Sunday, January 25, 2015

My SAG predictions

The Screen Actors Guild will present its awards tonight for best performances in television and cinema.  Meryl as we know is nominated in the Supporting Actress category for her performance in Into the Woods.  My predictions in the film categories are as follows:

1. Birdman
2. Boyhood
3. The Grand Budapest Hotel
4. The Imitation Game
5. The Theory of Everything

I'm predicting Boyhood for Best Picture at the Oscars, but I have a feeling Birdman will take this one, and in fact, The Grand Budapest has a chance here as well.

Male Actor in Leading Role
1. Michael Keaton (Birdman)
2. Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything)
3. Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game)
4. Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler)
5. Steve Carell (Foxcatcher)

Redmayne has a shot, but I'd be surprised if Keaton didn't take this.

Female Actor in a Leading Role
1. Julianne Moore (Still Alice)
2. Reese Witherspoon (Wild)
3. Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl)
4. Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything)
5. Jennifer Aniston (Cake)

Moore all the way.

Male Actor in a Supporting Role
1. J.K. Simmons (Whiplash)
2. Edward Norton (Birdman)
3. Mark Ruffalo (Foxcather)
4. Ethan Hawke (Boyhood)
5. Robert Duvall (The Judge)

Simmons only.

Female Actor in a Supporting Role
1. Patricia Arquette (Boyhood)
2. Emma Stone (Birdman)
3. Keira Knightley (The Imitation Game)
4. Meryl Streep (Into the Woods)
5. Naomi Watts (St. Vincent)

I'd be absolutely shocked if Arquette were not the winner.  If by some miracle Meryl took this it would be exciting, and since Arquette has won everything in sight up to this point and will likely win the Oscar, this wouldn't seem that undeserved.

Tune in tonight on either TNT or TBS at 7:00 pm CT.


  1. Has that journalist got back to you yet about Master Class?

    1. Ugh, no. In retrospect I feel I made the email too long and should've just said, "Can you tell me when this interview took place?" and left it at that. Her email address is and her name is Theresa is you want to give it a shot too. If we find out that this interview took place after Nichols' death, it could be quite telling.

  2. I emailed her too, I said I was a big fan of her work. Hahaha

  3. Oh my goodness Jeff, Theresa replied and said it was about 3 weeks ago! Yay! :-)

    1. She replied to me too and said the same thing! Ok, if McNally actually said that about Meryl doing Master Class at the same time of this interview, I can't imagine he wouldn't be in the "know" for whether it was moving forward. He's the playwright AND screenwriter. He HAD to know about Mike Nichols' passing. What are the chances that she's not doing it and he just doesn't know. I imagine VERY slim. Thoughts?

    2. I absolutely agree, if he had all the information 3 weeks ago there is now way he wouldn't know the project wasn't definitely going ahead. Possibly it's been delayed a little bit but it makes no sense if the funding, actors and script are all in place not to find another Director to proceed with.

      I am also glad that Ricki has been pushed back 'til August. I think it's a good release date for summer box office revenue and awards consideration but would also allow extra time for Meryl to film both Masterclass and Florence before promo starts..

    3. Good point about if funding/actors/script are there not to go ahead if the only issue is replacing director. Getting it done soon would allow for Meryl to start filming Florence Foster Jenkins, and Ricki being delayed to Aug would then not interfere with promoting film in June (during likely Florence filming), then be done with Ricki promotion before filming The Good House in fall! OMG what if it all actually happens??

    4. CJames if you have a email account I can actually give another piece of the puzzle in regard to something with Master Class. I don't want to put on the blog just yet. I'd be interested in hearing your opinion on it.

  4. Yea - way to go on getting some scoop!! :) I sure hope Master Class is for sure going on. thanks for all the updates and look forward to "another piece of the puzzle" you refer to.