Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Will Michael Attend the SAG Awards?

The Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG) will air Saturday night, 23 January. Inglourious Basterds is up for the coveted Best Ensemble award and the winner of this award is an excellent precursor for which film could win the Best Picture award at the Oscars. I have been reading the SAG Predictions and Analysis thread at Gold Derby and it seems that a lot of people strongly feel that Basterds have this award in the bag. I mean, come on, look at this ensemble cast listing:

(Daniel Bruhl, August Diehl, Julie Dreyfus, Michael Fassbender, Sylvester Groth, Jacky Ido, Diane Kruger, Melanie Laurent, Denis Menochet, Mike Myers, Brad Pitt, Eli Roth, Til Schweiger, Rod Taylor, Christoph Waltz, Martin Wuttke)

In Inglourious Basterds, you have a cast of actors that hail from North America, France, England, Germany, Ireland, and Austria. The film has dialogue in English, French, Italian, and German. And there is no weak link - all primary actors did an outstanding job in their performances. There are A-list celebrities, along with rising stars, and newcomers. So with that all said, it would be a great injustice if Basterds does not win the SAG for Best Ensemble. All actors listed above qualify to receive a SAG award if they win.

I believe Michael is in LA at the moment, or will be soon enough, and if that's the case, I am hoping he plans to attend the event. It would be excellent to see him with his cast members up on stage holding onto his very own SAG award. Although I have to work, I'll write about it and post pictures from the red carpet as soon as I can that evening. Also, Christoph Waltz has an opportunity to win two SAGs as he is also nominated for Best Supporting actor. He's on a crazy streak and I see no reason for him to go empty handed from SAG.

Here are a few more images of Michael from New York last week that I found tonight. And I would like to thank Razia for her wonderful comment in the guestbook. xoxo

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