'Argo' edges out 'Lincoln' at SAG Awards

28 January 2013 / 3 years 9 months ago

Iran hostage drama "Argo" won its second big award in two days on Sunday, boosting its chances of winning a best picture Oscar next month in a race that had been considered wide open."Argo" won best cast ensemble, the top prize, at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, while Daniel Day-Lewis and Jennifer Lawrence took lead acting honors.Tommy Lee Jones and Anne Hathaway took home prizes at the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards on Sunday, as Hollywood actors picked the best performances of 2012 in film and television on an evening that will likely define some of the top Oscar races next month.Jones, 66, won the best supporting actor trophy for his turn as Thaddeus Stevens, the radical congressman in "Lincoln,"beating strong competition from Robert De Niro's gruff father in"Silver Linings Playbook." The category is seen as one of the closest races at the Oscars on Feb 24.Hathaway, 30, won her first SAG award for her supporting role as the tragic Fantine in musical "Les Miserables.""I got my SAG card when I was 14 .. And I have loved every single minute of my life as an actor," said Hathaway, accepting the statuette.The Screen Actors Guild (SAG) ceremony is among the most-watched during Hollywood's awards season because actors make up the largest voting bloc in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which presents the Oscars. The SAG honors are chosen by about 100,000 actors working in the United States.Here is a list of the winners in the main film and television categories at the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) awards, handed out Sunday in Los Angeles:FILMMotion picture cast: "Argo" by Ben AffleckLeading actor: Daniel Day-Lewis, "Lincoln"Leading actress: Jennifer Lawrence, "Silver Linings Playbook"Supporting actor: Tommy Lee Jones, "Lincoln"Supporting actress: Anne Hathaway, "Les Miserables"TELEVISIONDrama series cast: "Downton Abbey"Comedy series cast: "Modern Family"Drama series actor: Bryan Cranston, "Breaking Bad"Drama series actress: Claire Danes, "Homeland"Comedy series actor: Alec Baldwin, "30 Rock"Comedy series actress: Tina Fey, "30 Rock"

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