'Chicago' Takes Trio Of SAG Awards
The big screen version of "Chicago" took another set of honors last night (March 9) at the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards in Los Angeles. The film picked up three honors, including one for best enseThe big screen version of "Chicago" took another set of honors last night (March 9) at the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards in Los Angeles. The film picked up three honors, including one for best ensemble work by a cast during the event, held at the Shrine Exposition Center and broadcast live on cable network TNT.
Led by Renee Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere, and Queen Latifah, the cast for "Chicago" is rounded out by Christine Baranski, Ekaterina Chtchelkanova, Taye Diggs, Denise Faye, Colm Feore, Deidre Goodwin, Mya Harrison, Lucy Liu, Susan Misner, John C. Reilly, and Dominic West.
Zellweger and Zeta-Jones picked up the awards for best actress and best supporting actress, respectively, for their work in "Chicago." The Miramax film also recently won the top awards from the Directors and Producers Guilds.
All of the accolades bode well for the chances "Chicago" has at the upcoming Academy Awards. As previously reported, the musical leads the field with 13 nominations.
Aside from the ensemble SAG award, Latifah had more good news this weekend. Her latest film, "Bringing Down the House," took the top spot at U.S. box offices this weekend. Latifah, who is nominated for a best supporting actress Oscar for her "Chicago" role as Matron Mama Morton, stars opposite Academy Awards host Steve Martin in the Buena Vista film. Its estimated $31.7 million opening was the third best ever in the month of March, The Hollywood Reporter reports, behind 20th Century Fox's "Ice Age" ($46.3 million) and New Line's "Blade 2" ($32.5 million).