At the SAG Awards, the stars get a few precious minutes to make their acceptance speeches. But that’s not their last say of the night. Next, they’re off to the press room backstage at the Shrine Auditorium. Read on for what the winners told reporters once they stepped offstage at the show on Sunday night – including Ben Affleck on Argo’s win in the top film category, Jennifer Lawrence on what she would tell her 14-year-old self and Bryan Cranston on what he hopes makes it into his obituary.
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Mary Tyler Moore, who was awarded the Screen Actors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award last night, was already a television veteran when she introduced Mary Richards on The Mary Tyler Moore Show in 1970. For six years, she’d starred as Laura Petrie, one half of the popular Kennedy-esque couple on The Dick Van Dyke Show. But Mary Richards, her sweet, silly, and optimistic single gal, struck an immediate nerve with audiences. More than 40 years later, there’s no denying that she did make it after all, as television is dotted with Richards’ creative progeny. Some are married, some are drug-dealing moms, some are animated kids. But all have her spirit. Click below for just some of the female characters who have shared DNA with television’s most graceful heroine. READ FULL STORY
Last night’s SAG Awards doled out more than a few shockers (Edie Falco used to act as Cookie Monster at children’s parties?!), but one of the most pleasant surprises of the night was seeing Best Supporting Actress winner Octavia Spencer bring Cougar Town‘s Josh Hopkins as her date.
The seemingly random friendship, however, isn’t so random. In an pre-SAG interview with Extra, the pair revealed that they both call Auburn their alma mater and have been friends for more than a decade since being introduced by The Help director, Tate Taylor. READ FULL STORY
The Screen Actors Guild awards are always a lovefest – insider-y in some ways, casual and more fun than the Oscars or the Globes in others, they allow Hollywood to let loose a little during awards season. Backstage, the winners were open, honest, and genuinely touched to be awarded by their peers. Tonight’s show was also interesting given the SAG/AFTRA merger agreement this weekend, and many of the attendees were wearing “one union” pins to signify their support.
Here are a few fun moments with the winners that you didn’t see on TV: READ FULL STORY
Today, the Screen Actors Guild announced George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Sir Ben Kingsley, Zoe Saldana, Owen Wilson, Kathy Bates, and Jessica Chastain have been added to the presenters list. Among the stars already set to present or otherwise honor their colleagues during Sunday’s joint TBS and TNT telecast (8 p.m. ET): Kenneth Branagh, Kyle Chandler, Tina Fey, Matt Czuchry, Jean Dujardin, Armie Hammer, Ed Helms, Regina King, John Krasinski, Julianna Margulies, Natalie Portman, Maya Rudolph, Kyra Sedgwick, Octavia Spencer, Michelle Williams, Dick Van Dyke, and Meryl Streep. No people who just look good in a dress, or have a reality show on the network to pimp (sorry, Elle Macpherson).* No potentially awkward pairings. (I’m still haunted by David Boreanaz and Lauren Conrad at the 2008 Emmys.) READ FULL STORY
American Idol and Sundance are taking over the PopWatch planner this week, not to mention Oscar nominations! So soak up the football today and enjoy your last couple days of ‘who will get nominated’ speculation before the real guessing game of awards season gets underway. There’s also some great TV on tap, including a new Kiefer Sutherland show and the SAG awards. Have a great week!
American Idol special episode, Fox, 10p.m. READ FULL STORY
For this week’s edition of Pop Culture By the Numbers, EW connected with the SAG Awards, which will air on TBS and TNT on Sunday, Jan. 29, to offer you an inside look at the Screen Actors’ Guild’s swanky ceremony!
79 Years since the Screen Actors Guild was founded.
18 Years that the Screen Actors Guild has held an awards ceremony.
15,872 Square feet of red carpet in the arrivals area. READ FULL STORY
If you can’t say hi to your kidney donor and talk about your celebrity fantasies, what’s the point of being famous, PopWatchers?
see the full list here), everyone has their favorites. In the movies category, I’m pulling for James Franco. (Sorry, Colin Firth, still love you!) As adventure seeker Aron Ralston in 127 Hours, Franco found himself alone on screen for much of the movie, and yet, it was just as compelling as an ensemble of impressive actors (See: The Kids Are All Right). And I need not go into detail about the gritty arm amputation scene, which was as gripping as it was utterly disgusting, in the best possible way. READ FULL STORYThe Screen Actors Guild Awards are tonight, PopWatchers. But even with a slate of ultra-talented nominees like the ones we have before us (
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