Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Shame on Screen Actors Guild Awards



I cannot begin to express my disappointment with the Screen Actors Guild. Michael did not receive a nomination from SAG. These nominations are chosen by actors, not some random critics who have never put in the blood, sweat, and tears that acting calls for. My disappointment stems from the lack of recognition from the people who should know how much hard work and dedication it takes to make a film, or act in one, the people who should be able to recognize a good performance regardless of mature content or the genre, the people who should be able to recognize TALENT. This is a sad day for actors everywhere! Shame on you SAG for not nominating Michael or Carey for their groundbreaking performances!

On the other hand, SAG nominated XMFC:

Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
THE ADJUSTMENT BUREAU (UNIVERSAL PICTURES)
COWBOYS & ALIENS (UNIVERSAL PICTURES)
HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS: PART 2 (WARNER BROS. PICTURES)
TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON (PARAMOUNT PICTURES)
X-MEN: FIRST CLASS (20TH CENTURY FOX)

One last note:
The Houston Film Critics awarded Michael: Best Actor for 'Shame'

There is always light at the end of the tunnel for Fassinators! ~Dionne

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

I completely agree Dionne, Shame on them! But you are right, it will get better. Fassinators keep your heads up! Congrats Michael on the Houston Film Critics Award.

Joe said...

SAG has been known to play it safe, so this isn't a surprise. Although the actors do get to nominate the nominees only a small portion are selected for that privilege. All SAG members are now eligible to vote from the list.
I'm thinking that maybe the selected group of actors, who selected these particular actors, didn't get the big picture. Sad day indeed for actors everywhere.
I mean they left off Oldman, Goling, Brooks, Mulligan. It's going to be an uphill battle for sure. Even if Michael gets a GG nom. tomorrow we know how that turned out for Gosling last year. Although if Michael gets the BAFTA he is back in the game for an Oscar. It's going to be tricky, but I think Michael will pull off the Oscar nom.

Dionne said...

@Joe you bring up a good point about the actors. Only a portion do the initial nominating, and then all of them are eligible to vote for the best...
I also agree about the BAFTA, let's hope he gets one!

Anonymous said...

I agree - do any of the noms challenge audiences to take a good look at American society/culture & its problems, to questions the costs to individuals, do any of them challenge us in any deep or complex way??
Awards are nice for recognition & career, but they are no barometer of anything but the nominating group's ability to think outside of its own box & face up to the realities & issues contributed to by its own products! ok, rant over...Fassbender & MacQueen are two of the bravest and most talented film makers around today.

Jhessye said...

It's frickin BS. I was just on the IMDB board for Michael when I found out. Malarky! By the way, thanks for posting!

Dionne said...

@Jhessye no problem.

dshultz said...

I really think the BAFTA's will nominate Michael and friends, Shame has had much more appreciation in it's home country, as opposed to here in backwards America. Fuck the SAG awards. I'd like a list of the people who made the nominations and then a list or their addresses, and I won't need anything else...

F.FRANKLIN said...

Mr Fassbender is nominated for the Golden Globes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mindasari said...

OH YEAH.
Huuuuge congrats to Michael on the Golden Globe nom.
In your face,SAG!

Emmy said...

Shame on SAG !!!! It's a BIG NONSENSE !!!!