If Anne Hathaway dreamed a dream of sweeping the major awards this season, it's coming true.
Hathaway and Tommy Lee Jones were early winners at Sunday's 19th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in supporting actor categories. Jones won for playing abolitionist Thaddeus Stevens in Lincoln, and Hathaway followed up her Golden Globes win with a SAG for her portrayal of a devoted mother in the musical Les Miserables.
"I'm just thrilled I have dental," Hathaway joked after receiving the award and recalling how she got her SAG card at age 14. "It felt like the beginning of the world."
Actors honored their fellow thespians and there was plenty of talent on hand, including some Oscar frontrunners.
While the Oscars and other awards ceremonies tend to be more all-encompassing in honoring the best of movies and TV, the SAG Awards are focused solely on acting — the trophy that's handed out is even called "The Actor."
Golden Globes winners Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln) and Hugh Jackman (Les Miserables) are up for lead actor with Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook), Denzel Washington (Flight) and John Hawkes (The Sessions). Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook) and Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty) won Globes for lead actress, and they'll compete for leading female actor against Helen Mirren (Hitchcock), Naomi Watts (The Impossible) and Marion Cotillard (Rust and Bone).
Instead of an award for best movie, the SAG equivalent is for outstanding cast. With a win here after a Golden Globe and Producers Guild Award, Argo could become the Oscar favorite. First, though, the political thriller has to best the field of Lincoln, Les Miserables, Silver Linings Playbook and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.
On the TV side, 30 Rock scored two wins with Alec Baldwin as lead comedy male actor and Tina Fey as female actor.
"This is ridiculous," said Baldwin after accepting his eighth award for playing Jack Donaghy. "This is the greatest experience I've ever had."
Fey thanked her cast as well as her friend and former Saturday Night Live cast member Amy Poehler. "I've stolen so many of your moves. I've known you since you were pregnant with Lena Dunham," she joked.
The comedian also made sure to plug 30 Rock's series finale after seven seasons on Thursday: "Just tape The Big Bang Theory once, for crying out loud!"
Modern Family won for best cast in a comedy, but Jesse Tyler Ferguson thanked the casts of 30 Rock as well as The Office, which is also ending this season. "You all have set the comedy bar so high," he said. "All of us are indebted to you."
In the categories for TV miniseries or movie, Kevin Costner won leading male actor for Hatfields & McCoys and Julianne Moore nabbed female actor for playing Sarah Palin in HBO's Game Change.
"This means so much coming from all the other actors who voted," Moore said, thanking most everyone in her cast. "I couldn't have asked for a better team."
The Showtime drama Homeland hopes to follow up its three Globes wins with more SAGs in the drama categories of best cast, best male actor (Damian Lewis) and best female actor (Claire Danes).
Baldwin presented the SAG Life Achievement Award to Dick Van Dyke, who danced with penguins in Mary Poppins, drove a flying car in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and became a TV fixture with The Dick Van Dyke Show.
"This does an old man a lot of good. This is just a thrill," Van Dyke said."I've been knocking around this business for 70 years and I'm still trying to figure out what I'm doing. Isn't it great we chose a profession that involves not growing up?"
Looking at his award, he concluded, "if this heavy object here lets me refer to you as my peers, I am a happy man."