The Screen Actors Guild will hold their 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAGs) on Sunday, January 30th at 8:00 P.M. EST on TNT. I will be doing another live blog – as I did for the Golden Globes, and will for the Oscars – beginning around (or before) 7:30 EST for the red carpet arrivals, so be sure to tune in and voice your opinions on the fashion, the stars, and the winners.
This year’s winners might be a little more indicative than usual, as we have one of the closest Oscar races in recent memory brewing between The Social Network, The King’s Speech, and The Fighter. To stay alive in the hunt for Oscars big prize, I think Ensemble – the SAG equivalent of Best Picture – is a must win for The Fighter. On the other hand, the race will feel pretty sewn up if The King’s Speech were to take the big prize. I don’t expect The Social Network to win Ensemble, but if it did I think the Facebook film would regain a solid lead on the field. Between the three, I’m hoping The Social Network pulls an upset. Crazy how much things have changed in just a week, that I now consider The Social Network a big upset to win anything.
Where I do not think The Social Network is an underdog is at Saturday nights Directors Guild Awards, where David Fincher should prevail. But make no mistake about it, Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech) is certainly capable of taking the DGA – after his film led all others in Oscar noms – and if so the path to Oscar would end that night. However, my upset pick would be Christopher Nolan (Inception), who was snubbed earlier this week by Oscar. Voting for the DGA’s didn’t close until Friday night, so maybe in the wake of Nolan’s big time snub, the directors may take a stand for him here. But I doubt it. Even though my brain says Hooper, my gut is still saying Fincher will win the DGA.
Check out my SAG predictions after the jump, and be sure to leave your predictions in the comments below…