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SAG Awards 2012: Viola Davis wins best female actor

January 29, 2012 |  6:53 pm

SAG Awards 2012: Viola Davis wins best female actor . Click for full coverage.

Viola Davis won the SAG Award on Sunday night for female actor in a leading film role for her starring turn in “The Help.”

The 46-year-old Davis also just earned her first lead actress Academy Award nomination for her role as Southern domestic Aibileen Clark in the hit adaptation of Kathryn Stockett’s novel set in the 1960s.

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Davis, who has won two Tony Awards for her work on Broadway, won the Critics’ Choice Movie Award for lead actress and garnered Globe and BAFTA nominations.

The 18th Screen Actors Guild Awards were handed out at the Shrine Exposition Hall in Los Angeles and broadcast on TNT and TBS.


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Photo: Viola Davis in "The Help." Credit: DreamWorks

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