Stern Gives His SAG Votes Only to Pals of the Show

Acting chops? Who cares, host contends
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 3, 2009 6:52 PM CST
Howard Stern and wife Beth Ostrosky attend the 2009 Angel Ball for cancer research in New York in October.   (AP Photo)
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(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 a shit if they were good or not."

That's good news for Jimmy Fallon, who got Stern's nod for his performance as Hot Tub Johnny Rocket in Whip It, notes the Wrap. Not so much for Robert de Niro, Daniel Day-Lewis, or Larry David. "I don’t care if they’re good actors," said Stern, one of 2,100 SAG members randomly selected to be on the nominating committee for the annual awards. "Who gives a f--- if someone can pretend to be somebody?” (Read more Howard Stern stories.)

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