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Screen Actors Guild Awards Recognize 'The Help,' 'Harry Potter' and 'Boardwalk Empire'

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Jan 30, 2012 | 5:40am EST

Viola DavisLast night, the 18th Annual Screen Actor's Guild Awards broadcast, celebrating excellence in the performance of those harshly unappreciated figures of the film and television industry: actors. Following the pattern of award shows so far this year, SAG recognized The Help cast members, specifically Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer, as outstanding performances among those of 2011. In terms of television, a couple of big wins came in for Boardwalk Empire, while actors from Modern Family, 30 Rock and Mildred Pierce were also recognized.

Movies

Outstanding Performance By A Cast In A Motion Picture

The Help [Nominees: Bridesmaids, The Artist, The Descendants, Midnight in Paris]

Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Leading Role

Jean Dujardin—The Artist [Nominees: George Clooney—The Descendants, Demian Bichir—A Better Life, Leonardo DiCaprio—J. Edgar, Brad Pitt—Moneyball]

Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Leading Role

Viola Davis—The Help [Nominees: Michelle Williams—My Week With Marilyn, Glenn Close—Albert Nobbs, Meryl Streep—The Iron Lady, Tilda Swinton—We Need to Talk About Kevin]

Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Supporting Role

Christopher Plummer—Beginners, [Nominees: Nick Nolte—Warrior, Kenneth Branagh—My Week With Marilyn, Armie Hammer—J. Edgar, Jonah Hill—Moneyball]

Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Supporting Role

Octavia Spencer—The Help [Nominees: Berenice Bejo—The Artist, Jessica Chastain—The Help, Melissa McCarthy—Bridesmaids, Janet McTeer—Albert Nobbs]

 

Outstanding Performance By A Stunt Ensemble In A Motion Picture

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 [Nominees: The Adjustment Bureau, Cowboys & Aliens, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, X-Men: First Class]

Television

Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Television Movie Or Miniseries

Paul Giamatti—Too Big to Fail [Nominees: Laurence Fishburne—Thurgood, Greg Kinnear—The Kennedys, Guy Pearce—Mildred Pierce, James Woods—Too Big to Fail]

Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Television Movie Or Miniseries

Kate Winslet—Mildred Pierce [Nominees: Diane Lane—Cinema Verite, Maggie Smith—Downton Abbey, Emily Watson—Appropriate Adult, Betty White—The Lost Valentine]

Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Drama Series

Steve Buscemi—Boardwalk Empire [Nominees: Patrick J. Adams—Suits, Kyle Chandler—Friday Night Lights, Bryan Cranston—Breaking Bad, Michael C. Hall—Dexter]

Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Drama Series

Jessica Lange—American Horror Story [Nominees: Kathy Bates—Harry’s Law, Glenn Close—Damages, Julianna Margules—The Good Wife, Kyra Sedgwick—The Closer]

Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Comedy Series

Alec Baldwin—30 Rock [Nominees: Ty Burrell—Modern Family, Steve Carell—The Office, Jon Cryer—Two and a Half Men, Eric Stonestreet—Modern Family]

Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Comedy Series

Betty White—Hot In Cleveland [Nominees: Julie Bowen—Modern Family, Edie Falco—Nurse Jackie, Tina Fey—30 Rock, Sofia Vergara—Modern Family]

Outstanding Performance By An Ensemble In A Drama Series

Boardwalk Empire [Nominees: Breaking Bad, Dexter, Game of Thrones, The Good Wife]

Outstanding Performance By An Ensemble In A Comedy Series

Modern Family [Nominees: 30 Rock, The Big Bang Theory, Glee, The Office]

Outstanding Performance By A Stunt Ensemble In A Television Series

Game of Thrones [Nominees: Dexter, Southland, Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, True Blood]

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