Screen Actors Guild Awards
The night actors pat each other on the back. Much like the Golden Globes, there wasn't a host. There were plenty of awkward moments of presenter chatter, and TelePrompTer problems out the Ziyi Zhang
. Everyone was having issues reading the thing, except
for the wonder known as Dakota Fanning
. I mean, the 11-year-old was unflappable as she introduced Shirley Temple Black
's life achievement portion of the evening. I seriously think she's genetically enhanced, like one of those Dark Angel
characters. Some other highlights:
- I much appreciated the Peter Graves-Barbara Bain Mission: Impossible reunion, PrompTer issues and all.
- I admit it: While I thought the beginning "I'm an actor" monologues were supremely cheesy, I fell for them.
- Apparently, if your name's S. Epatha Merkerson, you're gonna win. She completed a hat trick: winning the Emmy, Golden Globe and now the SAG actor for the same TV-movie. Let the worship continue.
- How happy am I that Crash won for best ensemble cast? It meant some stage time for two of my favorites, Terrence Howard and Don Cheadle (walking with a cane?).
- Lost's Terry O'Quinn: He cleans up good. Real good. Sandra Oh looked beautiful in black and white.
- Memorable acceptance speeches: O'Quinn and Lost. He playfully insulted the cast, and they all gave Hawaii a shout-out. Sean Hayes thanked Ang Lee as if he'd actually worked with Ang Lee (he hasn't); S. Epatha gave her divorce lawyers some lovin'; Reese Witherspoon's June Carter tribute; Paul Giamatti's craft services and shootin' (bleep) bit was cool, too.
- I'm sorry, but Everybody Loves Raymond snagged SAG nominations? It was an awesome show, but it's gone, people.
- The "I'm so freakin' nervous" speech: Bree's son, who spoke for all the Housewives.
- The not-so-memorable speech: Sorry, Rachel Weisz.
- I love the way Pierce Brosnan says dictionary.
- My one "they were robbed" moment: When Arrested Development didn't win. (I love me some DH, but I have a soft spot for AD.)
-I haven't seen Brokeback Mountain yet, but after seeing Heath and Jake having fun with the intro to their movie clip, I'm running straight (you know what I mean) to the theater.