Posted by: ckckred | January 29, 2013

SAG 2013 Winners

Argo won Best Ensemble

Argo won Best Ensemble

The Screen Actors Guild has announced their winners with a few surprises.  Many of the winners were predictable, which isn’t necessary a bad thing but made me feel unsatisfied.  So let me discuss my thoughts on each individual winner.

Outstanding Ensemble in a Motion Picture: “Argo”

A good pick, though I would have given the prize to Lincoln or Silver Linings Playbook instead (not to mention that The MasterMoonrise Kingdom, or Django Unchained weren’t even nominated).  Argo‘s strength came from its direction more than its cast, but that doesn’t diminish its accomplishments.

Outstanding Male Actor in a Leading Role: Daniel Day-Lewis, “Lincoln”

Obvious and deserved.  Not much to add here.

Outstanding Female Actor in a Leading Role: Jennifer Lawrence, “Silver Linings Playbook”

I really liked Lawrence’s performance but I would have given it to Jessica Chastain for Zero Dark Thirty.  Still deserved.

Outstanding Male Actor in a Supporting Role: Tommy Lee Jones, “Lincoln”

Good pick.  I would have been fine to see either Jones or Philip Seymour Hoffman (for The Master) take the prize.

Outstanding Female Actor in a Supporting Role: Anne Hathaway, “Les Miserables”

Despite my complaints about Les Miserables, I can’t deny that Hathaway gave a strong performance.  I would have given it to Sally Field (for Lincoln) or an unnominated Amy Adams (for The Master) instead though.

Outstanding Ensemble in a Drama Series: “Downton Abbey”

You know, I feel that Downton Abbey won mostly because it’s the kind of thing award shows love.  Not that it has a bad cast, but I think Breaking Bad deserved it much more.

Outstanding Male Actor in a Drama Series: Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad”

100% deserved.  Moving on.

Outstanding Female Actor in a Drama Series: Claire Danes, “Homeland”

Not much to add here.  Danes deservingly took the prize.

Outstanding Ensemble in a Comedy Series: “Modern Family”

I’m not the biggest fan of Modern Family, and am stunned that the nominees didn’t include Parks and Recreation, Community, or Louie (okay, it’s a one man show, but that just shows how great Louis C. K. is).  Still, it was probably the strongest of the nominees.

Outstanding Male Actor in a Comedy Series: Alec Baldwin, “30 Rock”

I feel that Alec Baldwin won just because he’s Alec Baldwin and this is 30 Rock‘s last season.  He’s great in his role, but he was not better than Louis C. K. this year.

Outstanding Female Actor in a Comedy Series: Tina Fey, “30 Rock”

I like Tina Fey, but 30 Rock‘s current season hasn’t been overly strong.  Amy Poehler deserved it more for Parks and Rec.

Outstanding Male Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries: Kevin Costner, “Hatfields & McCoys”

Kevin Costner is a big star and brand name in Hollywood, so it’s no surprise he won.  An unnominated Benedict Cumberbatch for Sherlock should have taken the prize.

Outstanding Female Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries: Julianne Moore, “Game Change”

Good choice.

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture: “Skyfall”

Another solid pick.

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a TV Series: “Game of Thrones”



  1. Thanks for posting this blog, I got information from this blog.

  2. Didnt even know they gave out “Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture” LOL Nice category!

    Meanwhile, looking more and more like Jennifer Lawrence now, huh? Wow!

    • I didn’t know there was a stunt category either.

      Jennifer Lawrence did a pretty great job in SLP. This year’s Best Actress category has some pretty great performances. Thanks for commenting.

  3. Glad to see somebody else sad about the lack of love for Parks and Rec!

    • Glad to see a fellow Parks and Rec fan! I don’t understand how the SAG ignored the show again.

  4. Thanks for posting this. I had to miss the SAG awards myself. I am just appalled with how much Moonrise Kingdom was snubbed this entire awards season. oh well. that’s how it goes sometimes. the deserving get no attention.

    congrats to Tommy Lee Jones. Was glad to see that.

    • Moonrise Kingdom hasn’t been receiving much attention this season unfortunately, which I think is because some people aren’t fans of Wes Anderson’s style. I was happy to see Tommy Lee Jones win as well. Thanks for commenting.

  5. What do you think of Argo’s chances for winning Best Picture at the Academy Awards?

    • I think it has a good chance of winning, despite that Ben Affleck didn’t get a Best Director nomination. It’s been sweeping many award shows, including the the PGA, so now I think it’s the top contender. Thanks for commenting.

  6. Good post.

    I thought Julianne Moore did a poor Palin impersonation esp. given Tina Fey’s caricature. Just from the clips, I believe Charlotte Rampling of Restless would have been a better choice.

    Zero Dark Thirty for me is all about Chastain and direction, so I concur with your take on Chastain over Lawrence but find Jennifer strong in many roles and very likeable as an interviewee and a good, humble winner.

    Nice take on the balance of winners.

    • Thanks! I haven’t seen Restless, but Moore is one of my favorite actresses. Lawrence was great, but Chastain was more powerful in her role.

  7. I was interested in the movie part of the selections as I have a 2 yr old daughter so don’t watch many regular series. I agree with your thoughts on 30 rock. Also, late at night when I can’t sleep I catch episodes of Louis–I’d put him over Baldwin.

    On another note, after reading your top ten list and the different award show nominees, there is one 2012 movie I really enjoyed that has been completely ignored: Looper. I haven’t seen a more compelling movie with time travel since Twelve Monkeys.

    Maybe with all the great movies that came out in 2012, it doesn’t make the top ten, but I gotta give it some love here. I watched it twice in a row, and no one can deny that Joseph Gordon-Levitt is one of the most talented actors working now. (Straight cop John Blake in TDKR had all the makings of a boring character, but Gordon-Levitt’s performance made Blake compelling and more than just a sideline character.)

    • Glad you agree with the snub of Louie.

      I haven’t seen Looper yet, which I plan on doing eventually. I have a review of 12 Monkeys I’m planning on posting soon. Thanks for commenting.

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