SAG Awards: The 7 Most Memorable Moments
Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway | Photo Credits: Mark Davis/Getty Images
The Screen Actors Guild Awards were held Sunday, and the big ensemble cast winners included Modern Family and Downton Abbey for television comedy and drama, respectively, and Argo for film. Taking home the television acting awards were Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin for 30 Rock, Bryan Cranston from Breaking Bad, and Homeland's Claire Danes.
Here's rundown of some of the night's most memorable moments:
7. Most Welcome Tradition
The show got started in traditional fashion, going around the room and allowing various stars to talk about how they got their start in show business. This year's roundup featured such celebs as Sofia Vergara, Darren Criss and Jane Krakowski, who noted that her first movie role was playing Chevy Chase's niece in National Lampoon's Vacation. "Today, I would be cast as his wife. In two years, I will play his mother," she quipped.
6. Catchiest Promo
During the first commercial break from the broadcast, TNT aired a promo for the upcoming sophomore season of Dallas. The clever clip fused dialogue from the show with a pulsing beat in order to create a catchy (and kind of awesome!) teaser. Dallas' two-hour season premiere airs Monday at 9/8c on TNT. Check out an extended version of the promo clip below:
5. Classiest, Humblest Speech
After an admiring introduction by Alec Baldwin, Dick Van Dyke was awarded the night's Lifetime Achievement Award. "That does an old man a lot of good," a humbled Van Dyke said after receiving a standing ovation as he went up to the stage. "I've knocked around in this business for 70 years, and I still haven't quite figured out what it is I do," he went on. "The years have just been full of surprises for me, and a lot of fun."
4. Best Breath of Fresh Air
The Best Actress award was considered a two-woman race between Jennifer Lawrence from Silver Linings Playbook and Jessica Chastain from Zero Dark Thirty, but it was Lawrence who came out on top. In her speech, the Hunger Games star thanked MTV, saying that she earned her SAG card after doing a promo for My Super Sweet 16 when she was a teenager. Lawrence and Chastain are scheduled to go head-to-head again at next month's Oscars. Will Lawrence repeat her victory? Bonus: Here's the MTV promo she was referring to:
3. Most Signifcant Win
Though it was shut out of the acting categories, Argo took home the night's ensemble award for film, putting it in a good position heading into next month's Academy Awards (even though Ben Affleck was snubbed by the Academy for a directing nomination). Were you surprised by the win?
2. Best Presenter Patter
Co-stars Anne Hathaway and Hugh Jackman introduced Les Miserables as one of the nominees for Best Ensemble, and gave the traditional synopsis, as well as an updated one for modern moviegoers. The newer version? "Wolverine is being chased by Gladiator, Catwoman gets knocked up and for some ungodly reason goes to see Bellatrix Lestrange from Harry Potter and Borat. Then Wolverine agrees to raise Catwoman's baby, and she grows up to star in Mamma Mia!" Got all that? As Hathaway put it, "Crushed it."