Screen Actors Guild 2013 Awards: 'Argo' Cast, Daniel Day-Lewis In 'Lincoln', Jennifer Lawrence In 'Silver Linings Playbook', Anne Hathaway in 'Les Miserables', Tommy Lee Jones In 'Lincoln', 'Downton Abbey' Cast, Bryan Cranston In 'Breaking Bad', Claire Danes In 'Homeland', Julianne Moore In 'Game Change', Kevin Costner in 'Hatfields & McCoy', 'Modern Family' Cast, Tina Fey & Alec Baldwin In '30 Rock'

UPDATED WITH ACCEPTANCE SPEECHES: The 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards were televised tonight on TNT and TBS live from the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center. The casts of Warner Bros’ Argo, PBS’ Downton Abbey, and ABC/Twentieth TV’s Modern Family won. Lead Actor winner Daniel Day-Lewis for DreamWorks’ Lincoln noted that an actor murdered Abraham Lincoln. “So it’s only fitting that, every once in awhile, an actor tries to bring him back to life again.” For lead Actress, Jennifer Lawrence for The Weinstein Company’s Silver Linings Playbook won and so did Anne Hathaway for Les Miserables and Tommy Lee Jones for Lincoln for Supporting Actor. Is this all a precursor for the Oscars? The SAG Award — called ‘The Actor’ — is presented for outstanding performances in motion pictures and primetime television. The winners for performances in 2012 including the distinctive ensemble awards and the stunt ensemble honors are chosen by two separate film and television nominating panels, each comprised of 2,100 members from across the U.S. that were randomly selected this spring. All eligible voting members of SAG-AFTRA cast ballots by January 25th.

The show kicked off with “I Am An Actor” speeches, a legacy from when the Screen Actors Guild Awards first came on the scene in 1995 and Angela Lansbury’s introductory speech at the ceremony was such a hit that it launched a tradition that has become a highlight of the annual show. This year’s Actors Stories were from Jane Krakowski, Chris Tucker, Helen Hunt, Hal Holbrook, Alfre Woodard, Darren Criss, and Sofia Vergara. Helen Hunt: “I’ve been a waitress, a cuckoo clock, a quarterback and a sex surrogate. I’m Helen Hunt and I’m an actor.” But the funniest was Sofia Vergara who joked that growing up in a traditional Catholic home, her father told her that if she did anything artistic, “I was going to look like a hooker. I told him, “With these huge boobs I inherited, I already look like a hooker.”

This year’s 49th annual Life  Achievement Award was presented to TV/movie legend Dick Van Dyke who looked amazingly young but told the cheering and standing crowd, “That does an old man a lot of good. Such a thrill.” He noted that both Carl Reiner and Mary Tyler Moore were both sick with flu and therefore absent. “I’m looking at the greatest generation of actors in the history of acting. You’ve all lifted the art to another place now. If I can refer to you as my peers, I’m a happy man.”

SAG-AFTRA Co-Presidents Ken Howard and Roberta Riordan appeared onstage together during the show. “Hello Mr. President,” Howard said to Reardon. “I couldn’t resist. Landmark year for SAG awards, not just 19th time, but first time since” the two unions united. [...After a bruising multiyear battle.] Now that’s done, Reardon called SAG-AFTRA “the newest strongest union for entertainment and media”.

Jeff Margolis is executive producer and director and his Jeff Margolis Productions produces the awards telecast in association with SAG-AFTRA. Kathy Connell has produced the Screen Actors Guild Awards since its inception and is also SAG-AFTRA’s assistant national executive director of awards and national programming. The Awards Committee for Screen Actors Guild — Chair JoBeth Williams, Vice Chair Daryl Anderson, Committee members Scott Bakula, Shelley Fabares, Paul Napier and Woody Schultz — oversees all stages of the production.

On the scene are Deadline Awards Columnist Pete Hammond, Awardsline’s Anthony D’Alessandro, and Deadline/Awardsline contributor Diane Haithman:

SAG AWARDS WINNERS

THEATRICAL MOTION PICTURES

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
ARGO (Warner Bros. Pictures)
BEN AFFLECK / Tony Mendez
ALAN ARKIN
/ Lester Siegel
KERRY BISHÉ
/ Kathy Stafford
KYLE CHANDLER
/ Hamilton Jordan
RORY COCHRANE
/ Lee Schatz
BRYAN CRANSTON
/ Jack O’Donnell
CHRISTOPHER DENHAM
/ Mark Lijek
TATE DONOVAN
/ Bob Anders
CLEA DUVALL
/ Cora Lijek
VICTOR GARBER
/ Ken Taylor
JOHN GOODMAN
/ John Chambers
SCOOT McNAIRY
/ Joe Stafford
CHRIS MESSINA
/ Malinov

Ben Affleck talked about “the incredible people in Argo, they spoke English and Farsi. One thing that those who spoke Farsi have in common with us is that they wanted to kill to make this movie better. And that’s what actors do all over the world, everyday. We are in your debt.”

