You decide: Will SAG Awards once again foreshadow Oscars?

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The Screen Actors Guild Awards have an impressive track record of foreseeing the Academy Awards. Of last year’s 20 SAG acting nominees, 17 went on to contend at the Oscars. All four of the SAG film acting winners went on to prevail at the Academy Awards. And SAG ensemble champ “The King’s Speech” was also named Best Picture at the Oscars.

All the winners of Best Film Ensemble at SAG have gone on to reap Academy Award nominations for Best Picture save one (“The Birdcage,” 1996). Seven SAG champs — “Shakespeare in Love,” “American Beauty,” “Chicago,” “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King,” “Crash,” “No Country for Old Men,” “Slumdog Millionaire” and “The King’s Speech” — also won the top Oscar. This year’s nominees are: “The Artist,” “Bridesmaids,” “The Descendants,” “The Help” and “Midnight in Paris.”


The past seven Best Actor champs at the Screen Actors Guild Awards went on to win at the Oscars. In all, 13 of the 17 SAG champs prevailed at the Academy Awards. This year’s nominees: Demain Bichir (“A Good Life”), George Clooney (“The Descendants”), Leonardo DiCaprio (“J. Edgar”), Jean Dujardin (“The Artist”), and Brad Pitt (“Moneyball”).

Twelve of the SAG winners for Best Actress repeated at the Academy Awards. Of these Meryl Streep (“The Iron Lady”) is in contention vying against SAG TV champ Glenn Close (“Albert Nobbs”), Viola Davis (“The Help”),  Tilda Swinton (“We Need to Talk About Kevin”) and Michelle Williams (“My Week with Marilyn”.

Ten of the 17 winners of the Supporting Actor race at the Screen Actors Guild Awards went on to repeat at the Oscars, including the last four in a row. This year’s nominees are: Kenneth Branagh (“My Week With Marilyn”), Armie Hammer (“J. Edgar”), Jonah Hill (“Moneyball), Nick Nolte (“Warrior”) and Andy Serkis (“Rise of the Planet of the Apes”).

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Ten of the 17 winners of Supporting Actress at the SAG Awards claimed the same prize at the Oscars while Kate Winslet (“The Reader”) got a bump up to Best Actress at the Academy Awards. This year’s nominees are: Berenice Bejo (“The Artist”), Jessica Chastain (“The Help”), Melissa McCarthy (“Bridesmaids”), Janet McTeer (“Albert Nobbs”) and Octavia Spencer (“The Help”). 

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