Black Panther! Not a huge surprise (it was my alternate, I thought its best chance to win anything this season was the SAG ensemble), but this tells us pretty much nothing about Best Picture. It’s still a wide open Oscar race for the top award. Glenn Close sealed the Oscar tonight for Best Actress though, in my opinion, as she won her first SAG for The Wife, and Rami Malek did indeed manage to beat out Christian Bale here and now becomes the favorite for Best Actor. Mahershala Ali took home his expected supporting award and is cruising his way to the Oscar podium, while Emily Blunt (my dark horse pick) surprised and won for A Quiet Place (she’s not nominated for an Oscar at all). That would seem to clear the path for Regina King, but that category could be a shock winner on Oscar night. Stay tuned, as it’s the DGA’s turn next weekend.
ENSEMBLE CAST: Black Panther
MALE ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE: Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody
FEMALE ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE: Glenn Close, The Wife
MALE ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE: Mahershala Ali, Green Book
FEMALE ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE: Emily Blunt, A Quiet Place