Why Do The SAG Awards Have No Love For Rooney Mara And The Other Ladies Of The Social Network?
It is time once again for yet another Hollywood awards show, this time the Screen Actors Guild Awards, where actors recognize the accomplishments of fellow actors. Thus, whereas the Academy Awards hand out a prize for Best Picture, the SAG Awards bestow upon one film's ensemble an Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture prize. In honoring nominee The Social Network however, the guild neglected to credit any of the female performers in the cast -- including standout Rooney Mara.
As every viewer of the movie knows, Rooney's character, Erica Albright, basically serves as the catalyst for the creation of Facebook. Furthermore, her rapid fire delivery of Aaron Sorkin's screenplay in the opening five minutes is one of the film's high points. In fact, she was so good in her limited screen time there was even talk of a possible Oscar nomination. Just not an Outstanding Cast mention it seems.
She is not the only casualty either, as Brenda Song and Rashida Jones, who play Eduardo Saverin's crazed girlfriend and Mark Zuckerberg's counsel respectively, were also left off the list. Both women appear in multiple scenes and, much like the film opens with Rooney, it closes with Rashida.
So the ensemble, in all its boys club glory, is noted as Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake, Armie Hammer, Max Minghella and Josh Pence. Trying to put a face with a name for that last actor? Give up? He served as the body for the Winklevi, with Hammer's face being digitized on his in post-production. While this is certainly deserving of recognition, how does that make the short list and Rooney get left off?