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Screen Actors Guild Awards: Argo and Daniel Day-Lewis triumph


Story by Jack Foley

BEN Affleck’s Argo and Daniel Day-Lewis were among the big winners at the Screen Actors’ Guild Awards (2013).

Argo won the top honour for overall cast performance just 24 hours after the film also picked up the top prize at the Producers Guild Awards.

Daniel Day-Lewis was named best actor for Lincoln and Jennifer Lawrence was crowned best actress for Silver Linings Playbook.

Tommy Lee Jones and Anne Hathaway won the supporting actor awards for their performances in Lincoln and Les Miserables respectively.

In winning the top prize, Argo‘s ensemble triumphed over Les Mis, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Lincoln and Silver Linings Playbook, prompting its director, leading man and co-producer Affleck to say: “This has nothing to do with me. It has to do with the incredible people who were in this movie.”

Argo tells the true story of how the CIA rescued a group of US diplomats who had become stranded in Tehran after the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

Day-Lewis, who was recognised for his portrayal of famed US President Lincoln in Steven Spielberg’s historical epic, noted with irony that “it was an actor that murdered Abraham Lincoln” upon accepting his trophy.

“Somehow it is only so fitting that every now and then an actor tries to bring him back to life again,” he added.

The ceremony was held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on Sunday, January 27, 2013.

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