It seems the canine isn’t as highly effective as everyone thought.
“The Energy of the Canine,” a frontrunner for the Finest Image Oscar, was neutered by the 2022 SAG Awards Sunday night time. That’s not good — as a result of actors make up the largest voting bloc on the upcoming Academy Awards.
As Scooby Doo would say, “Ruh roh!”
Netflix, the producer of director Jane Campion’s drama, began getting nervous when the favored Finest Supporting Actor contender Kodi Smit-McPhee misplaced to the great Troy Kotsur for “CODA” early within the night.
Moments later, Kirsten Dunst was dropped at heel for Finest Supporting Actress by Ariana DeBose for her ferocious flip as Anita in “West Side Story.”
The ultimate yell of “unhealthy canine!” got here when Benedict Cumberbatch surrendered Finest Actor to Will Smith (“King Richard”), who will now absolutely go on to win the identical award on the Oscars, after nabbing the SAG and the Golden Globe.
“Energy of the Canine” didn’t even handle a nomination for Finest Ensemble.
That slight doesn’t essentially imply it’s out of the Finest Image Oscar race fully — “Nomadland,” “Green Book” and “Shape of Water” additionally didn’t nab nods for the largest SAG prize — however profitable zero performing awards can have rabid Netflix execs growling Monday morning.
That large ensemble win as an alternative went to “CODA,” the heartwarming dramedy that premiered at Sundance a couple of listening to girl who grows up in a deaf household. Its victory opens up the Finest Image Oscar race — Oscar bait “Energy of the Canine” vs. Oscar bait “Belfast” has voters exhausted — and in addition delivers a blow to Kenneth Branagh’s semi-autobiographical “Belfast.”
The largest upset got here when Nicole Kidman (“Being the Ricardos”) and Olivia Colman (“The Misplaced Daughter”) misplaced the Finest Actress trophy to the transformative Jessica Chastain as Tammy Faye Bakker in “The Eyes of Tammy Faye.” Chastain was extensively admired within the half when it premiered on the Toronto Worldwide Movie Pageant within the fall, however rapidly misplaced momentum to Kristen Stewart (“Spencer”), Colman and, someway, Woman Gaga within the drivel that was “Home of Gucci.”
Final 12 months’s SAG winner, Viola Davis, didn’t go on to win an Oscar for “Ma Rainey’s Black Backside,” however Chastain’s Tammy Faye has God on her facet.
“Gucci,” by the way in which, misplaced all its awards: Finest Actress (Woman Gaga), Supporting Actor (Jared Leto) and Finest Ensemble.
“Gucci” followers have higher savored each second of the night — as a result of that is the final you’ll be seeing this forged on TV throughout award season. Arrivederci!