There were not many surprises at the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards until the very end.
Viola Davis and Octiavia Spencer both won the SAG Award their roles in The Help. The duo then returned to the stage as the film won best acting ensemble. Octavia and Viola Davis both know how to give a really damn good speech. I’m so happy for them both – such deserving wins.
My future husband Jean Dujardin won the lead-actor honor for The Artist as a silent-film superstar whose career crumbles when the sound era arrives. While Christopher Plummer won for supporting actor as an elderly dad who comes out as gay in Beginners. I loved the little tribute he gave to his wife at the end of his speech.
The HBO’s gangster drama Boardwalk Empire won its second consecutive trophy for outstanding performance by an ensemble in a drama series. “This is such an honor,” said series lead actor Steve Buscemi. He earlier had won his second consecutive trophy for outstanding performance by a male actor in a drama series for his role in the series.
Modern Family also won for the second year in a row, as did Betty White for outstanding performance by a female actor in a comedy series. Jessica Lange won her first ever Screen Actors Guild award for her unexpected role on FX’s gothic drama American Horror Story. I’m thrilled that she won. She was so good in that role.
Launch the gallery to check out all the pics from the show and press room. Check out the full list of winners.
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
“The Help” — WINNER!
“Midnight in Paris”
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Glenn Close, “Albert Nobbs”
Viola Davis, “The Help” — WINNER!
Meryl Streep, “The Iron Lady”
Tilda Swinton, “We Need To Talk About Kevin”
Michelle Williams, “My Week With Marilyn”
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Demián Bichir, “A Better Life”
George Clooney, “The Descendants”
Leonardo DiCaprio, “J. Edgar”
Jean Dujardin, “The Artist” — WINNER!
Brad Pitt, “Moneyball”
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
“Boardwalk Empire” — WINNER!
“Game of Thrones”
“The Good Wife”
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
Patrick J. Adams, “Suits” (USA)
Steve Buscemi, “Boardwalk Empire” (HBO) — WINNER!
Kyle Chandler, “Friday Night Lights” (DirecTV)
Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad” (AMC)
Michael C. Hall, “Dexter” (Showtime)
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
Kathy Bates, “Harry’s Law” (NBC)
Glenn Close, “Damages” (DirecTV)
Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story” (FX) — WINNER!
Julianna Margulies, “The Good Wife” (CBS)
Kyra Sedgwick, “The Closer” (TNT)
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Laurence Fishburne, “Thurgood” (HBO)
Paul Giamatti, “Too Big To Fail” (HBO) — WINNER!
Greg Kinnear, “The Kennedys” (Reelz Channel)
Guy Pearce, “Mildred Pierce” (HBO)
James Woods, “Too Big To Fail” (HBO)
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Diane Lane, “Cinema Verite” (HBO)
Maggie Smith, “Downton Abbey” (PBS)
Emily Watson, “Appropriate Adult” (Sundance Channel)
Betty White, “Hallmark Hall of Fame: The Lost Valentine” (CBS)
Kate Winslet, “Mildred Pierce” (HBO) — WINNER!
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
“The Big Bang Theory”
“Modern Family” — WINNER!
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
Julie Bowen, “Modern Family” (ABC)
Edie Falco, “Nurse Jackie” (Showtime)
Tina Fey, “30 Rock” (NBC)
Sofia Vergara, “Modern Family” (ABC)
Betty White, “Hot In Cleveland” (TV Land) — WINNER!
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
Alec Baldwin, “30 Rock” (NBC) — WINNER!
Ty Burrell, “Modern Family” (ABC)
Steve Carell, “The Office” (NBC)
Jon Cryer, “Two and a Half Men” (CBS)
Eric Stonestreet, “Modern Family” (ABC)
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Bérénice Bejo, “The Artist”
Jessica Chastain, “The Help”
Melissa McCarthy, “Bridesmaids”
Janet McTeer, “Albert Nobbs”
Octavia Spencer, “The Help” — WINNER!
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Kenneth Branagh, “My Week With Marilyn”
Armie Hammer, “J. Edgar”
Jonah Hill, “Moneyball”
Nick Nolte, “Warrior”
Christopher Plummer, “Beginners” — WINNER!
Life Achievement Award
Mary Tyler Moore