The CIA thriller “Argo” continues to steamroll through awards season, winning the top honor for overall cast performance at the Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Sunday’s win came a day after “Argo” claimed the top honor from the Producers Guild of America.
SAG’s lead-acting honors went to Jennifer Lawrence won for her role as a troubled widow in a shaky new relationship in the lost-souls romance “Silver Linings Playbook” and Daniel Day-Lewis as Abraham Lincoln in the Civil War epic “Lincoln.”
The supporting film awards Sunday went to Anne Hathaway of “Les Miserables” and Tommy Lee Jones of “Lincoln.” Jones was not at the show, but the win boosts his prospects to become a two-time Academy Award winner, since the guild honors are a good forecast for who will go on to claim an Oscar on February 24th. Jones previously won a supporting-actor Oscar for “The Fugitive.”
The James Bond adventure “Skyfall” and the fantasy series “Game of Thrones” picked up prizes for best stunt work, honors announced on the red carpet before the official SAG Awards ceremony.
JoBeth Williams and Scott Bakula announced the winners, noting the value of stunt players, who often are overlooked for their contributions to film and television.
Bakula said stunt workers keep actors healthy, alive and working.
On the TV side, Bryan Cranston and Claire Danes win for drama. Alec Baldwin and Tina Fey win the comedy acting honors. It was Baldwin’s seventh-straight win, while Fey earned her fifth SAG award.
On a side note, the series finale of 30 Rock will air Thursday night on NBC at 8pm. (AP)
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