The Screen Actors Guild has just announced its nominations for the SAG Awards 2012ÔÇôwidely thought to be a predictor of the OscarsÔÇôand the biggest (and best) surprise of the lot is Demi?ín Bichir, nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a leading role for the independent film "A Better Life." "Se Fija!" Had a chance to film Chris Weitz in a discussion of "A Better Life" at a recent event held by TheWrap.com; you can see the Q&A here. And Argentinean B?®r?®nice Bejo nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role in "The Artist." We've just added a post about the sometimes-overlooked treasure that is "Dexter;" you can read it here. [link to the post]. Nice to see SAG agrees with us!
KTLA TV Los Angeles managed to reach Bichir, working on his current project in Mexico. We'll link to their impromptu interview as soon as it's posted on the station's site.
Sofia Vergara has garnered a nomination as well, as Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series, and there are familiar Latino names in the SAG nominations for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series and Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series. Among the actors mentioned:
David Zayas, Lauren V?®lez, Edward James Olmos, and Aimee Garcia for "Dexter"
Mackenzie Vega for "The Good Wife"
Naya Rivera and Lea Michelle for "Glee"
Sofia Vergara and Rico Rodriguez for "Modern Family"
Oscar Nu??ez for "The Office"
We could go on and on about all the terrific lead and supporting performance that didn't get nominated, as individuals or in an ensembleÔÇªbut that's for another time. Right now: congrats to all these outstanding Latinos for the honor!
A complete list of all the SAG nominees are on Se Fija!