2012-01-30

Plummer, Spencer win SAG supporting-actor prizes

BY DAVID GERMAIN AP Movie Writer

LOS ANGELES

Christopher Plummer of the father- son tale “ Beginners” and Octavia Spencer of the Deep South drama “The Help” won supporting-acting honors at Sunday’s Screen Actors Guild Awards, firming up their Academy Awards prospects next month.

Plummer, who won for his role as an elderly dad who comes out as gay after his wife’s death, would become the oldest actor ever to win an Oscar at age 82, two years older than Jessica Tandy when she won best actress for “Driving Miss Daisy.”

Spencer, a veteran actress who had toiled in small TV and movie parts previously, had a breakout role in “The Help” as a brassy maid joining other black housekeepers to reveal uneasy truths about their white employers in 1960s Mississippi.

“I’m going to dedicate this to the downtrodden, the under-served, the underprivileged, overtaxed — whether emotionally, physically or financially,” Spencer said.

On the television side, comedy series awards went to “ Modern Family” for best ensemble; Alec Baldwin as best actor for “30 Rock”; and Betty White as best actress for “Hot in Cleveland.” ¦ A COMPLETE LIST of winners at Sunday’s 18th annual Screen Actors Guild

Awards:

Movies
Actor: Jean Dujardin, “The
Artist”
Actress: Viola Davis, “The
Help”
Supporting actor: Christopher
Plummer, “Beginners.”
Supporting actress: Octavia
Spencer, “The Help.”
Cast: “The Help”
Stunt ensemble: “Harry Potter
and the Deathly Hallows:
Part 2.”











Television
Actor in a movie or miniseries:
Paul Giamatti, “Too Big to
Fail.”
Actress in a movie or miniseries: Kate Winslet, “Mildred
Pierce.”
Actor in a drama series: Steve
Buscemi, “Boardwalk
Empire”
Actress in a drama series: Jessica Lange, “American Horror
Story”
Actor in a comedy series: Alec
Baldwin, “30 Rock.”
Actress in a comedy series: Betty
White, “Hot in Cleveland.”
Drama series cast: “Boardwalk
Empire”
Comedy series cast: “Modern
Family.”
Stunt ensemble: “Game of
Thrones.”



















Career
Life Achievement: Mary Tyler
Moore

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