‘Skyfall,’ ‘Thrones’ get stunt honors
LOS ANGELES- The James Bond adventure “Skyfall’’ and the fantasy series “Game of Thrones’’ have picked up prizes for best stunt work from the Screen Actors Guild.
The stunt honors were announced Sunday on the red carpet before the official SAG Awards ceremony, as stars were gathering for their guild’s big night.
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 stuntmen and stuntwomen 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.’’
Among the early arrivals were Sally Field, Peter Facinelli, Steve Buscemi, Ellie Kemper, Busy Phillips and Alec Baldwin, who has won six-straight SAG awards for actor in a comedy series.
“It’s all the actors. It’s all the tribe,’’ Field, a supporting-actress nominee for the Civil War epic “Lincoln,’’ said of the SAG honors. “I’ve always been incredibly proud to be a member of the tribe.’’
“You get to see everyone here at the SAG Awards,’’ said Facinelli, a co-star of the “Twilight’’ movies and “Nurse Jackie,’’ which is nominated for best TV comedy cast. “It’s where the reunion happens.’’
The SAG honors are the latest show in a puzzling Academy Awards season in which Hollywood’s top prize, the best-picture Oscar, looks up for grabs.
Among nominees for the 19th annual guild awards are Oscar winners Field, Daniel Day-Lewis and Tommy Lee Jones for “Lincoln’’; Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway for the Victor Hugo musical adaptation “Les Miserables’’; and Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper and Oscar recipient Robert De Niro for the oddball romance “Silver Linings Playbook.’’ AP