Sunday, January 30, 2011

The 2011 Screen Actors Guild Awards

I think that the Screen Actors Guild Awards are always among the classiest of the season. If it weren't for the insane workload I have for this week, I would have sat down on my couch with a glass of pinot grigio and been completely content watching the red carpet roll by me. But thanks to the appellate brief and my constitutional law class, I don't have that kind of time. But I do have time to update you on the nominees and winners (I'm so happy that The King's Speech won a few!) and obviously, show you the red carpet do's and don'ts.

2011 Screen Actors Guild Nominees & Winners
(As usual, the purple is my vote while the bold is the actual winner)

Best Actor
Jeff Bridges, True Grit
 Robert Duvall, Get Low 
Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network 
Colin Firth, The King's Speech
 James Franco, 127 Hours

Best Actress
Annette Bening, The Kids Are All Right
 Nicole Kidman, Rabbit Hole 
Jennifer Lawrence, Winter's Bone 
Natalie Portman, Black Swan 
Hilary Swank, Conviction

Best Supporting Actor

Christian Bale, The Fighter
John Hawkes, Winter's Bone 
Jeremy Renner, The Town
 Mark Ruffalo, The Kids Are All Right 
Geoffrey Rush, The King's Speech

Best Supporting Actress

Amy Adams, The Fighter 
Helena Bonham Carter, The King's Speech 
Mila Kunis, Black Swan
 Melissa Leo, The Fighter 
Hailee Steinfeld, True Grit
(I know, I know, I couldn't pick just one! Guilty of a girl crush on Mila)

Outstanding Performance by a Cast

Black Swan
The Fighter 
The Kids Are All Right
The King's Speech
The Social Network

Best Actress in a TV Series – Drama
Glenn Close, Damages 
Mariska Hargitay, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife 
Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men 
Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer

Best Actor in a TV Series – Drama
Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire 
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad 
Michael C. Hall, Dexter 
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
 Hugh Laurie, House

Best Actress in a TV Series – Comedy
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie 
Tina Fey, 30 Rock 
Jane Lynch, Glee
 Sofia Vergara, Modern Family 
Betty White, Hot In Cleveland

Best Actor in a TV Series – Comedy
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
 Ty Burrell, Modern Family 
Steve Carell, The Office 
Chris Colfer, Glee 
Ed O'Neill, Modern Family

Ensemble in a Drama Series
Boardwalk Empire 
The Closer
Dexter
The Good Wife 
Mad Men

Ensemble in a Comedy Series
30 Rock 
Glee 
Hot In Cleveland
Modern Family 
The Office

Outstanding Performance By a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
John Goodman, You Don't Know Jack
Al Pacino, You Don't Know Jack

Dennis Quaid, You Don't Know Jack
Edgar Ramirez, Carlos
Patrick Stewart, MacBeth

Outstanding Performance By a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Claire Danes, Temple Grandin
Catherine O'Hara, Temple Grandin
Julia Ormond, Temple Grandin
Winona Ryder, When Love Is Not Enough
Susan Sarandon, You Don't Know Jack

The red carpet wasn't as full of as many surprises as the average award show, and many of the actresses stepped up their game after some Golden Globe fails. I separated them into best - middle of the road - "worst", although the worst during this red carpet (for the most part) aren't really that bad. But someone has to be at the bottom, it's award show season!

Best Dressed

 Mila Kunis, be more stunning. Easily my favorite dress of the night (an Alexander McQueen, nonetheless), and she's also dripping in about $300,000 worth of Cartier

 Oh look, it's Mila's twin separated at birth? Nope, just Modern Family star Sarah Hyland in a gorgeous Max Mara gown

 Sorry if you think I'm crazy, but feathers aside, Angie Harmon rocked this pale pink Monique Lhuillier gown like very few people could - credit needs to be given where it's due

 Classic, simple, beautiful; Rosario Dawson put together a wonderful look in this J. Mendel, down to her dark-bronze peep toes

 What a wonderful step up from the Golden Globes! Natalie Portman shows off her baby bump in an elegant Azzaro and $2 million worth of Tiffany & Co. jewelry

 Pale is the new black, or so it seems this season, and Hillary Swank fits right in wearing her nude Versace gown

 Sofia Vergara is wearing my favorite color of the season flawlessly in the form of a floor-length Cavalli -- with over 19 carats of diamonds

 I don't watch Glee, but I don't have to to know that Heather Morris looks all grown up here in this beautiful nude, embellished gown

Middle of the Road
(could be worse, but you missed the cut)

 I think Lea Michele still looks very pretty, but this sparkly-toga Oscar de la Renta gown is a step down for her beautiful pink Golden Globes ensemble

 I don't do satin / velvet mixed with glitter, but something about this made me not want to put Dianna Argon in the worst-dressed category. Then I realized she was wearing Chanel.

 There is something about this oriental-rug-like gown by Caroline Herrera that I actually don't hate on January Jones. Also, √+ for the improvement from the Globes

 Kim Kardashian has just seen better gowns than this magenta Marchesa

 I want to like Oscar de la Renta's gowns, I do, but Tina Fey and the red-leafy look aren't knocking me out by any means

 Nicole Kidman can't ever look bad, ever, but I think she needs to stop wearing gown's with sleeves (design by Nina Ricci)

 Olivia! My favorite actress of the moment, Mariska Hargitay of Law & Order: SVU, looks like she is wearing a very large, purple tablecloth. I realize the police drab gets old, but this isn't the way to branch out. But she looks stunning, so she stays out of worst-dressed by a long-shot (if you can rock something like that, you deserve to stay!)

 Julianna Margulies blends a bit too much into the red carpet for me in her Yves Saint Laurent gown, but the cut is extremely flattering

Literally had no idea she was the main female role in The King's Speech until mid-way through the movie. I forget what a phenomenal actress she is because she's so bizarre. Keeping her out of worst-dressed because of the giant leap she made from her Globes disaster of an outfit. This is worlds of improvement (and she looks pretty good in it, for her)

Not-Best-Dressed

 Reminds me of a less cut-out version of January Jones' Golden Globe ensemble. Except not red. Eva Longoria and this style aren't working for me

 Claire Danes: didn't anyone tell you that Louis Vuitton wasn't cutting it this season? This pattern + the belt, ick. But somehow, she still looks pretty

 Amy Adams, √- for the step down from your Golden Globes ensemble (this is what happens when we have award show season; everyone expects you to look as good as you did on your best night)

I know she's only fourteen, but I was literally in love with Hailee Steinfeld's Golden Globe dress. I realize this Prada gown is "youthful", but it's always weird and not pretty. Yet still, the girl manages to look like a knock-out in what looks like a giant piece of candy.

 Pantsuits are never a good idea, and they didn't work for Julie Bowen

 Christina Hendricks, what were you thinking? There is not one good thing about this entire ensemble, not one

 Oscar, Oscar, Oscar. Jennifer, Jennifer, Jennifer. When you wear a bubble-gum pink gown with awkward straps everywhere (regardless of the fact that it's Oscar de la Renta) and stand next to a bunch of really elegant and tasteful gowns, you get worst-dressed. Sorry, Jennifer Lawrence. But because Christina Hendrick's outfit was so heinous, you can tie.

The acting world gets a break until the Oscars on February 27, but we don't!
The Grammys are quickly approaching: February 13!

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