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2010 Screen Actors Guild Awards Winners, Basterds Wins Big

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January 23, 2010

Screen Actors Guild Awards

Earlier tonight the star-studded 2010 Screen Actors Guild Awards were broadcast live on TBS and TNT. What separates the SAG awards from the Golden Globes and the Oscars is not only its exclusivity to honoring only performers, but it's the only award show where the best performances are chosen by their fellow acting peers. And if any of you are still reeling from James Cameron's Avatar getting supreme awards action at the Golden Globes, then its exclusion from any of the SAG Awards nominations should make this the awards show for you. After the break, check out the full list of film actors who were honored tonight.

The complete list of nominees and winners can be found below. Winners are highlighted in BOLD.

ACTOR:
Jeff Bridges - Crazy Heart
George Clooney - Up in the Air
Colin Firth - A Single Man
Morgan Freeman - Invictus
Jeremy Renner - The Hurt Locker

ACTRESS:
Sandra Bullock - The Blind Side
Helen Mirren - The Last Station
Carey Mulligan - An Education
Gabourey Sidibe - Precious
Meryl Streep - Julie & Julia

SUPPORTING ACTOR:
Matt Damon - Invictus
Woody Harrelson - The Messenger
Christopher Plummer - The Last Station
Stanley Tucci - The Lovely Bones
Christoph Waltz - Inglourious Basterds

SUPPORTING ACTRESS:
Penelope Cruz - Nine
Vera Farmiga - Up in the Air
Anna Kendrick - Up in the Air
Diane Kruger - Inglourious Basterds
Mo'nique - Precious

ENSEMBLE CAST:
An Education
The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds
Nine
Precious

ENSEMBLE STUNTS:
Public Enemies
Star Trek
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD:
Betty White

No surprises here, and it looks like this is exactly how the acting awards will be handed out come Oscars. But I'm getting ahead of myself here since the nominations for the Academy Awards aren't even announced until February 2nd. Funny enough, I happen to agree with many of the choices made so far during awards season with one glaring exception: Sandra Bullock. Don't get me wrong, she's had one hell of a year, and she put in a decent enough performance for The Blind Side, but pretty much everyone else in her category gave a stronger performance. But hey, Inglourious Basterds won Best Ensemble, which is great anyway.

