Chris Beachum: Good, bad and ugly of SAG Awards
One of the great things about this year's Screen Actors Guild Awards was the wide variety of films and television programs that won. Nothing dominated, and there were several newcomers to the stage.
The tribute to Dick Van Dyke was fantastic, and he showed that he is very energetic and in great spirits. Maybe a sharp director will hire him for a juicy role that will allow him to complete his EGOT with an Oscar.
Also just a terrific job by the people who assembled the "In Memoriam" segment.
(" Daniel Day-Lewis Lincoln"), (" Jennifer Lawrence Silver Linings Playbook"), and (" Anne Hathaway Les Miserables") gave their best speeches of the long awards season.
Three-time Emmy champ
finally winning his first SAG Award for " Bryan Cranston Breaking Bad" (and then earning another one with the " Argo" ensemble at the end of the ceremony.
(" Tina Fey 30 Rock") was so happy to be back in the winners' circle.
The excitement of the "
Downton Abbey" cast.
A much better speech this year by the cast of "
Modern Family," especially by with his tributes to "30 Rock" and " Jesse Tyler Ferguson The Office" as they sign off.
Great banter by
and Amy Poehler . Neil Patrick Harris
Yet another win for ("30 Rock"), who was great in the role of Jack Donaghy, but has stopped all other funny men from taking home a SAG award for the past seven years. Alec Baldwin
I really enjoy the "I am an actor" speeches at the start of each year's kudocast, but there are 200 potential options in that room. Why ask
and Jane Krakowski once again? Sofia Vergara
With the strong possibility of his "Silver Linings Playbook" co-star Lawrence winning, there is no way that
should have been presenting the Best Film Actress award. Robert De Niro
Dev Patel was the only person representing the large nominated cast of " Best Exotic Marigold Hotel."
Only five members of the winning "Downton Abbey" cast attending (out of 22 total).
Every single nominee as Best TV Movie/Miniseries Actor ( , Kevin Costner , Woody Harrelson , Ed Harris , and Clive Owen ) snubbed the event. Bill Paxton
The sour face of
all evening, even while on stage with the winning "Argo" ensemble. With Alan Arkin not attending, perhaps Arkin figured someone must take that approach. Tommy Lee Jones