January 25th, 2009
07:09 PM ET
Good evening, everybody! I'll be blogging backstage here at the SAG Awards, sending along any snacky bit of Screen Actors Guild goodness that comes my way. The awards are being held in L.A.'s famed Shrine Auditorium, and folks, they ain't kidding - it is super "Shriney" in here.
I've got Moorish style balconies, chandaliers, and stain-glassed windows surrounding me. And I'm sitting not far from the "Silver Scimitar Wall of Honor." Somebody get me a fez so I'll feel right at home.
Right now all of us media types are settling in. I'm sitting shoulder to shoulder with a couple of journalists from a rival news service and we're pondering who will win the big trophy of the night: the Cast in a Motion Picture award. It's the equivalent of Best Picture at the other kudo-fests and we're thinking "Milk" might grab it, even though "Slumdog Millionaire" is gathering momentum with Golden Globe and Producers Guild Awards wins. The logic being that the Hollywood buzz surrounding "Slumdog" is mainly centered on director Danny Boyle, not the largely unknown - but hugely talented - cast. We'll see what the night brings. Maybe there's just no betting against Slumdog - and destiny - this year.
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