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SAG Awards Nominations: The Actors Have Spoken

The Screen Actors Guild nominations were just announced on Wednesday morning and I feel like it’s my duty as a pop culture junkie to weigh in on the list, because it’s almost the holidays and I’m getting bored. So humor me, will ya? 🙂 This is also the first year that I’ve actually weighed in on the Screen Actors Guild nominations, so instead of my usual award nominations blog template of “Who I Think Will Win” and “Who I Want To Win”, I’m not going to attempt to predict the winners this time around and just pick my favorites out of the lot. Who knows? Maybe this time I’ll get lucky.

Alright, without any delay, let’s get straight to the nominations!

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Best ensemble cast

The Artist
Bridesmaids
The Descendants
The Help
Midnight in Paris

My Favorite: Kind of a toss-up between Bridesmaids and Midnight In Paris, simply because both have such amazing ensemble cast. But ultimately I pick Midnight In Paris because duh, Hemingway and Dali. However, please note I haven’t seen The Descendants yet and might change my mind after I finally see it.

Biggest Snub: Drive. Sure, some people think it’s overrated. Some even try to sue the producers. But let’s face it, it’s the movie that got everyone talking and it deserves some love.

Best actor

Demián Bichir, A Better Life
George Clooney, The Descendants
Leonardo DiCaprio, J. Edgar
Jean Dujardin, The Artist
Brad Pitt, Moneyball

My Favorite: George Clooney, even though I haven’t seen The Descendants yet. He’s Clooney! Of course I’m gonna pick him. And if the SAG voters think the way I do, he’ll probably actually win this.

Biggest Snub: Ryan Gosling. As most women on this planet, I am madly in love with him. It’s bad enough Bradley Cooper beat him as Sexiest Man Alive! Also, Michael Fassbender. I haven’t seen Shame, but critics were blown away by his raw, intense performance and I tend to believe them.

Best actress

Glenn Close, Albert Nobbs
Viola Davis, The Help
Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady
Tilda Swinton, We Need to Talk About Kevin
Michelle Williams, My Week With Marilyn

My Favorite: This is also a toss-up between Viola Davis and Tilda Swinton. Seriously, I can’t choose! Okay since Swinton has won an Oscar before and everything, I think I’ll go with Davis.

Biggest Snub: I thought Ellen Barkin was all kinds of fantastic in Another Happy Day, and everyone raved about Carey Mulligan’s performance in Shame (which I haven’t seen). Would have liked to see either of these amazing ladies nominated. Also, I have just seen Martha Marcy May Marlene and Elizabeth Olsen definitely deserves a nomination too. Finally, an Olsen sister who can act!

Best supporting actor

Kenneth Branagh, My Week With Marilyn
Armie Hammer, J. Edgar
Jonah Hill, Moneyball
Nick Nolte, Warrior
Christopher Plummer, Beginners

My Favorite: Nick Nolte was surprisingly amazing on Warrior, probably the most underrated movie of 2011. But then again Armie Hammer is… Armie Hammer. No. Must stay strong. Nick Nolte it is!

Biggest Snub: Hmm. Would have liked to see Ezra Miller up there for his chilling performance in We Need To Talk About Kevin, but I suppose he just didn’t get enough screen time in that movie. But, I think the true crime is passing on Seth Rogen who was all shades of amazeballs on 50/50. Sure he still plays a version of himself, but this is the best version of him I’ve seen in years!

Best supporting actress

Berenice Bejo, The Artist
Jessica Chastain, The Help
Melissa McCarthy, Bridesmaids
Janet McTeer, Albert Nobbs
Octavia Spencer, The Help

My Favorite: Even though both Jessica Chastain and Octavia Spencer gave amazing performances in The Help, I gotta give this one to Melissa McCarthy, simply because she made me laugh so hard I nearly peed a few times during Bridesmaids. True story.

Biggest Snub: Bryce Dallas Howard. Her portrayal of Hilly Holbrook in The Help was just so dead on. I read the book before I watched the movie, and she was just pitch perfect. I wanted to set her on fire, she was such a nightmare in that movie! Considering that she seems to be a lovely person in real life, that is some great acting right there!

