This image released by The Weinstein Company shows, from left, Meryl Streep, Julianne Nicholson and Juliette Lewis in a scene from "August: Osage County." Steve McQueenÂ’s historic saga Â“12 Years a Slave,Â” Jon WellsÂ’ dysfunctional family adaptation Â“August: Osage County, Jean-Marc ValleeÂ’s early AIDS epidemic drama Â“Dallas Buyers ClubÂ” the White House servant tale Â“Lee DanielÂ’s The ButlerÂ” top the list of outstanding performances for the 20th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards with three nominations each. (AP Photo/The Weinstein Company, Claire Folger)
Assistant Entertainment Editor George Lang chatted with readers Thursday about the Oscars. Below is an unedited transcript of the chat.