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American Hustle wins Screen Actors Guild highest honor

American Hustle on top
American Hustle on top

"American Hustle" is shaping up to be the film to watch on Oscar night. Added the after the SAG Awards, "David O. Russell’s “American Hustle” won the Screen Actors Guild award for outstanding cast, setting up the con-artist comedy as the film to beat at the Academy Awards." For more on this story visit (January 18). A few hours ago the film took home SAG's highest honor, beating out the critically acclaimed historical drama "12 Years A Slave."

“ 'American Hustle' won the 20th annual SAG Awards’ top honor over the much-acclaimed historical drama '12 Years a Slave' on Saturday night at Los Angeles’ Shrine Auditorium. Because actors make up the largest branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the SAG Awards are considered one of the most predictive tea leaves of the Oscars," added The Daily News.

"Academy Award nominations on Thursday seemed to set up a trio of favorites, heaping 10 nods on “American Hustle” and “Gravity,” and nine on “12 Years a Slave.” But even though no actor was individually honored by SAG for “American Hustle,” the Abscam tale now seems to have an edge over its Oscar rivals," added the report.

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