Jessica Chastain wasn't just a nominee for her role as Maya in Kathryn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty at Sunday night's Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony — she also occupied one of the top spots on most people's Best Dressed lists, after she showed up on the red carpet in a stunning crimson gown by Alexander McQueen, accented with a tasteful-yet-plunging silver necklace.
Turn the clock back one day and consider some of the names being shortlisted for Best Actor Oscar nominations: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, Ryan Gosling, Demián Bichir. What's that? Didn't catch the last one? Bichir, who beat out DiCaprio and Gosling (not to mention Shame's Michael Fassbender), is one of five actors nominated for the most coveted award in acting.
Every year, card-carrying members of the Screen Actors Guild nominate their peers in movies and television for the best work. These awards, aside from being prestigious honors in their own right, get handed out a few weeks ahead of the Oscars and tend to pretty reliable indicators of who the frontrunners are.
Unlike the Golden Globes, at which Avatar reigned supreme with best drama and director nods, the blockbuster film had to sit one out at the Screen Actor's Guild Awards on Saturday night in L.A. and allow the other movie hits to shine.