April 13, 2016 at 9:32 am #1201674012
SAG awards began honoring individual film acting honors in 1994, but didn’t introduce the Ensemble Cast category until the following year.
Who would have won, had their been nominations?April 13, 2016 at 9:58 am #1201674018
The Lion KingApril 13, 2016 at 10:03 am #1201674017
I feel like “Four Weddings and a Funeral” actually would’ve won this at SAG. Maybe, just maybe “Bullets Over Broadway” or “Pulp Fiction” though. Not “Forrest Gump.”April 13, 2016 at 11:26 am #1201674036
Forrest Gump or Pulp Fiction. Pulp was the “cool” vote and Forrest Gump was the sentimental vote. Either could have easily won and deserved it.April 13, 2016 at 11:52 am #1201674041
I would’ve votes for Forrest Gump but my guess is Pulp Fiction would have won. The actors clearly liked it with its three nominations and it has a pretty large cast across the multiple storylines with a healthy mix of respected character actors and big names.April 13, 2016 at 11:58 am #1201674040
I suspect The Shawshank Redemption would gain more attention for its ensemble than Ed Wood. WIth TIm Robbins, Morgan Freeman, and the overlooked James Whitmore, there certainly was traction for the popular prison drama.April 13, 2016 at 12:10 pm #1201674046
OnTheAisle…that’s a good point. However, like Bullets Over Broadway, Ed Wood is a film about Hollywood and a film, most importantly, about actors…albeit, not great ones, mind you…April 13, 2016 at 1:53 pm #1201674071
I love “Ed Wood” – it’s one of my all-time favorite films – but it was kind of a flop at the time (beyond Landau’s recognition), so I’m skeptical it would’ve received the Ensemble nom.April 13, 2016 at 2:41 pm #1201674075
The same could be said of Trumbo…April 13, 2016 at 6:15 pm #1201674128
Bullets Over Broadway. The film is about show business, is appealing to actors, and would habe been bvery popular amongs east coast SAG members. The film being directed by Woody Allen probably would have been very appealing to actors in the early 90s. The film received two indicidual SAG nominatiosn that years (and won one) and was nominated for three acting nominations at the Oscars.
The film might not be an obvious choice because it wasn’t a best picture contender but the beginning of the ensemble award had a lot of unique winners that resonated well with SAG voters but not with Oscar voters (The Full Monty, The Birdcage).April 15, 2016 at 9:19 am #1201746469
Part of me is tempted to say Forrest Gump (unfortunately) because of its overperformance at SAG with nominations for both Robin Wright and Sally Field, while Jennifer Tilly did not get a SAG nom for Bullets over Broadway. Nevertheless, Bullets does seem to fit the mold for SAG Ensemble winner more than Forrest Gump does, being about actors and all. I don’t think Pulp Fiction would have won it.