The Help was the big winner tonight at the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. Who else went home with a statue?
“Dream big and dream fierce.” Wise words from Viola Davis, who was honored by her peers tonight at the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Davis took home awards for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role and as part of the full cast of The Help for Outstanding Cast in a Motion Picture.
“What is there but a dream? You can’t trade in your dream for another dream,” Davis said in her acceptance speech.
Steve Buscemi of Boardwalk Empire, who won for Outstanding Male Actor in a Drama Series, used his screen time to entreat fans to remember that he doesn’t write the script. “Please stop yelling at me on the street,” he said, referring to the reaction to the show’s heart-stopping season finale.
“I was a very bad student. I didn’t listen in class. I was always dreaming,” Dujardin said. “My teachers called me ‘Jean of the Moon,’ and I realize now that I never stopped dreaming. Thank you very much. Thank you for this dream.”
On the TV side, crowd favorite Betty White of Hot in Cleveland took home the award for Outstanding Female Actor in a Comedy Series but wouldn’t even think of keeping it all to herself.
“You can’t name me without naming those other wonderful women on Hot in Cleveland,” the 90-year-old White said. “This nomination belongs to four of us. Please, please know that I’m dealing them right in with this.”
“I’m not going to let them keep this, but I’ll let them see it,” she joked.
The complete list of 2012 SAG Award winners:
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role: Jean Dujardin, The Artist
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role: Viola Davis, The Help
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role: Christopher Plummer, Beginners
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role: Octavia Spencer, The Help
Outstanding Cast in a Motion Picture: The cast of The Help
Outstanding Ensemble in a Drama Series: The cast of Boardwalk Empire
Outstanding Male Actor in a Drama Series: Steve Buscemi for Boardwalk Empire
Outstanding Female Actor in a Drama Series: Jessica Lange for American Horror Story
Screen Actors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award: Mary Tyler Moore
Outstanding Male Actor in a TV Movie or Mini-Series: Paul Giamatti for Too Big to Fail
Outstanding Female Actor in a TV Movie or Mini-Series: Kate Winslet for Mildred Pierce
Outstanding Ensemble in a Comedy Series: The Cast of Modern Family
Outstanding Female Actor in a Comedy Series: Betty White for Hot in Cleveland
Outstanding Male Actor in a Comedy Series: Alec Baldwin for 30 Rock