Oscars® vs. Screen Actors Guild Awards
By Paul Sheehan at GoldDerby
hollywoodnews.com: Just how many of the Screen Actors Guild Awards nominees will go on to contend at the Oscars? The 2100 SAG members who sit on the nominating committee have proven to be remarkably prescient at predicting which performances will find favor with the 1205 voters in the acting branch of the academy.
Last year, a staggering 19 of the 20 SAG nominees also reaped Oscar bids. The only difference of opinion came in the Supporting Actress race: SAG went with Diane Kruger (“Inglorious Basterds”) while Oscar nominators were more impressed by late-entry Maggie Gyllenhaal (“Crazy Heart”). All four of the SAG champs — leads Jeff Bridges (“Crazy Heart”) and Sandra Bullock (“The Blind Side”) and supporting players Mo’Nique (“Precious”) and Christoph Waltz (“Inglorious Basterds”) — also prevailed at the Oscars.
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