Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer and the cast of ‘The Help‘ ruled the 2012 Screen Actors Guild Awards. Viola and Octavia both won their first SAG award as best actress and supporting actress respectively.
“I just have to say that the stain of racism and sexism is not just for people of color or women. It’s all of our burden, all of us,” Davis said during her acceptance speech.
‘The Help’ also took took home the award for Best Ensemble. Other notable wins at the SAG Awards includes Christopher Plummer who snagged the award for his supporting role in ‘Beginners’ while Jean Dujardin walked away with the trophy for male actor in a leading role for ‘The Artist’.
For many of the winners, the prospect of winning an Oscar only gets brighter. Though Plummer insists,
“…we don’t go into this business preoccupied by awards. If we did, we wouldn’t last five minutes.”
See the full list of the 2012 SAG Awards Winners below:
Outstanding Ensemble in a Motion Picture: “The Help”
Male Actor in a Leading Role: Jean Dujardin, “The Artist”
Female Actor in a Leading Role: Viola Davis, “The Help”
Male Actor in a Supporting Role: Christopher Plummer, “Beginners”
Female Actor in a Supporting Role: Octavia Spencer, “The Help”
Outstanding Ensemble in a Drama Series: “Boardwalk Empire”
Male Actor in a Drama Series: Steve Buscemi, “Boardwalk Empire”
Female Actor in a Drama Series: Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story”
Outstanding Ensemble in a Comedy Series: “Modern Family”
Male Actor in a Comedy Series: Alec Baldwin, “30 Rock”
Female Actor in a Comedy Series: Betty White, “Hot in Cleveland”
Male Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries: Paul Giamatti, “Too Big to Fail”
Female Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries: Kate Winslet, “Mildred Pierce”
Stunt Ensemble, Motion Picture: “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2”
Stunt Ensemble, Television Series: “Game of Thrones”
Lifetime Achievement Award: Mary Tyler Moore