LOS ANGELES–Screen Actors Guild presented its coveted Actor® statuette for the outstanding motion picture and primetime television performances at the 18th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®” ceremony held Sunday at the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center in Los Angeles.
Honored with individual awards were Viola Davis, Jean Dujardin, Christopher Plummer and Octavia Spencer for performances in motion pictures and Alec Baldwin, Steve Buscemi, Paul Giamatti, Jessica Lange, Betty White, and Kate Winslet for performances in television.
Screen Actors Guild originated awards for the outstanding performances by a motion picture cast and by television drama and comedy ensembles. The Actor® for a motion picture cast performance went this year to “The Help”, while the Actors® for television drama and comedy ensemble performances went this year to “Boardwalk Empire”and “Modern Family.”
Screen Actors Guild’s honors for outstanding performances by a stunt ensemble in film and television were awarded to “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2” and “Game of Thrones.” Nearly 100,000 active members of Screen Actors Guild nationwide were eligible to vote for the recipients.
Dick Van Dyke presented Mary Tyler Moore with Screen Actors Guild’s highest honor, the 48th Annual Life Achievement Award, following a filmed tribute. Jessica Chastain introduced a film salute to SAG’s regional branches, spotlighting memorable moments created by actors who live and work across the nation. Meryl Streep introduced a filmed “In Memoriam” tribute to the actors we have lost in the past year.
People Magazine and the Entertainment Industry Foundation hosted the Screen Actors Guild Post-Awards Gala for the 16th year. This exclusive event, immediately following the SAG Awards on the back lot of the Shrine Exposition Center, honors the philanthropic causes and good works of the members of the Screen Actors Guild. The gala benefits the SAG Foundation.
The complete list of recipients of the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® follows.
18th Screen Actors Guild Awards recipients
Theatrical Motion Pictures
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Jean Dujardin / George – “The Artist” (The Weinstein Company)
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Viola Davis / Aibileen Clark – “The Help” (DreamWorks Pictures / Touchstone Pictures)
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Christopher Plummer / Hal – “Begginers” (Focus Features)
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Octavia Spencer/ Minny Jackson – “The Help” (DreamWorks Pictures / Touchstone Pictures)
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Paul Giamatti / Ben Bernanke – “Too Big To Fail” (HBO)
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Kate Winslet/ Mildred Pierce – “Mildred Pierce” (HBO)
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
Steve Buscemi / Enoch “Nucky” Thompson – “Boardwalk Empire”(HBO)
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
Jessica Lange / Constance – “American Horror Story” (FX)
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
Alec Baldwin / Jack Donaghy – “30 Rock” (NBC)
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
Betty White / Elka Ostrovsky – “Hot in Cleveland” (TV Land)
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
Modern Family (ABC)
SAG Honors For Stunt Ensembles
Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (Warner Bros.)
Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Television Series
Game of Thrones (HBO)
Life Achievement Award
Screen Actors Guild Awards 48th Annual Life Achievement Award
Mary Tyler Moore