March 20, 2016 at 9:59 am #600126
Daniel Day-Lewis is the only actor to win more than one Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading role SAG, and he now has 3. Why hasn’t an actress won a 2nd trophy for a different role in lead as of yet in their 20 plus year history?March 20, 2016 at 11:05 am #600133
Because this award usually corresponds to the Oscar winner and only one actress has won two best actress trophies in the last 23 years (Hilary Swank).March 21, 2016 at 6:58 am #600257
Because they are sexists.
Jokes aside, SAG has only been in force for two decades and only started to become a good Oscar predictor in the last ten years or so. There hasn’t been any repeat on SActor either, but there has been one on SActress. Are you trying to make a connection with Viola Davis? I don’t think this would hurt her, nor that it should. People still see her as an Oscar-less actress.March 21, 2016 at 8:29 am #600267
Great points, Rooney Moore, and thanks. Lol believe it or not, the correlation wasnt pertaining to my queen Viola at all, so much as in general. I realize they’ve only been around 20 years, but i just found it interesting a female in the lead category has yet to have a 2nd win.March 22, 2016 at 7:30 am #600577
Streep likely came the closest to winning more than one, as I suspect she won a close race for Doubt and lost a close race for The Iron Lady. Cate Blanchett and Hilary Swank also likely came close to winning 2 lead SAG trophies, but they, like Streep, also missed out to someone whose film also won Best Ensemble, so perhaps that was enough of a contributing factor to tip the balance? Blanchett and Swank also lost presumably close races to “Hollywood royalty” (Blanchett to Blythe Danner and Bruce Paltrow’s daughter and Swank to Warren Beatty’s wife), so that also probably contributed to their losses. Annette Bening herself also likely finished in second place in her other two races in this category, but I suspect that they were more distant losses, with the perfect convergance of events enabling her American Beauty win.March 22, 2016 at 7:55 am #600580
Because there really hasn’t been a chance to reward an actress for a second time specially when the most obvious choice lost her first. Hilary Swank is the closest you can get here. SAG always has “something”, a “storyline” that easily explains why Swank isn’t the double winner and why Streep almost is:
Reward the veteran first
Reward the american first
Reward the more known actor first
Reward the famous unrewarded first.
Technically Swank should have won, but Bening actually WAS in the race and at SAG she was a name, she was famous, she was to an extent hollywood royalty, she was in THE movie of the year. Who is Hilary Swank? Specially on this super Hollywood inclined awards show in its 6th year.
Technically Streep shouldn’t have won, but she did thanks to not winning before except for Angels, and the other option (Winslet) was already being rewarded elsewhere. When it came time for her second her SAG storyline was “she already won” and it helped Viola Davis. Plus, actors are more inclided to go with “the story” more than the Academy, another factor that didn’t help Streep’s second win.
Blanchet doesn’t fit here at all. Her won her token Globe because there was a drama category and that’s it. It was all Paltrow all the way.
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