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
DANIEL DAY-LEWIS / Abraham Lincoln – LINCOLN (Touchstone Pictures)

Daniel Day-Lewis thanked “all my brothers and sisters in the Screen Actors Guild” and offered his “deepest respect to my fellow nominees.” He said he was sorry that Joaquin Phoenix and fellow cast members who gave their Lincoln characters the “kiss of life” weren’t there. Day-Lewis thanked Leonardo DiCaprio and Liam Neeson for their support. But he unexpectedly drew a big laugh by saying that he set out to perform the role with the Hippocratic oath in mind: “First, do no harm. But then it occurred to me that an actor murdered Abraham Lincoln.  So it’s only fitting that, every once in awhile, an actor tries to bring him back to life again.”

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
JENNIFER LAWRENCE / Tiffany – SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK (The Weinstein Company)

Jennifer Lawrence beamed: “Oh my god! This is incredible. Thank you so much. I want to thank MTV, but I’ll explain that in a moment. I earned my SAG card when I was 14. I did an MTV promo Super Sweet Sixteen. I remember receiving the card in the mail. It made me a professional actor, putting me in a category with all of you and now I have this naked statue in front of me. It’s an un-describable feeling.  I want to thank David O Russell. You made a movie for your son so he wouldn’t  feel alone and misunderstood. And I can speak on behalf of all us: you helped so many sons and daughters. Bradley, my performance wouldn’t be good without you. And Harvey, I don’t even know what to say. You’re a rascal. You’ve nourished the filmmakers that nourish me.”

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
ANNE HATHAWAY / Fantine – LES MISÉRABLES (Universal Pictures)

“I’m just so thrilled I have dental,” Anne Hathaway told the crowd. “I got my SAG card when I was 14. It felt like the beginning of the world. I loved every single minute. Thanks, Mom, for voting for me  — she’d better have! Hathaway noted that she and her manager have been together “longer than the Beatles”. Says she learned a lot from The Dark Knight Rises that she took to her work on Les Miz. To her husband as to why she loves him so much: “I’ll tell you later.”

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
TOMMY LEE JONES / Thaddeus Stevens – LINCOLN (Touchstone Pictures)

Nicole Kidman welcomed viewers and presented and accepted the award on behalf of Tommy Lee Jones.

PRIMETIME TELEVISION

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
DOWNTON ABBEY (PBS)
HUGH BONNEVILLE / Robert, Earl of Grantham
ZOE BOYLE / Lavinia Swire
LAURA CARMICHAEL / Lady Edith Crawley
JIM CARTER / Mr. Carson
BRENDAN COYLE / John Bates
MICHELLE DOCKERY / Lady Mary Crawley
JESSICA BROWN FINDLAY / Lady Sybil Crawley
SIOBHAN FINNERAN / O’Brien
JOANNE FROGGATT / Anna
IAIN GLEN / Sir Richard Carlisle
THOMAS HOWES / William
ROB JAMES-COLLIER / Thomas
ALLEN LEECH / Tom Branson
PHYLLIS LOGAN / Mrs. Hughes
ELIZABETH McGOVERN / Cora, Countess of Grantham
SOPHIE McSHERA / Daisy
LESLEY NICOL / Mrs. Patmore
AMY NUTTALL / Ethel
DAVID ROBB / Dr. Clarkson
MAGGIE SMITH / Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham
DAN STEVENS / Matthew Crawley
PENELOPE WILTON / Isobel Crawley

The Brits were godsmacked they won. It was the first nomination and first win for the Downton Abbey ensemble cast. Logan spoke for the huge 22-actor group that represents the Downton Abbey cast. Speaking for them was Phyllis Logan, who plays ‘Mrs. Hughes’ and exclaimed: “We are so not expecting this. Shut the French windows!… I’d like to thank the Screen Actors Guild for even bothering to consider us. I’m overwhelmed by it all. If I forget anything, come and whisper in my ear,” she said to her castmates. She thanked creator Julian Fellowes who “started the whole thing going”. She also thanked all the “fellow Downton-ians” who were unable to be there.

