Argo has won more awards over the weekend, both at the Producers’ Guild Awards on Saturday (for best film) and at the 19th Screen Actors’ Guild Awards on Sunday (for best cast ensemble) at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.
Directed by Ben Affleck, the Iran hostage drama is now widely speculated to take the Oscar for Best Film on February 24.
Daniel Day-Lewis won a best actor SAG award for his role in Lincoln, while Jennifer Lawrence—who suffered a ‘wardrobe malfunction’ as she went up on stage, won best actress for Silver Linings Playbook.
Tommy Lee Jones won best supporting actor for Lincoln, beating Robert de Niro, who was nominated for the category in Silver Linings Playbook.
Anne Hathaway won the best supporting actress SAG award for her role as Fantine in Les Misérables.
Screen favourite Dick van Dyke, 87, who was present with his wife Arlene Silver, was honoured with a lifetime achievement award. Last year, van Dyke presented the same award to his Dick Van Dyke Show co-star, Mary Tyler Moore.
Downton Abbey continued its conquest of the United States and won best ensemble cast for a TV drama. Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) and Claire Danes (Homeland) won best actor and best actress for the television categories.
ABC’s Modern Family won best comedy cast ensemble for the third consecutive year, and Alec Baldwin (30 Rock) won best TV comedy actor for the eighth time. Tina Fey won best TV comedy actress, also for 30 Rock.