This year, 19 of the 20 SAG acting nominees are contending at the Academy Awards. The only one not to make the cut was SAG supporting actress contender Diane Kruger ("Inglourious Basterds"), who was replaced on the Oscars ballot by Maggie Gyllenhaal ("Crazy Heart").
Last year, 18 of the 19 SAG acting nominees repeated at the Academy Awards. As double SAG nominee Kate
Winslet was bumped up by the Oscars from supporting to lead
Reader," she was denied a lead nod for "Revolutionary
Road." However, that film's Michael Shannon
managed to knock SAG nominee Dev Patel of "Slumdog
Millionaire" out of the supporting race.
Two years ago, 15 of the 20 SAG nominees went on to compete at the Oscars. Three years ago, it was also 19 of the 20 with the one variation
coming from the same film -- "The Departed" -- as SAG nominee Leonardo
DiCaprio was replaced at Oscar time by Mark
Four of the five SAG-nominated ensembles appear in
Oscar-nominated best pictures with only "Nine" not making it into the top 10. Last year, four of the five SAG-nominated ensembles also did so, with SAG contender "Doubt"
replaced by "The
Reader." "Slumdog Millionaire" won both awards. Two years ago, only one SAG ensemble nominee -- "No Country for
Old Men" -- made it into the best picture race, although that film won
both prizes as well. Three years ago, it was three of five, with "Little Miss
Sunshine" taking the SAG prize but losing the top Oscar to "The
Last year, all five of the lead actress nominees also competed for both awards. Two years ago, it was four of five as the only SAG nominee not
needing a babysitter come Oscar night was Angelina
Jolie ("A Mighty Heart"), whose spot went to "The Savages"
star Laura Linney.
As with this year, last year's supporting actress race matched up only four to five as the promotion
Winslet for "The Reader" left room at the Oscars for the addition
of Marisa Tomei ("The
Wrestler"). Two years ago, this race was also four for five with SAG
nominee Catherine Keener ("Into the Wild") replaced by Saoirse
Last year, lead actor also matched up perfectly. Two years ago, it went three for five
with the SAG nominees as relative newcomers Emile Hirsch
("Into the Wild") and Ryan Gosling ("Lars and the Real
Girl") were replaced at the Oscars by Hollywood vets Johnny
Depp ("Sweeney Todd") and Tommy Lee Jones
("In the Valley of Elah").
Last year's supporting actor race was four for five with Shannon
replacing Patel. Two years ago, SAG nominee Tommy Lee Jones ("No Country for Old Men")
was replaced by Philip
Seymour Hoffman ("Charlie Wilson's War").
This year, the DGA lineup is repeated at the Oscars. Last year's DGA picks for best director matched up with four of the five
academy choices as DGA nominee Christopher Nolan ("The
Dark Knight") was edged out at the Oscars by Stephen Daldry
("The Reader"). Two years ago, DGA nominee Sean
Penn ("Into the Wild") lost his Oscar slot to Jason
Reitman, who helmed best pic nominee "Juno."
Of this year's 10 PGA nominees for best picture, eight of them earned Oscar nods. The exceptions: One box office champ -- "Star Trek" -- was replaced by another -- "The Blind Side" -- and one set of Oscar favorites -- Clint Eastwood and "Invictus" -- was replaced by another -- the Coen brothers and "A Serious Man."
Last year, the PGA went four for five with the
Oscar contenders as "The Dark Knight" was bumped by "The Reader." Two
years ago, it was also four for five with PGA nominee "The Diving Bell and
the Butterfly" replaced by "Atonement."
This year, only two of the five WGA nominees for original screenplay -- "The Hurt Locker" and "A Serious Man" -- are contending at the Oscars. Last year, just one of the five WGA nominees for original screenplay made it into the Oscar race -- eventual winner Dustin
Lance Black ("Milk"). Two years ago, the WGA picks lined up
with the Oscar nominees except for "Knocked Up," which was knocked out
of the competition by the team that whipped up "Ratatouille."
The adapted screenplay Oscar race only includes two of the WGA nominees as well -- "Precious" and "Up in the Air." Last year, the Oscars went four for five with only the WGA
nominees for "The Dark Knight" bumped by David Hare,
who adapted "The Reader." Two years ago, Sean Penn, who wowed the WGA with
his adaptation of "Into the Wild," was snubbed at the Oscars as was the
scripter for "Zodiac." They were replaced by "Atonement" adapter Christopher
Hampton and first time writer-director Sarah Polley.
nominees for best cinematography line up with the American Society of Cinematographers choices with the exception of "Nine" lenser Dion Beebe, who was replaced by "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" shooter Bruno Delbonnel. Last year, ASC nominee Roger Deakins ("Revolutionary Road") was replaced at the Oscars by Tom Stern for "Changeling." Two
years ago, the ASC went five for five.
This year, the Oscar nominees for editing include just three of the American Cinema Editors' picks as the cutters for "Inglourious Basterds" and "Precious" replace those for "Star Trek" and "Up in the Air." Last year, the nominees lined up, and two years ago,
ACE nominee "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly" was replaced by "Michael