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  • dex
    Why is Sandra Bullock winning, it baffles me. I've seen TBS and its a good movie however its not a movie where the acting is 'great' or 'astounding'. Im so confused.
  • rowdy
    i think bullock won because more people saw blinde side then any of the other films in her catagory shes more of an audiance favorite
  • Jon
    hurt locker needs more love :(
  • Mov
    Sandra Bullock completely deserves every award she has won so far this year. Her performance in The Blind Side was amazing. It was the perfect role for her. Massive box office $230m and counting from a $35M budget, she broke the record for the only female star to have crossed $200M mark as the only top billing actress, critics loved it the movie, audiences loved it, and Oscar will love it! No she doesn't do comic book / sci-fi / horror movies, but that doesn't mean you Internet guys can criticize everything she does - even when she does a genuine award worthy performance like The Blind Side. Well done Sandra.
  • Al
    And this is why I believe Basterds will take home best picture at the oscars. Actors make up 1 thousand out of 6 thousand academy member (the largest field of voters in the organization by far) Get their vote, and you're gold. Also the whole "weighted voting" this year, but i wont go into that now.
  • @ #4, It's quite a bold assumption to think that we're simply disregarding Ms. Bullock and The Blind Side simply because of its content having nothing to do with comic books, sci-fi or horror movies or that she doesn't appear in those types of films (but to be fair, she has appeared in Demolition Man). As a 23 year-old male, I enjoy the occasional quality romantic comedy, inspiring drama, and even a musical here and there. Even further, I think Sandra Bullock is charming and a gifted actress. By no means do we wish to take away any of the great success that Sandra has had this year and obviously her colleagues found her performance to be quite captivating as well. That being said, after seeing The Blind Side (and enjoying it quite a bit) I still think that Carey Mulligan, Gabourey Sidibe, Helen Mirren and Meryl Streep all have a stronger performance in their respective films. But I'm going to go out on a limb and say that there's a chance you haven't seen any of those films with the exception of Julie & Julia. That's not because I think you're not a diverse film-goer, but simply because those films haven't gotten as wide a release or as much media attention. I would suggest seeing those first though. If you have and still find Bullock's performance to be the best, then I can't say you're wrong. It's your opinion. But just understand that it's my opinion that she does not have the most outstanding performance of the year and it has nothing to do with the fact that I happen to have certain predilections towards nerdy pop culture.
  • Akirakorn
    Didn't see Blind Side, but Kruger was good, but not great in Basterds. No fault to her, it was a purely ensemble set of character save for Brad Pitt and Christoph Waltz. So to #1 I can easily make the same argument in regards to Kruger. And to #2 it seems all award shows cater to favoritism (either for the movie or the actress), mostly because everyone can't see every film. Nature of the Beast I'm afraid. Of all the films nominated I only saw Basters (yet). Did see all three noms for stunts (sad i know) and Star Trek definitely should won that one.
  • Frightened Inmate #2
    I thought Bullock was pretty good in TBS, definitely her best work ever. I personally dont care for her, only other movies I've seen her in are Crash, Speed, Demoltion Man and The Vanishing. (she does do alot of garbage) But they cant give it to Streep every single year.
  • Mov
    @ #6 Thanks for your insightful opinion. But I still think my bold assumption is right, You Guys (FirstShowing) particularly criticize her motion picture efforts (although you were right on the "Sandra Bullock Has Nuked the Fridge - All About Steve" post). It was a bad picture. Nearly every post about Bullock is negative, talking about The Blind Side trailer last August "Sandra Bullock was the wrong choice for this. Any other actress would've done a much better job" - Alex Billington. My point is that no matter what Bullock does, there is always unjust comments posted on these type of film blogs. FirstShowing is not the only site that does this over and over again. Don't get me wrong I think Carey Mulligan, Gabourey Sidibe, Helen Mirren and Meryl Streep are brilliant talent of course. But I think that every-time Bullock gets recognition for her acting, there are always streams of Internet commentators that say different.
  • eugene
    Ethan, your gonna be eating your ass when Sandra Bullock wins the oscar. Mark my words!
  • M
    # 6 Well said, and I agree. She does not have the best performance when comparing her to the others in the category. However we see the popular one getting the votes, because some think it's her best work ever and it is her time to shine, when it is the weakest to me out of everyone who was nominated.
  • Nothing to do with comic books, scifi, horror. The others in Bullock's category gave stronger performances, that is all.
  • @ #9, Eugene, Thanks for your tactful and quality contribution to the discussion. With all the awards attention Bullock is getting, yes, there's a decent chance that she could win the Academy Award. That doesn't mean I have to concede her performance is the best of the year when I don't think it is. But, of course, she has to be nominated for an Academy Award before she can win one, and we won't hear those nominations unntil February 2nd. Until then, I look forward with great anticipation to the awards ceremony that might have me eating my ass.
  • dex
    @4 What #6 said.:)
  • Eric
    Inglourious Basterds deserved it's wins. Quentin Tarantino for best director? His chances are bigger this time.
  • Hattori Hanzo
    I think the Academy award for best picture is between two movies; The Hurt Locker and Inglorious Basterds ... The other three nominations (Yes, I am aware that there will be 10 nominations but lets' face it, only 5 of them are real noms and those are the 5 movies that will have the best director nods). The thing that makes the Oscars interesting for me this year will be that if either The Hurt Locker or Inglorious Basterds win, justice will be served. While I think The Hurt Locker has a better chance of winning due to its subject matter in comparison to Basterds, seeing Tarantino accepting best director and Inglorious Basterds win picture would go down as one of the most memorable moments in the history of the Academy Awards. As for Sandra Bullock, I don't know what to make of her performance; yes it was good, but like the movie Crash, I don't think it' is Oscar worthy. As for #7 saying that he can make the same argument for Kruger that #1 made for Bullock, I can't believe he said that. The opening scene alone in Inglorious Basterds was all Kruger needed to earn best supporting actor.
  • Mario
    Carey Mulligan or Meryl Streep should bring Kanye West as their date to the Oscars next month. So when that mediocre film actress Sandra Bollocks wins her undeserved Best Actress prize, Mr. West can go on the stage and do his thing. "Hey, Sandra, I'mma let you finish and everything, but Meryl Streep and Carey Mulligan had the best performances of this year! THIS YEAR!!" Seriously, the star of "All About Steve" better not be cited as this year's best.
  • tir na nog
    Basterds for best film and Tarantino for best director at oscars.
  • People's Champ
    @Hanzo You must mean Melanie Laurent, dont Diane Kruger.
  • Hattori Hanzo
    @People Champ .. Thanks for pointing that out. I didn't realise until after I sent my comment that I had accidentally erased part of the last line ... I was referring to Diane Kruger and thought that she's worthy of a best supporting actress Oscar and I feel that her performance was stronger than Bullock. I also intended to say that of all those who will be nominated for acting Oscars this year that Chrisoph Waltz is the only sure bet and that the incredible opening scene alone will be reason enough to award him the Oscar.
  • Al
    Speaking of weighted voting, I have a feeling that because Up will likely be the only animated film in the Ten nominees, a lot of voters will place it at 2, and a sturdy 2 across the board would guarantee a win. Unfortunately though, actors wouldn't vote for it so heavily, and as i've said, they pretty much call the shots.
  • Film Fan
    To #8, they can't give it to Streep every year!? Give Streep what?? She's nominated all the time but she hasn't won Best Actress since 1982's "Sophie's Choice". Bullock WILL get a nomination, but no way in hell is her performance better than Streep's in "Julie & Julia". Just no way. And you know what? I liked "The Blind Side". It's a sweet film and Bullock does a great job in it. But it's not the best performance by an actress this year. Let's get real.
  • Sarah
    #22 - Ditto!

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