2011 SAG Awards Nominations: Black Swan, Fighter and The King’s Speech
The nominees have been announced, and the stars are abuzz regarding the 2011 SAG Awards nominations for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture (Black Swan, The Fighter, The Kids are All Right, The King’s Speech, The Social Network).
The SAG nominees have officially been announced, and perhaps the most interesting category is Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. The candidates are for Black Swan, The Fighter, The Kids are All Right, The King’s Speech, and The Social Network.
In past years, winners from this category have included Inglourious Basterds, Slumdog Millionaire, No Country for Old Men, Little Miss Sunshine, and Crash. This year’s picks have generated a lot of positive feedback, and it is not clear who the winner will be. While The Tourist received three 2011 Golden Globe nominations, it was not nominated for anything by the SAG (and honestly, the film has gotten a lot of criticism for being too cliché).
The SAG has been a pretty reliable means of discerning what films and actors have a high likelihood of receiving an Oscar. However, last year the SAG chose Inglourious Basterds for best cast while Hurt Locker went on to win an Oscar instead. So as far as this category is concerned, nothing is certain.
The nomination system for the Screen Actors Guild Awards appears to be very fair; 4200 members of the union are randomly selected to take part in the nominations and everyone in the union are able to vote for the winners. The first award ever was given to Bob Hope, and the man to win the most awards in total is Anthony Edwards, with 6 wins. Julianna Margulies leads women with 7 total wins.
The 17th annual SAG awards are set to take place January 30, 2011. It will air on TNT and TBS at 8 pm (ET).
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