The SAG Awards for 2013 had its winners recently announced. “Argo” swept off their feet the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on Sunday, January 27th, CBS News reports.
Ben Affleck’s movie continues its pre-Oscars steam roll through the entertainment business awards. After winning best drama and best director at the Golden Globes, “Argo” claimed the highest honor, for overall cast performance, at the Screen Actors Guild Awards. This recognition comes only a day after the movie was deemed Best Film at the 24th Annual Producers Guild Awards, an event that usually serves as an echo for the Academy Awards.
If the momentum doesn’t wear off before the Oscars, then “Argo” might very well become the fourth movie in the history of the gala to claim the Best Movie award in the absence of a nomination for its director.
Best Actress award went to Jennifer Lawrence for her performance alongside Bradley Cooper in “Silver Linings Playbook”, while Daniel Day-Lewis was deemed once again Best Actor for his role as Abraham Lincoln in the Civil War homonym movie, just as he was at the Golden Globes.
“It occurred to me — it was an actor that murdered Abraham Lincoln. And therefore, somehow it is only so fitting that every now and then an actor tries to bring him back to life again,” Daniel Day-Lewis said during his acceptance speech. The actor might become one of the few to have claimed three Academy Awards, soon enough.
The supporting roles awards went to Tommy Lee Jones for “Lincoln” and Anne Hathaway for her incredible performance as Fantine in “Les Miserables”, a screen adaptation of the stage musical inspired by Victor Hugo’s novel. Her fellow nominees were four Academy Awarded actresses: Sally Field, Helen Hunt, Nicole Kidman and Maggie Smith. “I have loved every single minute of my life as an actor. … Thank you for nominating me alongside incredible women and incredible performances,” she said during her acceptance speech.
On the television side, “Modern Family” received the award for best overall cast in a TV comedy show for the third time in the past 3 years. TV drama “Homeland” was honored for Claire Danes’ performance and “Breaking Bad” for Bryan Cranston’s, while the best TV drama cast award went to “Downton Abbey”.
Best comedy performers were deemed “30 Rock” Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin, Fey for the fifth time and Baldwin for the seventh.
Kevin Costner was the best actor in a movie or miniseries, for his performance in “Hatfields & McCoys”, while Julianne Moore received the award for best actress in a movie or miniseries for her role as Sarah Palin in “Game Change”.
The life-achievement award honor was received this year by Dick Van Dyke, who was accompanied on stage by prolonged standing ovations and said “that does an old man a lot of good,” at the beginning of his accepting speech.
Previously to the SAG Awards ceremony’s opening, “Game of Thrones” and “Skyfall” received the awards for best stunt ensemble during a red carpet announcement.