SAG Awards Winners

So the Screen Actors Guild hosted its annual awards and there are no surprises. Oscar night’s looking to be quite boring in the acting categories.

The winners:

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

Birdman

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

Julianne Moore – Still Alice 

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

Eddie Redmayne – The Theory of Everything

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series

Downton Abbey

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series

Viola Davis – How to Get Away with Murder

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series

Kevin Spacey – House of Cards

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries

Frances McDormand – Olive Kitteridge

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries

Mark Ruffalo – The Normal Heart

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

J.K. Simmons – Whiplash

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role

Patricia Arquette – Boyhood

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series 

Orange Is the New Black

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series

William H. Macy – Shameless

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series 

Uzo Aduba – Orange Is the New Black

Academy Awards Nominations

And here we are, the big daddy of the awards season. I may have some thoughts at a later stage but for now, here are the nominations:

Best picture
American Sniper
Birdman
Boyhood
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
Selma
The Theory of Everything
Whiplash

Best director
Alejandro González Iñárritu – Birdman
Richard Linklater – Boyhood
Bennett Miller – Foxcatcher
Wes Anderson – The Grand Budapest Hotel
Morten Tyldum – The Imitation Game

Best actor
Steve Carell – Foxcatcher
Bradley Cooper – American Sniper
Benedict Cumberbatch – The Imitation Game
Michael Keaton – Birdman
Eddie Redmayne – The Theory of Everything

Best actress
Marion Cotillard – Two Days, One Night
Felicity Jones – The Theory of Everything
Julianne Moore – Still Alice
Rosamund Pike – Gone Girl
Reese Witherspoon – Wild

Best supporting actor
Robert Duvall – The Judge
Ethan Hawke – Boyhood
Edward Norton – Birdman
Mark Ruffalo – Foxcatcher
JK Simmons – Whiplash

Best supporting actress
Patricia Arquette – Boyhood
Laura Dern – Wild
Keira Knightley – The Imitation Game
Emma Stone – Birdman
Meryl Streep – Into the Woods

Best original screenplay
Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr and Armando Bo – Birdman
Richard Linklater – Boyhood
E Max Frye and Dan Futterman – Foxcatcher
Wes Anderson and Hugo Guinness – The Grand Budapest Hotel
Dan Gilroy – Nightcrawler

Best adapted screenplay
Jason Hall – American Sniper
Graham Moore – The Imitation Game
Paul Thomas Anderson – Inherent Vice
Anthony McCarten – The Theory of Everything
Damien Chazelle – Whiplash

Best foreign film
Ida
Leviathan
Tangerines
Timbuktu
Wild Tales

Best documentary
CitizenFour
Finding Vivian Maier
Last Days in Vietnam
The Salt of the Earth
Virunga

Best animation
Big Hero 6
The Boxtrolls
How to Train Your Dragon 2
Song of the Sea
The Tale of Princess Kaguya

Best original song
Everything Is Awesome – The Lego Movie
Glory – Selma
Grateful – Beyond the Lights
I’m Not Going to Miss You – Glen Campbell … I’ll Be Me
Lost Stars – Begin Again

Best documentary short
Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1
Joanna
Our Curse
The Reaper
White Earth

Best cinematography
Emmanuel Lubezki – Birdman
Robert Yeoman – The Grand Budapest Hotel
Lukasz Zal and Ryszard Lenczewski – Ida
Dick Pope – Mr Turner
Roger Deakins – Unbroken

Best editing
Joel Cox and Gary D Roach – American Sniper
Sandra Adair – Boyhood
Barney Pilling – The Grand Budapest Hotel
William Goldenberg – The Imitation Game
Tom Cross – Whiplash

Best sound editing
Alan Robert Murray and Bub Asman – American Sniper
Martin Hernández and Aaron Glascock – Birdman
Brent Burge and Jason Canovas – The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Richard King – Interstellar
Becky Sullivan and Andrew DeCristofaro – Unbroken

Best sound mixing
John Reitz, Gregg Rudloff and Walt Martin – American Sniper
Jon Taylor, Frank A Montaño and Thomas Varga – Birdman
Gary A Rizzo, Gregg Landaker and Mark Weingarten – Interstellar
Jon Taylor, Frank A Montaño and David Lee – Unbroken
Craig Mann, Ben Wilkins and Thomas Curley – Whiplash

