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SAG nominations: The highs, the lows, the in-betweens [video]

December 12, 2012|By Glenn Whipp

Outside of "Braveheart," no film has won the Academy Award for best picture without also winning a Screen Actors Guild ensemble nomination. That's good news for front-runners like "Lincoln," "Argo," "Les Miserables" and "Silver Linings Playbook" and a sobering piece of trivia for Kathryn Bigelow's hunt-for-Bin-Laden procedural "Zero Dark Thirty."

Times movie writer Steven Zeitchik and I hashed out Wednesday morning's SAG Awards nominees, covering the snubs (No "Master" in this house), the head-scratchers (Nicole Kidman in "The Paperboy? Really?) and the juggernauts ("Do you not hear the people sing?") and what it means for the Oscars down the line.

So, enjoy our Google+Hangout, where we discuss all these things, not to mention our love for "Skyfall" baddie Javier Bardem and the tear we shed (OK, it was just me, but I'm sure Steven silently agreed) at the injustice of a maudlin button-pusher like "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" making it in over Wes Anderson's sublime "Moonrise Kingdom."


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