• Sun, Jan 27 2013

5 Reasons The SAG Awards Are Better Than The Oscars (But Not As Fun As The Globes)

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Look, we all know that the Oscars are the golden boy of awards season.  Literally.  Oscar is an actual golden boy.  But enough of the obvious — clearly, this is the award every nominee of every awards show desperately wants to win.  And it’s the award show everyone wants to watch.  But let’s be honest here: that lull between the first batch of awards we actually care about and the last batch of awards we actually care about can be a real snooze-fest. I understand that it takes just as much talent (if not more) to design costumes, animated documentaries less than 2 minutes long, etc.  But no one watching the Academy Awards at home in their jammies gives a hoot about those people.  Sorry I’m not sorry.

The Screen Actors Guild awards are short, sweet, and chalk-full of our favorite people and awards.  While they have a lot to live up to this year thanks to Tina Fey and Amy Poehler’s excellent hosting skills present at the Golden Globes, they’re still a good time.  Here are 5 reasons why the SAG awards don’t totally suck:

1.) Moments like “The Scorcese Drinking Game”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8F4pk6wCFAw

2.) Best Female Actor in a Drama Series is comprised of nothing but Downton Abbey, Homeland, and American Horror Story.  (Sorry, Julianna Marguiles, I’m not counting you because you always win and I don’t like your show.)

3.) Meryl Streep actually lost an award once. BOOM! Viola Davis in yo face!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ua_Rf9ADK2U

4.) The SAGs are a shorter show, which means Anne Hathaway can’t Kanye the shit out of it with her wide-eyed thank-yous.

5.) The cast of Modern Family is nominated, and they are a good time just about anywhere.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9JmmrsAioU

 

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