Best makeup and hair
Bill Corso and Dennis Liddiard – Foxcatcher
Frances Hannon and Mark Coulier – The Grand Budapest Hotel
Elizabeth Yianni-Georgiou and David White – Guardians of the Galaxy

Best original score
Alexandre Desplat – The Grand Budapest Hotel
Alexandre Desplat – The Imitation Game
Hans Zimmer – Interstellar
Gary Yershon – Mr Turner
Jóhann Jóhannsson – The Theory of Everything

Best production design
Adam Stockhausen and Anna Pinnock – The Grand Budapest Hotel
Maria Djurkovic and Tatiana Macdonald – The Imitation Game
Nathan Crowley and Gary Fettis – Interstellar
Dennis Gassner and Anna Pinnock – Into the Woods
Suzie Davies and Charlotte Watts – Mr Turner

Best visual effects
Dan Deleeuw, Russell Earl, Bryan Grill and Dan Sudick – Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, Daniel Barrett and Erik Winquist – Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Stephane Ceretti, Nicolas Aithadi, Jonathan Fawkner and Paul Corbould – Guardians of the Galaxy
Paul Franklin, Andrew Lockley, Ian Hunter and Scott Fisher – Interstellar
Richard Stammers, Lou Pecora, Tim Crosbie and Cameron Waldbauer – X-Men: Days of Future Past

Best costume design
Milena Canonero – The Grand Budapest Hotel
Mark Bridges – Inherent Vice
Colleen Atwood – Into the Woods
Anna B Sheppard and Jane Clive – Maleficent
Jacqueline Durran – Mr Turner

Best animated short film
The Bigger Picture
The Dam Keeper
Feast
Me and My Moulton
A Single Life

Best short
Aya
Boogaloo and Graham
Butter Lamp
Parvaneh
The Phone Call

The Razzies Nominations

I love the Razzies. You might think they’re mean spirited (on occasion, they have) but in general I think they’re a message to Hollywood to do better. You’ll notice a lot of high profilers being nominated when they’ve been less than extraordinary. Of course, there are also the regulars, who shall remain anonymous!

I like that this year they’ve introduced the Redeemer award which goes to someone previously terrible who’s done something great.

So without further ado, here are the nominations for this year:

Worst Picture

Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas
Left Behind
The Legend of Hercules
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Transformers: Age of Extinction

Worst Actor

Kirk Cameron – Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas
Nicolas Cage – Left Behind
Kellan Lutz – The Legend of Hercules
Seth MacFarlane – A Million Ways to Die in the West
Adam Sandler – Blended

Worst Supporting Actor

Mel Gibson – The Expendables 3
Kelsey Grammer – The Expendables 3, Legends of Oz, Think Like a Man Too, Transformers: Age of Extinction
Shaquille O’Neal – Blended
Arnold Schwarzenegger – The Expendables 3
Kiefer Sutherland – Pompeii

Worst Actress

Drew Barrymore – Blended
Cameron Diaz – The Other Woman and Sex Tape
Melissa McCarthy – Tammy
Charlize Theron – A Million Ways to Die in the West
Gaia Weiss – The Legend of Hercules

Worst Supporting Actress

Cameron Diaz – Annie
Megan Fox – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Nicola Peltz – Transformers: Age of Extinction
Susan Sarandon – Tammy
Brigitte Ridenour (nee Cameron) – Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas

Worst Director

Michael Bay – Transformers: Age of Extinction
Darren Doane – Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas
Renny Harlin – The Legend of Hercules
Jonathan Liebesman – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Seth MacFarlane – A Million Ways to Die in the West

Worst Remake, Rip-off or Sequel

Annie
Atlas Shrugged: Who Is John Galt?
The Legend of Hercules
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Transformers: Age of Extinction

Worst Screen Combo

Any Two Robots, Actors (Robotic Actors) – Transformers: Age of Extinction
Kirk Cameron and His Ego – Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas
Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel – Sex Tape
Kellan Lutz and Either His Abs, His Pecs or His Glutes – The Legend of Hercules
Seth MacFarlane and Charlize Theron – A Million Ways to Die in the West

Worst Screenplay

Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas
Left Behind
Sex Tape
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Transformers: Age of Extinction

Redeemer Award

Ben Affleck – from Gigli to Argo and Gone Girl
Jennifer Aniston – from four-time Razzie nominee to Cake
Mike Myers – from The Love Guru to directing Supermensch
Keanu Reeves – from six-time Razzie nominee to John Wick
Kristen Stewart – from six-time Razzie winner for Twilight to Camp X-Ray