The SAG and PGA award winners have been announced, tightening up the race for the Oscars.
First the SAGs – with Jared Leto, Matthew McConaghey and Cate Blanchett repeating their Golden Globe wins, these three are the clear favourites in their respective categories. I think Leonardo DiCaprio could potentially upset McConaghey, but it’s hard to see either Leto or Blanchett not taking hold the coveted Oscar statues.
Lupta Nyong’o won outstanding female actor in a supporting role for her powerful performance in 12 Years A Slave. It’s going to be a tough to call between Jennifer Lawrence (for American Hustle -she won the Globe) and Nyong’o in the supporting female actor race at the Oscars. Oscar-winner Lawrence is much-loved and has the much-admired David O. Russell behind her; but I feel that this category belongs to Nyong’o. Her performance was just so incredibly commanding – even more so when you consider this is her first major role acting role.
The PGAs surprised everyone (and made it harder to pick a clear best picture favourite) by awarding the top prize to two films (a tie), for the first time in the guild’s 25 year history. 12 Years A Slave and Gravity were jointly awarded The Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures. This award often gives the clearest indicator of the front-runner for the best picture Oscar…not this year!
The PGA for outstanding producer of a documentary was awarded to the Wikileaks doco, We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks which didn’t even make the short-list of 15 documentaries for the Oscar nomination. Frozen picked up best producer of an animated film, cementing its place as the front-runner for best animated Oscar.
While it’s not eligible for any Oscars, it was nice to see Behind the Candelabra pick up two wins from the guild awards – Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries (Michael Douglas) and The David L. Wolper Award for Outstanding Producer of Long-Form Television.
With only the WGA, DGA and BAFTA awards left (from the big awards), the Oscar race is certainly starting to have very clear favourites in some categories, while in others it is wide open.
Oh I do love award season!
The full list of SAG and PGA award winners (film/miniseries & TV Movie categories) are after the jump.
SAG Awards Winners – film/Tv movie or miniseries
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
LUPITA NYONG’O / Patsey – “12 YEARS A SLAVE”
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
JARED LETO / Rayon – “DALLAS BUYERS CLUB”
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
HELEN MIRREN / Linda Kenney Baden – “PHIL SPECTOR”
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
MICHAEL DOUGLAS / Liberace – “BEHIND THE CANDELABRA”
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
MATTHEW McCONAUGHEY / Ron Woodroof – “DALLAS BUYERS CLUB”
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
CATE BLANCHETT / Jasmine – “BLUE JASMINE”
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
AMY ADAMS / Sydney Prosser
CHRISTIAN BALE / Irving Rosenfeld
LOUIS C.K. / Stoddard Thorsen
BRADLEY COOPER / Richie DiMaso
PAUL HERMAN / Alfonse Simone
JACK HUSTON / Pete Musane
JENNIFER LAWRENCE / Rosalyn Rosenfeld
ALESSANDRO NIVOLA / Federal Prosecutor
MICHAEL PEÑA / Sheik (Agent Hernandez)
JEREMY RENNER / Mayor Carmine Polito
ELISABETH RÖHM / Dolly Polito
SHEA WHIGHAM / Carl Elway
PGA Awards Winners – Film or long-form TV
The Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures: (tie)
Gravity (Warner Bros. Pictures) Producers: Alfonso Cuarón, David Heyman
12 Years a Slave (Fox Searchlight Pictures); Producers: Anthony Katagas, Jeremy Kleiner, Steve McQueen, Brad Pitt and Dede Gardner
The Award for Outstanding Producer of Documentary Theatrical Motion Pictures:
We Steal Secrets: The Story Of Wikileaks (Focus Features); Producers: Alexis Bloom, Alex Gibney, Marc Shmuger
The David L. Wolper Award for Outstanding Producer of Long-Form Television:
Behind the Candelabra (HBO); Producers: Susan Ekins, Gregory Jacobs, Michael Polaire, Jerry Weintraub
The Award for Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures:
Frozen (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures); Producer: Peter Del Vecho