. So, with it being so long since we cast a light on these races, we thought we'd go back and see how they're shaping up. Which categories are locking up, and which remain very much in play?

'12 Years A Slave' Leads SAG Nominations As Robert Redford Misses Best Actor Nod

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • December 11, 2013 9:19 AM
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We're now deep in the heart of awards season, and after the critics' groups began to have their say last week, today brings the first of the guild nominations, with the Screen Actors Guild Awards. The leading actor categories have begun to lock up, but there's room for plenty of surprises, while the supporting categories are still in flux, could start to crystalize from now—the SAG is normally a fairly reliable Academy precursor—in 2010, they matched up 19 of the eventual 20 Oscar nominations, though last year saw only 14 nominations coincide.

Oscars: 5 Things Learned From The SAG & PGA Results This Weekend

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 28, 2013 12:44 PM
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We're now less than a month until Oscar night, and the next few weeks will feature a steady drip of guild awards and other precursors, leading up to big shindig on February 24th. And the crystal ball is staring to get a bit more clear on who will walk away with some statues on Oscar night.

'Argo' Takes The Best Ensemble Award, Jennifer Lawrence Wins Best Actress For 'Silver Linings Playbook': 2013 SAG Awards

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • January 27, 2013 8:22 PM
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Well the night went like many expected, but "Argo" upsetting "Silver Linings Playbook" was a significant surprise. The Ben Affleck-directed picture seems unstoppable and poised to win the Oscar Best Picture. More analysis tomorrow.

SAG Awards Snub Joaquin Phoenix & Amy Adams, Javier Bardem Gets Nod, 'Lincoln' & 'Silver Linings' Lead Field

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • December 12, 2012 9:10 AM
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Just when you think that awards season might follow the Critics Choice Awards with no real surprises, the Screen Actors Guild have thrown something of a curveball into the mix with the nods for their annual awards. Led by "Lincoln" and "Silver Linings Playbook" with four nominations apiece (as was expected), the guild have very much stuck with the establishment this year, with big names favored in almost every case over breakout actors or 'difficult' films.

Oscars: Predicting The Golden Globe And SAG Nominations

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • December 11, 2012 4:02 PM
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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.

Is The Oscar Next? 'The Help' Tops The 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards With Three Prizes Including Best Ensemble

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  • January 29, 2012 8:06 PM
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Well, that’s a wrap. It was pretty much between “The Artist” and “The Help,” but the populist civil rights era film edged out the crowd-pleasing silent film. While “The Artist” is still probably the Best Picture favorite at the Oscars, it was “The Help” that won the Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture award at the 18th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards.

The Amazing Race: Who Got Snubbed In The SAG Nominations & What Does It Mean For Their Oscar Hopes?

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • December 14, 2011 1:02 PM
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After a few weeks where the critics got to have the limelight, the awards barometer swung back to the practicioners this morning, as the Screen Actors Guild revealed their nominations for their annual awards, making them the first major guild out the gate. And, true to form, for the most part they played it safe with a firmly middlebrow selection of nominees.

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