Unexpected wins and losses were the highlight of the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, held on Sunday night in Los Angeles.
Oscar favourites George Clooney and Meryl Streep lost to fellow nominees Jean Dujardin and Viola Davis respectively, at the gala that saw 53-year-old Alec Baldwin winning the statute for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series for the sixth year in a row, for his work in 30 Rock.
Backstage, he poked fun at being thrown off an American Airlines flight in December for not switching off his mobile phone when asked to, as he was engrossed in a game of Words With Friends.
He told the reporters, “I am still playing Words With Friends, but on Virgin Atlantic.”
18th Annual SAG Award winners:
Actor: Jean Dujardin, The Artist
Actress: Viola Davis, The Help
Supporting actor: Christopher Plummer, Beginners
Supporting actress: Octavia Spencer, The Help
Cast: The Help
Actor in a movie or miniseries: Paul Giamatti, Too Big to Fail
Actress in a movie or miniseries: Kate Winslet, Mildred Pierce
Actor in a drama series: Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Actor in a comedy series: Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Drama series cast:Boardwalk Empire
Stunt ensemble: Game of Thrones