Monday, January 28, 2013

Spinning the SAG Awards

He did it again. Ben Affleck made the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences look idiotic for their Best Director snub – again. He made them look incompetent – again. He made them look inept – again.

Last night, Affleck's Argo took home the SAG Awards' top prize, best ensemble cast, and coupled with Saturday's win at the Producers Guild Awards (PGA), Argo has now swept all the major awards rolling up to the Oscars (Critics' Choice, Golden Globes, etc.).

So what does the domination mean? The Iranian hostage thriller has now moved into the top slot in the race for Best Picture – the Academy has to save face and its members know the only way to do that is to hand Argo its most prestigious trophy. David O. Russell's Best Director inclusion looks dumber and dumber by the day.

The rest of the evening's winners:

Outstanding Ensemble in a Motion Picture: Argo
Outstanding Male Actor in a Leading Role: Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln)
Outstanding Male Actor in a Supporting Role: Tommy Lee Jones (Lincoln)
Outstanding Female Actor in a Leading Role: Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook)
Outstanding Female Actor in a Supporting Role: Anne Hathaway (Les Misérables)