SAG Awards 2012 Winners

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SAG Awards 2012 Winners SAG Awards 2012 Winners

The 2012 Screen Actors Guild Awards proved to be a less predictable affair than the 2012 Golden Globes, with some truly deserving performances being recognized by the acting community; but, as always, there were some questionable calls and outright snubs as well.

The Help didn’t really need any as the 2012 SAG Awards  as it went on to snag the top honors of the night, with actress Viola Davis snagging a win for her leading role in the film, while Octavia Spencer added to her Golden Globe win by snagging the actress in a supporting role prize.

On the TV side, things were pretty volatile: Aleck Baldwin trumped Steve Carrell for actor in a comedy series, meaning The Office‘s former manager Michael Scott will head off into the sunset sans SAG award. Steve Buscemi upset Kyle Chandler (Friday Night Lights) and Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston to win in the actor in a dramatic series award, while Betty White trounced younger talent like Tina Fey to win Actress in a Comedic Series. Jessica Lange followed her Globes win with another big award for her dramatic American Horror Story role.

While it was little surprise that Modern Family won for Best Ensemble in a Comedic Series, hardcore TV fans are likely still rankled by the fact that Boardwalk Empire won the Best Dramatic Ensemble award over the Breaking Bad and/or Game of Thrones.

Check out the list of 2012 SAG Award winners (and losers) below:

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OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A CAST IN A MOTION PICTURE

The Help – WINNER
The Artist
Bridesmaids
The Descendants
Midnight in Paris

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A FEMALE ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

Viola Davis, The Help – WINNER
Glenn Close, Albert Nobbs
Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady
Tilda Swinton, We Need To Talk About Kevin
Michelle Williams, My Week With Marilyn

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A MALE ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

Jean Dujardin, The Artist – WINNER
Demian Bichir, A Better Life
George Clooney, The Descendants
Leonardo DiCaprio, J Edgar
Brad Pitt, Moneyball

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A FEMALE ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Octavia Spencer, The Help – WINNER
Bérénice Bejo, The Artist
Jessica Chastain, The Help
Melissa McCarthy, Bridesmaids
Janet McTeer, Albert Nobbs

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A MALE ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Christopher Plummer, Beginners – WINNER
Kenneth Branagh, My Week With Marilyn
Armie Hammer, J Edgar
Jonah Hill, Moneyball
Nick Nolte, Warrior

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A FEMALE ACTOR IN A TELEVISION MOVIE OR MINISERIES

Kate Winslet, Mildred Pierce – WINNER
Diane Lane, Cinema Verite
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Emily Watson, Appropriate Adult
Betty White, Hallmark Hall of Fame: The Lost Valentine

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A MALE ACTOR IN A TELEVISION MOVIE OR MINISERIES

Paul Giamatti, Too Big to Fail – WINNER
Laurence Fishburne, Thurgood
Greg Kinnear, The Kennedys
James Woods, Too Big to Fail
Guy Pearce, Mildred Pierce

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY AN ENSEMBLE IN A DRAMA SERIES

Boardwalk Empire – WINNER
Breaking Bad
Dexter
Game of Thrones
The Good Wife

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A FEMALE ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

Jessica Lange, American Horror Story – WINNER
Kathy Bates, Harry’s Law
Glenn Close, Damages
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A MALE ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire – WINNER
Patrick J Adams, Suits
Kyle Chandler, Friday Night Lights
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Michael C Hall, Dexter

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY AN ENSEMBLE IN A COMEDY SERIES

Modern Family – WINNER
30 Rock
The Big Bang Theory
Glee
The Office

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A FEMALE ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

Betty White, Hot in Cleveland – WINNER
Julie Bowen, Modern Family
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A MALE ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock – WINNER
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Steve Carell, The Office
Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family

SCREEN ACTORS GUILD LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Mary Tyler Moore

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  1. This was boring! Little hard to fallow and why is everyone an actor? What about actrises? Not Female actor….

    • They’re probably trying to make the word “Actor” gender neutral. It’s been happening for a while.

      • Holy crap!!! Mary Tyler Moore is alive? I thought they only gave that award out to dead people so they couldn’t give an hour long speech?

        (I should write for the onion’s “American Voices”)

  2. Well, at least Nick Nolte got noticed for Outstanding Supporting Male Actor for WARRIOR. Would have loved it if he won, though.

  3. eeeeehhhhhhhhh. I hate it when things are predictable.

  4. Surprised Breaking Bad did not come home with anything.

  5. Wow, the only one of those movies that I even have any remote interest in watching is Moneyball, but only because I am a huge baseball fan.

  6. I don’t get why there’s an award show for just the actors…
    Without a good director, script, score, costume designer, set designer, etc. the actors are pretty useless.
    Yet for some reason, none of those hardworking people are part of this award ceremony.

  7. all the movies nominated this year seem to be either crap or just mediocre same with the actors in the movies

  8. I’m always really suprised that Boardwalk Empire wins over Game of Thrones. I mean Boardwalk Empire is a good show and all but Game of Thrones is nothing short of fantastic.

    • ^ Agreed.

  9. i dont mind boardwalk empire beating game of thrones, at least it was beaten by something that i’ve been watching that gives me equally as much joy. why no comedy nomination for community? i’ve watched modern family… not that funny

  10. I still can’t believe that Jon Cryer was even nominated for the absolutely revolting 9th season of TWO AND A HALF nitwits, but I am happy that he didn’t win, because he did not deserve to.

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