Tonight the 23rd SAG awards are taking place and I’ll (probably) be watching the show. But first lets take a look at all the nominations in the film categories and who I think will and should win.
Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
Captain America: Civil War
What will win – Hacksaw Ridge
What should win – Captain America: Civil War
I really like this category and it’s one that should definitely be a part of the Oscars. Personally I think the stunts in Civil War were incredible and would be my pick but I see the SAGs leaning towards Hacksaw Ridge, which I wouldn’t be upset with either. Not sure why Nocturnal Animals was nominated, loved the film but don’t know if it had one of the 5 best stunts of the year.
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Manchester by the Sea
What will win – Moonlight
What should win – Moonlight
This is a hard list of nominations. All of these films had great casts, with excellent performances, any of these 5 would be deserving winners. I think Moonlight will get it but I would also be happy with Captain Fantastic getting the nod too.
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Viola Davis – Fences
Naomie Harris – Moonlight
Nicole Kidman – Lion
Octavia Spencer – Hidden Figures
Michelle Williams – Manchester by the Sea
Who will win – Viola Davis – Fences
Who should win – Viola Davis – Fences
Another strong category but Viola Davis is winning. It’s nothing against any of the other women nominated, it’s just this is Viola Davis’ year, she’s winning the SAG award and she’s winning the Oscar.
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Mahershala Ali – Moonlight
Jeff Bridges – Hell or High Water
Hugh Grant – Florence Foster Jenkins
Lucas Hedges – Manchester by the Sea
Dev Patel – Lion
Who will win – Mahershala Ali – Moonlight
Who should win – Dev Patel – Lion
Mahershala Ali was fantastic in Moonlight but for me he wasn’t in the film enough. I wanted to see more of him and I think one of the three actors who played the main character in Moonlight was more deserving of a nomination. Ali will probably get the win but I wouldn’t rule out Dev Patel and it’s whom I would like to see win too.
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Amy Adams – Arrival
Emily Blunt – The Girl on the Train
Natalie Portman – Jackie
Emma Stone – La La Land
Meryl Streep – Florence Foster Jenkins
Who will win – Emma Stone – La La Land
Who should win – Emma Stone – La La Land
More than any other category this one is a lock. Just like Viola Davis, Emma Stone is winning tonight and the Oscar is hers too. And very well deserved.
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Casey Affleck – Manchester by the Sea
Andrew Garfield – Hacksaw Ridge
Ryan Gosling – La La Land
Viggo Mortensen – Captain Fantastic
Denzel Washington – Fences
Wh0 will win – Casey Affleck – Manchester by the Sea
Wh0 should win – Casey Affleck – Manchester by the Sea
Although personally, I didn’t like Manchester by the Sea, I can’t deny Casey Affleck was a powerhouse and gave the best male lead performance of the year. It was an understated performance, that even tho I wasn’t fully invested in the film, I was invested in Affleck. Again, this is a stacked category and I wouldn’t be upset with one of the other actors winning.
What are your predictions for tonight?