Monday, January 30, 2012

'The Help' Bags 3 SAG Awards

JAN 29, 2012 - The Screen Actors Guild honoured the stars of The Help as the top ensemble cast of 2011 and gave it two other awards for Best Lead Actress and Supporting Actress in a surprise over heavily favoured silent movie The Artist. The ceremony was held at the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center.

The Help earned three awards and The Artist won only one for French actor Jean Dujardin as Best Actor in a drama for his role as a fading actor at the end of the talkies. Dujardin was genuinely surprised as he held his statue, thanking the audience of A-list actors including Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Angelina Jolie, Meryl Streep and Michelle Williams.

TV icon Mary Tyler Moore was also honoured with a lifetime achievement award, presented to her by her TV husband, Dick Van Dyke. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 won the movie stunt ensemble award while the TV stunt ensemble prize was won by Game of Thrones. The stunt awards were announced on the arrivals' red carpet before the show began.

SAG Awards winners have in the past have gone on to earn Oscars. In 2011, all four acting winners also won Academy Awards.

Here are the winners:

Cast in a Motion Picture:
The Help

Male Actor in a Leading Role:
Jean Dujardin for The Artist

Female Actor in a Leading Role:
Viola Davis for The Help

Male Actor in a Supporting Role:
Christopher Plummer for Beginners

Female Actor in a Supporting Role:
Octavia Spencer (pic, left) for The Help


Ensemble in a Comedy Series:
Modern Family (2009)

Ensemble in a Drama Series
Boardwalk Empire (2010)

Male Actor in a Comedy Series:
Alec Baldwin for 30 Rock (2006)

Female Actor in a Comedy Series
Betty White for "Hot in Cleveland" (2010)

Male Actor in a Drama Series:
Steve Buscemi for "Boardwalk Empire" (2010)

Female Actor in a Drama Series:
Jessica Lange for American Horror Story (2011)

Male Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries:
Paul Giamatti for Too Big to Fail

Female Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries:
Kate Winslet for Mildred Pierce


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