The 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG Awards) are live from the Shrine Auditorium now.
Jane Krakowski, Chris Tucker, Helen Hunt, Sofia Vergara and many others introduce themselves with very funny descriptions of themselves. Sophia’s was particularly good…. They all ended with “I am an actor”
Nicole Kidman is up to announce the first award of the night in the Best Actor in a Supporting Role. The winner is Tommy Lee Jones, who isn’t there tonight. After being so miserable at the Golden Globes, it’s probably best he is here ;). I’m sure his role in Lincoln was a lot more cheerful?
Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence are up to introduce their film, Silver Linings Playbook.
Justin Timberlake looking all kinds of swag in his Suit and Tie. He is presenting the Outstanding Actress in a Supporting Role. The award goes to Anne Hathaway for her role in Les Misérables.
“I’m just so thrilled I have dental. I got my SAG card when I was 13. It felt like the beginning of the world. Thank you for nominating me alongside incredible women and incredible performances. I want to thank my mother for voting for me. At least she better have. Thanks mom for being an actor. Thanks dad for marrying one.”
The Newsroom star Jeff Daniels is up with Kerry Washington. They’re presenting the award for Outstanding Male Actor in a Comedy Series. Kerry fluffed her lines but she recovered really well.
“Oh my god. This is ridiculous. Again I want to thank Tina. It’s the end of our show and everyone is sad about that. My agent asked me to thank him and mention that he is the greatest agent in the history in show business.”
Ginger power right there… Julianne Moore and Damian Lewis from Homeland are up to present Outstanding Female Actor in a TV Series to Tina Fey.
“Oh my goodness. That’s so nice. Thank you for letting me in this union. I share this with everybody else. I share this with my sweet friend Amy Poehler. Amy I’ve known you since you were pregnant with Lina Dunham. Thank you so much, our finale is on this Thursday at 8. Just tape the Big Bang Theory for once.”
Julianna Margulies and Noah Wyle are up to present the Outstanding Ensemble in a Comedy Series award. That award goes to the cast of Modern Family… So deserving. Great show. “We are so honoured to be nominated against some of the biggest shows, ” said Jesse Tyler Ferguson. He then went on to give a special thanks to the stars of 30 Rock and The Office. “You’ve all set the bar so high. we’re all fans of yours. If we can absorb any of you into our cast, please call Jeff Greenberg. This is a huge honour. We love being actors, so thank you”.
The happy couple Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber are up to present the Outstanding Female Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries. The award goes to Julianne Moore. It’s her first win and her tenth nomination.
“Thank you so much. This means so much to me. Thank you to all the actors who voted for me.”
Rose Burn and James Marsten present the Outstanding Male Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries award to Kevin Costner for his role in Hatfields & McCoys. Unfortunately he isn’t there tonight, which is such a pity. He’s a great speaker and always nice to listen to him.
Anne Hathaway and Hugh Jackman introduce Les Misérables in a more ‘modern’ way, by making references to their other characters like Cat Woman and Wolverine.
Alec Baldwin is up to presents the Life Achievement Award to the legendary entertainer, Dick Van Dyke.
“Thank you. Thank you. Mr Lincoln, marvelous. Such a thrill. Thank you. I’ve been in this business for over seventy years and I still don’t really know what I do. Every time is different. I have my wonderful family here tonight. My beautiful wife Arlene. I’m still singing and dancing,” he said.
“I’m looking at the greatest generation of actors in the history of acting.You’ve all lifted the art to another place now. This very heavy object here means that I can refer to you as my peers. God bless, thank you.”
Amy Poehler and Neil Patrick Harris are up. Their use of adjectives to describe the Outstanding Male Actor in TV Drama is impeccable. Who knew there were so many ways to describe the word drama 😉 The winner in this category goes to Bryan Cranston for his role in Breaking Bad.
“It is so good to be bad. I am so pleased and honoured to receive this award. I’d like to thank our writers, director and our beautiful crew who were so hard. To my lovely wife and daughter.”
Newsroom star, Dev Patel introduces The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.
Taye Diggs and Busy Philipps are up to present Outstanding Male Actor in TV Drama. I don’t know if Taye is really short but pregnant Busy is towering above him currently, tjo. Anyway the actor goes to Claire Danes for Homeland.
“I guess I’m an actor and not an actress. That answers this question. Thank you so much. As a grand spanking new mom, it takes a village to raise a child. It’s the same for Homeland. We are so very connected. I’m so indebted to them and my team. Thank you so much this really means a lot to me. Oh and to my husband and my baby.”
Jessica Chastaine honours a few of the late actors who passed throughout the year. “The Show must go on”
Sigourney Weaverand Alfred Molina are up to present the Actor for the Outstanding Ensemble in a Drama Series to the Downton Abbey. “We are so not expecting this. Shut the fridge window. We’re just overwhelmed by it all. All our fellow Downtownians who aren’t here. Here’s to our crew and I’m sure to all of your crews too.”
Daniel Day-Lewis and Sally Field are up and swapping reading glasses. They’re introducing their film, Lincoln.
Robert De Niro presents the award (actor) for Outstanding Female Actor in a Lead Role to Jennifer Lawrence.
“This is incredible. Thank you so much. I want to thank MTV. I earned my SAG card when I was 14 for My Super Sweet 16. I remember getting in the mail and it being the best day of my entire life because it made me officially a professional actor, which put me in a category with all of you. Now I have this naked statue, which means some of you voted for me and that is indescribable. I want to thank David. You said you wanted to make a movie for you son. Bradley, my performance would not be what is it without you. Harvey you’re a rascal. You’ve paved a pretty much impossible road for all of us. And my family, thank you.”
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Viola Davis introduces the nominees for this year’s Outstanding Male Actor in a Lead Role category. The obvious winner is Daniel Day-Lewis, but stranger things I happened. The Actor goes to Daniel Day-Lewis
“Thank you to all my brothers and sisters in the Screen Actors Guild. I’m very happy to be here tonight. Joaquin you’re a remarkable actor and I’m sorry you’re not here tonight. Every single cast member… Have no doubt that this is an ensemble award.”
Jude Law presents the award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture to the cast of Argo:
Director Ben Affleck says, “I can’t believe I’m standing in the same place where Daniel Day-Lewis just was. Maybe I’ll be a better actor just for the radiation. I am really amazed and stunned. There are so many great actors here and this is voted on by our brothers who are actors. There’s a hundred and some thousand people in SAG Aftra. Some of them never get to come to a place like this and they vote from home. First I want to thank my wife and kids who I love. And Warner Brothers who I love, not quite as much, but I do love. You know, there are so many people who are actors, who want to be actors. I got a SAG in 1986 and I always wanted this. To me, this has nothing to do with me. This has to do with the incredible people who are in this movie. The people you see on stage. There are more than 150 actors who spoke in English and in Farsi and the one thing they had in common was they came to work every single day, whether they had a line or a look to somebody or two lines or ten lines or a bunch of things I couldn’t understand in Farsi. They were there to kill it, to make the movie better. Because that’s what actors do, all over the world, every single day. God bless you for making the movies, the television that you make, the theatre that you make. We are in your debt. Thank you. God bless you. Thank you all and thank you to all these incredible films that are nominated with us. Thank you.”
The rest of his speech will come soon. It was great.