The 19th Annual S.A.G. Awards

sag-awards2The 19th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards took place on Sunday night at the Shrine Exposition Center in Los Angeles to honor the best acting of the year in movies and on television.  In the film categories, Argo was honored with Outstanding Performance by a Cast, while Silver Linings Playbook’s Jennifer Lawrence and Lincoln’s Daniel Day-Lewis took the top acting prizes.  Day-Lewis’ co-star, Tommy Lee Jones, won for Outstanding Supporting Male Actor while Anne Hathaway won Outstanding Supporting Female Actor for Les Miserables.  On the TV side, 30 Rock won big with Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin taking the trophies for acting, but Modern Family won Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series for the third straight year.  Downton Abbey won that same award for a Drama Series, while Homeland’s Claire Danes and Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston were honored with the awards for Outstanding Actor in Drama Series.

  • TIDBIT: The SAG Awards began in 1995 and stand as the only voting body to honor actors exclusively.
  • TIDBIT: The SAG Awards are better predictors of Academy Award winners than the Golden Globes.

 

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE SHOW

 

  • The show began with some stars of film and TV discussing why they chose to become actors, relaying funny anecdotes or telling stories about their first roles.  Among the celebrities who took part were Jane Krakowski, Chris Tucker, Helen Hunt, Hal Holbrook, Alfre Woodward, Darren Criss and Sofia Vergara.

 

  • When she won the award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role, Anne Hathaway spoke about how grateful she was to her agents, but couldn’t remember their names to personally thank them.

 

  • After Alec Baldwin won for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series, beating out Ty Burrell and Eric Stonestreet of Modern Family, the camera cut to the table the cast of Modern Family were at and they were all toasting and drinking.

 

  • When Tina Fey won the SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series for her work on 30 Rock, she mentioned how the series finale of 30 Rock airs on Thursday but lamented over how it is on at the same time as the hit show The Big Bang Theory.  She then said, “Just tape The Big Bang Theory for once!”

 

  • The 11 actor ensemble of Modern Family won the trophy for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series for the third consecutive year.

 

  • As she accepted her award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries for Game Change, Julianne Moore thanked every member of the cast, reading off a long list to make sure she remembered everyone.

 

  • Alec Baldwin paid tribute to Dick Van Dyke before bestowing upon him the Life Achievement Award.  After the legendary actor’s standing ovation subsided, he accepted the trophy, saying, “I’m really lucky to have found a line of work that doesn’t require growing up.”

 

  • Bryan Cranston began his acceptance speech for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series for Breaking Bad by saying, “It is so good to be bad.”

 

  • As Jennifer Lawrence walked to the stage to accept the award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role, it appeared the bottom of her dress ripped and part of it came down, baring her legs.  The actress was also rumored to be suffering from pneumonia.  Meanwhile, in her speech, she thanked MTV, explaining that she got her SAG card at age 14 after appearing in a promo for MTV’s series My Super Sweet Sixteen.

 

  • In his acceptance speech for the award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role for his role as Abraham Lincoln in Lincoln, Daniel Day-Lewis said, “It was an actor that murdered Abraham Lincoln and therefore it is only fitting that an actor try to bring him back to life.”

 

WINNERS AT THE 19TH ANNUAL SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS

 

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Daniel Day-LewisLincoln

 

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Jennifer LawrenceSilver Linings Playbook

 

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Tommy Lee JonesLincoln

 

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Anne HathawayLes Miserables

 

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Argo

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Kevin CostnerHatfields & McCoys

 

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Julianne MooreGame Change

 

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
Bryan CranstonBreaking Bad

 

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
Claire DanesHomeland

 

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
Alec Baldwin30 Rock

 

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
Tina Fey 30 Rock

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Downton Abbey

 

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
Modern Family

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