Screen Actors Guild presented its awards for the outstanding motion picture and primetime television performances of 2011 at the “18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards” in ceremonies attended by film and television’s leading actors, held Sunday, January 29, at the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center.
Press release from SAG:
LOS ANGELES, CA -- Screen Actors Guild presented its coveted Actor® statuette for the outstanding motion picture and primetime television performances of 2011 at the “18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®” in ceremonies attended by film and television’s leading actors, held Sunday, Jan. 29, at the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center. The “18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®” was simulcast live coast-to-coast by TNT and TBS at 8 p.m. (ET) / 5 p.m. (PT). An encore presentation was telecast on TNT at 10 p.m. (ET) / 7 p.m. (PT).
Honored with individual awards were Viola Davis, Jean Dujardin, Christopher Plummer and Octavia Spencer for performances in motion pictures and Alec Baldwin, Steve Buscemi, Paul Giamatti, Jessica Lange, Betty White, and Kate Winslet for performances in television. Screen Actors Guild originated awards for the outstanding performances by a motion picture cast and by television drama and comedy ensembles. The Actor® for a motion picture cast performance went this year to “The Help”, while the Actors® for television drama and comedy ensemble performances went this year to “Boardwalk Empire” and “Modern Family.” Screen Actors Guild’s honors for outstanding performances by a stunt ensemble in film and television were awarded to “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2” and “Game of Thrones.” Nearly 100,000 active members of Screen Actors Guild nationwide were eligible to vote for the recipients.
Dick Van Dyke presented Mary Tyler Moore with Screen Actors Guild’s highest honor, the 48th Annual Life Achievement Award, following a filmed tribute. Jessica Chastain introduced a film salute to SAG's regional branches, spotlighting memorable moments created by actors who live and work across the nation. Meryl Streep introduced a filmed “In Memoriam” tribute to the actors we have lost in the past year.
PEOPLE magazine and the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) hosted the Screen Actors Guild Post-Awards Gala for the 16th year. This exclusive event, immediately following the SAG Awards on the back lot of the Shrine Exposition Center, honors the philanthropic causes and good works of the members of the Screen Actors Guild. The gala benefits the SAG Foundation.
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The complete list of recipients of the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® follows.
18th ANNUAL SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS® RECIPIENTS
THEATRICAL MOTION PICTURES
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role JEAN DUJARDIN / George - "THE ARTIST" (The Weinstein Company)
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role VIOLA DAVIS / Aibileen Clark - “THE HELP” (DreamWorks Pictures / Touchstone Pictures)
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER / Hal - “BEGINNERS” (Focus Features)
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role OCTAVIA SPENCER / Minny Jackson - “THE HELP” (DreamWorks Pictures / Touchstone Pictures)
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture THE HELP (DreamWorks Pictures / Touchstone Pictures) JESSICA CHASTAIN / Celia Foote VIOLA DAVIS / Aibileen Clark BRYCE DALLAS HOWARD / Hilly Holbrook ALLISON JANNEY / Charlotte Phelan CHRIS LOWELL / Stuart Whitworth AHNA O’REILLY / Elizabeth Leefolt SISSY SPACEK / Missus Walters OCTAVIA SPENCER / Minny Jackson MARY STEENBURGEN / Elaine Stein EMMA STONE / Skeeter Phelan CICELY TYSON / Constantine Jefferson MIKE VOGEL / Johnny Foote
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries PAUL GIAMATTI / Ben Bernanke - “TOO BIG TO FAIL” (HBO)
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries KATE WINSLET / Mildred Pierce - “MILDRED PIERCE” (HBO)
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series STEVE BUSCEMI / Enoch “Nucky” Thompson - “BOARDWALK EMPIRE” (HBO)
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series JESSICA LANGE / Constance - “AMERICAN HORROR STORY” (FX)
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series ALEC BALDWIN / Jack Donaghy - “30 ROCK” (NBC)
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series BETTY WHITE / Elka Ostrovsky - “HOT IN CLEVELAND” (TV Land)
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series BOARDWALK EMPIRE (HBO) STEVE BUSCEMI / Enoch “Nucky” Thompson DOMINIC CHIANESE / Leander Cephas Whitlock ROBERT CLOHESSY / Ward Boss Jim Neary DABNEY COLEMAN / Commodore Louis Kaestner CHARLIE COX / Owen Sleater JOSIE & LUCY GALLINA / Emily Schroeder STEPHEN GRAHAM / Al Capone JACK HUSTON / Richard Harrow ANTHONY LACIURA / Eddie Kessler HEATHER LIND / Katy KELLY MACDONALD / Margaret Schroeder RORY & DECLAN McTIGUE / Teddy Schroeder GRETCHEN MOL / Gillian Darmody BRADY & CONNOR NOON/ Tommy Darmody KEVIN O’ROURKE / Mayor Edward Bader ALEKSA PALLADINO / Angela Darmody JACQUELINE PENNEWILL / Lilian VINCENT PIAZZA / Lucky Luciano MICHAEL PITT / Jimmy Darmody MICHAEL SHANNON / Agent Nelson Van Alden PAUL SPARKS / Mickey Doyle MICHAEL STUHLBARG / Arnold Rothstein PETER VAN WAGNER / Isaac “Icky” Ginsburg SHEA WHIGHAM / Sheriff Elias Thompson MICHAEL KENNETH WILLIAMS / Chalky White ANATOL YUSEF / Meyer Lansky
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series MODERN FAMILY (ABC) AUBREY ANDERSON-EMMONS / Lily JULIE BOWEN / Claire TY BURRELL / Phil JESSE TYLER FERGUSON / Mitchell NOLAN GOULD / Luke SARAH HYLAND / Haley ED O’NEILL / Jay RICO RODRIGUEZ / Manny ERIC STONESTREET / Cameron SOFIA VERGARA / Gloria ARIEL WINTER / Alex
SAG HONORS FOR STUNT ENSEMBLES Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS: PART 2 (WARNER BROS. PICTURES)
Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Television Series GAME OF THRONES (HBO)
LIFE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD Screen Actors Guild Awards 48th Annual Life Achievement Award MARY TYLER MOORE
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