SAG AWARDS vs ACADEMY AWARDS… I’m puzzled and am thinking that no one in the media paid any attention on January 14, 2016 when nominees for Academy Awards were announced as to which actors were also on the nominee’s list for the SAG awards announced on December 9, 2015. The SAG awards viewed last night also include nominations for television as opposed to the Academy Awards which is about film only shown in the theatre medium.
The Academy list for Best Actor in a Leading role is the same as the SAG list except Matt Damon is on the Academy list instead of Johnny Depp. The Best Actor in a Supporting Role list is almost the same except the UK actor Tom Hardy is on the list instead of the UK actor Idris Elba, the senior citizen US actor Sylvester Stallone is on the list instead of the nine year old Canadian actor Jacob Tremblay and US actor Mark Ruffalo is on the list instead of US actor Michael Shannon.
The Academy list for Best Actress in a Leading Role is almost the same as the SAG list except UK senior actress Charlotte Rampling is on the list instead of UK senior actress Helen Mirren, and US actress Jennifer Lawrence is on the list instead of US actress Sarah Silverman. The Best Actress list for the Academy in a Supporting Role is the same except that US actress Jennifer Jason Leigh is on the list instead of UK actress Helen Mirren.
Perhaps some of the actors that voted for nominees on the SAG December 9, 2015 list changed their votes a bit when they voted for Academy nominees in late December?