SAG gives awards to really good actors
9:40 Jake and Heath stumble and laugh over the sappy script written for their Brokeback Mountain intro. They look darling, don't they?
9:45 Reese Witherspoon is gasping for breath as she accepts the best actress award for Walk the Line. She says June Carter Cash deserved to be brought out of the shadow and into the light. She thanks Joauqin: Wihtout your John, there was no June. Yep, that Reese Witherspoon is hitting all the right notes. Plus, she has really glittery earrings.
9:47 Hilary Swank is raspy and skinny, but she's wearing a cool dress. Will she give the best actor in a film award to Russell Crowe, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Heath Leger, Joaquin Phoenix, David Strathairn. Phillip Seymour Hoffman get it! The actors seem to really pick the good actors. Well, maybe that's a big duh, but sometimes these things are just statuettes that follow along after big box office, or they seem like popularity contests, so it's nice to see Philip Seymour Hoffman win. Because he's no Russell Crowe.
9:55 Morgan Freeman announces the outstanding ensemble in a feature film: Crash, Hustle & Flow, Capote, Brokeback Mountain, Good Night, and Good Luck. In an upset you will have read about already, it goes to Crash. Don Cheadle reads the thanks. He says the film makes people think, and creates dialogue. It's no longer in LA theaters, tho; you'll have to get the DVD.
9:59 They don't turn off the mic, because apparently Morgan is saying goodbye to close the show. But nobody tells the enormous Crash cast, because they're milling around on stage and we can all hear them on the still-hot mic. Someone tells Morgan Freeman thay've always wanted to meet him; sounds a lot like Matt Dillon. Matt Dillon. Love love love.