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
BRYAN CRANSTON / Walter White – “BREAKING BAD” (AMC)

This was Cranston’s 4th nomination for the series but his first win. He also was part of the winning ensemble cast for Argo. “It is so good to be bad,” he quipped in his acceptance speech. “I am so pleased and so honored to receive this award.” Cranston went on to thank AMC, Sony, Breaking Bad‘s writers and directors and crew, and of course showrunner Vince Gilligan and fellow cast members. Cranston’s final thanks went to the SAG committee who “endowed” him with the award, finally. “Tonight, at least, I am well endowed.”

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
CLAIRE DANES / Carrie Mathison – “HOMELAND” (Showtime)

The win marks Claire Danes’ 2nd. Onstage, Danes joked about SAG’s insistence on referring to everyone as ‘actors’: “I guess I’m an actor, not an actress. That answers that question.” She noted that, “grand spanking new mom,” she has become aware that “it takes a village to raise a child -  and the same is true of making a TV series. It means everything to be here with my buddies, my brilliant cast.” Danes also thanked the Homeland producers for giving her a role with “a lot do to. That’s the understatement of my career.”

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
MODERN FAMILY (ABC)
AUBREY ANDERSON-EMMONS / Lily Tucker-Pritchett
JULIE BOWEN / Claire Dunphy
TY BURRELL / Phil Dunphy
JESSE TYLER FERGUSON / Mitchell Pritchett
NOLAN GOULD / Luke Dunphy
SARAH HYLAND / Haley Dunphy
ED O’NEILL / Jay Pritchett
RICO RODRIGUEZ / Manny Delgado
ERIC STONESTREET / Cameron Tucker
SOFIA VERGARA / Gloria Delgado-Pritchett
ARIEL WINTER / Alex Dunphy

This is the Modern Family cast’s 3rd consecutive win. Jesse Tyler Ferguson spoke for the group and thanked competitors including Big Bang Ratings – er, Theory.He thanked the departing casts of 30 Rock and The Office, saying he hoped the Modern Family cast could be “half as brilliant and smart and wonderful as you are,” adding: “Except for Aubrey [who plays the very young Lily]. She doesn’t know who any of you are.”  He encouraged those actors to apply for jobs on Modern Family. And he joked that his entire cast is indebted to SAG except Ed O’Neill and Sofia Vergara “who I think has a development deal”.

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
ALEC BALDWIN / Jack Donaghy – 30 ROCK (NBC)

Alec Baldwin exclaimed: “Oh my God, this is ridiculous. Thanks to Tina. The writers. It’s the end of our show, everybody’s sad about that. Greatest experience I’ve ever had.” Jokes that his CAA agent asked him to say he was “the greatest agent in the history of show business – now that  I’m unemployed I’d like to say [he's] the greatest agent in the history of show business.”

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
TINA FEY / Liz Lemon – 30 ROCK (NBC)

This is her 5th win. “Oh, that’s so nice. Thank you for letting me in this union,” Tina Fey said, noting that she shares The Actor with Amy Poehler. “I’ve stolen so many of your moves. I’ve known you since you were pregnant with Lena Dunham.”

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
KEVIN COSTNER / “Devil Anse” Hatfield – “HATFIELDS & McCOYS” (History)

Kevin Costner was absent.

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
JULIANNE MOORE / Sarah Palin – GAME CHANGE (HBO)

SAG AWARDS FOR STUNT ENSEMBLES (announced from the Red Carpet tonight):

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
SKYFALL (COLUMBIA PICTURES)
Hussain Adbullah, Arsha Aghdasi, Mahsa Ahmadi, Gillian Aldam, Lucy Allen, Scott Armstrong, Gary Arthurs, Amir Badri,  Lee Bagley, Cody Banta, Carly Barnes, Lloyd Bass, Nikki Berwick, Mustafa Beyter, Dani Biernat, Nellie Burroughes, Michael Byrch, Annabel Canaven, Justo Usin Carrera, Boris Martinez Casel, Tracy Caudle, Cha-Lee, Nick Chopping, Ben Collins, Ben Cooke, Rob Cooper, James Cox, Talila Craig, David Cronnelly, Eugenio Jiminez Cubillo, Clive Curtis, Zarene Dallas, Inci Demirbas, Ümit Demirbas, Rick English, Bradley Farmer, Elaine Ford, David Forman, Vladimir Furdik, Halil Ibrahim Gezer, Saied Gholamie, Andy Godbold, Oliver Gough, Jean-Pierre Goy, Evangelos Grecos, Richard Hansen, Bobby Holland Hanton, Dee Harrop, Elliot Hawkes, Rob Herring, Mark Higgins, Jason Hunjan, Rob Hunt, Dusan Hyska, Rowley Irlam, Martin Ivanov, Cressida Jade, Tolga Kenan, Paul Kennington, Géza Kovács, Görkem Kün,  Maurice Lee, Andy Lister, Jan Loukota, Kevin Lyons, Robbie Maddison, Marc Mailley, Kai Martin, Tina Maskell, Belinda McGinley, Morteza Megdizadeh, Angela Meryl, Casey Michaels, Peter Miles, Gareth Milne, Sian Milne, Mark Mottram, Alim Muzaffer, Brian Nickels, James O’Dee, Justin Pearson, Ian Peed, Heather Philips, Gary Powell, Greg Powell, Tilly Powell, Dominic Preece, Charles Ramsay, David Rea, Gino Rea, Kai Fung Rieck, Tom Rodgers, Yunus Emre Sagukkanli, Diz Sharpe, Mark Slaughter, Curtis Small, Andy Smart, Mark Southworth, Marvin Stewart-Campbell, Roy Street, Gabor Szeman, Mens-Sana Tamakloe, Rocky Taylor, Arran Topham, Vi-Dan Tran, Sam Trimming, Emre Ugantas, Fatih Ugurlu, Cuco Usin, Tony Van Silva, Ami Verge, Rudolf Vrba, Damien Walters, Vincent Wang, David Ware, Calvin Warrington-Heasman, Marlow Warrington-Mattei, Reg Wayment, Paul Weston, Alistair Whitton, Martin Wilde, Belle Williams, Donna C. Williams, Sarah Lochlan Williams, Annabel Wood, Ben Wright, Liang Yang, Roger Yuan

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Television Series
GAME OF THRONES (HBO)
Rob Cooper, Jamie Edgell, Dave Fisher, Dave Forman, Paul Herbert, Michelle McKeown, Sian Miline, Jimmy O’Dee, Domonkos Pardanyi, Marcus Shakesheff, CC Smiff, Mark Southworth

  1. Why do we have to listen to Morgan Freeman read another boring PSA?
    The PGA and now SAG- why pimp him out at every event?

    who is the wanna bee doing this?

  2. How is this only his fist win? He’s the best actor on TV or anywhere lately, or at least, at the very top of the heap.

  3. Well I thought it odd that they didn’t allow a STUNT representative to receive the award and they announced it from the RED CARPET!

  4. All these awards have confirmed one thing; the Academy Awards has embarrassed itself by not nominating Argo for best direction.

    1. How does that work? If a film gets enough momentum and awards, it suddenly means EVERY ASPECT of it is equally deserving?
      Affleck’s direction is fine in a by-the-numbers sort of way. For obvious reasons he’s able to get great performances out of already-great actors, and not screw up a good script. But is that reason enough for an Academy nod?
      Hopefully he’ll parlay all this hype into some risky and interesting choices and not let it neuter him into playing it safe.

      1. Yeah, you’re right. He barely did anything and anything he did he accomplished with coloring book techniques. And, the movie was easily made at the hands of an amateur playing at director. Great assessment.

  5. It’s embarrassing to see that Jennifer Lawrence will be winning an Oscar. Her so called talent still is to be seen.
    Let’s not forget that this girl wanted to be famous, not AN ACTRESS.
    If we are supposed to buy her hype, at least, she should show some talent.

    1. Jennifer Lawrence is on track to become the next Streep. Her work is magnificent and in the league of the all-time greats.

      Bravo! Your Oscar is waiting. :-)

      1. I think Jennifer Lawrence, turned in a wonderful performance in SLP. However, on the road to being the next Streep ???

        I’ll place my money on Saorise Ronan, very underated. Her work as an actor is outstanding. Her ability to do magnificent accents, ala Streep.

        SR, work in, The Way Back and Lovely Bones, Hannah, is excellent.

        I hope she finds an audience in “The Host.” A poor Stephanie Meyer, rip-off of, Invasion of the Body Snatchers.

