This morning Dallas Buyer’s Club was announced as one of the five films nominated for SAG’s Best Ensemble award. Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto are aces, of course, and Denis O’Hare, Dallas Roberts and Steve Zahn obviously hold their own. But I suspect that the main reason for this nomination is that SAG members wanted to nominate Jennifer Garner for Best Supporting Actress but could’t bring themselves to nudge aside Jennifer Lawrence, Lupita Nyong’o, Julia Roberts, June Squibb and Oprah Winfrey. So they gave her the next best thing on the plate. That’s my theory. If it had been my call I would have nominated Garner ahead of Roberts and Winfrey, no offense.

Jennifer Garner in Dallas Buyer’s Club.