The Screen Actors Guild made things a little clearer tonight. The actors came together and made some very interesting choices. As expected, Anne Hathaway won Best Supporting Actress for her role in Tom Hooper’s Les Miserables. Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln won two awards for Daniel Day-Lewis and not in attendance, Tommy Lee Jones. In what can only be described as a hot girl deathmatch for the gold, Jennifer Lawrence beat out Jessica Chastain and won Best Actress for her portrayal in David O. Russell’s Silver Linings Playbook.
The jaw-dropping moment of the night came at the end when Ben Affleck’s Argo won Best Cast Ensemble over Lincoln and Silver Linings Playbook. After winning big on Saturday with the Producers Guild of America, Affleck’s film has built serious momentum and could be able to do the impossible and win Best Picture without a Directing nomination for Affleck.
In the television categories, PBS’ “Downton Abbey” took home the top award in Drama while expectedly “Modern Family” took home the Comedy Ensemble. Only a few days from their series finale, Alec Baldwin and Tina Fey both won for “30 Rock” in Comedy while Claire Danes and surprisingly Bryan Cranston took home Lead Actor and Actress in a Drama for their roles in “Homeland” and “Breaking Bad.”
On a side note, during the ceremony the Weinsteins were in full force campaigning, and pushing their pony Silver Linings Playbook with small homages to Bradley Cooper and Robert DeNiro. They even mentioned that it was DeNiro’s first nomination in over 20 years.
I think Day-Lewis, Hathaway, and to a lesser extent Lawrence have locked themselves in for Oscar wins but we have four weeks left. Don’t be surprised to see some upsets the way this year has been. Jones can still lose to any of those other four performers. The run for Best Picture is still open to Argo, Lincoln, or Silver Linings Playbook. Next up is BAFTA and Directors Guild of America.
The full list of winners is down below:
Best Performance by a Cast Ensemble - Argo
Best Performance by a Male Actor in Leading Role – Daniel Day-Lewis for Lincoln
Best Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role – Jennifer Lawrence for Silver Linings Playbook
Best Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role – Tommy Lee Jones for Lincoln
Best Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role – Anne Hathaway for Les Miserables
Best Cast Ensemble in a Drama Series – “Downton Abbey”
Best Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series – Bryan Cranston for “Breaking Bad”
Best Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series – Claire Danes for “Homeland”
Best Cast Ensemble in a Comedy Series – “Modern Family”
Best Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series – Alec Baldwin for “30 Rock”
Best Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series – Tina Fey for “30 Rock”
Best Performance by a Male Actor in a Mini-Series or TV Movie – Kevin Costner for “Hatfields & McCoys”
Best Performance by a Female Actor in a Mini-Series or TV Movie – Julianne Moore for “Game Change”
Best Stunt Ensemble – Skyfall
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