Will SAG Awards preview Oscars again?

Not surprisingly, the Screen Actors Guild Awards is one of the strongest predictors of the four acting categories at the Oscars. All four of the individual SAG champs — leads Eddie Redmayne (“The Theory of Everything”) and Julianne Moore (“Still Alice”) as well as supporting players J.K. Simmons (“Whiplash”), and Patricia Arquette (“Boyhood”) — went on to win Oscars. And seventeen of the 20 SAG nominees reaped Oscar bids. 

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However, the guild is less reliable when predicting the Oscar winner for Best Picture. The Best Ensemble Cast winner has matched Oscar’s top prize only 10 times, including last year’s double champ “Birdman,” which starred Michael KeatonEdward Norton, and Emma Stone. The SAG Awards did preview two of Oscar’s biggest upsets: “Shakespeare in Love” over “Saving Private Ryan” in 1998, and “Crash” over “Brokeback Mountain” in 2005.

Who will win the four individual acting races this time around? And will SAG and Oscar go hand-in-hand for a 11th time for their biggest award? Start below by predicting the winner of Best Film Ensemble using our easy drag-and-drop menu. Or visit our predictions center to make all of your predictions. 

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