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Podcast: Analyzing the 2012 SAG Nominations

Breaking down the SAG noms... because we can

2012 Screen Actors Guild Award (SAG) nominations
Photo: Screen Actors Guild

The 2012 Screen Actors Guild Award nominations were announced this morning and my podcast partner Laremy Legel from Film.com and I recorded a quick chat exploring some of the inclusions and omissions and what can be learned, if anything, from these nominations when trying to predict the Oscar nominees.

Being a movie site we are looking only at the film nominations, as we consider the fact Gary Oldman (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) and Michael Fassbender (Shame) were both left out of the Actor race and Charlize Theron (Young Adult) and Elizabeth Olsen (Martha Marcy May Marlene) were edged out of Best Actress by Glenn Close (Albert Nobbs) and Tilda Swinton (We Need to Talk about Kevin).

In the supporting categories Albert Brooks (Drive), Max von Sydow (Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close), Patton Oswalt (Young Adult) and Ben Kingsley (Hugo) were all left off the list of nominees making way for Armie Hammer (J. Edgar), Jonah Hill (Moneyball) and Nick Nolte (Warrior).

For Supporting Actress a lot of love was shown to The Help where Jessica Chastain and Octavia Spencer were both nominated as was Melissa McCarthy for Bridesmaids while Vanessa Redgrave (Coriolanus) and Shailene Woodley (The Descendants) were not.

You can check out the complete list of Screen Actors Guild Award nominations right here and listen to our 21 minute breakdown of the nominees directly below, download the audio by right-clicking here and saving it to your computer or subscribe to the podcast on iTunes.

It's up to you and be sure to stay tuned as we will be doing it all again tomorrow when the HFPA announces the 2012 Golden Globe nominations. Oh boy!

I have not analyzed the past 17 years of SAG nominations compared to Oscar nominations just yet, but I will. However, I have looked at the winners and can tell you the stats for SAG winners vs. Oscar winners in these five categories:

  • Actress: 12 of 17 SAG winners have won Best Actress at the Oscars
  • Actor: 11 of 17 SAG winners have won Best Actor at the Oscars
  • Supporting Actress: 10 of 17 SAG winners have won Best Supporting Actress at the Oscars
  • Supporting Actor: 10 of 17 SAG winners have won Best Supporting Actor at the Oscars
  • Ensemble: 5 of 17 SAG winners have won Best Picture at the Oscars

Finally, I have included the full list of film nominees directly below and you can check out the complete list of film and television nominees right here.

  • Demian Bichir, A Better Life
  • George Clooney, The Descendants
  • Leonardo DiCaprio, J. Edgar
  • Jean Dujardin, The Artist
  • Brad Pitt, Moneyball
  • Glenn Close, Albert Nobbs
  • Viola Davis, The Help
  • Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady
  • Tilda Swinton, We Need to Talk about Kevin
  • Michelle Williams, My Week with Marilyn
Supporting Actor
  • Kenneth Branagh, My Week With Marilyn
  • Armie Hammer, J. Edgar
  • Jonah Hill, Moneyball
  • Nick Nolte, Warrior
  • Christopher Plummer, Beginners
Supporting Actress
  • Berenice Bejo, The Artist
  • Jessica Chastain, The Help
  • Melissa McCarthy, Bridesmaids
  • Janet McTeer, Albert Nobbs
  • Octavia Spencer, The Help
Ensemble Cast
  • The Artist
  • Bridesmaids
  • The Descendants
  • The Help
  • Midnight in Paris
Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
  • The Adjustment Bureau
  • Cowboys and Aliens
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
  • Transformers: Dark of the Moon
  • X-Men: First Class
  • Will

    This was an unexpected surprise when it popped up in my Twitter feed!

  • Will

    Also, American Horror Story was eligible, so I'm pretty sure Homeland was eligible, too. Don't know if either of you watch Parks and Recreation, but the fact that that show didn't get a SAG nod is lunacy.

  • Lola

    lol 'Woodley is very young and not even in SAG' = She's 20 and the start of a TV show that's been on the air for 3 seasons. She's not getting a nom though = Mila Kunis of this year.

  • moviegoer101

    im in SAG and i am 17 so its not about age that much you just need a few speaking lines in a film

  • Ă„lskling

    The Adjustment Bureau needed to be adjusted to include a plot.