Jean Dujardin and Viola Davis have spiced up the race to the Oscars after picking up top accolades at the Screen Actors Guild Awards.
It was a night for the underdog as Viola saw off Meryl Streep to win best actress for her turn in civil rights drama The Help, while The Artist”s Jean halted George Clooney”s domination of awards season.
Collecting her gong, an emotional Viola said: “What is there in life but a dream. You can”t trade in your dream for another dream. I am so proud to be an actor “.
It was a successful night for The Help, which cleaned up in two other categories including best ensemble cast and best supporting actress for Octavia Spencer.
18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards
- Jean Dujardin – The Artist
- Viola Davis– The Help
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
- Christopher Plummer – Beginners
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
- Octavia Spencer – The Help
OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A CAST
- The Help
OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES
- Kate Winslet – Mildred Pierce