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Screen Actors Guild Award Predictions

Screen Actors Guild Award Predictions

Tomorrow morning at 9am EST, the Screen Actors Guild Awards will provide the final piece of this week’s busload of Oscar puzzle pieces with their annual nominations, and then we can all forget about awards season until 2011.

I REALLY hope the SAGs do something ballsy to shake things up. And I also hope they reinvigorate “True Grit”‘s chances and throw some much needed love Lesley Manville, Tilda Swinton, Matt Damon, John Hawkes, Dianne Wiest or Hailee Steinfeld’s way… Though it’s unlikely more than one or two of those wishes will come true (I’m guessing “Grit” gets some love and Hawkes sneaks in).

Below is what I’m thinking things will look like tomorrow morning. Note that last year, the SAGs went 19/20 in predicting Oscar’s acting categories. Diane Kruger was the sole exception, with her supporting actress slot give to Maggie Gyllenhaal instead (though notably in 2007 they went only 15/20; and in 2008 only 17/20).

Best Female Actor in a Leading Role in a Motion Picture
Annette Bening, The Kids Are All Right
Nicole Kidman, Rabbit Hole
Jennifer Lawrence, Winter’s Bone
Natalie Portman, Black Swan
Michelle Williams, Blue Valentine

Alternate: Lesley Manville, Another Year
Pretty Please: Tilda Swinton, I Am Love

Best Female Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Amy Adams, The Fighter
Helena Bonham Carter, The King’s Speech
Melissa Leo, The Fighter
Hailee Steinfeld, True Grit
Jacki Weaver, Animal Kingdom

Alternate: Mila Kunis, Black Swan
Pretty Please: Dianne Wiest, Rabbit Hole

Best Male Actor in a Leading Role in a Motion Picture
Jeff Bridges, True Grit
Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network
Colin Firth, The King’s Speech
Ryan Gosling, Blue Valentine
James Franco, 127 Hours

Alternate: Robert Duvall, Get Low
Pretty Please: Ewan McGregor, The Ghost Writer

Best Male Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Christian Bale, The Fighter
Andrew Garfield, The Social Network
John Hawkes, Winter’s Bone
Mark Ruffalo, The Kids Are All Right
Geoffrey Rush, The King’s Speech

Alternate: Jeremy Renner, The Town
Pretty Please: Matt Damon, True Grit

Best Performance by an Ensemble in a Motion Picture
The Fighter
The Kids Are All Right
The King’s Speech
The Social Network

Alternates: The Town; True Grit
Pretty Please: Any of Another Year, Rabbit Hole, Please Give, Winter’s Bone or Fish Tank! Especially over The King’s Speech, which is not much of an ensemble but is more or less guaranteed a slot here anyway.

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