Yesterday (30th January), the Screen Actors' Guiold Awards were announced. Here are the film winners:
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture:
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role:
Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant)
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role:
Brie Larson (Room)
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role:
Idris Elba (Beasts Of No Nation)
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role:
Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl)
A good night for Idris Elba who also won Best Actor in a Miniseries for Luther. More awards for DiCaprio and Larson which really strengthen their Oscar chances (especially as the SAG Awards are voted on by actors, who also make up the voting arm of the Academy). A second win for Alicia Vikander (after the Critics' Choice win) might increase her chance of the Oscar win as well. Spotlight winning the Best Cast award (essentially Best Picture) does its chances no harm either in what is shaping up to be a rather unpredictable year for several categories.
Next up with awards season will be the Directors' Guild Awards on February 6th.