18th Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards 2012 - List of Winners

The biggest and brightest stars of film and television came together on Sunday, January 29, 2012, January 30 in the Philippines to honor their peers at the 18th annual Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards. The awards rite was held at Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles and was aired live in the Philippines via satellite on VELVET.

The Help was the big winner of the night, picking up the award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture!

Christopher Plummer and Octavia Spencer took home the evening's first awards for supporting actor and actress, while Alec Baldwin, Kate Winslet, Betty White and the casts of Modern Family and Boardwalk Empire were among the others earning nods during the ceremony. Receiving the night's top honors were Jean Dujardin for best actor in a leading role, Viola Davis for best female actor in a leading role and The Help for best ensemble in a motion picture.

Mary Tyler Moore accepted the Lifetime Achievement Award from Dick Van Dyke midway through the show, taking the opportunity to explain why she chose to use her middle name to separate herself from the six other Mary Moore's already on SAG's roster in the early stages of her Hollywood career.

Actors love honoring other actors, which is why the Screen Actors Guild Awards exist. That and as yet another precursor to the Academy Awards. Who took home the actor trophies at the 18th annual SAG Awards -- and thus moved one step closer to Oscar gold? Find out below the full list of nominees and winners at the 18th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards:


The Artist
The Descendants
WINNER: The Help
Midnight in Paris

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

Lead actor
Demián Bichir, A Better Life
George Clooney, The Descendants
Leonardo DiCaprio, J. Edgar
WINNER: Jean Dujardin, The Artist
Brad Pitt, Moneyball

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

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


Drama ensemble
WINNER: Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
Breaking Bad (AMC)
Dexter (Showtime)
Game of Thrones (HBO)
The Good Wife (CBS)

Actor, drama
Patrick J. Adams, Suits (USA)
WINNER: Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
Kyle Chandler, Friday Night Lights (DirectTV/NBC)
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad (AMC)
Michael C. Hall, Dexter (Showtime)

Actress, drama
Kathy Bates, Harry's Law (NBC)
Glenn Close, Damages (DirecTV)
WINNER: Jessica Lange, American Horror Story (FX)
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife (CBS)
Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer (TNT)

Actor, TV movie or miniseries
Laurence Fishburn, Thurgood (HBO)
WINNER: Paul Giamatti, Too Big to Fail (HBO)
Greg Kinnear, The Kennedys (Reelz)
Guy Pearce, Mildred Pierce (HBO)
James Woods, Too Big to Fail (HBO)

Actress, TV movie or miniseries
Diane Lane, Cinema Verite (HBO)
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey (PBS)
Emily Watson, Appropriate Adult (ITV)
Betty White, Hallmark Hall of Fame: The Lost Valentine (CBS)
WINNER: Kate Winslet, Mildred Pierce (HBO)

Comedy ensemble
30 Rock (NBC)
The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Glee (Fox)
WINNER: Modern Family (ABC)
The Office (NBC)

Actress, comedy
Julie Bowen, Modern Family (ABC)
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie (Showtime)
Tina Fey, 30 Rock (NBC)
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family (ABC)
WINNER: Betty White, Hot in Cleveland (TV Land)

Actor, comedy
WINNER: Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock (NBC)
Ty Burrell, Modern Family (ABC)
Steve Carell, The Office (NBC)
Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men (CBS)
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family (ABC)

Lifetime Achievement Award
Mary Tyler Moore

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