No Country for Old Men Takes Top Honors at SAG Awards

Oh, look! An awards show. How unusual!

Blessed with a waiver by its striking brethren in the Writers Guild, the Screen Actors Guild was able to turn Sunday's SAG Awards ceremony into one of the only "real" awards shows of the year.

As has been the case throughout awards season, There Will Be Blood and No Country for Old Men were among the big winners, with Daniel Day-Lewis taking the lead actor trophy, and No Country taking the top prize of the evening.

Current events in Hollywood were mostly mentioned only in passing -- as with Steve Carell's crack about this year's SAGs being "the most glamorous and exciting ceremony in the history of the world" -- although Daniel Day-Lewis did pause to dedicate his award to Heath Ledger, calling the actor's Brokeback Mountain performance "perfect."

For a complete list of SAG winners in film (Tomatometers in parentheses), read on!

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Daniel Day-Lewis, There Will Be Blood (90 percent)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Julie Christie, Away From Her (95 percent)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Javier Bardem, No Country for Old Men (95 percent)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role Ruby Dee, American Gangster (79 percent)

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
No Country for Old Men

Screen Actors Guild Awards 44th Annual Life Achievement Award
Charles Durning

Source: SAG Awards
Source: Variety

Comments

dahluzz

joe shmo

i liked that 3:10 to yuma was up for best cast (or whatever the main award was that no country won). It was one of the best ensembles in recent memory and reminded me how much of a boss peter fonda is (at 68).

it was pretty embarassing after mickey rooney went on and on for probly 5 minutes as a PRESENTER and then when he finally announced the winner (for best performance in a mini-series or some damn thing), queen latifah wasn't even there. seemed to be a running theme throughout the night. c'mon queen, if brangelina can be bothered to leave indonesia for an evening, i think you can tell the director of your new maybeline commercial that you're busy that night.

anyways, it'll be hard to derial no country for the best picture trophy at this point, and i'm all about that. i still think p.t. anderson's direction for blood is more impressive than the coens' (even though i'd love to see them win, too), but I'm not sure blood will get it's due, aside from an undoubtable best actor win for day-lewis. his speech was the highlight of the night and, unlike ruby dee's rambling, will actually help him win the oscar (as if he needed the assistance).

Jan 29 - 06:58 AM

Bardego

Robert Hamer

Kudos to Julie Christie for actually having the guts to mention the writer's strike, and kudos to Daniel Day-Lewis for his heartfelt dedication to Heath Ledger.

Jan 29 - 08:53 AM

zzzz

m z

Kudos to DDL, indeed.

Here's a link:

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxr8mbvaB2E[/url]

Jan 29 - 09:27 AM

BowieSwimmer

Alex Smith

Kudos to Julie Christie for mentioning the writer's strike?
Well, so did Tina Fey and Jenna Fischer/the cast of The Office.
So she isn't the only one who should be commended.
Day-Lewis's tribute to Ledger was emotional and phenomenal, perfectly understated.
Eddie Falco, randomly, also had an excellent acceptance speech.

Mickey Rooney and Ruby Dee rambled on and on [I'm not sure everyone understood what they were saying], and it seemed like the majority of awards were given as recognition for long, continuously superb work [Sopranos!] and older nominees who haven't been recognized of late.

I would respect this year's awards if the SAG that chosen a better field on nominees. Because their choices were seriously lacking.

No Country is all the rage currently, and will probably win Best Picture, but Atonement is a better film, and There Will Be Blood is a more progressive American classic [which will go unrecognized because the Academy rarely recognizes true originals lately].

I just hope the show actually happens with all the stars present!

Jan 29 - 09:57 AM

Bardego

Robert Hamer

Oh, okay. I didn't see their acceptance speeches...

Jan 29 - 03:39 PM

Conehead2187

Sean Berger

What was with Burt Reynolds? It almost seemed like he was drunk when he was presenting Durning with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Jan 29 - 10:10 AM

dahluzz

joe shmo

yeah, first he called charles derning the world's best living actor and at the end he used some saying that made absolutely no sense. can't find it on youtube, but if someone remembers, holla back.

Jan 29 - 11:45 AM

ThinPhantom

james cochino

BowieSwimmer - "Atonement is a better film"

Wrong!

Jan 29 - 10:21 AM

dahluzz

joe shmo

yeah, first he called charles derning the world's best living actor and at the end he used some saying that made absolutely no sense. can't find it on youtube, but if someone remembers, holla back.

Jan 29 - 11:45 AM

smartmoviekid

jonathan ramirez

atonement is NOT the better film! NCFOM was far more emtionally intense and griping than atonement, and therefore deserves all he awards its handed, espically for javier bardem! Atonement had its moments, but it was ultimately boring, with mediocre performances, and a script that left a lot to be desired. Atonement is this years Crash for undeserving best pic nominee, and i sure hope that it doesn't win unlike Crash.

Jan 29 - 12:34 PM

Bardego

Robert Hamer

Oh, okay. I didn't see their acceptance speeches...

Jan 29 - 03:39 PM

bookworm1994

Dillon James

What in heaven's name was with Ruby Dee winning? The SAG's were seriously uneventful this year. I won't even comment on Cotillard not winning.

Jan 29 - 05:39 PM

slickfritz781

zack fritz

Daniel Day continues to amaze me. With all the rediculous celebrities we have today it's so great to hear a man like him speak. Every actor or actress really should be inspired by him and aspire to be like him.

I love how they flashed to John Travolta's face while DDL was giving his speech.....I mean come on, out of everyone there lol.

Jan 29 - 10:25 PM

Unbreakable Samurai

Unbreakable Samurai

DDL's speech was very cool indeed and seemed very heartfelt, I liked it a lot. The Only upset win was Ruby Dee, which I was happy about because that was who I wanted to win, but her speech did suck. I just wish Casey Affleck would have won, while Bardem was good, it was Affleck's performance that was about the best I've seen so far from last year. I'm going to There Will Be Blood this weekend, and I'm sure DDL will be great in it.

Jan 30 - 08:47 AM

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