2015 Screen Actors Guild Award Winners: ‘Birdman’ Wins Best Ensemble, but is It the Oscar Frontrunner?

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2015 Screen Actors Guild Award winners

The 2015 Screen Actors Guild Awards were announced tonight and if you’re like me, the Best Ensemble win for Birdman makes it your new frontrunner for Oscar’s Best Picture as it has now won not only with the Producers Guild, but with the Screen Actors Guild. Of course, there is one oddity to this win, while it took home ensemble, Michael Keaton lost Best Actor to Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything), Emma Stone lost Best Supporting Actress to Patricia Arquette (Boyhood) and Edward Norton lost Best Supporting Actor to J.K. Simmons (Whiplash). Apparently Birdman is all about the sum of its parts… I can accept that.

The only category I haven’t mentioned was Julianne Moore winning Best Actress for Still Alice and perhaps I don’t mention that because it’s quite simply a joke. Put that performance alongside the likes of Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl) and can you really tell me what Moore did was “better”? I understand it’s all just opinions, but in this case I truly believe there is a “right” consensus when it comes to said opinions. Oh well…

As far as that win for Redmayne goes, does that give him the edge over Keaton at the Oscars? I still have Keaton at #1 and Redmayne #2 in my predictions, but I guess this race is a little more interesting now.

Now, to that idea of Birdman winning Best Picture… there is one more thing to remember, Birdman was not nominated for Film Editing. Why is this important? The Film Editing category was introduced in 1934 and since then only nine movies have won Best Picture without being nominated for editing. The last time this happened was 35 years ago when Ordinary People was the unlikely winner over Raging Bull. Can Birdman become the tenth and best Boyhood?

While you ponder all that, I’ll add one more stat to the think tank, Apollo 13 and Little Miss Sunshine are the only films to have won both the SAG and PGA awards and then not win Best Picture.

The complete list of winners for theatrical features and television are listed below.

THEATRICAL MOTION PICTURES

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

  • Birdman
  • Boyhood
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • The Imitation Game
  • The Theory of Everything

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

  • Steve Carell (Foxcatcher)
  • Beendict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game)
  • Michael Keaton (Birdman)
  • Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything)
  • Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

  • Jennifer Aniston (Cake)
  • Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything)
  • Julianne Moore (Still Alice)
  • Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl)
  • Reese Witherspoon (Wild)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Robert Duvall (The Judge)
  • Ethan Hawke (Boyhood)
  • Edward Norton (Birdman)
  • Mark Ruffalo (Foxcatcher)
  • J.K. Simmons (Whiplash)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Patricia Arquette (Boyhood)
  • Keira Knightley (The Imitation Game)
  • Emma Stone (Birdman)
  • Meryl Streep (Into the Woods)
  • Naomi Watts (St. Vincent)

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture

  • Fury
  • Get On Up
  • The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
  • Unbroken
  • X-Men: Days of Future Past

PRIMETIME TELEVISION

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries

  • Adrien Brody (“Houdini”)
  • Benedict Cumberbatch (“Sherlock: His Last Vow”)
  • Richard Jenkins (“Olive Kitteridge”)
  • Mark Ruffalo (“The Normal Heart”)
  • Billy Bob Thornton (“Fargo”)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries

  • Ellen Burstyn (“Flowers in the Attic”)
  • Maggie Gyllenahall (“The Honourable Woman”)
  • Frances McDormand (“Olive Kitteridge”)
  • Julia Roberts (“The Normal Heart”)
  • Cicely Tyson (“The Trip to Bountiful”)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series

  • Steve Buscemi (“Boardwalk Empire”)
  • Peter Dinklage (“Game of Thrones”)
  • Woody Harrelson (“True Detective”)
  • Mattew McConaughey (“True Detective”)
  • Kevin Spacey (“House of Cards”)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series

  • Claire Danes (“Homeland”)
  • Viola Davis (“How to Get Away with Murder”)
  • Julianna Margulies (“The Good Wife”)
  • Tatiana Maslany (“Orphan Black”)
  • Maggie Smith (“Downton Abbey”)
  • Robin Wright (“House of Cards”)

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series

  • “Boardwalk Empire”
  • “Downton Abbey”
  • “Game of Thrones”
  • “Homeland”
  • “House of Cards”

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series

  • Ty Burrell (“Modern Family”)
  • Louis C.K. (“Louie”)
  • William H. Macy (“Shameless”)
  • Jim Parsons (“The Big Bang Theory”)
  • Eric Stonestreet (“Modern Family”)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series

  • Uzo Aduba (“Orange is the New Black”)
  • Julie Bowen (“Modern Family”)
  • Edie Falco (“Nurse Jackie”)
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus (“Veep”)
  • Amy Poehler (“Parks and Recreation”)

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series

  • “Big Ban Theory”
  • “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”
  • “Modern Family”
  • “Orange is the New Black”
  • “Veep”

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Television Series

  • “24: Live Another Day”
  • “Boardwalk Empire”
  • “Game of Thrones”
  • “Homeland”
  • “Sons of Anarchy”
  • “The Walking Dead”

Screen Actors Guild 51st Annual Life Achievement Award

  • Debbie Reynolds

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