With charmers such as George Clooney, Alec Baldwin and the cast of Bridesmaids on hand, the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday, January 29 had no shortage of surprises and spontaneity—as these five stand-out moments prove.
“Scorsese” Drinking Game
Three of the funny ladies from Bridesmaids–Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph and Melissa
McCarthy–showed off their comedy by introducing a special SAG drinking game. “You have to take a drink every time, and I mean every time, you hear the word Scorsese,” explained Rudolph. McCarthy then swigged from a bottle of vodka and said, “You would be surprised how much that comes up in casual conversation because people like to throw that thing around.”
“Scorsese” Drinking Game Part II:
The Scorsese drinking game became a running joke throughout the night. When Boardwalk Empire’s Steve Buscemi won for Best Actor in a Drama Series, he proceeded to thank Martin Scorsese, the executive producer of the show, following his name with, “You can take a drink.” Tina Fey, who presented Buscemi the award, threw back a glass of red wine and audience members in the front row were seen lifting their glasses and taking a swig.
The Kids Stole the Show:
The kids from Modern Family–Sarah Hyland, Ariel Winter, Rico Rodriguez, and Nolan Gould—accepted the cast’s Best Comedy Ensemble Award. Hyland, Winter and Rodriguez were very professional, while Gould stole the show when he went on a rant about child actors being treated like animals. “Thank you to the unions for making sure we’re properly fed… and put into our pens each night by sundown!”
Best impression of a 13-year-old girl:
Leave it to Alec Baldwin to act like an excited teenage girl while giving his acceptance speech for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series. The 30 Rock actor dropped excessive “Oh my God!”s, seeming not to take the win seriously until he followed up with a sincere speech thanking his co-star Tina Fey and writer Robert Carlock.
Jean Dujardin Surprises With Best Actor Win:
Jean Dujardin picked up the Best Actor prize for his performance in silent movie The Artist. Dujardin was an unexpected winner, beating top Hollywood leading men such as the Golden Globe winner for Best Actor, George Clooney (The Descendants); Brad Pitt (Moneyball); and Leonardo DiCaprio (J. Edgar). If he follows this up with an Academy Award, Dujardin would become the first French actor ever to take the prize.–Erin Fitzsimmons