2012 SAG Awards Winners List: Boardwalk Empire, Modern Family Score Top Honors

Talk about deja vu. Sunday’s 18th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards was virtually a rerun of last year, with the ensembles from Boardwalk Empire and Modern Family once again picking up top honors.

Three of the four individual acting winners — Alec Baldwin, Betty White and Steve Buscemi — were also repeats. Only Jessica Lange broke up the monotony by taking home the best actress trophy for American Horror Story.

See below for a complete list of the TV winners and snippets of their acceptance speeches.

DRAMA SERIES — ENSEMBLE
Boardwalk Empire (won last year)
Breaking Bad
Dexter
Game of Thrones
The Good Wife

WINNER: Boardwalk Empire

DRAMA SERIES — MALE ACTOR
Patrick J. Adams, Suits
Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Kyle Chandler, Friday Night Lights
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Michael C. Hall, Dexter

WINNER: Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Buscemi thanked his co-stars, including former castmember Michael Pitt, whose character [SPOILER ALERT] perished in the Season 2 finale. “To all the Michael Pitt fans out there, I know, I’m sorry,” he said, before adding, “Please stop yelling at me on the street.”

DRAMA SERIES — FEMALE ACTOR
Kathy Bates, Harry’s Law
Glenn Close, Damages
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story
Julianna Margules, The Good Wife
Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer

WINNER: Jessica Lange, American Horror Story
“I would love to thank Ryan Murphy for his special attention this character,” said Lange, who called taking the role of the unhinged Constance “a real leap of faith.”

COMEDY SERIES — ENSEMBLE
30 Rock
The Big Bang Theory
Glee
Modern Family
The Office

WINNER: Modern Family
“On behalf of the entire cast and crew, we just want to thank you for letting us all be a part of all of your families,” said Rico Rodriguez (Manny), before handing the mike over to Ariel Winter (Alex). “We honestly have the greatest jobs,” she raved. “The opportunity to make people laugh each week… we take very seriously.”

COMEDY SERIES — MALE ACTOR
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Steve Carell, The Office
Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family

WINNER: Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
“The ony thing this means to me is obviously you like Tina [Fey]‘s writing and Robert Carlock’s writing,” Baldwin said upon winning. “We have the greatest writers.”

COMEDY SERIES — FEMALE ACTOR
Julie Bowen, Modern Family
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family
Betty White, Hot In Cleveland

WINNER: Betty White, Hot In Cleveland
“You can’t name me without naming those other wonderful women on Hot in Cleveland,” White said after scoring her second consecutive SAG trophy for the TVLand comedy. “Thank you from the bottom of my heart.”

TV MOVIE OR MINISERIES — FEMALE ACTOR
Diane Lane, Cinema Verite
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Emily Watson, Appropriate Adult
Betty White, The Lost Valentine
Kate Winslet, Mildred Pierce

WINNER: Kate Winslet, Mildred Pierce

TV MOVIE OR MINISERIES — MALE ACTOR
Laurence Fishburne, Thurgood
Paul Giamatti, Too Big to Fail
Greg Kinnear, The Kennedys
Guy Pearce, Mildred Pierce
James Woods, Too Big to Fail

WINNER: Paul Giamatti, Too Big to Fail

STUNT ENSEMBLE
Dexter (Showtime)
Game of Thrones (HBO)
Southland (TNT)
Spartacus: Gods of the Arena (Starz)
True Blood (HBO)

WINNER: Game of Thrones (HBO)

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24 Comments
  1. Jake says:

    WOW i cant believe Alec Baldwin has won the award 6 years in a row…

  2. Sam says:

    I like that Dexter’s ensemble is up against Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire and The Good Wife. One of these things is not like that others.

  3. shell says:

    Any awards ceremony that doesn’t recognize Amy Poehler and the cast of Parks and Rec is a joke. It’s also a shame to see Steve Carell snubbed yet again.

    • amanda says:

      COULD NOT AGREE MORE!!! Both Parks and Rec and, worse yet, Steve Carell getting the shaft. Him not winning is a serious WTF situation.

    • amanda says:

      Could not agree more with “shell”!!! Parks and Rec was screwed over and, worse yet, Steve Carell getting the shaft–again. Him not winning is a serious WTF situation.

    • Carmichael says:

      But that would mean everyone’s darling Betty White wouldn’t get an award, nevermind how much funnier Amy Poehler is, any chance to shove Betty White down our collective throats must be taken. Cloris Leachman is hilarious as Mawmaw on Rasing Hope, but no, we must give all our love to Sue Ann and Phyllis can’t have any.

    • Ari says:

      “I think awards are stupid…But they’d be less stupid if they went to the right people.”

      I’ve never understood the mass appeal of Betty White. Is it because she’s old? Cloris Leachman is only five years younger than her and vastly funnier. Cloris is like the grandma I wish I had!

      Parks & Rec’s continued snubbing is bordering on ridiculous. The third season of P&R was so close to a perfect season it was obscene. This season is almost as good (too soon to judge as a whole). Why is this show continually ignored?

      Modern Family is becoming stale fast. Every week seems to be exactly the same. I’m not saying it’s not funny but it’s not as funny as it was in the first season. The quality of the writing has really gone down this season and the back half of last season.

  4. lol says:

    -bryan cranston got robbed again

    -alec balwin is the unfunniest and ugliest person alive :)

    oh and modern family sucks

    award people have no taste

  5. RLN says:

    Travesty #1: Justified had no nominations.
    Travesty #2: Downton Abbey did not win.

    Conclusion: This award show means nothing.

  6. Colleen says:

    All will be right with the world once Mad Men kicks off in a few weeks ;)

  7. Chris says:

    What’s that supposed to mean..

  8. Alicia says:

    I’ve never seen Justified, but to think anyone can top Maggie Smith in Downton…is simple crap. Therefore, I agree wholeheartedly with your conclusion.

  9. Guilherme says:

    No nominations for Community (specially Danny Pudi) or Cougar Town, no win for Steve Carell, 6 times Alec Baldwin, and the most unfunny of Modern Family’s characters nominated: THIS AWARD SUCKED!!!

  10. Marty says:

    Really hard to put any stock in this…NCIS has longevity and an ever-increasing trend line for ratIngs and popularity over the life span, as well as one of the more respected actors professionally and, from why I’ve read, personally…no mention for either

  11. Dot says:

    Totally agree with you shell Amy,nick and parks and recreation was robed its easily one of the best shows on TV if not the best ugh I give up on these award show it nomination people in the comedy section that arnt funny!

  12. anna says:

    SAG tv awards are always bad and this year is no different.

  13. C says:

    This was Kyle Chandler’s last chance for a win for his Friday Night Lights work. Sad, but not suprised, he didn’t win. Thankful he’s got that Emmy!

  14. melita says:

    i still cant believe patrick j adams got a nom without taking gabriel macht into consideration
    hes good but gabriel is epic in his role

  15. Hols` says:

    Could not have had more predictable and boring winners if the organization literally tried.