Between the pressing business of winning awards, there was plenty of badinage as the A-list checked in with each other backstage and between the tables.
Best Supporting Actress Anne Hathaway was spotted sharing a tender moment with husband Adam Shulman as her statuette looked on. Jennifer Garner was just as demonstrative as Ben Affleck's Iranian hostage thriller Argo was recognised. Bradley Cooper was also on hand to congratulate the actor-turned-director.
Backstage, Sofia Vergara and her Modern Family were ready to celebrate. The Latina is always the first to get the party started in Hollywood, and the SAGs were no exception.
Here, we capture highlights from this year's ceremony.