Cleolinda Jones (cleolinda) wrote,
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SAG Awards #6

Commercials. I missed what this commercial with everyone in the world screaming "NOOOOOO!!" at sales and coupons was for, but if they had included the Nonono Cat, I would have bought whatever they were selling.

"Please welcome! Ben Kingsley!" Excuse me, Sir Ben Kingsley, he must always be called by his title. 

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
GLENN CLOSE  / Albert Nobbs - "ALBERT NOBBS” (Roadside Attractions)
VIOLA DAVIS / Aibileen Clark - “THE HELP” (DreamWorks Pictures / Touchstone Pictures)
MERYL STREEP / Margaret Thatcher - “THE IRON LADY” (The Weinstein Company)
TILDA SWINTON / Eva - “WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN” (Oscilloscope Laboratories)
MICHELLE WILLIAMS / Marilyn Monroe - “MY WEEK WITH MARILYN” (The Weinstein Company)

Winner: Viola Davis, and the audience screams. Meryl Streep leads the standing ovation; Jessica Chastain has tears running down her face; I don't know what Dick Van Dyke is mouthing at her. She says that she is amazed to be looking "down on the face of the woman who inspired me, Cicely Tyson," who is in the audience, and also Meryl herself. She urges kids to "dream big, and dream fierce." Shit, I think Angelina Jolie is crying.

Speaking of whom, indirectly! Brad Pitt, rushing along with the final award because we have EXACTLY FIVE MINUTES GOD HELP US ALL. "Here we go. The Actor goes to the cast of The Help."

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

THE ARTIST (The Weinstein Company)
BÉRÉNICE BEJO / Peppy
JAMES CROMWELL / Clifton
JEAN DUJARDIN / George
JOHN GOODMAN / Al Zimmer
PENELOPE ANN MILLER / Doris

BRIDESMAIDS (Universal Pictures)
ROSE BYRNE / Helen
JILL CLAYBURGH / Annie’s Mom
ELLIE KEMPER / Becca
MATT LUCAS  / Gil
MELISSA McCARTHY / Megan
WENDI McLENDON-COVEY / Rita
CHRIS O’DOWD / Rhodes
MAYA RUDOLPH / Lillian
KRISTEN WIIG / Annie<

THE DESCENDANTS (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
BEAU BRIDGES / Cousin Hugh
GEORGE CLOONEY / Matt King
ROBERT FORSTER / Scott Thorson
JUDY GREER  / Julie Speer
MATTHEW LILLARD  / Brian Speer
SHAILENE WOODLEY  / Alexandra King

THE HELP (DreamWorks Pictures / Touchstone Pictures)
JESSICA CHASTAIN / Celia Foote
VIOLA DAVIS / Aibileen Clark
BRYCE DALLAS HOWARD / Hilly Holbrook
ALLISON JANNEY / Charlotte Phelan
CHRIS LOWELL / Stuart Whitworth
AHNA O’REILLY / Elizabeth Leefolt
SISSY SPACEK / Missus Walters
OCTAVIA SPENCER / Minny Jackson
MARY STEENBURGEN / Elaine Stein
EMMA STONE / Skeeter Phelan
CICELY TYSON / Constantine Jefferson
MIKE VOGEL / Johnny Foote</p>

MIDNIGHT IN PARIS (Sony Pictures Classics)
KATHY BATES / Gertrude Stein
ADRIEN BRODY / Salvador Dali
CARLA BRUNI / Museum Guide
MARION COTILLARD / Adriana
RACHEL McADAMS / Inez
MICHAEL SHEEN / Paul
OWEN WILSON / Gil

Well. That happened. I was about to say, I think that speech sealed Viola Davis's Oscar, but... I don't know that Ensemble will correlate to Best Picture; The Artist has already cleaned up the Producer's Guild and the Director's Guild. Which means, of course, that Best Ensemble is a chance to reward something different, so. Spencer and Davis haul their statuettes up to the mike, and Davis speaks for the cast: "The stain of racism and sexism is not just for people of color or women; it burdens all of us. I don't care how ordinary you feel, we all can inspire change, every one of us."  GROUP HUG FORMATION, LADIES! I give the whole concept of The Help the side-eye, but I love what it means to the actresses and the inspiration they draw from it. I don't know. It's weird. Meanwhile, the group hug shuffles off the stage as Brad Pitt leans in to shout, "Good night!" And the rebroadcast begins promptly at 9:00 pm, and all is right with the UNION!! world.


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