Sunday, January 29, 2012
Screen Actors Guild Winners
ACTOR: Jean Dujardin, The Artist
ACTRESS: Viola Davis, The Help
SUPPORTING ACTOR: Christopher Plummer, Beginners
SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Octavia Spencer, The Help
Before anyone starts to ask the question, is The Help a potential Best Picture spoiler now because of it SAG victory (a la Crash and the waves of misguided judgement that plagued Oscar Season 2005), let's all remember that the Ensemble Award at SAG is typical of responding the not necessarily the Best Ensemble of the year, but the biggest. And that while past Best Picture winners such as The King's Speech, Shakespeare in Love, Chicago and, indeed Crash took home the top prize at SAG, so did Oscar also-rans such as Inglourious Basterds, Traffic, Gosford Park, The Full Monty as did the un-nominated big cast phenom The Birdcage.