"I don't care if they're good actors, who gives a f*** if someone can pretend to be somebody?" So, Stern's picks include Robert Downey Jr. for Sherlock Holmes, Kevin Bacon and Renee Zellweger for My One and Only, and Jimmy Fallon for his stint as Hot Tub Johnny Rocket in Whip It. His criteria -- they've either been on the show or been nice to him in some way. No concern over the role or how well an actor pulled it off.
It's annoying, sure. But the annoyance comes from the straightforwardness more than an act, because let's be honest -- these things are absolutely subjective, and if everyone was completely forthright about their reasoning, there would be annoyance up the wazoo. Perhaps the other voters are not as stringently anti-talent, but there's always subjective rationale in play, whether it's simply preferring a certain style of acting or wanting to support a beloved friend.
The big question: Will SAG now reconsider their members, or at least, who can be part of the nominating committee?