The 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, honoring the best achievements in film and television performances for the year 2012, were presented on January 27, 2013, at the Shrine Exposition Center in Los Angeles for the seventeenth consecutive year. It was broadcast simultaneously by TNT and TBS, which collectively gained 5.2 million viewers, leading the two networks to sign a three-year television contract with SAG-AFTRA. The nominees were announced on December 12, 2012.
|19th Screen Actors Guild Awards|
|Awarded for||Outstanding motion picture and primetime television performances|
|Date||January 27, 2013|
Los Angeles, California
|Network||TNT and TBS|
Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface.
|Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role||Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role|
Jennifer Lawrence – Silver Linings Playbook as Tiffany Maxwell
|Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role||Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role|
|Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture|
|Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture|
|Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries||Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries|
|Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series||Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series|
|Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series||Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series|
|Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series|
Downton Abbey – Hugh Bonneville, Zoe Boyle, Laura Carmichael, Jim Carter, Brendan Coyle, Michelle Dockery, Jessica Brown Findlay, Siobhan Finneran, Joanne Froggatt, Iain Glen, Thomas Howes, Rob James-Collier, Allen Leech, Phyllis Logan, Elizabeth McGovern, Sophie McShera, Lesley Nicol, Amy Nuttall, David Robb, Maggie Smith, Dan Stevens and Penelope Wilton
|Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series|
|Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Television Series|
Game of Thrones
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Ballots were sent out begging from November.2013 British Academy Scotland Awards
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2007 Wired article by
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