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Best ensemble cast in a comedy

30 Rock
The Big Bang Theory
Glee
Modern Family
The Office

My Favorite: Okay, let’s talk about how BORING this list is. Like NY Mag’s Vulture noted in their SAG Nominations post, it looks like a list from two years ago. The Office hasn’t had a particularly strong season post-Carell and I’m not even sure what The Big Bang Theory is doing there. I would’ve loved to see some of the newer, better comedies get the nod; like the very excellent Happy Endings, or, if it’s just a tad too kooky, how ’bout the always heartwarming Parks and Recreation? And Glee doesn’t even deserve to be nominated. I’m sorry. This year that show has been on a fast decline, culminating in last Tuesday’s insufferable Christmas episode. I’d be happier if it were New Girl that got the nod. So my favorite? Uhm… I guess that just leaves Modern Family?

Biggest Snub: Parks and Recreation, without question. Season 3 was perfection and 4 has been amazing so far, and they chose Glee? Seriously??

Best ensemble cast in a drama

Boardwalk Empire
Breaking Bad
Dexter
Game of Thrones
The Good Wife

My Favorite: Breaking Bad, without question. I don’t watch The Good Wife and Game of Thrones. Boardwalk Empire’s second season isn’t half as good as anyone thinks it is (think about it!) and Dexter is a goner.

Biggest Snub: Homeland. I mean, hands down, best new drama. It’s so good that even President Obama is a fan. Is it because it only just premiered last October? I don’t get it. Also, Sons of Anarchy has had a hell of a season, who does Kurt Sutter have to blow to get a nomination around here, like seriously?

Best actress in a comedy

Julie Bowen, Modern Family
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family
Betty White, Hot in Cleveland

My Favorite: Sofia Vergara, still. But if the Emmys were any indication, Julie Bowen would end up the big winner.

Biggest Snub: Where is Amy Poehler? Martha Plimpton? I mean, come on now!

Best actor in a comedy

Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Steve Carell, The Office
Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family

My Favorite: Ty Burrell, but wouldn’t it be cool if Steve Carell wins it for The Office? Maybe he’ll decide to return and we can get rid of awful Robert California forever!

Biggest Snub: I was surprised that Jim Parsons wasn’t nominated, especially after winning back-to-back Emmys.

Best actress in a drama

Kathy Bates, Harry’s Law
Glenn Close, Damages
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer

My Favorite: Jessica Lange, obviously. Crazy Constance is the best thing about American Horror Story, I think.

Biggest Snub: Claire Danes. I mean, after last Sunday’s episode she should’ve had this in the bag. I really don’t get the Homeland snub, I thought actors love this show! Oh and Connie Britton. If you nominate her TV husband (sorry, Dylan McDermott, but she’ll always be Mrs Coach to me), you better nominate her too!

Best actor in a drama

Patrick J. Adams, Suits
Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Kyle Chandler, Friday Night Lights
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Michael C. Hall, Dexter

My Favorite: First, I just wanna talk about how cool it is that Patrick J. Adams got nominated for Suits. I mean, USA Network shows are usually ignored come awards season, no matter how good the acting or the material can be. It’s almost like the CW in a way. Sure there are exceptions. Sharon Gless got an Emmy nomination for Burn Notice once, and Piper Perabo last year got a nomination for Covert Affairs at the Golden Globes (though the latter felt so random and weird because she wasn’t even that impressive!), but both actresses are pretty established, Gless was in Cagney & Lacey and Perabo was in Coyote Ugly. Adams on the other hand, despite having an extensive resume, hasn’t quite hit the big time yet. He mostly starred in little-seen indie flicks and Suits was his first successful TV show. So for the SAG voters to take notice of this relative unknown who starred in a USA Network show and gave him a nomination is a big deal. Especially since he gets to see his name alongside giants like Brian Cranston, Steve Buscemi and Michael C. Hall. I’ve liked this guy since I saw him in the sweet indie Weather Girl, so I’m really happy for his nomination. My favorite to win remains Kyle Chandler, because it’d just be bittersweet now that Friday Night Lights has ended, the show FINALLY gets the recognition and love it deserves, but a part of me wants Patrick J. Adams to win, not only because it’s a long shot, but because he truly is talented and needs more exposure.

Biggest Snub: Would have loved to see Damian Lewis in the list, his performance in Homeland is just sublime. Seriously, why is this show snubbed? I mean, it premiered earlier than American Horror Story and Jessica Lange got nominated!

