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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:

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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