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2012 Screen Actors Guild Award Winner Predictions
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I must first begin by apologizing for not doing this for the Golden Globes. I completely forgot about doing it as I made my preparations to go to the Critics Choice Awards, but I haven’t made the same mistake twice.

This Sunday, January 29, the Screen Actors Guild will hold the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards and today I invite you to predict the winners along with me. I have added my predictions along with a poll for each category below along with a few words for each predictions.

Over the last week or so, the Screen Actors Guild has been sending out presenters updates and just this morning I received another letting me know all of the following will be stepping on stage as presenters this year: Kathy Bates, Jessica Chastain, George Clooney, Sir Ben Kingsley, Melissa McCarthy, Brad Pitt, Zoe Saldana, Owen Wilson, Kristen Wiig, Kevin Bacon, Kenneth Branagh, Kyle Chandler, Matt Czuchry, Patrick Duffy, Jean Dujardin, Tina Fey, Linda Gray, Judy Greer, Larry Hagman, Armie Hammer, Ed Helms, SAG President Ken Howard, Regina King, John Krasinski, Julianna Margulies, Natalie Portman, Maya Rudolph, Kyra Sedgwick, Octavia Spencer, Meryl Streep, Michelle Williams and Dick Van Dyke. Now that’s a full list!

As far as the predictions go, to me it looks like a big night for The Help and a night where The Artist goes home empty handed. Do you agree? Have a look at the nominees, make your picks and be sure and add your thoughts in the comments below.

I will leave the polls open until midday Sunday, when I will close all five and post the results of each on the site before the start of our live-blogging event of the 2012 SAG Awards starting sometime around 3:30 PST.

Now let’s sort through these five film categories and see what we come up with…

BEST ACTOR
George Clooney

MY PICK: George Clooney, The Descendants

There are some people that are beginning to believe Jean Dujardin (The Artist) is going to take home the Oscar for Best Actor. Sorry, I’m not on that bandwagon yet and the only thing that could get me off the George Clooney bandwagon would be a loss at the SAGs, which I don’t see happening. Do you?

BEST ACTRESS
Viola Davis

MY PICK: Viola Davis, The Help

I know there’s at least one regular commenter around here that thinks Viola Davis (The Help) is going to win the Screen Actors Guild Award after Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady) won the Golden Globe, but that Streep will end up winning the Oscar. I don’t necessarily understand the logic behind that considering the SAG would be more of a indication of who will win the Oscar than the Golden Globe, but to each their own.

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Christopher Plummer

MY PICK: Christopher Plummer, Beginners

I’m also seeing some people predict Max von Sydow (Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close) to win Best Supporting Actor at the Oscars without a nomination at the SAGs. I am going to have to go back and look and see if any actor has ever won the Critics Choice, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award and ever not gone on to win the Oscar, because that’s what would have to happen for Christopher Plummer (Beginners) after he wins the SAG on Sunday.

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Octavia Spencer

MY PICK: Octavia Spencer, The Help

I know many are going to say Spencer and Jessica Chastain are going to split their votes on The Help. That’s not going to happen, but I won’t blame you if you vote Berenice Bejo (The Artist) here (even though I don’t see that happening).

BEST ENSEMBLE
The Help

MY PICK: The Help

Should my predictions hold true and The Help walks away with three Screen Actors Guild Awards how many articles will there be asking what kind of chance it has to dethrone The Artist for Best Picture at the Oscars? After all, the actors branch is the largest branch in the Academy by over 700 people with 1,183 members. Anything could happen and should The Artist be blanked on Sunday night all the talk will be aimed at The Help and a little at The Descendants… That is unless Michel Hazanavicius wins at the Directors Guild Awards on Saturday and in that case we can just forget it.

And that does it for my predictions, but on top of the voting above be sure to add your thoughts in the comments below.

I will see you here Sunday night for my annual live-blogging of the Screen Actors Guild Awards where I’ll be joined by RopeofSilicon Box Office Oracle Laremy Legel. The show will be starting at 8 PM EST / 5 PM PST, but the blogging should begin around 3 or 3:30 PST with about an hour or so of red carpet coverage, because it’s soooooo much fun to hear the witty banter on the tapis rouge.

If you’re interested you can check out my previous SAG live blogs at the following links: Live Blog Home.