Monday, 28 January 2008

SAG gives Brit talent an uplift

Nice to see us Brits scooping the two main acting prizes at the Screen Actors Guild awards. Daniel Day-Lewis got the prize for his sensitive portrayal of a woman facing senile dementia in Away From Her, while Julie Christie triumphed as a ruthless oil baron in There Will Be Blood. Or was that the other way round? We forget.

Anyway, favourite award speech of the evening was from amazing actor, lust object and all-round God of everything Javier Bardem (you could say we're fans), who won best supporting actor for his role in the stonking Coen Brothers flick No Country For Old Men. He said: "Thank you for choosing the good takes instead of the ones where I really sucked."

We can't see Day-Lewis ever speaking with such humility... still, he did dedicate his prize to Heath Ledger, which is nice we suppose, if a little bandwagon-jumping seeing as he didn't know him and had never worked with him...

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