SAG Awards a sign of what’s to come?

Sunday’s 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards yielded an array of wins from a plethora of talented actors who, as SAG en­tails, nominated and voted for each other.

“30 Rock” favorites Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin won for Out­standing Performances by Female and Male Actors in a Comedy Se­ries, but were overtaken for Out­standing Ensemble in a Comedy Series by “Modern Family.” They didn’t go unnoticed, however, be­cause during Jesse Tyler Fergu­son’s acceptance speech on behalf of “Modern Family” he thanked both “30 Rock” and “The Office” for setting the stage for great com­edies.

Anne Hathaway and Hugh Jack­man brought some humor to the descriptions of the films nominat­ed for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture by referring to “Les Miserables” in a “Catwoman” meets “X-Men” with a side of “Mama Mia” sort of way. Hathaway also walked away with the award for Outstanding Performance by a Female in a Supporting Role, but Jackman was overtaken for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role by Daniel Day-Lewis for “Lincoln.”

Day-Lewis’ co-star Tommy Lee Jones won for Outstanding Perfor­mance by a Male Actor in a Sup­porting Role. Jennifer Lawrence joined these coveted ranks by win­ning Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role for “Silver Lining’s Playbook” and caused much speculation about whether or not she ripped her dress on her way to the stage.

Outstanding Performance by a Male or Female Actor in a Drama Series went to Bryan Cranston for “Breaking Bad” and Claire Danes for “Homeland,” but both of their shows along with “Madmen” and “Boardwalk Empire” lost to “Downtown Abbey” for Outstand­ing Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.

The actors for Outstanding Per­formances by a Female or Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries went to Julianne Moore and Kevin Costner for “Game Change” and “Hatfields & McCoys” respectively.

Before the night concluded, Alec Baldwin made a second appear­ance to present Dick Van Dyke with the SAG Lifetime Achieve­ment Award.

The night was not complete until “Argo” overrode its very impres­sive competition “Silver Lining’s Playbook,” “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” “Les Misera­bles” and “Lincoln” for Outstand­ing Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.

Some say the SAG Awards are typically predictors of who will walk away with Oscars, but we will have to wait until Feb. 24 to find out.

Samantha Giedris can be reached at Samantha.giedris@student.shu.edu.

Author: Samantha Giedris

Samantha Giedris is a senior journalism major with minors in political science and women and gender studies. She is currently the Managing Editor of The Setonian and a member of Alpha Phi Fraternity. In the past year, she has interned at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia and Birchbox. Samantha can be reached at samantha.giedris@student.shu.edu.

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