No Country for Old Men was one of the big winners at last night’s excitement and wonder-filled SAG Awards, taking home cast honors and a supporting actor trophy for Javier Bardem.
Two weeks after the glam-free Golden Globes "news conference," the presence Sunday night of blue-chip Hollywood stars such as presenter Tom Cruise, a pregnant Cate Blanchett, and Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie (in a flowing, is-she-or-isn’t-she dress that did little to quell twins rumors*) reminded that the SAGs may stand as the highlight of Hollywood’s film-honors season — if the writers strike undermines the Oscars, that is.
But the SAG show itself was generally free of labor talk, with only [Actress Julie] Christie addressing the matter openly among the winners. "It’s lovely to receive an award from your own union," she said, "especially at a time when we’re being so forcefully reminded how important unions are." [via Yahoo]
God only knows what horrors they’d face without a union. I shudder when I think of Christian Bale forced to work long, shirtless hours in the spark factory, and then I get an erection. But not in a gay way, more in a professional respect for a handsome man sort of way; a heteroection, really. GRR, FOOTBALL. (Full list of winners after the jump)
*That Angelina Jolie has lovely twins (NWS) has never been disputed, to my knowledge.
Via Yahoo/AP – commentary in [brackets].
Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis, "There Will Be Blood." [Shocker, I know.]
Actress: Julie Christie, "Away From Her." [I don’t know who this person or what this movie is, and I write a movie blog for a living.]
Supporting actor: Javier Bardem, "No Country for Old Men." [Sort of a no-brainer again, but it’s hard to believe Phillip Semen Hoffmore wasn’t even nominated for Charlie Wilson’s War]
Supporting actress: Ruby Dee, "American Gangster." [I had to check Wikipedia to see if she was any relation to Billy Dee Williams. She’s not, but it does say she was in an “open marriage” to Ossie Davis, which is kind of sweet. But not if you picture it, because she’s really old.]
Cast: "No Country for Old Men." [No arguments here]
Stunt ensemble: "The Bourne Ultimatum." [They should come up with a word for “ensemble” that’s not French and gay sounding]
Actor in a movie or miniseries: Kevin Kline, "As You Like It." [His middle name is Keith and he hates minorities]
Actress in a movie or miniseries: Queen Latifah, "Life Support." [The statuettes are kinda small so they just abbreviated it “Queefah” on her trophy.]
Actor in a drama series: James Gandolfini, "The Sopranos." [Sure, why not]
Actress in a drama series: Edie Falco, "The Sopranos." [They used to call her “Speedy Falco” in high school. She was a slut. BONG.]
Actor in a comedy series: Alec Baldwin, "30 Rock." [Something something Rude Little Pig something something]
Actress in a comedy series: Tina Fey, "30 Rock." [I like her. There, I said it. She doesn’t look like a Tina though. Little known fact: her daughter, Alice Zenobia Richmond, was originally named Xenophobia Richmond.]
Drama series cast: "The Sopranos." [How’s TV going to seem relevant now that this is off the air? Discuss.]
Comedy series cast: "The Office." [Does the alcoholic redhead chick turn anyone else on? Just me then?]
Stunt ensemble: "24." [That would explain everything]
Lifetime Achievement: Charles Durning [Linking this to his picture or IMDB page so you know who he is would probably cheapen his achievements, wouldn’t it?]