Still leading the pack, Ben Affleck came out on top for ‘Argo’ at the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles. Ben clutched the statue and held it over his head, still showing a little astonishment for beating the lofty field of competitors to take the top award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. He also seems to be less and less concerned about the snub from the Academy of Motion Pictures, and even joked about the snub with reporters backstage saying, “I’m sorry I overlooked you … I know how it feels.”
Other top awards went to Daniel Day Lewis for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role for ‘Lincoln’, and Tommy Lee Jones, who missed the ceremony due to flu, won for Male Actor in a Supporting Role for ‘Lincoln’.
Jennifer Lawrence took Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role for ‘Silver Lings Playbook’, and Anne Hathaway cradled her trophy for Outstanding Performance by a Female actor in a Supporting Role for ‘Les Miserables’.
Tina Fey won for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series for ’30 Rock’, while her co-star Alex Baldwin took outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series for ’30 Rock’.
Tina Faye backstage SAG 2013
Bryan Cranston won the SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series for ‘Breaking Bad’, Claire Danes won Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series for ‘Homeland’, and Julianne Moore for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries for ‘Game Change’.
‘Downtown Abbey’ came out the winner for top ensemble cast in a drama, and good old ‘Modern Family’ took the top prize for ensemble cast in a comedy.
The night had it’s highlights, from the youngest nominee Aubrey Anderson-Emmons walking the red carpet, to 87 year old Dick Van Dyke honored with the Life Time Achievement Award for his outstanding career. Alex Baldwin presented the coveted award, replacing Carl Reiner and Mary Tyler Moore who were also downed by the flu.
Congratulations to all the nights winners. It all leads up to the Oscars where there are sure to be some of the biggest surprises of the entire awards season.
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