And there you go. My take on the Screen Actors Guild nominations. Who do you think will be the big winner? Who are your favorites to win? I guess we’ll see come January whether the SAG voters agree with us. Until then, stay tuned – my Golden Globes Nominations post will be ready soon (tomorrow)!

Xoxo

Binky Bee

Ten Hottest Men of Summer 2011

It’s the first week of September, and you know what it means. Summer is winding down and we have to say goodbye to our favorite Summer shows and get ready to indulge on all that Fall television has to offer. But before we bid adieu to Summer I think we should show our appreciation to the men responsible making our Summer even hotter. 🙂 After all, without them, these last three months would be a little unbearable, wouldn’t it? No? It’s just me?

Well in any case, I want to do what I do best – objectifying men in a fun way – and I hope you’ll indulge me. 🙂 These men will be taking a break from our TV screens and I want to remember them fondly until they return to get us all hot and bothered again soon. This Summer we don’t get to bask in Don Draper’s glory or laugh our asses at from Shawn Spencer’s antics but I think the sight of Alexander Skarsgard’s perfect behind should make up for the absence of the Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce men or everyone’s favorite faux-psychic/real detective, right? So without further ado, let me present to you the Ten Hottest Men of Summer for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy!

1/ Alexander Skarsgard, True Blood

Sure, we may not like Emo Eric that much this season. Sure, the sex scenes with Sookie were actually kind of a snoozefest by True Blood standards, but there is no denying that the sight of Alexander Skarsgard naked pretty much made up for all the disappointing moments of season 4. The recapper for NY Magazine’s Vulture blog even called Skarsgard’s incredible derriere “the golden orbs” and yes, we would like to see more of those, please, much more than we would like to see… uhm well, everything else. His 1,000-year-old viking vampire character may not have the best luck this season, what with the whole memory wipe and being controlled by a witch, but I’m guessing each and every one of us would give anything to get lucky with him. Am I right, ladies (and gents)?  🙂

2/ Matt Bomer, White Collar

This sleek con artist may not have fangs and immortality, but his sly smile, hypnotizing blue eyes and beautiful body pretty much make up for his lack of supernatural abilities. And unlike Eric Northman who spends most of his days in gym shorts, Matt Bomer’s character Neal Caffrey dazzles us with his sexy skinny suits and fedoras. If we bump into him on the streets of NYC, we may actually let him con us just so we get more than five minutes alone with him, that’s how fabulous this man is. And now that we know White Collar has been renewed for a fourth season, we’re just so glad that we get to see more of Matt Bomer… Hopefully shirtless. All the time. It is a Summer show after all.

3/ Gabriel Macht, Suits

Speaking of men who look good in suits, this newbie to Summer television doesn’t waste time stealing our hearts when he took on the role of fast-talking, ambitious lawyer Harvey Specter in USA Network’s new hot Summer show Suits. Despite being a Summer TV newbie, this versatile actor has been the token cool guy in a lot of movies, and he has even played a superhero once. I feel a little guilty lusting over him since he’s Jacinda Barrett’s husband and baby daddy, but it’s his own fault for being so dreamy, right? And besides his character Harvey Specter is not only single but very, very willing. So yeah, let’s just compartmentalize the whole wife and kid thing for our viewing pleasure.

Follow him on Twitter: @GabrielMacht

4/ Jeffrey Donovan, Burn Notice

Just like Skarsgard, Mr Donovan has been in so many of my “hot guys” list I think I’ve lost count. But even though he has made multiple appearances in my various Top Ten lists, he definitely deserves to be in this one because he truly did make our summer a little hotter, and not just because his character Michael Westen is still a burned CIA spy. This guy kicks ass, but loves his mother. He blows shit up, but breaks down and cries every now and then. He’s tough but sensitive. In short, he’s pretty much the perfect man. And I’m willing to fight his ex-IRA badass girlfriend Fiona if it means I get a chance to spend one night with him. PS: That rustling sound in the background is the sound of Jeffrey Donovan’s lawyer filing a restraining order against me. 🙂

