Awards! Celebrate! Whilst we await the Oscars, the Director’s Guild and Screen Actors’ Guilds of America have both held their annual awards ceremonies. Historically, these, along with the Golden Globes, are oddly accurate predictions for where Oscars will go. Let’s see the rundown:

Outstanding Directing in a… (DGA Awards)

  • Feature Film – Michel Hazanavicius for The Artist
  • TV Movie/Mini-Series – Jon Cassar for The Kennedy’s
  • Dramatic Series – Patty Jenkins for The Killing, “Pilot”
  • Comedy Series – Robert Weide for Curb Your Enthusiasm, “Palestinian Chicken”
  • Musical Variety – Glenn Weiss for 65th Annual Tony Awards
  • Reality Programs – Neil Degroot for The Biggest Loser
  • Daytime Serials – William Ludel for General Hospital, “Intervention”
  • Documentary – James Marsh for Project Nim

18th Annual SAG Awards

  • Life Achievement Award – Mary Tyler Moore
  • Male Lead Actor – Jean Dujardin for The Artist
  • Female Lead Actor – Viola Davis for The Help
  • Male Supporting Actor – Christopher Plummer for Beginners
  • Female Supporting Actor – Octavia Spencer for The Help
  • Motion Picture Cast – The Help
  • Male Actor Drama Series – Steve Buscemi for Boardwalk Empire
  • Female Actor Drama Series – Jessica Lange for American Horror Story
  • Male Actor Comedy Series – Alec Baldwin for 30 Rock
  • Female Actor Comedy Series – Betty White for Hot in Cleveland
  • Drama Series Ensemble – Boardwalk Empire
  • Comedy Series Ensemble – Modern Family
  • Stunt Ensemble in Television Series – Game of Thrones
WGA Nominations (ceremony to be held 19 February)
I’ll let you click through to view all of the nominations considering how many different categories there are. For me, hopefully Midnight in Paris wins Original Screenplay, Game of Thrones for television drama but that will probably go to Boardwalk Empire, Modern Family for television comedy. Also, I love how four of six nominations for episodic comedy are episodes of The Simpsons. Tough category!
So there you have it! We’ve now seen winners for the Globes, DGA and SAG leaving only the WGA before the big event on…26 February. Thus far it seems most categories are, as usual, fairly consistent. The Artist looks like the favorite for both Director and Picture. Interestingly, Best Actress seems up in the air considering Streep won the Globes but Davis took the SAG award. I hope Streep doesn’t win simply because she’s already won. Let someone else take home the statue. As always, we’ll keep everyone updated, and look for our continued coverage of the Oscars over the coming weeks. Notably in reviews for as many of the Best Picture nominees as I can watch.

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