SAG Awards snub Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, ‘Django Unchained’

The SAG Awards are renowned for their impressive overlap with the Oscars. Last year, four of the five Ensemble nominees contended for Best Picture at the Oscars while 16 of the 20 individual nominees went on to receive Oscar bids. In 2010, all five Ensemble nominees repeated as did 17 of 20 individual nominees. And in 2009, 4 out of 5 Ensemble nominees contended for Best Picture, while a whopping 19 out of 20 individual nominees also earned Oscar bids.

That makes the snubs among this year’s nominees even more troubling. Among the most notable, Joaquin Phoenix and Amy Adams from “The Master“; “Django Unchained” across the board, including for Oscar champs Jamie Foxx and Christoph Waltz; as well as bids by critics champs Emmanuelle Riva (“Amour”); and Matthew McConaughey (“Magic Mike”). (Read full report on nominations here and see full list of nominees here.)

“Anna Karenina”
“The Dark Knight Rises”
“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”
“The Impossible”
“The Sessions”
“Zero Dark Thirty”

Ben Affleck, “Argo”
Jamie Foxx, “Django Unchained
Richard Gere, “Arbitrage”
Jake Gyllenhaal, “End of Watch”
Tom Holland, “The Impossible”
Anthony Hopkins, “Hitchcock”
Bill Murray, “Hyde Park on the Hudson”
Joaquin Phoenix, “The Master” 
Jean Louis Trintignant, “Amour”

Judi Dench, “Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”
Keira Knightley, “Anna Karenina”
Laura Linney, “Hyde Park on the Hudson”
Emmanuelle Riva, “Amour” 
Maggie Smith, “Quartet”
Rachel Weisz, “The Deep Blue Sea”

Leonardo DiCaprio, “Django Unchained”
Russell Crowe, “Les Miserables”
Samuel L. Jackson, “Django Unchained”
William H. Macy, “The Sessions”
Ewan McGregor, “The Impossible”
Eddie Redmayne, “Les Miserables”
James Spader, “Lincoln”
Christoph Waltz, “Django Unchained”

Amy Adams, “The Master”
Samantha Barks, “Les Miserables”
Emily Blunt, “Looper”
Helena Bonham Carter, “Les Miserables”
Scarlett Johannson, “Hitchcock” 
Kelly Reilly, “Flight”
Jacki Weaver, “Silver Linings Playbook”

6 thoughts on “SAG Awards snub Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, ‘Django Unchained’

  1. What can be considered as snubs: Emmanuelle Riva, Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, and Leonardo DiCaprio.

    Nominees with no so awards-worthy performances: Alan Arkin (wtf), Maggie Smith (wtf)

    I love Javier Bardem, but the only awards-worthy about his performance is his character’s entrance in Skyfall, that’s all.

  2. While “ARGO” may be my favorite film of the year, I am just frustrated by the buzz around Alan Arkin, whose performance – while an entertaining, scene-stealing one – is not enough for an award, ESPECIALLY since Bryan Cranston and John Goodman have NEVER been nominated for an Oscar at all. Plus, those two had better a better 2012.

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