Monday, January 28, 2008


Just two questions before I get down to the congratulations.
One: where were the Stunt Ensemble awards? I mean, if you’re gonna establish a couple of brand new awards, you could at most, include it in the show, or at least, mention the winners in passing during the live telecast (like the Oscar sci-tech awards).
Two: where was Sarah Polley?

Okay, with that out of the way, congratulations to Javier Bardem and the cast of No Country For Old Men, for taking home the Actors for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role and Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.
And though Daniel Day-Lewis walked off with the Male Actor in a Leading Role, I can almost forgive him for snatching the honour once again from good old Viggo, for his acceptance speech/tribute to actors who’ve inspired him, the late Heath Ledger in particular.
Congratulations must also go out to Julie Christie, who made reference in her acceptance speech to both the WGA strike, and the writer/director of Away From Her, the brilliant Sarah Polley. (Again, where was she?)
And of course, to the recipients of the Stunt Ensemble awards, The Bourne Ultimatum (for Motion Picture) and 24 (for Television Series).

A happy 75th to the Screen Actors Guild, and congratulations to all the nominees and winners. (You can check out a list of all the winners, err, I mean recipients, here.)

Parting shot: A review of No Country For Old Men can be found in the Archive.

(SAG crest courtesy of; No Country For Old Men OS courtesy of

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