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The Help, Boardwalk Empire Win Big at SAG Awards

The Artist‘s Jean Dujardin picked up a big win for best male lead, but, other than that, it was all The Help at this year’s SAG Awards. Viola Davis won for best female lead while Octavia Spencer picked up the nod for best female in supporting role. The Help‘s cast also won for best ensemble award.

Meanwhile, on the TV side of things, Boardwalk Empire had a great night, picking up awards for best ensemble cast and best lead actor for Steve Buscemi.

Full list of winners after the jump:

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Essence Announces Black Women in Hollywood Honorees

Kerry Washington, Octavia Spencer, Pam Grier, Paula Patton, and Shonda Rhimes will be the honorees at this year’s Essence Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon. The fifth incarnation of the annual event will be held February 23rd at the Beverly Hill Hotel.

“Black women actors, writers, directors and producers still lack diverse opportunities in Hollywood and, unfortunately, are often overlooked during awards season,” says Essence Editor-in-Chief Constance White. “The ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon exists to provide a fitting tribute to the brilliant talent and accomplishments of African-American trailblazers like Kerry, Pam, Paula, Octavia and Shonda and celebrate their collective work as an inspiration for generations to come.”

Essence plans to stream an hour of red carpet coverage of the event on its website.