The Help, The Artist win top honours at Screen Actors Guild Awards

  • ANI, Washington
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  • Updated: Jan 30, 2012 09:01 IST
  • Lea Michele

    Actress Lea Michele, from the television series "Glee," poses as she arrives at the 18th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles, California. (Reuters)

  • Kelly Osbourne

    Kelly Osbourne arrives at the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California. (AFP Photo)

  • Octavia Spencer

    Actress Octavia Spencer with the cast of "The Help" accept the Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture award onstage during the 18th ...

  • Sofía Vergara

    Sofía Vergara arrives at the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday in Los Angeles. (AP Photo)

  • Brad Pitt

    Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie arrive at the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday in Los Angeles. (AP Photo)

  • Gretchen Mol

    Gretchen Mol arrives at the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California. (AFP Photo)

  • Jean Dujardin

    Jean Dujardin holds his award for outstanding performance by a male in a leading role in "The Artist" on January 29, 2012 in the press ...

  • George Clooney

    Actor George Clooney from the movie "The Descendants" and his girlfriend Stacy Kiebler pose on arrival at the 18th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in ...

  • Steve Buscemi

    Actor Steve Buscemi poses with his awards for outstanding performance by a male actor in a drama series and outstanding performance by an ensemble in ...

  • Viola Davis

    Viola Davis holds the award for Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Leading Role for ''The Help'' in the press room at the ...

Civil rights drama The Help was the big winner at the 18th Screen Actors Guild Awards held at Los Angeles on Sunday, scooping the top prizes for best actress, best supporting actress and best ensemble.

The film, which tells the story of an aspiring journalist who decides to write a book exposing racism faced by domestic help in the 1960s, beat black-and-white silent movie The Artist, Bridesmaids, The Descendants and other films that had been expected to win top honours.

While Octavia Spencer walked home with the award for the Outstanding Female Actor in a Supporting Role for The Help Christopher Plummer won the award for Outstanding Male Actor in a Supporting Role in Beginners.

Alec Baldwin bagged the award for Outstanding Male Actor in a Comedy Series for 30 Rock, Us magazine reported.

Betty White won Outstanding Female Actor in a Comedy Series for Betty White and Hot in Cleveland, with Modern Family winning Outstanding Ensemble in a Comedy Series.

Kate Winslet got the award for Outstanding Female Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries for her role in Mildred Pierce while Paul Giamatti got it for Outstanding Male Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries for Too Big to Fail.

Mary Tyler Moore was given the Life Achievement Award at prestigious award function.

The winners of the SAG awards were:

Movies:
Actor: Jean Dujardin, The Artist
Actress: Viola Davis, The Help
Supporting actor: Christopher Plummer, Beginners.
Supporting actress: Octavia Spencer, The Help.
Cast: The Help
Stunt ensemble: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.

Television:
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
Actress in a drama series: Jessica Lange, American Horror Story
Actor in a comedy series: Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock.
Actress in a comedy series: Betty White, Hot in Cleveland.
Drama series cast: Boardwalk Empire
Comedy series cast: Modern Family.
Stunt ensemble: Game of Thrones.
Life Achievement: Mary Tyler Moore  

 

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