If Bradley Coopers gets a Best Actor Nominees at this years Academy Awards over Joaquin Pheonix I’m going to lose my mind. Let’s be serious here. Pheonix’s performance in The Master is something special, an all time performance. Bradley Cooper’s performance in Silver Linings Playbook? Merely serviceable. But it’s really starting to look like Pheonix is going to be snubbed, especially after the Screen Actors Guild announced their nominee this morning. COntinue reading for the nominees and some of my thoughts.
Best Ensemble in a Motion Picture
“The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”
“Silver Linings Playbook”
Thoughts: Moonrise Kingdom? Anyone? No?
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Bradley Cooper, “Silver Linings Playbook”
Daniel Day-Lewis, “Lincoln”
John Hawkes, “The Sessions”
Denzel Washington, “Flight”
Hugh Jackman, “Les Miserables”
Thoughts: Where the hell is Joaquin Pheonix!?
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Jessica Chastain, “Zero Dark Thirty”
Jennifer Lawrence, “Silver Linings Playbook”
Helen Mirren, “Hitchcock”
Naomi Watts, “The Impossible”
Marion Cotillard, “Rust and Bone”
Thoughts: I haven’t seen Amour yet, but Emmanuelle Riva is supposed to be nothing short of brilliant. Also, can we just Anna Paquin on this list for her work on Margaret every year? Speaking of Margaret, throw that ensemble on the ensemble list. What about Quyenzhane Wallis for her amazing work in Beasts of the Southern Wild?
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Alan Arkin, “Argo”
Robert De Niro, “Silver Linings Playbook”
Philip Seymour Hoffman, “The Master”
Tommy Lee Jones, “Lincoln”
Javier Bardem, “Skyfall”
Thoughts: Phillip Seymour Hoffman, duh.
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Sally Field, “Lincoln”
Anne Hathaway, “Les Misérables”
Helen Hunt, “The Sessions”
Nicole Kidman, “The Paperboy”
Maggie Smith, “Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”
Thoughts: Ann Dowd in Compliance? AMY ADAMS!?
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Thoughts: What? No Walking Dead? Kidding of course. Mad Men deserves this.
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
“The Big Bang Theory”
Thoughts: Where is Parks and Recreation and/or Community!? What a joke.
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
Steve Buscemi, “Boardwalk Empire”
Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad”
Jeff Daniels, “The Newsroom”
Jon Hamm, “Mad Men”
Damian Lewis, “Homeland”
Thoughts: I really like Damian Lewis in Homeland, but come on. Bryan Cranston, obviously.
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
Michelle Dockery, “Downton Abbey”
Maggie Smith, “Downton Abbey”
Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story: Asylum”
Juliana Marguiles, “The Good Wife”
Claire Danes, “Homeland”
Thoughts: CLAIRE DANE’S CRY FACE! Seriously though, she’s great in Homeland.
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
Alec Baldwin, “30 Rock”
Ty Burrell, ‘Modern Family”
Louis C.K., “Louise
Jim Parsons, “The Big Bang Theory”
Eric Stonestreet, “Modern Family”
Thoughts: Louie Louie Louie Louieeeeeeeee.
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
Edie Falco, “Nurse Jackie”
Tina Fey, “30 Rock”
Amy Poelher, “Parks and Recreation”
Sofia Varga, “Modern Family”
Betty White, “Hot in Cleveland”
Thoughts: Amy f’in Poelher.
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Kevin Costner, “Hatfield and McCoys”
Woody Harrelson, “Game Change”
Ed Harris, “Game Change”
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries