Hot on the heels of Saturday night's Producers Guild Awards comes the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, held Sunday at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. The ceremony set the stage for the Academy Awards by honoring several of the actors considered to be frontrunners for winning Oscars exactly four weeks from tonight.
Daniel Day-Lewis took home the award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role for his immersive portrayal of the 16th President of the United States in Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln." While "Argo" has emerged as the frontrunner to win the Oscar for Best Picture after last night's PGA win, "Lincoln" certainly has the edge in the Best Actor category.
Jennifer Lawrence came out ahead of her number-one competitor and fellow Golden Globe winner Jessica Chastain as her portrayal of the troubled, passionate Tiffany in "Silver Linings Playbook" won her the award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role. Until tonight, Lawrence and Chastain were neck-and-neck when it came to who might take home the Academy Award for Best Actress, though the SAG win may now give Lawrence the extra inch she needs to score the Oscar as well.
Anne Hathaway also now has a SAG Award to go alongside her Golden Globe as she won Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role for her portrayal of the doomed Fantine in "Les Miserables." At this point, there's little doubt that she'll also be taking home the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress next month.
Tommy Lee Jones may have been the surprise win of the evening as he won Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role for his performance as hot-tempered U.S. Congressman Thaddeus Stevens in "Lincoln," beating some pretty heavy competition from Philip Seymour Hoffman in "The Master" and Robert De Niro in "Silver Linings Playbook." Jones was not in attendance and his award was accepted by his "Batman Forever" co-star, Nicole Kidman.
While Javier Bardem didn't win the Supporting Male Actor award for his performance as James Bond villain Silva, "Skyfall" itself won the award for Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture, beating out other stunt-heavy extravaganzas like "The Dark Knight Rises" and "The Bourne Legacy."
And it wouldn't be an awards ceremony without some sort of win for "Argo." The entire ensemble of the CIA thriller directed by Ben Affleck won the award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.
The list of film-related SAG Award nominees is below, with the winners in bold.
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Bradley Cooper / Pat - "Silver Linings Playbook"
Daniel Day-Lewis / Abraham Lincoln - "Lincoln"
John Hawkes / Mark - "The Sessions"
Hugh Jackman / Jean Valjean - "Les Misérables"
Denzel Washington / Whip Whitaker - "Flight"
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
"The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel"
"Silver Linings Playbook"
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Jessica Chastain / Maya - "Zero Dark Thirty"
Marion Cotillard / Stephanie - "Rust And Bone"
Jennifer Lawrence / Tiffany - "Silver Linings Playbook"
Helen Mirren / Alma Reville - "Hitchcock"
Naomi Watts / Maria - "The Impossible"
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Alan Arkin / Lester Siegel - "Argo"
Javier Bardem / Silva - "Skyfall"
Robert De Niro / Pat, Sr. - "Silver Linings Playbook"
Philip Seymour Hoffman / Lancaster Dodd - "The Master"
Tommy Lee Jones / Thaddeus Stevens - "Lincoln"
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Sally Field / Mary Todd Lincoln - "Lincoln"
Anne Hathaway / Fantine - "Les Misérables"
Helen Hunt / Cheryl - "The Sessions"
Nicole Kidman / Charlotte Bless - "The Paperboy"
Maggie Smith / Muriel Donnelly - "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel"
Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
"The Amazing Spider-Man"
"The Bourne Legacy"
"The Dark Knight Rises"