So, for favorites in the acting categories, I submit the following:
Actor: Jamie Foxx, “Ray.”
Actress: Hilary Swank, “Million Dollar Baby.”
Supporting actor: Morgan Freeman, “Million Dollar Baby.”
Supporting actress: Cate Blanchett, “The Aviator.”
Why? As Andre Soares over at Cinema Minima points out, SAG Award winners often mirror Oscar winners. It makes sense, since the largest membership group within the Academy is actors.
Ince, I found this graf funny:
Alexander Payne’s SIDEWAYS, a favorite with American critics, won the best ensemble award. (In other words, SAG members apparently felt that Clint Eastwood was so godawful in MILLION DOLLAR BABY that, like a thespian black hole, he sucked in the starshine of Freeman’s and Swank’s wins. How else to explain the SIDEWAYS “best ensemble” win, considering that none of its three nominees won any awards?)
On the off-topic tip: Cinema Minima has some crazy interactive web display stuff going on now, courtesty Active Renderer. For my part, it makes quoting and linking to stuff there more difficult. I hope they deep-six it.