It was the first time a Foreign Film has taken the top prize at from SAG/AFTRA. Was it to send some sort of a message or to show they know more than the rest of us? Come Oscar time, the film is nominated in the International (Foreign) Film category and Best Picture. So, SAG voters just gave it to them right here to send Oscar voters a message. It is worthy of the top prize.
It is their call, and I will not argue with it here.
Overall, it was a dull show, with no host, which Eugene Levy and son told us at the outset. If the main takeaway from it was Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt talking and laughing backstage, you know it was not a stellar evening. Many may suggest Robert De Niro slammed Trump once again, but not really. He was tame and not worthy of too much discussion.
That could be the film themselves. Of course, those nominees and winners will suggest otherwise with their talk, but they need to - it is their business.
On the TV side, the winners were shows hardly anyone was seen. Now, I am not talking about fake watching but really watching these shows, faithfully. Spending a night binge-watching does not count either.
That could be said about the movies as well. How many people say through "The Irishman" or loved "once Upon a Time in Hollywood"? And even more people will not admit to ignoring "Parasite." The Netflix and streaming business plan is odd, and is ruining both TV and movie watching. Hardly anything anymore is must-see or event-like.
Here are the winners.
Best Ensemble film - "Parasite"
Female Actor - Renee Zellwegger - "Judy"
Male Actor - Joaquin Phoenix - "Joker"
Female Supporting Actress - Laura Dern - "Marriage Story"
Male Supporting Actor - Brad Pitt - "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood"