The 2012 Screen Actors Guild Awards are underway and Moneyball continues in its struggle to bring home hardware. After getting shutout at the Golden Globes two weeks ago, the movie is 0-for-1 at the SAG Awards. Christopher Plummer took home the award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role for his work in Beginners. He beat out Jonah Hill, Kenneth Branagh, Armie Hammer and Nick Nolte.
Hill played the role of Peter Brand, which was a loose interpretation of former Oakland A's assistant general manager Paul DePodesta. Although DePodesta was prominently featured in Moneyball the book, he did not want his likeness associated with the movie. Accordingly, the production used an amalgamation of people for the "Peter Brand" role.
The SAG awards represent the halfway point of the award season as we move closer to the Oscars, which take place on February 26. The SAG Awards nominees were chosen by separate film and television nominating committees, each consisting of 2,100 SAG members from around the country, randomly selected a new each year. The SAG Awards are the only industry honors conferred solely by actors' peers.