        1. Streep has always been overrated and she never had to deal with the same level of pressure. Ronan is the hipster choice but she isn’t as talented as Lawrence. People think Lawrence isn’t acting because they can’t even notice it. That’s as good as it gets. She already pulled off roles as diverse as Winter’s Bone and SLP.

    2. Should Jennifer win the Oscar she earned it. On the other hand, if the Oscar truly goes to the BEST performance by an actress…it will goes hands down to Emmanuelle Riva.

      Rarely, if ever, will there ever be a performance at the level of Emmanuelle Riva. Without question this year or any year…it was simply the best.

      Of course, SAG somehow completely overlooked Emmanuelle Riva. Kinda makes one wonder what were they thinking???

      1. SAG is a union, and therefore only considers its members for its awards. I don’t believe Emmanuelle Riva is a member since her work has been done outside of the USA, so she would therefore be ineligible.

        Her performance in Amour was clearly the best of last year, and I would bet she will be the ‘surprise’ winner at the Oscars. Unlike SAG, the DGA, the PGA, etc., the AMPAS looks at ALL efforts, and not just that of their ‘members’.

      2. I could be wrong, but I believe you have to be a member of SAG to be eligible, which is why Riva and the “Beasts of the Southern Wild” cast were not able to be nominated.

        I really did not feel Jennifer Lawrence’s performance, especially in comparison with others up for the Oscar, like Riva or Watts. Many actresses could have given Lawrence’s performance; Riva and Watts gave one-of-a-kind turns. I am going to keep hoping for an upset there.

    3. Melanie, Jennifer Lawrence is getting to much hype for mainly giving one-note performances. She was too young for her role in Silver Linings Playbook, and Lawrence had trouble pulling-off the complexity of her character. Jennifer’s accent was laughable, and she had problems delivering her lines. And, Lawrence’s performance in The Hunger Games was bland ( I still don’t know why the more talented Saoirse Ronan was not offered the role after she auditioned. ) . The problems with Jennifer ( and most young American actors ) is her lack of theatre training, and it shows in her performances.

      The director, please don’t compare jennifer to Meryl Streep. That is a ridiculous insult. Streep is classically trained and brilliant- and can do any role imaginable. Lawrence is still wet behind the ears, and she started on MTV.

      1. Finally someone with some sense! I so agree with everything you wrote. Hollywood just want to make this girl happen. But I hope they fail.

      2. YES, to all of this. I do not get the genuflections that Lawrence’s acting is receiving. She is OKAY. Not terrible, but not “drop everything, she is amazing!” I suppose the industry is just desperate for a new “it” girl but christ on a cracker, she is just so dang bland and meh, I am baffled as to why it is her.

      3. Poor poor haters. It must be very discouraging seeing someone that young make such a splash already. Hurts the ego. Lawrence is brilliant and your bitter, laughable comments wont change that. Ronan didn’t get the Hunger Games part because Lawrence blew her away at the audition. Sorry.

  6. I believe “Hello Mr President” was directed towards Daniel Day Lewis as he was directly in front of Ken Howard when Howard said it.

  7. Not looking forward to Anne Hathaway’s inevitable over dramatic Oscar acceptance speech. It’ll make Melissa Leo’s speech look humble in comparison.

    1. Only someone who probably never acted a real role would be so unkind as to criticize any award winning actor for being too dramatic in an acceptance speech. It is a BIG deal … so lighten up, your envy is showing

      NJ

      1. “Only someone who probably never acted a real role would be so unkind as to criticize any award winning actor for being too dramatic in an acceptance speech.”

        And you’re telling people to “lighten up”? And please, please spare us the useless “you can’t criticize x because you don’t do x” argument.

    2. Lana, to be fair, Anne Hathaway gave one of the best speeches tonight , and she deserved it. Any young actress that can pull-off Catwoman & Fantine is wonderful in my book.

  8. “Alec Baldwin exclaimed: Oh my God, this is ridiculous.”

    Agreed.

    He’s a very good actor, but his winning streak at the SAG Awards was puzzling.

  9. How exactly is it embarrassing? You should know the voting process of the academy awards– what is annoying is that the academy has rushed the nominating process.

  10. Please remember this is NOT voted on by working actors (DiCaprio, Deniro, Streep, Depp)

    It is voted on by the unemployed 99%, and extras. So please don’t give it importance.

    It’s ALL show. It’s all show!!

  11. Damn Dick Van Dyke looked good for his age. It’s funny. Watch Dick from any show in the 80s and then see him on stage now. He’s obviously doing something right in his life (take note to those like Lindsay etc.)

