Sunday, January 24, 2010

SAG Awards...

Congratulations to winners of the Screen Actor Guild (SAG) Awards last evening in Hollywood, including Sandra Bullock and Jeff Bridges, who won "Best Actor" for, respectively, their starring roles in The Blind Side and Crazy Heart, reprising their wins at the Golden Globes; and the actors in Quentin Tarantino's much-recognized film, Inglourious Basterds, who won the "Best Ensemble Cast" award.

Drew Barrymore, who won "Best Actress" in a television movie or miniseries for Grey Gardens, gave a stunning speech, reflecting on what an honor it is to continue in the footsteps of her famous Barrymore ancestors, including her great grandfather John, great uncle Lionel and great aunt Ethel, all of whom were present at the birth of SAG in 1931. While a little unsteady at first -- given her utter surprise at winning -- she ended on such a poignant note -- in that moment, looking the spitting image of great aunt Ethel.

Diamonds were in abundance at the SAG Awards. But, most important are the cinematic diamonds Hollywood has the potential to make. Sometimes, it realizes its potential marvelously well; but far too often it falls far too short.

For more about the 2010 Screen Actor Guild Awards, read .