The newly-merged actors guild SAG-AFTRA gave out their 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards earlier this evening on a live broadcast on TBS, making it even clearer who might be winning on Oscar night with some of the same winners from this past week’s Golden Globes and Critics Choice Movie Awards being honored by their fellow actors.
That is, with one major exception which was David O. Russell’s American Hustle (Sony), which won the big award of the night, Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble Cast, over the heavily favored 12 Years a Slave.
There are only four other SAG awards for film and while 12 Years a Slave missed out on Ensemble Cast, Lupita Nyong’O received her second honor of the week for her supporting role in the film. Dallas Buyers Club was the top winner by receiving two awards, one for each of its male actors, Matthew McConaughey (in Lead) and Jared Leto (in Supporting), with Cate Blanchett winning for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor for Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine.
“Breaking Bad” won for the Best Ensemble Cast for a Drama Series with Bryan Cranston getting the Actor for his leading role on the show. “Modern Family” took Best Ensemble Cast for a Comedy Series with Ty Burrell receiving the Actor for his role on the show. Julia Louis-Dreyfus received an Actor for her performance on the HBO comedy “Veep,” while Maggie Smith received the corresponding award for the PBS Drama “Downtown Abbey.”
Below is the complete list of winners starting with the film categories:
Outstanding Ensemble Cast in a Motion Picture
American Hustle (Sony)
Outstanding Female Actor in a Leading Role
Cate Blanchett – Blue Jasmine (Sony Pictures Classics)
Outstanding Male Actor in a Leading Role
Matthew McConaughey – Dallas Buyers Club (Focus Features)
Outstanding Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Lupita NyongO – 12 Years a Slave (Fox Searchlight)
Outstanding Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Jared Leto – Dallas Buyers Club (Focus Features)
And here are all the winners in the television categories:
Outstanding Ensemble in a Drama Series
“Breaking Bad” (AMC)
Outstanding Female Actor in a Drama Series
Maggie Smith – Downton Abbey (PBS)
Outstanding Male Actor in a Drama Series
Bryan Cranston – Breaking Bad (AMC)
Outstanding Ensemble in a Comedy Series
“Modern Family (ABC)
Outstanding Female Actor in a Comedy Series
Julia Louis-Dreyfuss – Veep (HBO)
Outstanding Male Actor in a Comedy Series
Ty Burrell – Modern Family (ABC)
Outstanding Female Actor in a TV Movie or Mini-Series
Helen Mirren – Phil Spector (HBO)
Outstanding Male Actor in a TV Movie or Mini-Series
Michael Douglas – Behind the Candelabra (HBO)
Rita Moreno was honored by Morgan Freeman with the SAG-AFTRA Lifetime Achievement Award and the EGOT winner was a showstopper as she sang for her acting peers with nary a dry eye in the eyes as she drew a standing ovation. A few minutes later, Tom Hanks presented the equally moving Memoriam” section of the program.