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Posted at 06:29 PM ET, 01/29/2012

The SAG Awards 2012: Live coverage

The Screen Actors Guild Awards, recognizing the best performances from TV and film, air tonight at 8 p.m. on TNT and TBS.

Expect the stars of “The Artist,” “The Descendants” and “The Help” to battle it out for the top awards, as they have all season. All eyes will be on the film side winners, as the SAG Awards traditionally serve as a good predictor for who will be victorious at the Oscars. “Modern Family,” “Boardwalk Empire” and “Game of Thrones” are just a few of the small screen casts in contention for a SAG Award.

Before the SAGs begin, refresh your memory and read about the nominees here and here.

Read about all the SAG Awards action — the winners, the speeches, the fashions (good and bad) — by following @celebritology or via the stream below.

8:00 p.m.: Here we go! #sagwards

8:04 p.m.: Outstanding supporting actor goes to Christopher Plummer for “Beginners” #sagawards

8:05 p.m.: As always, a classy speech from Plummer.

8:13 p.m.: Octavia Spencer takes home actress is a supporting role for “The Help”

8:15 p.m.: Octavia Spencer thanks all the women who made it possible for her to be there tonight #classact #sagawards


Kristen Wiig arrives at the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday Jan. 29, 2012 in Los Angeles. (Chris Pizzello - AP)
8:22 p.m.: Kristen Wiig’s choker necklace is a miss for me. #sagawards

8:24 p.m.: Actor in a comedy series goes to Alec Baldwin. Sorry (again), Steve Carell.

8:26 p.m.: Hey, “Friday Night Lights” fanatics. It’s Kyle Chandler!

8:27: Betty White wins for actress in a comedy series. #sagwards

8:28: Betty White looks genuinely shocked: “Oh my dears, my dears, my dears. I don’t think they can read.” #sagawards

8:35: “Modern Family” cast wins for performance by an ensemble in a comedy series #sagawards

8:36: Oh boy, the “Modern Family” kids are making speeches #questionable

8:43: An absent Kate Winslet wins the award for actress in a TV movie/miniseries. #sagwards

8:45: Winslet also won the Emmy and Golden Globe for her role in “Mildred Pierce” #themoreyouknow #sagwards

8:49: Paul Giamatti, also absent, wins for performance by an actor in a TV movie/miniseries #sagawards

8:57: SAG Prez Ken Howard, who plays Hank Hooper on “30 Rock,” announces plans to merge SAG and AFTRA #sagawards

9:00: Every time someone says “Scorsese,” you drink. And that’s what Melissa McCarthy does. Again. And again. #sagawards

9:02: Dick Van Dyke gets a standing ovation. As he should. #sagwards

9:02: Van Dyke will present Mary Tyler Moore with a lifetime achievement award. “I love her. ... I saw her first.” #sagawards

9:11: Lifetime achievement award winner Mary Tyler Moore tells the #SAG audience the story of her name. Dick Van Dyke gives her a nice kiss.

9:19: Actress in a drama series goes to Jessica Lange for “American Horror Story” #sagawards

9:24: Tina Fey, with John Krasinski, gives Kathie Lee and the fourth hour of “Today” a shout-out. #sagawards

9:26: Steve Buscemi wins for actor in a drama series. This, ladies and gents, is a surprise. #sagawards

9:26: Buscemi thanks “Boardwalk” exec. producer Martin Scorsese. Tina Fey drinks. #sagawards

9:28: Steve Buscemi wants you to stop yelling at him about what happened to Michael Pitt’s character. #sagawards

9:38: The cast of “Boardwalk Empire” wins for performance by an ensemble in a drama series. #sagawards

9:41: Buscemi and “Boardwalk Empire” won #SAGAwards last year, as well.

9:44: “The Artist” star Jean Dujardin wins for male actor in a leading role. #sagawards

9:45: “Thank you for this dream,” a clearly emotional Jean Dujardin says. #sagawards

9:52: Viola Davis takes home the award for actress in a leading role. #sagawards

9:54: The #SAGAward crowd is on their feet for Viola Davis.

9:55 : Viola Davis tells kids to “dream big and dream fierce.” Even Angelina Jolie looks weepy. #sagawards

9:57: “The Help” wins for performance by a cast in a motion picture. #sagawards

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