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2012 SAG Awards: The Nominees and Winners! (Spoiler: The Help Won Everything)

Here’s another award ceremony that you’ve all been waiting for! Don’t you just love this time of year – that special time when you get to completely snark out on what stars are wearing (because really, it’s a damned awards show and not a walk on Sunset Boulevard) and watch them fawn all over one another and kiss each other’s ass? It’s almost magical, friends. Don’t forget to watch the above clip – it’s chock-full of a lot of special SAG moments, including the Scorsese drinking game, the Help speeches, and a special appearance by Betty White, that old cad.

Here’s the complete list of both nominations and winners!


Best Actor
George Clooney, The Descendants
Leonardo DiCaprio, J. Edgar
Demian Bichir, A Better Life
WINNER: Jean Dujardin, The Artist
Brad Pitt, Moneyball

Best Actress
Glenn Close, Albert Nobbs
WINNER: Viola Davis, The Help
Michelle Williams, My Week With Marilyn
Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady
Tilda Swinton, We Need To Talk About Kevin

Best Supporting Actor
Kenneth Branagh, My Week With Marilyn
Nick Nolte, Warrior
Jonah Hill, Moneyball
Armie Hammer, J. Edgar
WINNER: Christopher Plummer, Beginners

Best Supporting Actress
Berenice Bejo, The Artist
Jessica Chastain, The Help
Janet McTeer, Albert Nobbs
WINNER – Octavia Spencer, The Help
Jessica Chastain, The Help

Outstanding Performance by a Cast
The Artist
The Descendants
WINNER – The Help
Midnight in Paris


Best Actress in a TV Series – Drama
Glenn Close, Damages
Kathy Bates, Harry’s Law
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
WINNER: Jessica Lange, American Horror Story
Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer

Best Actor in a TV Series – Drama
WINNER: Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Michael C. Hall, Dexter
Patrick J. Adams, Suits
Kyle Chandler, Friday Night Lights

Best Actress in a TV Series – Comedy
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Julie Bowen, Modern Family
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family
WINNER: Betty White, Hot In Cleveland

Best Actor in a TV Series – Comedy
WINNER: Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Steve Carell, The Office
Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family

Ensemble in a Drama Series
WINNER: Boardwalk Empire
Breaking Bad
The Good Wife
Game of Thrones

Ensemble in a Comedy Series
30 Rock
The Big Bang Theory
WINNER: Modern Family
The Office

So I guess none of the winners were really all that surprising this year, huh? With the obvious exception of The Help massacring every other movie, including those of Brad Pitt and George Clooney? Steve Buscemi has won for Boardwalk Empire for at least two years running now, and Modern Family takes the cake almost every time; plus you have Alec Baldwin, who just won’t go away – not that I mind, as he practically makes 30 Rock what it is.

All in all a decent night, and I’m stoked that The Help took as many awards home as it did. The book was phenomenal and the movie absolutely, absolutely did it justice. Congrats, ladies and gents!

2 CommentsLeave a comment

  • I don’t really understand the point of all these awards shows. Don’t get me wrong, I like watching them and all, but about half of these winners are the same people who won at the Golden Globes. Do they really need *another* opportunity to congratulate themselves on being rich, attractive, and talented?

  • isn’t there a best supporting actor and actress in a TV series award?

    I.E. Jennifer Carpenter and Aaron Paul????

    I thought John Lithgow won such an award for Dexter… Ah! It was probably an other award that offerss such categories….