Battle of the Golden Statues 2018: The SAG Awards

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Awards season continues in Hollywood and here at AGtM, we’re celebrating the only way we know how: by throwing down the gauntlet in a battle of wits and guesswork. It’s the 2018 Battle of the Golden Statues, when Kait Calabro and myself (Tricia Ennis) battle it out to see who can guess the greatest number of awards season winners over the course of three ceremonies: the Golden Globes, the Screen Actors Guild Awards, and the Oscars.

We’re one round in so far, and after the Golden Globes, I have a slight edge. But with two rounds to go, Kait still has plenty of time to catch up, and she’ll have to if she hopes to finally dethrone me from my undefeated streak.

Tonight, it’s round two: The Screen Actors Guild Awards. Find out picks below, and make your own in the comments.


FILM

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Kait: Timothée Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name – Chalamet had the breakout performance of the year and I think his fellow actors would agree!
Tricia: James Franco, The Disaster Artist – Everything in me is screaming to pick Chalamet, but Franco has the momentum.
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Kait: Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird – As much as I think that McDormand will take this one, Ronan gave one of the most personal performances that has resonated with some many.
Tricia: Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird – Lady Bird is kind of the darling of awards season and there is no way I’m voting against Ronan here. Here’s hoping she takes this all the way to the Oscars.
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Kait: Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – Why not…
Tricia: Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project – Rockwell might be the more obvious choice, but Dafoe has gotten a lot of buzz for his role in this indie.
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Kait: Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird – Though Janney won the Golden Globe of I, Tonya, much like Ronane in Lady Bird, Metcalf also gives personal performances that have resonated with some many.
Tricia: Allison Janney, I, Tonya – I agree with Kait that this could be a toss-up, but I’m gonna give this one to Janney.
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Kait: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Tricia: Lady Bird – There are too many good choices. I’m hoping for Get Out, but betting on Lady Bird.

TV

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Kait: Alexander Skarsgård, Big Little Lies – DUH!
Tricia: Alexander Skarsgård, Big Little Lies – I can’t argue with this one.
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Kait: Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies – DUH!
Tricia: Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies – Again, can’t argue with this one. I did during the Globes and I got burned.
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
Kait: David Harbour, Stranger Things – Papa Hopper is one of the best things (besides Babysitter Steve) of Stranger Things season 2!
Tricia: Sterling K. Brown, This is Us – For all the reasons I bet on him at the Golden Globes.
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
Kait: Millie Bobby Brown, Stranger Things – Millie should win SO MANY awards for her performance and hopefully, this will be one of them.
Tricia: Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale – This show has resonated with so many this year, and for good reason(s). I have complete confidence in this one.
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
Kait: Marc Maron, GLOW – Underdog who is very enjoyable in this role!
Tricia: Aziz Ansari, Master of None – I don’t know how I feel about all these nominees, but if I have to pick one … Though if the voting took place after the recent headlines about him, it might be a tougher game.
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
Kait: Alison Brie, GLOW – SO perfect in her role and I would just like to see a new series win!
Tricia: Julia Louis-Dreyfuss, Veep – This is the last chance SAG will have to honor this performance, so I would not be surprised if she takes this one. Add to that the political climate of the last year and a show about a female VP/President is a good bet.
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Kait: Stranger Things – Not only do most normal people love this show but actors seem to be big huge fans! But Game of Thrones could take it, and yes I feel dirty betting against them