SAG Cast Award Goes to 'Argo'
Well, that's two of the three guild awards for “Argo.”
I don't agree, given the options (“Lincoln” is an acting tour de force), but the bigger question, or actually the smaller question, is what this means for its chances for the Oscar.
Over the last few weeks, “Argo” has won the Golden Globe, the Producers Guild Award, and now the Screen Actors Guild cast award. Has any movie won all three and not won the Oscar for best picture? Here's a chart (Eventual Oscar winner for best picture in bold):
||PGA||SAG - CAST||GG - DRAMA||GG-COMEDY/MUSICAL|
|2011||The Artist||The Help||The Descendants||The Artist|
|2010||The King's Speech||The King's Speech||The Social Network||The Kids Are Alright|
|2009||The Hurt Locker||Inglourious Bastards||Avatar||The Hangover|
|2008||Slumdog Millionaire||Slumdog Millionaire||Slumdog Millionaire||Vicky Cristina Barcelona|
|2007||No Country for Old Men||No Country for Old Men||Atonement||Sweeney Todd|
|2006||Little Miss Sunshine||Little Miss Sunshine||Babel||Dreamgirls|
|2005||Brokeback Mountain||Crash||Brokeback Mountain||Walk the Line|
|2004||The Aviator||Sideways||The Aviator||Sideways|
|2003||Lord of the Rings||Lord of the Rings||Lord of the Rings||Lost in Translation|
|2001||Moulin Rouge!||Gosford Park||A Beautiful Mind||Moulin Rouge!|
|1999||American Beauty||American Beauty||American Beauty||Toy Story 2|
|1998||Saving Private Ryan||Shakespeare in Love||Saving Private Ryan||Shakespeare in Love|
|1997||Titanic||The Full Monty||Titanic||As Good As It Gets|
|1996||The English Patient||The Birdcage||The English Patient||Evita|
Since SAG started giving out the cast award in 1996, there have only been four years in which the Golden Globe, the SAG and the PGA all went to the same movie. In 2008, they all fell for “Slumdog Millionaire”; in 2003, they all sought out “Lord of the Rings: Return of the King”; in 2002, they lusted after “Chicago”; and in 1999, they dropped dead for “American Beauty.”
All three won the Oscar for best picture.
On the other hand, the director of each film was nominated for and won an Oscar. Ben Affleck, director of “Argo,” was not and will not. Not sure how this changes things.
In other news that ain't much news, and that seems to presage how the Academy will vote, Daniel Day-Lewis, Jennifer Lawrence, Tommy Lee Jones and Anne Hathaway each won individual acting honors.
The big daddy, the DGA, is next week. But right now it's looking good for Ben Affleck.
Ben Affleck: looking good.