The 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards were awareded in Los Angeles last night and diversity is really resonating in this years recipients. Across film and television, the SAGs are the most regarded ceremony in terms of performance over popularity.
Idris Elba snaffled two gongs for Luther and Beasts Of No Nation, Queen Latifah took out Best Actress TV Movie for Bessie, Viola Davis gonged in for Best Actress TV Drama for How To Get Away With Murder and Brit Alicia Vikander snaffled Best Supporting Actress for The Danish Girl Kevin Spacey collected back to back gongs for his turn as Frank Underwood in House Of Cards. Spacey, Davis and Aduba all won the SAG for the same roles in 2015.
Carol Burnett picked up the lifetime achievement award which was presented to her by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.
Outgoing series Downtown Abbey picked up Best Ensemble TV Drama which, basically, if you’re a loved show that’s ending, you’re a shoe in for this award…
Brie Larson picked up Best Actress for Room, a category she’s all but dominated this awards season and it now makes the Oscar a lock as well. Leonardo DiCaprio continued his straight march win for Best Actor in The Revenant, that locks him in for the Oscar, too. For Leo, this is his first win at the SAGs after nine nominations. Spotlight took out Best Cast which now throws the Best Picture category at the Oscars into the most open field of potential winners its seen in decades. Normally, the Best Picture Oscar category comes down to two films but now, after tonight, there’s at least four in contention: Spotlight, The Revenant, The Big Short and Mad Max: Fury Road.
The awards were presented by Idris Elba, Helen Mirren, Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston, Jon Hamm, Michael Keaton, Diane Lane, Julia Louis Dreyfus, Rachel McAdams, Jeremy Renner, Saoirse Ronan, J.K. Simmons, Mark Ruffalo, and Kristen Wiig.
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
IDRIS ELBA / DCI John Luther – “LUTHER” (BBC America)
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or
QUEEN LATIFAH / Bessie Smith – “BESSIE” (HBO)
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
IDRIS ELBA / Commandant – “BEASTS OF NO NATION” (Netflix)
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
ALICIA VIKANDER / Gerda Wegener – “THE DANISH GIRL” (Focus Features)
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK (Netflix)
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
JEFFREY TAMBOR / Maura Pfefferman – “TRANSPARENT” (Amazon)
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
UZO ADUBA / Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren – “ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK” (Netflix) – won the same award in 2015
SAG Lifetime Achievement Award
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
VIOLA DAVIS / Annalise Keating – “HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER” (ABC)– won the same award in 2015
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
KEVIN SPACEY / Francis Underwood – “HOUSE OF CARDS” (Netflix) – won the same award in 2015
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
DOWNTON ABBEY (Masterpiece/PBS)
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
BRIE LARSON / Ma – “ROOM” (A24)
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
LEONARDO DiCAPRIO / Hugh Glass – “THE REVENANT” (20th Century Fox)
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
SPOTLIGHT (Open Road Films)