The 2012 Screen Actors Guild Awards had few surprises Sunday night, either in award recipients or red carpet appearances. ‘The Help’ took home several honors including the prize for best performance by a cast in a motion picture, and individual honors for stars Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer.
It was a big night for the “much-hyped film adaptation of Kathryn Stockett’s novel,” says Sarah Anne Hughes of Celebritology:
Viola Davis also had a satorial victory. The actress wore a white silk chiffon gown by Marchesa with gold detailing, the Associated Press reports. Hughes ranked the look at the top of the best dressed of the evening:
Do I need to tell you why this is No. 1? Davis truly ruled the night, on and off the carpet. (She won an acting honor for her role in “The Help.”) The hair, the color, the perfect accessories — I love everything about this look.
Mary Tyler Moore received the lifetime achievement award. Dick Van Dyke, who co-starred in “The Dick Van Dyke Show” with Moore in the 1960s, presented the 75-year-old actress with the award. In her speech, Moore explained how she added her middle name Tyler to distinguish herself from the other six Mary Moores already in the Screen Actors Guild, the Associated Press reports.
“I was Mary Tyler Moore. I spoke it out loud. Mary Tyler Moore. It sounded right so I wrote it down on the form, and it looked right,” she said. “It was right. SAG was happy, my father was happy, and tonight, after having the privilege of working in this business among the most creative and talented people imaginable, I too am happy, after all.”
Steve Carell received one of the only obvious snubs of the night, losing to Alec Baldwin, who took best actor for “30 Rock” for the sixth year in a row, Hughes notes:
During his seven seasons on the NBC mockumentary, did Carell win a SAG Award? Nope. An Emmy? Nah-ah. A Golden Globe? Just one, in 2006. Come on, SAG voters! Sure, Carell’s last season wasn’t his best. But couldn’t you have rewarded him for his undeniably fantastic body of work?
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