The Help” kicked azzzz at the 18th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday.
The girls took home 3 of the nights top honors : best picture, best actress for Viola Davis (beating Meryl Streep) and supporting actress for Octavia Spencer.
Davis also spoke about following a dream.
“What is there but a dream? You can’t trade in your dream for another dream,” she said while accepting the best actress award. She ended with a word of advice: “Dream big and dream fierce.”
Octavia Spencer says, “It’s a society that tells you you’re no longer valuable at a certain age,” commanded the actress, who played a maid famous for her fried chicken and chocolate pie. “Or because of your weight.”
Nevertheless, Spencer went on to say that she wasn’t proud of her own weight—that she could lose a “little ’round the middle”—but that she still “feels” for women who starve themselves in Hollywood and wishes they wouldn’t.
The cast of “Modern Family” took home outstanding ensemble in a comedy series, and it was the younger actors who got the chance to accept the award.
The SAG Actor honors are handed out to both television and film actors; winners are chosen by their acting peers.
SAG Awards winners have in the past have gone on to earn Oscars. In 2011, all four acting winners also score Academy Awards.
Outstanding stunt ensemble, Film: “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2″
Outstanding stunt ensemble, TV: “Game of Thrones”
Outstanding male actor in supporting role, Film: Christopher Plummer, “Beginners”
Outstanding female actor in a supporting role, Film: Octavia Spencer, “The Help”
Outstanding male actor in a comedy series, TV: Alec Baldwin, “30 Rock”
Outstanding female actor in a comedy series, TV: Betty White, “Hot in Cleveland”
Outstanding ensemble in a comedy series, TV: “Modern Family”
Outstanding performance by a female actor in a television movie or miniseries: Kate Winslet, “Mildred Pierce”
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 drama series, TV: Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story”
Outstanding performance by a male actor in a drama series, TV: Steve Buscemi, “Boardwalk Empire”
Outstanding performance by an ensemble in a drama series, TV: “Boardwalk Empire”
Outstanding performance by a male actor in a leading role, Film: Jean Dujardin, “The Artist”
Outstanding performance by a female actor in a leading role, Film: Viola Davis, “The Help”
Outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture: “The Help”