Actor Daniel Day-Lewis accepts the award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role for 'Lincoln' onstage during the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards held at The Shrine Auditorium on January 27, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Mark Davis/Getty Images North America)
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The 19th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards offered few surprises but lots of congeniality on Sunday night.
Winners took a moment to thank losers, and the ceremony couldn't have been kinder as the peer group gathered to celebrate the best performances of the past year.
Here were just a few of the highlights of the evening:
1. Everyone Was So Nice!
From Julianne Moore reading the names of every single actor in her "Game Change" cast (including the baby!) to Jesse Tyler Ferguson sending the "30 Rock" cast a shout out when his "Modern Family" cast beat them out for best comedy ensemble, the evening was filled with collegiality and grace.
Winners paid tribute to losers and Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Dick Van Dyke declared the room filled with "the greatest generation of actors in the history of acting."
2. Speaking of Dick Van Dyke ...
He definitely came off as one of the sweetest men in show business.
From his loving story before the ceremony of how he met his wife at the SAG Awards to the positively thrilled look he had on his face when he received a standing ovation during the presentation of his Lifetime Achievement Award, it was as if he was channeling one of his most beloved characters, Rob Petrie, from "The Dick Van Dyke" show. Loved it.
3. There Were Plenty of Firsts
Anne Hathaway scored her first SAG win with the outstanding female actor in a supporting role for her turn as Fantine in "Les Miserables" as did Julianne Moore for outstanding female actor in a TV movie / miniseries for "Game Change."
The cast of "Downton Abbey" won outstanding ensemble cast in a drama series, which was their first nomination and win.
"I'm just so thrilled I have dental," Hathaway joked.
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