2015 SAG Predictions: Who Will Win, Who Should Win
Here are my predictions for Sunday's Screen Actors Guild Awards. Hopefully I do better here than I did at the Globes.
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Steve Carell - Foxcatcher
Benedict Cumberbatch - The Imitation Game
Jake Gyllenhaal - Nightcrawler
Michael Keaton - Birdman
Eddie Redmayne - The Theory of Everything
Who will win: Michael Keaton
Who should in: Jake Gyllenhaal.
Keaton deserves it too, but Gyllenhaal is still my #1 here. I'd be fine with any of these men winning, to be honest.
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Jennifer Aniston - Cake
Felicity Jones - The Theory of Everything
Julianne Moore - Still Alice
Rosamund Pike - Gone Girl
Reese Witherspoon - Wild
Who will win: Julianne Moore
Who should win: Rosamund Pike
I can still dream for Rosamund, right? RIGHT?!
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Robert Duvall - The Judge
Ethan Hawke - Boyhood
Edward Norton - Birdman
Mark Ruffalo - Foxcatcher
J.K. Simmons - Whiplash
Who will and should win: J.K Simmons
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Patricia Arquette - Boyhood
Keira Knightley - The Imitation Game
Emma Stone - Birdman
Meryl Streep - Into The Woods
Naomi Watts - St. Vincent
Who will win: Patricia Arquette
Who should win: Keira Knightley.
Stone and Knightley both gave stronger performances than Arquette, but they weren't in the 12 year in the making movie so they won't win. It's a shame.
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
The Theory of Everything
Who will win: The Grand Budapest Hotel
Who should win: Birdman
I like every single one of these casts except Boyhood, and I've been thinking Boyhood would win for the longest time, but with the momentum Grand Budapest has picked up, I think they might take it here.
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Adrien Brody - Houdini
Benedict Cumberbatch - Sherlock: His Last Vow
Richard Jenkins - Olive Kitteridge
Mark Ruffalo - The Normal Heart
Billy Bob Thorton - Fargo
Who will win: Billy Bob Thorton
Who should win: Him, or Ruffalo, or Cumberbatch.
Tough category again. So much talent here.
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Ellen Burstyn - Flowers in the Attic
Maggie Gyllenhaal - The Honorable Woman
Frances McDormand - Olive Kitterage
Julia Roberts - The Normal Heart
Cicely Tyson - The Trip To Bountiful
Who will and should win: Maggie Gyllenhaal
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
Steve Buscemi - Boardwalk Empire
Peter Dinklage - Game of Thrones
Woody Harrelson - True Detective
Matthew McConaughey - True Detective
Kevin Spacey - House of Cards
Who will win: Kevin Spacey
Who should win: Matthew McConaughey
McConaughey hasn't won shit for True Detective, but he really should. I think he has a good chance here, but Spacey will probably take it. The dark horse is Buscemi since it's his last season of Boardwalk.
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
Claire Danes - Homeland
Viola Davis - How To Get Away With Murder
Julianna Margulies - The Good Wife
Tatiana Maslany - Orphan Black
Maggie Smith - Downton Abbey
Robing Wright - House of Cards
Who will win: Viola Davis
Who should win: Tatiana Maslany
Viola is getting a lot of praise for her show, so I think she'll take it. But from what I've seen of Orphan Black, Maslany is insane.
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
Ty Burrell - Modern Family
Louis C.K - Louie
William H. Macy - Shameless
Jim Parsons - The Big Bang Theory
Eric Stonestreet - Modern Family
Who will win: Ty Burrell
Who should win: Louis C.K
Burrell had a strong year on Modern Family, and he won the Emmy. Louie is still the funniest guy in the room.
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
Uzo Aduba - Orange is the New Black
Julie Bowen - Modern Family
Edie Falco - Nurse Jackie
Julia Louis-Dreyfus - Veep
Amy Poehler - Parks and Recreation
Who will and should win: Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Game of Thrones
House of Cards
Who will win: House of Cards
Who should win: Game of Thrones.
Dark horse again is Boardwalk Empire. They've won before and it was their final season.
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
The Big Bang Theory
Brooklyn Nine Nine
Orange is the New Black
Who will win: Modern Family
Who should win: Veep
Veep has the best cast, but for some reason they never win. Modern Family is the safe bet, though OITNB has a lot of momentum as well.