So I suppose I should take a shot at predicting the SAG award nominations. Look back to this post tomorrow and I'll hopefully have edited it with some post-nom reactions.
Little Miss Sunshine
Went 4/5, missing Bobby where I picked The Queen. Not that I will ever understand how anyone can see anything award-worthy in Bobby. Certainly not the CASTING, which was among the most inept of the year.
Forest Whitaker - Last King of Scotland
Will Smith - The Pursuit of Happyness
Peter O'Toole - Venus
Ryan Gosling - Half-Nelson
Leonardo DiCaprio - Blood Diamond
Alt.: Will Ferrell - Stranger Than Fiction
5/5. Not bad, huh? Glad to see Sacha Baron Cohen not show up, to be honest. Much as I enjoyed Borat and laughed my ass off, all the awards talk has ended up overrating the film more than a little.
Helen Mirren - The Queen
Meryl Streep - The Devil Wears Prada
Judi Dench - Notes on a Scandal
Kate Winslet - Little Children
Annette Bening - Running With Scissors
Alt.: Penelope Cruz - Volver
4/5, with Cruz edging out Bening. This lineup looks to be coalescing into a pretty solid 5. No surprises yet.
Best Supporting Actor
Jack Nicholson - The Departed
Eddie Murphy - Dreamgirls
Mark Wahlberg - The Departed
Michael Sheen - The Queen
Jackie Earle Haley - Little Children
Alt.: Steve Carell - Little Miss Sunshine
2/5, only hitting with Murphy and Haley, as this category got all blown to hell. I missed Alan Arkin, Djimon Honsou, and Leonardo DiCaprio for The Departed. Leo's going for a lead nomination at the Oscars, but it still seems like vote-splitting on The Departed could damage Nicholson and (more probably) Wahlberg's chances. Still no love for Steve Carell this season, which is a shame.
Best Supporting Actress
Jennifer Husdon - Dreamgirls
Cate Blanchett - Notes on a Scandal
Emily Blunt - The Devil Wears Prada
Abigail Breslin - Little Miss Sunshine
Rinko Kikuchi - Babel
Alt: Catherine O'Hara - For Your Consideration
4/5, with Adrianna Barazza bumping Emily Blunt. I'm still hoping Blunt can hold on for an Oscar nod, but it's looking difficult. Hudson, Blanchett, and Kikuchi look rock-solid, and Breslin's probably got a Best Picture nominee behind her. And I guess the O'Hara awards push is going to fall short, too. Pity.