Follow him on Twitter: @Jeffrey_Donovan

5/ Luke Mably, Combat Hospital

Last Summer, he sank our fangs into our fangirl hearts when he starred in ABC’s failed supernatural series The Gates as Dylan Radcliffe, one-half of the vampire power couple residing in a seemingly idyllic gated neighborhood. This Summer, he braves the desert sun and trades in his fangs for a scalpel in ABC’s Combat Hospital as Dr. Simon Hill, neurosurgeon extraordinaire, and Kandahar’s resident bad boy with a dark secret (no, he’s not secretly a vampire, that’s a different show). Whatever the role, I just hope that we get to have him every Summer, wooing us with his British accent, piercing blue eyes and oh-so-cool demeanor. Because he definitely makes the sweltering heat bearable.

Follow him on Twitter: @lukemably

6/ Ryan Kwanten, True Blood

I had actually sort of met the #6 hottie in person when I lived in Sydney a million years ago, but back then he was just a star of the popular Australian soap opera Home and Away, and I was too much of a snob to go ga-ga over a soap star. Now I’m totally regretting my snootiness, as you can imagine. He has gone from cheesy Australian soap star to certified hunky leading man and now every woman and supernatural being from here to Bon Temps wants a piece of him. Even though his character got the raw end of the deal in the beginning of this season, we still got to enjoy his perfect abs and beautiful body… And that’s totally fine by me.

7/ Patrick J. Adams, Suits

Gabriel Macht isn’t the only lawyer I wish were representing me this Summer, his young associate Patrick J. Adams totally steals the show and he’s not even a real lawyer. Who knew hearing this man recite legal documents word per word verbatim would get our senses all tingly? 🙂 Troian Bellisario’s main squeeze may not have eidetic memory unlike his alter ego Mike Ross, but he is a talented photographer in addition to being a gorgeous man and brilliant actor. Now I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one willing to spend my nights with him reciting the penal code? (Sorry Troian, I love you and all but your man is just too hot!) 😉

Follow him on Twitter: @halfadams

8/ Niall Matter, Eureka

When SyFy announced that this charming little show was canceled, I was so disappointed I nearly shed a tear. This show is so cute, funny, tongue-in-cheek and smart, and it’s such a shame that it has to end after its fifth season. And one of the reasons why Eureka is so much fun to watch is the hottest geek in the history of television, Zane Donovan, played by our #8 hunk Niall Matter. You see, most guys who look like that, with a body that sends your mind straight to the gutter, don’t usually have genius IQ. But in Eureka, it’s different. A genius hacker/inventor/scientist can have a face that launches a thousand fantasies and a body that makes you want to rip his clothes off. It’s a shame that we’re not going to see this hunky scientist after the fifth season, so let’s make the best of what little time we have left with him, shall we?

Follow him on Twitter: @NiallMatter

9/ Justin Kirk, Weeds

Just to clarify, I too think that Weeds have jumped the shark about three seasons ago and it is no longer the smart, ironic show that it used to be. However, I can’t stop watching it either, and it’s all because of our #9 guy. Justin Kirk or Uncle Andy is the reason why I chose to stay with The Botwins for better or for worse, because let’s face it, you want to commit to a guy like him. He’s beautiful, he’s funny, he’s got those soulful eyes that will just hypnotize you into doing just about anything for him, including continuing to watch a show that should’ve been canceled years ago. And for that reason alone I think I should award him the #9 spot.

10/ David Paetkau, Flashpoint

I just realized that there are at least three Canadians in this list alone, hmm maybe I should move up north, maybe that’s where all the hot guys are. 🙂 Anyway, the last guy in our list is already married but I’m not going to let that stop me, especially since he plays the hottest SWAT guy in North America right now. As Sam Braddock sniper extraordinaire in Flashpoint, just his mere presence carrying a sniper rifle around can spark all sorts of uniform fetish. But really, it’s not the uniform, it’s the man: who’s gorgeous, tough and sweet all at the same time. Who wouldn’t want a guy like that to come to the rescue?

And there you have it, the Ten Hottest Men of Summer 2011. I hope you’ve enjoyed their company these past three months as much as I have. Now it’s time to take off our sunglasses, put on our beret and get ready to welcome Fall TV. Don’t worry, there’ll be plenty more hot guys to warm your nights… And I’m sure I’ll be making a list just for them in the near future.

Till Next Time,

Binky Bee