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#OscarsSoWhite? Not SAG, Sundance

Big wins for diverse actors, productions Saturday night at 2 ceremonies

(Newser) - In a flurry of wins at the Screen Actors Guild Awards and the Sundance Film Festival, diversity made itself forcefully heard, reports the AP . Over a few hours Saturday night, the SAG Awards and Sundance showered honors on performers and films that presented a stark contrast to the crisis that... More »

Birdman Takes Top SAG Prize

Comedy gets 2nd Oscar boost in 2 days

(Newser) - A big Oscar boost for Birdman: The dark showbiz comedy took home the top prize at the 21st Screen Actors Guild Awards last night, winning best ensemble the day after it won the top honor at the Producer Guild Awards. The movie has now overtaken Boyhood as front-runner for Best... More »

Birdman Leads SAG Nominations

Snags 4 nominations for Screen Actors Guild Awards

(Newser) - The dark showbiz comedy Birdman topped this morning's Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations with four, including best ensemble cast. Star Michael Keaton was recognized for his work, as well as supporting co-stars Emma Stone and Edward Norton. Following with three nominations each were the coming-of-age tale and critics award... More »

McConaughey, Hustle Win at SAGs

Awards season is beginning to look sort of set

(Newser) - Matthew McConaughey and American Hustle are beginning to make the Oscars look sort of inevitable, adding Screen Actors Guild Awards wins last night to their Golden Globes . McConaughey again took home the lead actor award for Dallas Buyers Club, which also earned Jared Leto a best supporting actor award, while... More »

12 Years a Slave Dominates SAG Awards Nods

Gets 4 nominations for Screen Actors Guild Awards

(Newser) - SAG Awards nominations have been announced, and leading the pack is 12 Years a Slave. The film received four nods: lead actor (Chiwetel Ejiofor), supporting actor (Michael Fassbender), supporting actress (Lupita Nyong’o), and the biggest trophy of all, cast ensemble (often a bellwether for Best Picture at the Oscars).... More »

Argo Snags Top Prize at SAG Awards

Affleck's CIA thriller continues awards sweep despite Oscar diss

(Newser) - Ben Affleck's Argo is heading into the Oscars with huge momentum, after taking the top prize at last night's Screen Actors Guild Awards. The thriller about a 1980 CIA plan to rescue hostages in Iran took the Best Ensemble prize, adding to prizes including Best Drama and Best... More »

Lincoln, Les Mis Lead SAG Nominees

'Silver Linings Playbook,' Maggie Smith also get 4 each

(Newser) - Three movies dominate the Screen Actors Guild Award nominations today with four nominations each: Lincoln, Les Miserables, and Silver Linings Playbook. All three were nominated in the best lead actor category (for Daniel Day-Lewis, Hugh Jackman, and Bradley Cooper, respectively) as well as the supporting actress category (Sally Field, Anne... More »

The Help, Boardwalk Empire Win Big at SAG Awards

'60s-set drama scores upset win

(Newser) - The Help was the big winner at the 18th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards last night, taking three awards many had expected to go to The Artist. The drama about racism in the South won awards including best cast performance, the SAG equivalent of the Oscars' best picture, reports the... More »

SAG Red Carpet: Who Rocked It?

One notable trend? Baby bumps

(Newser) - The Screen Actors Guild Awards are “awards season’s most self-congratulatory show,” writes Fug Girl Jessica Morgan, but that didn’t stop her from live-blogging the red carpet on the Fug Girls' website . Baby bumps were definitely very trendy, as were plunging necklines . Click through some of the... More »

King's Speech Takes Top Prize at SAG Awards

Colin Firth, Natalie Portman take top acting honors

(Newser) - The King's Speech took top prize at the Screen Actors Guild awards, giving the Oscars front-runner added momentum after it took top honors at the Directors Guild awards Saturday night. The British royals drama won the trophy for outstanding cast, the SAG equivalent of Best Picture, reports the Los Angeles ... More »

King's Speech, Fighter Come Out Swinging in SAG Nods

It gets four noms, as does 'The King's Speech'

(Newser) - Echoing the Golden Globe nominations, The Fighter and The King's Speech led the pack of Screen Actors Guild Awards nominees with four noms each, including best film ensemble, a sort of SAG equivalent of the Oscars' best picture category. They're joined by ensemble nominees Black Swan, The Kids Are All ... More »

Labor Row Could Kill Hobbit Films

Peter Jackson warns union 'power grab' threatens NZ productions

(Newser) - Producer Peter Jackson has warned that a labor dispute could force him to shut down production of his two-movie Hobbit project or shift filming from New Zealand to eastern Europe. The Screen Actors Guild and six other unions have urged actors not to work on the films, saying that the... More »

Bridges, Bullock Continue Roll at SAG Awards

Sandra, Mo'Nique build momentum in run-up to Oscars

(Newser) - Jeff Bridges, Sandra Bullock, and Mo'Nique firmed up as Oscar favorites after picking up honors at the SAG Awards last night in an awards show oddly reminiscent of the Golden Globes—save Inglourious Basterds' triumph over Avatar for best ensemble performance. Calling her awards season success a "fluke,"... More »

Precious, Basterds Lead SAG Noms

Up in the Air also scores three Screen Actors Guild nominations

(Newser) - Award-season frontrunners Inglourious Basterds, Precious, and Up in the Air led today’s Screen Actors Guild nominations with three apiece. Included in those nominations for Basterds and Precious is a nod for outstanding performance by a motion picture cast—SAG’s answer to the typical “best picture” category. Other... More »

Stern Gives His SAG Votes Only to Pals of the Show

Acting chops? Who cares, host contends

(Newser) - Howard Stern is making waves today for filling out his Screen Actors Guild nominations during his morning radio show—and explaining that his votes are going almost exclusively to actors who appeared on his show. “I'm going to take this seriously and reward our friends. I don’t give... More »

Actors Approve Contract, Ending Threat of Strike

(Newser) - The Screen Actors Guild overwhelmingly approved a new contract tonight with the big Hollywood studios, ending an impasse that raised the threat of another strike in the entertainment industry, reports the LA Times. The approval, pushed by a group of top-tier actors such as George Clooney and Tom Hanks, comes... More »

Actors Board Narrowly Backs Contract Deal

Pact bumps pay 3.5% but nixes bucks for online reruns

(Newser) - A two-year contract narrowly approved by the board of the Screen Actors Guild board would boost pay 3.5% a year, but dodges payment for most online reruns. The pact, which would cover film and TV actors, was passed by just 53% of the newly elected moderate board, and now... More »

Actors Union, Hollywood Studios Make Tentative Deal

(Newser) - Nearly 10 months after their previous contract expired, the Screen Actors Guild and Hollywood’s major film and TV studios have a tentative agreement for a 2-year deal, the Los Angeles Times reports. Few details of the deal, which must be ratified by the union’s 120,000 members, were... More »

CSI Star, SAG Prez Split Up

Helgenberger, Rosenberg cite irreconcilable differences

(Newser) - CSI star Marg Helgenberger and Screen Actors Guild president Alan Rosenberg filed for divorce Tuesday, E! reports. The two married in 1989 and have an 18-year-old son together. The split, blamed on irreconcilable differences, follows a separation in December. At that time, Helgenberger’s rep said, “They love and... More »

SAG Fashion Highs, Lows

(Newser) - The SAG awards have been handed out, but there are still plenty of snickers and praise to heap upon last night's red carpet fashions. Elizabeth Snead doles out plenty of both in the Los Angeles Times. Click the image to the left and judge for yourself.
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