Actor Tommy Lee Jones has won a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role for his performance in “Lincoln” on Jan. 27 at the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles, Calif. The Screen Actors Guild Awards are presented by SAG-AFTRA and honor the best performances in film and television. Tonight’s show broadcast around the world from the Los Angeles Shrine Auditorium.
This is the second Screen Actors Guild Award win and fifth nomination for Tommy Lee Jones. The actor is also nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for his performance in “Lincoln.” Jones’ last Screen Actors Guild Award was won in 2008 Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for his performance in “No Country for Old Men.”
In “Lincoln,” as the Civil War continues to rage, America’s president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield and as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves. The film also stars Daniel Day-Lewis, Tommy Lee Jones and David Strathairn.
“Lincoln” has been nominated for a total of four Screen Actors Guild Awards this evening. With other nominations for:
- Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
- Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role to Daniel Day-Lewis
- Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role to Sally Field
Tommy Lee Jones has also been nominated for Academy Award for his performance in “Lincoln.” The film has garnered a total of twelve Oscar nominations and is the favorite to win Best Picture. The Academy Awards will be presented on the last Sunday in February.
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-Kay Shackleton is a film historian with special focus on Silent Films, see her work at SilentHollywood.com