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The Help triumphs at SAGs

The Help received the most accolades at last night's 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards.

The Civil Rights drama based on the eponymous novel won awards in three categories including Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture and Best Actress for Viola Davis.

Octavia Spencer lit up the crowd when she graced the stage to pick up her trophy for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role.

Octavia paid tribute to her co-stars and the people who fought for black American civil rights in the 1960s.

"By honouring me, you honour them," she acknowledged in her acceptance speech.

Actor Jean Dujardin from French film The Artist took a surprise win in Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role, beating George Clooney for his work in The Descendants.

Modern Family and Boardwalk Empire dominated television categories.

Steve Buscemi won the Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series award for his work in Boardwalk Empire and the cast of Modern Family were honoured with a trophy for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series.

Actress Mary Tyler Moore was the recipient of the 48th Annual Life Achievement Award.

The SAG Awards were held in Los Angeles.



2012 SAG Awards winners:



Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: The Help

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role: Jean Dujardin, The Artist

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role: Viola Davis, The Help

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role: Christopher Plummer, Beginners

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role: Octavia Spencer, The Help

Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie Or Miniseries: Paul Giamatti, Too Big to Fail

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie Or Miniseries: Kate Winslet, Mildred Pierce

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series: Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series: Jessica Lange, American Horror Story

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series: Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series: Betty White, Hot In Cleveland

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Boardwalk Empire

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Modern Family

Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Television Series: Game of Thrones

Screen Actors Guild Awards 48th Annual Life Achievement Award: Mary Tyler Moore

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