18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards

Last night on Sunday, January 29, 2012, tons of Hollywood’s biggest television and movie stars came together for the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. What’s interesting about the SAG awards is that there isn’t some predetermined committee that votes every year; instead its members vote on the SAG Award nominees and recipients. The Screen Actors Guild represents over 100,000 television and film actors. Of these, 4,200 are randomly selected to choose the nominees in thirteen performance categories (plus two stunt ensemble categories). Then all of the SAG members receive a ballot in order to vote for the award recipients.

The SAG Awards only honor performers in film and television; and they also give awards to out standing ensemble casts. See the nominees and recipients of the outstanding performance by and male and female actor in a leading role below.

Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Leading Role

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

Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Leading Role

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

Here is the full list of nominees and recipients.


Moneyball – HU DVD 9419
The Help – HU DVD 9309
Bridesmaids – HU DVD 9014
Modern Family –HU DVD 8951-8957 (Seasons 1 & 2)
The Office – HU DVD 4011-4028 (Seasons 1-5)
30 Rock – HU DVD 8921-8931 (Seasons 1-4)
Downton Abbey – HU DVD 8391-3
Mildred Peirce – HU DVD 9481
Boardwalk Empire – HU DVD 9421-9425 (Season 1)
Friday Night Lights – HU DVD 9001-9019
Breaking Bad – HU DVD 8901-8911 (Seasons 1-3)
Midnight in Paris – HU DVD 9410
Dexter – HU DVD 6631-6650 (Seasons 1-5)
True Blood – HU DVD 3391-3405 (Seasons 1-3)

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