Best SAG Snubbing: Kyra Sedgwick

Duana Posted by Duana at January 30, 2012 15:20:42 January 30, 2012 15:20:42

While in theory weΓÇÖre restricting ourselves to what happens at the show, in reality certain truths are self-evident ΓÇô in this case, that Giuliana (Lainey: Duana keeps calling her Giuliana DePandi which is maybe my favourite thing in life, ever) irritated a wide swath of people far more than usual on the red carpet, and, in keeping with the SAGs being the awards where they really get to let it all hang out, they made less of an attempt to hide it.

Here is a partial list of people Giuliana visibly offended on the red carpet:

Jonah Hill
Michelle Williams
John Krasinski, and by extension, Emily Blunt
Julie Bowen (this was more like flummoxed, but still)

And finally, and most gloriously, Kyra Sedgwick.  

Because she was Not Having It.   

G starts right in with ΓÇ£what do you do to keep so fit??  Yes, Kyra was showing off a hot hot figure and some ink, so you could definitely say she wanted people to notice -  but thereΓÇÖs no good way to answer that question.  ΓÇ£I try to really make it to the gym a lotΓÇ¥ will make people fall over from boredom, while, ΓÇ£IΓÇÖm having an affair with my fecalist so I get extra colonicsΓÇ¥ is somehow inappropriate.  Only 19 year olds who donΓÇÖt have to lie yet can answer it without looking like theyΓÇÖre grinding their teeth.

So our G blithely moves along - not to ΓÇ£hey, letΓÇÖs talk about your showΓÇ¥ or anything that might indicate she had some sort of entertainment knowledge, but instead, to ΓÇ£So you (and Kevin Bacon) have been together SO LONG, whatΓÇÖs your secret?  What would you tell the people out there?ΓÇ¥

Sedgwick: ΓÇ£DonΓÇÖt take marital advice from celebrities.ΓÇ¥

I cheered.

I mean, itΓÇÖs right there. ItΓÇÖs obvious. How could she not go for it?  And why doesnΓÇÖt she get any credit for it?  You know who else would have said that? Tina Fey.    

The fact that Sedgwick is right is beside the point.  ItΓÇÖs that itΓÇÖs an undignified question, inappropriate for the carpet, and even if she were going to answer, as if thereΓÇÖs an answer that fits neatly into a two-second soundbite?  ΓÇ£Oh gosh, we love swinging!ΓÇ¥  Please.  

She was poised, she was beautiful,  and she did that thing that only some can do where her smile just got a touch icy as she responded.   This woman, whose show is finishing after a strong 7 seasons, may not get enough credit for being awesome.  Full stop.

Photos:
Jason Merritt/Frazer Harrison/Getty

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