Monday, January 26, 2009

SAG Awards

I will save my discussion for what Awards shows do to Actors, for a later post. Suffice to say, that I usually avoid watching the awards shows because... they're boring as hell. However, I was stuffed with steak and mashed potatoes at a family dinner and the SAG Awards managed to tick onto ye' ole viewing box. So, I watched.

Needless to say, I have a few questions...

1) Who has actually seen Milk?
2) Why is there way more talent in the Ensemble TV Comedy Category than the Ensemble TV Drama Category?
3) Why wasn't The Dark Knight nominated for Ensemble Drama Movie?
4) How does your cast win Best Ensemble Movie (Slum Dog Millionaire), but none of the individuals win a best actor award?
5) When will actors stop kissing producers asses? I'm talking to you, Lead Guy from Mad Men.
6) Was Meryl Streeps comment, "Awards mean nothing to me anymore" kind of a slap in the face to everyone who voted for her?
7) Alan's little appearance on stage... awkward much?
8) What the hell was that montage about great actors playing the roles of people struggling with illness and disabilities morphing into a montage of actors playing monsters?
9) Why were Katie Holmes nipples crooked? (I'm not trying to delve into Perez territory here, but go back and look at the tape. Those things are chasing bees.)
10) Why wasn't the only actor I was interested in seeing not there to accept his award? Paulie G, where are you?

Needless to say, due to the climate of the awards and the current labor situation, it was bound to happen that one actor would comment on the situation. Tina Fey, of course, took the bullet and made her little opinion in the form of a joke.

However, this quote came out prior to the evening's festivities.
"There's concern that our union has dissolved into a state of so much infighting," said "Dexter" co-star Julie Benz, who was nommed for drama series ensemble. "It's like a teacher losing control of the class. We've been let down by our leaders. I'm not going to point fingers ... but it does feel like we are in a bit of a crisis right now."(Variety)

I would agree with Julie. She's right. As you watched Alan walk out on stage last night, you realize. This guy is clueless. He's more interested in looking important one night out of the year at an awards show, than he is in leading this Union. He's leading it all right... into the toilet.

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