    Good to see him honored, well deserved.

    Story of the night is the shutout on the side of ZD30.

  12. Ruthie Henshall blows Anne H. So far out of the water it is not even funny. I don’t get the hype with A.H.
    Sorry.

  13. I think Jennifer Lawrence is a tremendous talent but she thanked MTV for putting her amongst the other actors in the room. Isn’t MTV non- union?

  14. How curious that Ken Howard is posting here under the name “Arno.”

    Nonethless, and as I told the aforementioned when he said virtually the same thing about the majority of the membership, NOT ALL, or even MOST of the acting performed in America is that seen on television and in films. Moreover, even among those who are seen in films and on television, the overwhelming majority are NOT performing their 6th guest starring role of the year on a network show, nor their 3rd or 4th second lead role on film. As acknowledged by Affleck this evening, their are a great many “real actors” whose names you can’t recall (if you ever knew them), and I need not demean DiCaprio, Deniro, Streep or Depp to appreciate them.

  15. While I don’t have the visceral negative reaction some apparently do to Argo’s win for direction, I confess some surprise. But I have to speculate that it may be due in part to what Affleck successfully accomplished with the final 15 minutes or so.

  16. I was happy to see Cranston win. Loved the spritely Dick Van Dyke. Affleck’s speech felt honest and humble. Oh, and loved the quip DDL made about an actor killing Lincoln. Especially from someone who KILLED Lincoln. Great show.

  17. Dear Arno/Ken Howard/Whoeveryouare:

    Let’s demistify and clarify a few things, shall we? Every year, the nominating committee for the SAG Awards are randomly chosen. Thereafter, the selfish studios, who at once used to permit members to see screenings at theaters local to them using their SAG card, now hold roughly 4 or 5 jam-packed screenings at a chosen theater and if actors cannot rsvp via email or telephone in 30 minutes or less, they simply will not get to view the film, unless of course they pay to go see it with their own money, which most working class actors won’t since they are usually broke, unemployed, or working 2 other jobs just to keep the rent paid and food on the table.

    A few film producers wised up to the fact that not only do these awards have sentimental value for their talent, but could also prove lucrative in garnering other awards and heftier paychecks on their next film and decided to mail out an actual DVD screener to actors, knowing that if they didn’t, their films’ actors wouldn’t receive their respective awards. This was a smarter choice then mailing out “coupons” to see films that voting actors didn’t receiver until AFTER the awards show in the past, or as in the case of “The Master” this year … receiving a coupon to go see a film that hasn’t been in the theater for the last 4 months.

    In essence, the actors who win the SAG Awards have won from a pool of people who were able to see their movie and base their decision solely upon the movies they were entitled to see. Those that couldn’t be viewed by the vast majority of actors (because their studios were too dumb to mail out a screener or who only had 4 or 5 limited-seating screenings of their films in the middle of a work week or who had expected actors to spend 5+ hours on iTunes to download one single solitary film at a time, often times unsuccessfully) simply won’t and don’t win a Screen Actors Guild Award.

    In other words, this is yet another awards show where the recipients actually believe that their respective award was somehow “earned” when in actuality it was only given to them because of extreme biases towards MAC users, celebrities, and performances that their fellow actors were allowed to see.

    Since the studios do not and have never valued the working class actor, they have done everything in their power to strip the working class actors of their abilities to view their contemporaries work. They still want those actors votes, though. But they simply don’t place much value on this award, plain and simple. If they did, they would see to it that each and every voting member was able to view the said films. This is why “The Master”, “The Sessions”, “Rust & Bone”, etc. etc. were doomed from the getgo for any awards. – Because their studios didn’t care enough to make sure actors could see their films. And since they figured those movies wouldn’t win any awards, they didn’t mail out any DVD’s for them. Simply put, those that receive DVD’s will win an award. Now you know why those actors won tonight. Same goes with cable vs. primetime. Alec Baldwin keeps winning because most working class actors can tune into primetime but cannot afford $80/month for cable.

    It’s a no-brainer, folks!!

  18. If there is God like conservatives claim I hope the award will go to Emmanuelle Riva. Lawrence could learn something from this amazing actress.

    1. Lawrence outacted Riva. I’m one of the few who actually saw all these films. If Riva wins it will be a career recognition award and nothing more.

  19. I have to say the win for Kevin Costner was spot on! I felt as though he stepped right out of the knobs and hollers of Western Kentucky. The writing and direction were good but in this case he made the role great!

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