2013 SAG Awards ceremony
Actors Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway onstage during the 19th Annual SAG Awards in Los Angeles. Photo: Getty Images
Anne Hathaway has continued her dominance of the supporting actress category this Hollywood awards season by taking the Screen Actors Guild award.
Hathaway's fortunes contrasted sharply with those of Nicole Kidman, who missed out on two SAG awards.
Anne Hathaway accepts the award for outstanding female actor in a supporting role at the 19th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. Photo: Reuters
The Australian was nominated for her role in the TV movie Hemingway & Gellhorn, but the SAG went to Julianne Moore for her portrayal of former US vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin in Game Change.
Kidman was also up for a supporting actress award for her sexually-charged performance in The Paperboy, but Hathaway won for her role in Les Miserables, as a doomed single mother forced into prostitution in the adaptation of the stage musical based on Victor Hugo’s epic novel.
Her win came over four past Oscar recipients - Sally Field, Helen Hunt, Kidman and Maggie Smith.
Missed out ... Nicole Kidman. Photo: Getty Images
"I'm just thrilled I have dental," Hathaway said. "I got my SAG card when I was 14. It felt like the beginning of the world. I have loved every single minute of my life as an actor. ... Thank you for nominating me alongside incredible women and incredible performances."
In a blow to his Oscar hopes, Hugh Jackman missed out on the lead actor award.
Daniel Day-Lewis, for Lincoln, took the trophy and will go into the February 24 Academy Awards the red hot favourite.
Tommy Lee Jones also won the first prize of the night in a supporting role for Lincoln.
Jones was not at the show, but the win improves his odds of becoming a two-time Academy Award winner. He previously won a supporting-actor Oscar for The Fugitive.
The CIA thriller Argo continues to steamroll through the awards season, winning the top honour for overall cast performance.
The win came a day after Argo claimed the top honour from the Producers Guild of America.
SAG’s lead-acting honours went to Jennifer Lawrence, who won for her role as a troubled widow in a shaky new relationship in the lost-souls romance Silver Linings Playbook.
On the television side, with 30 Rock ending its run, its stars Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin won the SAG awards for best comedy performers. It was Baldwin’s seventh-straight win, while Fey earned her fifth SAG prize.
"Oh, my God. It’s ridiculous," Baldwin said. "It’s the end of our show, which is sad. Everybody is sad about that. It was the greatest experience I’ve ever had."
Fey gave a plug for the show’s finale airing in the US on Thursday, noting that it’s up against The Big Bang Theory.
"Just tape The Big Bang Theory for once, for crying out loud," Fey said.
Modern Family won for best overall cast in a TV comedy show.
Accepting for the cast, Modern Family co-star Jesse Tyler Ferguson offered thanks to the makers of 30 Rock and another departing series, The Office, saying "you all have set the comedy bar so high".
Ferguson joked that if the 30 Rock or The Office stars need jobs, they should contact the Modern Family casting director.
Earlier, the James Bond adventure Skyfall and the fantasy series Game of Thrones picked up prizes for best stunt work, honours announced on the red carpet before the official SAG Awards ceremony.
JoBeth Williams and Scott Bakula announced the winners, noting the value of stunt players, who often are overlooked for their contributions to film and television.
"The stunt men and women of our union are critical to the work that gets done," Bakula said. "They keep us healthy, they keep us alive, they keep us working. They keep our shows working."
Receiving the guild’s life-achievement award is Dick Van Dyke, who presented the same prize last year to his The Dick Van Dyke Show co-star, Mary Tyler Moore.
Van Dyke’s award will be presented by his 1960s sitcom’s creator and co-star, Carl Reiner, and Alec Baldwin.
"I’m so tickled. I’m so excited," Van Dyke said before the show. "And I’m the only one who knows he’s going to win."
Full list of winners:
Outstanding performance by a cast: Argo
Best actor: Daniel Day-Lewis - Lincoln
Best actress: Jennifer Lawrence - Silver Linings Playbook
Supporting actor: Tommy Lee Jones - Lincoln
Supporting actress: Anne Hathaway - Les Miserables
Stunt ensemble: Skyfall
Ensemble in a drama series: Downton Abbey
Ensemble in a comedy series: Modern Family
Actor in a drama series: Bryan Cranston - Breaking Bad
Actress in a drama series: Claire Danes - Homeland
Actor in a comedy series: Alec Baldwin - 30 Rock
Actress in a comedy series: Tina Fey - 30 Rock
Actor in a telemovie or miniseries: Kevin Costner - Hatfields & McCoys
Actress in a telemovie or miniseries: Julianne Moore - Game Change
Stunt ensemble: Game of Thrones
AP, with AAP