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SAG Honors Stunts; Globes Bring Back 'Ides'

By Tim O'Brien
Posted Dec 17, 2011 in Entertainment
As the dust settles on the SAG and Golden Globe nominations, here are a few things that you may have missed.
... there are six films listed in the drama category and five in comedy/musical this year for the Globes. Are they trying to trying to send a message to the SAG, which has 5 and the Oscars, which can have up to 10?
... As January approaches and the Golden Globes near, so does the lawsuit involving them and the TV production company that puts it on the air. This hits court at a bad time.
... I'm not kidding when I always note and say on my radio show that Hollywood loves George Clooney. Now we have to talk about "Ides of March" again because that is nominated.
... to be honest, the better Brad Pitt movie is "Tree of Life" and these Globe folks looked the other way and put "Moneyball" in. Why?
... out of nowhere came "Carnage," as it opened this weekend. But then again, the Globes are the Hollywood Foreign Press and they love Kate Winslet. Plus, this is a Roman Polanski film. That's just what we need; a reminder of Polanski here in the states.
... I have grown increasingly bored with the TV categories this time of year as the SAG and Globes have them. The Emmys were it for me and they were handed out in September.
... on that note, the miniseries categories could be cut and I would not cry.
... while we are at it, the Grammys are hard to stomach and care about in the middle of all this movie stuff. As for The People's Choice, they should be retired.
... the top five companies with the most Golden Globe nominations are:
- The Weinstein Company, 12
- Sony Pictures Classics, 10
- Touchstone Pictures, 8
- Paramount Pictures, 7
- Sony Pictures Releasing International, 7
... for television, they are:
- HBO, 18
- PBS, 5
- ABC, 4
... by motion picture, they are:
- "The Artist," 6
- "The Descendants," 5
- "The Help," 5
- "The Ides of March," 4
- "Midnight in Paris," 4
- "Moneyball," 4
* "Albert Nobbs, "My Week With Marilyn" and "Hugo" have 3 while 6 films have 2 and 19 have 1.
... the Cecile B. DeMille Award will go to Morgan Freeman.
... and the Screen Actors Guild Awards 48th Annual Life Achievement Award will be given to Mary Tyler Moore.
... I also want to give kudos to the stunt people and their SAG nods. They have been lobbying for years to get a category in the Oscars:
Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
- "The Adjustment Bureau"
- "Cowboys and Aliens"
- "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2"
- "Transformers: Dark of the Moon"
- "X-Mem: First Class"
Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Television Series
- "Dexter"
- "Game of Thrones"
- "Southland"
- "Spartacus: Gods of the Arena"
- "True Blood"
Source: compiled from Golden Globe list

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