|Viola Davis - 18th Annual SAG Awards|
The 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards were held at The Shrine in Los Angeles earlier this evening, with Winners being determined by 2,100 Actors voting to honour their Peers for their brilliant work. Viola Davis was Queen of the Red Carpet in a gorgeous white Marchesa dress, while her The Help Co-star Emma Stone looked stunning also in a black Alexander McQueen number. Although the Ladies of Bridesmaids won over the audience re-enacting a drinking game on-stage around the word "Scorese", it was the Cast of The Help which was awarded Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.
Viola Davis was a bit of a surprise winning Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role in The Help (defeating Meryl Streep) and Jean Dujardin for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role in The Artist. Both wins for further solidify that they too just might win Best Actress and Actor at next month's Academy Awards.
A recurring theme among tonight's SAG Award Winners was that it's never too late to be recognized. For one, 82-year-old Christopher Plummer earned his first SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role in Beginners. Some also might have been surprised that 90-year-old veteran Actress Betty White won Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series for Hot in Cleveland, beating-out Julie Bowen, Sofia Vergara, Tina Fey and Edie Falco. Another late to gain recognition is 62-year-old Jessica Lange, honoured for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series with American Horror Story.
Although they were both absent, Kate Winslet for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Mini-Series for Mildred Pierce, while Paul Giamatti won Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Mini-Series for Too Big to Fail.
In an impressive and rare feat, a noticeably slimmer Alec Baldwin won Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series for 30 Rock.for a sixth consecutive time. Amaze.
Mary Tyler Moore was presented a Lifetime Achievement Award by her Friend and former Co-Star, Dick Van Dyke.
Click here to read a full list of Winners.
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