'Argo,' Jennifer Lawrence, Daniel Day-Lewis win top SAG awards
The CIA thriller "Argo" continues to steamroll through awards season, winning the top honor for overall cast performance at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, The Associated Press reports. The award is the guild's equivalent of the Academy Awards' best picture category.
Sunday night'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, who won for her role as a troubled widow in "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." The wins lift their Feb. 24 Oscar prospects.
"Now I have this naked statue that means some of you even voted for me, and that is an indescribable feeling," Lawrence said.
On the television side, with "30 Rock" ending its run, its stars Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin won the SAG awards for best comedy performers. It was Baldwin's seventh-straight win, while Fey earned her fifth SAG prize.
Receiving the guild's life-achievement award was Dick Van Dyke. After waiting on stage for a standing ovation to end, Van Dyke said, "That does an old man a lot of good."
The SAG honors are the latest show in a puzzling Academy Awards season in which Hollywood's top prize, the best-picture Oscar, looks up for grabs among several key nominees. Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" would appear to be the Oscar favorite with 12 nominations.