Ben Affleck and Bryan Cranston in "Argo" (2012)

So, Argo looked to be DOA when Ben Affleck failed to get a directing Oscar nomination, but after a streak of wins including The Golden Globes, The Producer’s Guild of America and now The Screen Actors Guild, it’s chances are looking bright indeed. I thought Silver Linings Playbook might turn out to be the film that got through on pure likability, but Argo has stolen its thunder.


  • Cast: Argo
    Ben Affleck (Tony Mendez), Alan Arkin (Lester Siegel), Kerry Bishé (Kathy Stafford), Kyle Chandler (Hamilton Jordan), Rory Cochrane (Lee Schatz), Bryan Cranston (Jack O’donnell), Christopher Denham (Mark Lijek), Tate Donovan (Bob Anders), Clea Duvall (Cora Lijek), Victor Garber (Ken Taylor), John Goodman (John Chambers), Scoot Mcnairy (Joe Stafford) and Chris Messina (Malinov)
  • Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
  • Actress: Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
  • Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables
  • Supporting Actor: Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln
  • Stunt Ensemble: Skyfall


  • Ensemble in a Drama Series: Downton Abbey
    Hugh Bonneville (Robert, Earl Of Grantham), Zoe Boyle (Lavinia Swire), Laura Carmichael (Lady Edith Crawley), Jim Carter (Mr. Carson), Brendan Coyle (John Bates), Michelle Dockery (Lady Mary Crawley), Jessica Brown Findlay (Lady Sybil Crawley), Siobhan Finneran (O’Brien), Joanne Froggatt (Anna), Iain Glen (Sir Richard Carlisle), Thomas Howes (William), Rob James-Collier (Thomas), Allen Leech (Tom Branson), Phyllis Logan (Mrs. Hughes), Elizabeth McGovern (Cora, Countess Of Grantham), Sophie McShera (Daisy), Lesley Nicol (Mrs. Patmore), Amy Nuttall (Ethel), David Robb (Dr. Clarkson), Maggie Smith (Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham), Dan Stevens (Matthew Crawley) and Penelope Wilton (Isobel Crawley)
  • Actor in a Drama Series: Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
  • Actress in a Drama Series: Claire Danes, Homeland
  • Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Modern Family
    Aubrey Anderson-Emmons (Lily Tucker-Pritchett), Julie Bowen (Claire Dunphy), Ty Burrell (Phil Dunphy), Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Mitchell Pritchett), Nolan Gould (Luke Dunphy), Sarah Hyland (Haley Dunphy), Ed O’Neill (Jay Pritchett), Rico Rodriguez (Manny Delgado), Eric Stonestreet (Cameron Tucker), Sofia Vergara (Gloria Delgado-Pritchett) and Ariel Winter (Alex Dunphy)
  • Actor in a Comedy Series: Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
  • Actress in a Comedy Series: Tina Fey, 30 Rock
  • Actor in a Television Movie or Mini-Series: Kevin Costner, Hatfields & McCoys
  • Actress in a Television Movie or Mini-Series: Julianne Moore, Game Change
  • Stunt Ensemble: Game of Thrones

Lifetime Achievement:

  • Dick Van Dyke

29 Responses to “2013 SAG Awards: Argo”

  1. Okay, Tommy Lee Jones was unexpected. I really thought they were going for DeNiro for sure.

  2. I thought so too! I’m glad though.

  3. Hathaway wasn’t a shock. She earned it too.

  4. Yeah, Hathaway earned it. And Tommy Lee Jones was fabulous. I have no problem with his win.

  5. I was rooting for Sally Field, but this works too.

  6. Agree that Jones was a surprise. I told my group at home here that DeNiro was almost a shoe-in.

    Maybe this means LES MIS has a shot to win ENSEMBLE?

    I have my finger crossed. Ha!

  7. I’ll bet on Lincoln, though I already officially predicted Silver Linings.

  8. I’m supporting Silver Linings for Ensemble… It would be disappointing for me to have it any other way.

    Jones was a descent choice. It was either him or DeNiro. Both of them had solid performances this year.

    And please… Give Jennifer Lawrence the award. She deserves it!

    p.s. Did I manage to hide the fact that I liked the Silver Linings Playbook?

  9. Sally Field’s dress is beautiful. She and DDL look great. And they’re hilarious.

  10. Love them!

    How come Jennifer Lawrence didn’t thank Kalin in her speech?

  11. SAG’s biggest category this year feels like Best Actress, so I guess Jennifer Lawrence is a slam dunk for the Oscar (which was kind of evident already with how many nominations Silver Linings Playbook scored).

  12. I was rooting for Chastain, but yeah I think the Oscar goes to Lawrence

  13. lol, as if this category was going to be a surprise. See, DDL is still drinking everyone else’s milkshake.

  14. I’m telling you, this guy is king of the speechmakers, too. Such a class act.

  15. Argo it is.

  16. ARGO wins yet again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    The Oscar race is DONE.

    Ben Affleck’s film is going all the way!!!

    I like the film a lot, but I am perplexed at this continued sweep.

    Few would want to bet against it now.

    SILVER LININGS is also cooked now.

  17. LOL SAG. LOL Argo. LOL “poor Ben Affleck.” Oh my God, what a ridiculous, horrid Oscar race.

  18. :D :D

    Glad for Ms. Lawrence but a bit surprised for Argo…

    Do you guys think this makes Argo a sure Best Picture at the Oscars?

  19. Where’s the stunt ensemble category? Looks like SKYFALL took that. I’m fine with SKYFALL winning, but where the hell is PREMIUM RUSH? Not a great movie, but impressive stunt work. Certainly better than, um, LES MIS.

  20. Yes Piro Hunter, it is all over now. Anyone betting against ARGO now would need to have their head examined.

    The film was not supposed to win SAG. It’s winning everything and anything else.

  21. Well, Paul, you and I shall have to agree to disagree on LES MIS.

  22. Was the stunt category announced on the show? If so I missed it.

    I’m still not convinced Argo is cast in stone, but it’s getting harder and harder to stay with Lincoln.

  23. Sam, I wasn’t making a value judgment on LES MIS as a whole, but I don’t think the stunt work in it matched up with the stuff the stunt folks pulled off in PREMIUM RUSH. That’s all I’m saying here.

  24. The stunt category wasn’t announced on the show. They did it at the preshow at the red carpet. Jo Beth Williams and Scott Bakula announced it. The poor stunt people always get shafted.

    Oh, and Game of Thrones won best stunt ensemble for a TV series.

  25. Argo was a good film but not a Best-Picture-Oscar good… Or at least that is my opinion. :X

    I don’t know… But I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed for Lincoln and a couple of other titles. Don’t get me wrong. I like Argo and I like Ben Affleck as a director much more than I like him as an actor… Still, Argo just doesn’t fit my idea for BP.

  26. Paul, sorry about that, I misread what you had said. Fair enough.

  27. I agree that LINCOLN could still take this, providing the DGA and WGA go it’s way. ARGO is sitting pretty now, but things could change fast.

  28. @Paul: Ha, i thought you were kidding with Stunt Ensemble but I see that’s an actual award for SAG. Anyway, my guess is that more people saw Skyfall, but regardless Premium Rush could only get so much mileage out of the Ed Begley Jr caucus.

  29. As I said to Craig earlier, all of this just proves to me that 2007 was some sort of weird awards-year outlier. I’m assuming Price Waterhouse Coopers are big Coen fans and they found an awful lot of hanging chads that year.

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