Guillermo del Toro‘s Creature From The Love Lagoon took a back seat as Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri won three SAG awards last night (Sunday, 1.21).
Martin McDonagh‘s film won Outstanding Performance by a Cast, Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role (Frances McDormand) and Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role (Sam Rockwell). Here are my lessons and takeaways:
#1: The Florida Project‘s Willem Dafoe is really and truly finished — Rockwell has the Best Supporting Actor Oscar in the bag.
#2: I’ve been thinking that when it comes to the general Academy vote, the votes for The Shape of Water (a.k.a. Aqua Man) and 3BB might split and come up short, allowing Lady Bird to sneak in for the Best Picture win. Now I’m wondering if Greta Gerwig‘s film has any shot at all. Lady Bird didn’t win a damn thing last night.
#3: 3BB‘s Frances McDormand totally owns the Best Actress Oscar. Nothing’s going to change — she’s got it.
#4: Ditto Darkest Hour‘s Gary Oldman and I, Tonya‘s Allison Janney, locked. It’s a real shame that Lady Bird‘s Laurie Metcalf, who should win, isn’t going to make it. I’m very sorry.