"Argo" wins top SAG award in latest pre-Oscar boost

Monday, 28 January 2013 - 13:09



Iran hostage crisis drama "Argo" won the best film drama prize at the Screen Actors Guild awards Sunday, in yet another boost for its prospects at next month's all-important Oscars.


Steven Spielberg's top-tipped presidential drama "Lincoln" also scored successes with best actor for Daniel Day-Lewis in the title role, and supporting actor Tommy Lee Jones.


On the small screen, "Downton Abbey" and "Modern Family" were the big winners in the drama and comedy categories, respectively, while TV-themed hit comedy series "30 Rock" -- about to end its last season -- won two top awards.