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'The Help' earns top honor at SAG Awards

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The cast of "The Help" accepts the award for outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture at the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, Jan. 29, in Los Angeles, Calif. From left, Mike Vogel, Sissy Spacek, Ahna O'Reilly, Octavia Spencer, Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Cicely Tyson and Jessica Chastain are seen onstage.

 Reuters reports:

The Screen Actors Guild on Sunday picked the actors in drama "The Help" as the top ensemble cast of 2011 and gave it two other awards for best lead actress and supporting actress, in a surprise over heavily favored silent movie romance "The Artist."

"The Help" earned three awards overall and "The Artist" only one for French actor Jean Dujardin as best actor in a drama for his role as a fading actor at the end of the talkies.

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Stars of film and TV, including Brad Pitt, George Clooney, and Alec Baldwin are among the celebrities to attend the festivities in Los Angeles.