"Boardwalk Empire" has come out as a big winner at the 18th Annual SAG Awards. The period drama series scored two gongs at the Sunday, January 29 event, including the Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series for Steve Buscemi.
Winning the title for a second consecutive time, the Nucky depicter credited Martin Scorsese in his acceptance speech. "I have to thank our talented director, Martin Scorsese. You can drink," he said, before apologizing to fans about the demise of Michael Pitt's character, Jimmy, the season 2 finale, "I know, I'm sorry. Please stop yelling at me on the street."
Later that night, Patrick Duffy, Linda Gray and Larry Hagman of TNT's "Dallas" were on hand to present the Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Award to "Boardwalk". For this win, the show beat another HBO series, "Game of Thrones".
The Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series, meanwhile, went to "Modern Family". Rookie "Game of Thrones" did not come home empty handed as well for it earned a trophy for the best stunt ensemble which was announced through a press release before the award-giving event was kicked off.
Completing her win at the Golden Globes, Kate Winslet snatched Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries from SAG for her role on "Mildred Pierce". Unfortunately, the "Titanic" star was not present to pick up the gong.
Jessica Lange of "American Horror Story" also followed up her Golden Globe win with the Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series that night. "It means the world to me," she said of her first SAG honor.
"Hot in Cleveland" leading star Betty White won Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series for the second year in a row. Looking pretty stunned as her name was mentioned, the veteran comedienne jokingly said of the presenters, "I don't think they can read. I think they made a terrible mistake."
Other winners from TV field were Paul Giamatti (Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries) and Alec Baldwin (Male Actor in a Comedy Series).
Meanwhile, "The Help" led the full winner list in movie with two kudos.
2012 SAG Awards Winners in TV: