Later this evening, the Screen Actors Guild will present their awards for excellence in acting for 2013. Just like with the Golden Globes, I thought it would be fun to throw together my predictions for who is most likely to be victorious in the five film categories. As you probably know, these are different from the previous awards in that they are voted on by the actors themselves as opposed to critics, so we’re not necessarily going to be seeing the same results that we have been. Then again, it’s also a strong possibility that we will be seeing exactly that. So let’s dive right into it with the first category.
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle
Julia Roberts, August: Osage County
Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave
June Squibb, Nebraska
Oprah Winfrey, Lee Daniels’ The Butler
Who should win: Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave
Who will win: Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave
My opinion has not been changed since I predicted Lupita Nyong’o for the Golden Globe win. While she didn’t take home the prize there, she did take the Critics’ Choice award, reaffirming her as the popular pick. With that in mind, I believe that she will continue on and take the same honor from SAG. That being said, it’s quite possible that Jennifer Lawrence could pull an upset victory here as well, though I like to think the HFPA only honored her for her American Hustle performance because they tend to favor big movie stars over the lesser-known actors.
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips
Daniel Bruhl, Rush
James Gandolfini, Enough Said
Michael Fassbender, 12 Years a Slave
Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club
Who should win: Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club
Who will win: Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club
Once again, Jared Leto seems to have this category all sewn up. He’s won this award from the vast majority of groups throughout awards season, including the Golden Globe and Critics’ Choice, and he should have no problem taking this category from SAG tonight.