Saturday, January 30, 2016

Oscars 2016: Spotlight wins SAG

After losing at PGA to The Big Short, Spotlight got a nuch needed boost in this awards race, winning Best Ensemble. As of right now, I think Best Picture is still going to The Big Short since PGA is more indicative of what goes on to win Best Picture. Of course, the SAG Ensemble occasionally indicates a Best Picture upset like Shakespeare In Love over Saving Private Ryan and Crash over Brokeback Mountain. 

As for the rest of the acting winners, Leonardo DiCaprio and Brie Larson won Best Male and Female Actor In A Motion Picture, respectively. So Larson can start writing more 'thank you' cards and Twitter should prepare for itself to crash once DiCaprio finally wins Best Actor. Idris Elba won Best Supporting Actor despite being ignored by the Academy. I think his win helps the cause of Sly Stallone who was snubbed by SAG. Also, I really have to put Beasts of No Nation on the top of my watch list.

Lastly, Alicia Vikander won Best 'Supporting' Actress for The Danish Girl. She was easily the best thing about a tedious film. But I'm still pretending that she won for Ex Machina.

Anyways, those are my quick thoughts on the SAG winners. Please be sure to leave your own thoughts in the comments section. Thanks for reading!