The 21st Annual Screen Actors Awards were handed out tonight, celebrating the best in television and motion picture acting. The honors were voted on by over 100,000 SAG/AFTRA members across the nation, and tonight the show was telecast from the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center on Sunday, January 25, 2015, on the networks of TNT and TBS.
"Birdman" won the highest honor of the night, winning the award for Best Ensemble in a Motion Picture - the SAG equivalent to Best Picture. The film just won the top award at the Producers Guild on Saturday night and is now the film to beat at the upcoming Oscars.
Winning statues for acting in motion pictures were Julianne Moore for her extraordinary performance in "Still Alice," Eddie Redmayne for his incredible portrait of Stephen Hawking in "The Theory of Everything," J.K. Simmons as the brutal music teacher in "Whiplash," and Patricia Arquette as the all-American mom in "Boyhood."
In the television categories, "Downton Abbey" took home the ensemble award for a television drama and "Orange is the New Black," a netflix original series, was honored with the ensemble award for a comedy.
Also winning an award for "Orange is the New Black," was actress Uzo Aduba for her performance as Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren, winning the Best Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series.
The most touching moment of the night was when actress Carrie Fisher presented her mother - the consummate performer Debbie Reynolds, with the SAG Lifetime Achievement Award. Debbie seemed a little bit shaken-up by the acknowledgement (and who wouldn't) and was still her comical self as she compared the dreadful hairstyles both mother and daughter have had to wear in their prospective roles on film.
Here is a list of the nominations, with the winners highlighted in bold:
THEATRICAL MOTION PICTURES
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Steve Carell / John du Pont – "Foxcatcher" (Sony Pictures Classics) Benedict Cumberbatch / Alan Turing – "The Imitation Game" (The Weinstein Company) Jake Gyllenhaal / Louis Bloom – "Nightcrawler" (Open Road Films) Michael Keaton / Riggan – "Birdman" (Fox Searchlight Pictures) Eddie Redmayne / Stephen Hawking – "The Theory of Everything" (Focus Features)
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Jennifer Aniston / Claire Bennett – "Cake" (Cinelou Films) Felicity Jones / Jane Hawking – "The Theory of Everything" (Focus Features) Julianne Moore / Alice Howland-Jones – "Still Alice" (Sony Pictures Classics) Rosamund Pike / Amy Dunne – "Gone Girl" (20th Century Fox) Reese Witherspoon / Cheryl Strayed – "Wild" (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Robert Duvall / Joseph Palmer – "The Judge" (Warner Bros. Pictures) Ethan Hawke / Mason, Sr. – "Boyhood" (IFC Films) Edward Norton / Mike – "Birdman" (Fox Searchlight Pictures) Mark Ruffalo/ Dave Schultz – "Foxcatcher" (Sony Pictures Classics) J.K. Simmons / Fletcher – "Whiplash" (Sony Pictures Classics)
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Patricia Arquette / Olivia – "Boyhood" (IFC Films) Keira Knightley / Joan Clarke – "The Imitation Game" (The Weinstein Company) Emma Stone / Sam – "Birdman" (Fox Searchlight Pictures) Meryl Streep / The Witch – "Into The Woods" (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures) Naomi Watts / Daka – "St. Vincent" (The Weinstein Company)
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
"Birdman" (Fox Searchlight Pictures) Zach Galifianakis / Jake Michael Keaton / Riggan Edward Norton / Mike Andreas Riseborough / Laura Amy Ryan / Sylvia Emma Stone / Sam Naomi Watts / Lesley
"The Grand Budapest Hotel" (Fox Searchlight Pictures) F. Murray Abraham / Mr. Moustafa Mathieu Amalric / Serge X. Adrien Brody / Dmitri Willem Dafoe / Jopling Ralph Fiennnes / M. Gustave Jeff Goldblum / Dep. Kovacs Harvey Keitel / Ludwig Jude Law / Young Writer Bill Murray / M. Ivan Edward Norton / Henckels Tony Revolori / Zero Saoirse Ronan / Agatha Jason Schwartzman / M. Jean Léa Seydoux / Clotilde Tilda Swinton / Madame D Tom Wilkinson / Author Owen Wilson / M. Chuck
"The Imitation Game" (The Weinstein Company) Matthew Beard / Peter Hilton Benedict Cumberbatch / Alan Turing Charles Dance / Commander Denniston Matthew Goode / Hugh Alexander Rory Kinnear / Nock Keira Knightley / Joan Clarke Allen Leech / John Cairncross Mark Strong / Stewart Menzies
"The Theory of Everything" (Focus Features) Charlie Cox / Jonathan Hellyer Jones Felicity Jones / Jane Hawking Simon McBurney / Frank Hawking Eddie Redmayne / Stephen Hawking David Thewlis / Dennis Sciama Emily Watson / Beryl Wilde
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Adrien Brody / Harry Houdini – "Houdini" (History) Benedict Cumberbatch / Sherlock Holmes – "Sherlock: His Last Vow" (PBS) Richard Jenkins / Henry Kitteridge – "Olive Kitteridge" (HBO) Mark Ruffalo / Ned Weeks – "The Normal Heart" (HBO) Billy Bob Thornton / Lorne Malvo – "Fargo" (FX)
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Ellen Burstyn / Olivia Foxworth – "Flowers in the Attic" (Lifetime) Maggie Gyllenhaal / Nessa Stein – "The Honorable Woman" (Sundance TV) Frances McDormand / Olive Kitteridge – "Olive Kitteridge" (HBO) Julia Roberts / Dr. Emma Brookner – "The Normal Heart" (HBO) Cicely Tyson / Carrie Watts – "The Trip to Bountiful" (Lifetime)
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
Steve Buscemi / Enoch “Nucky” Thompson – “Boardwalk Empire” (HBO) Peter Dinklage / Tyrion Lannister – "Game of Thrones" (HBO) Woody Harrelson / Martin Hart – "True Detective" (HBO) Matthew McConaughey / Rust Cohle – "True Detective" (HBO) Kevin Spacey / Francis Underwood – “House of Cards” (Netflix)
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series (6 nominees)
Claire Danes / Carrie Mathison – “Homeland” (Showtime) Viola Davis / Annalise Keating – "How to Get Away with Murder" (ABC) Julianna Margulies / Alicia Florrick – "The Good Wife" (CBS) Tatiana Maslany / Sarah/Coxima/Alison/Rachel/ – "Orphan Black" (BBC America) Maggie Smith / Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham – “Downton Abbey” (PBS) Robin Wright / Claire Underwood – "House of Cards" (Netflix)
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
Ty Burrell / Phil Dunphy – "Modern Family " (ABC) Louis C.K. / Louie – "Louie" (FX) William H. Macy / Frank Gallagher – "Shameless" (Showtime) Jim Parsons / Sheldon Cooper – “The Big Bang Theory” (CBS) Eric Stonestreet / Cameron Tucker – "Modern Family" (ABC)
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series Uzo Aduba / Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren – "Orange is the New Black" (Netflix) Julie Bowen / Claire Dunphy – “Modern Family” (ABC) Edie Falco / Jackie Peyton – “Nurse Jackie” (Showtime) Julia Louis-Dreyfus / Vice President Selina Meyer – “Veep” (HBO) Amy Poehler / Leslie Knope – "Parks and Recreation" (NBC)
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
"Boardwalk Empire" (HBO) Steve Buscemi / Enoch “Nucky” Thompson Paul Calderon / Arquimedes Nicholas Calhoun / Sean Louis Cancelmi / Mike D'Angelo John Ellison Conlee / Commodore Michael Countryman / Frank Wilson Stephen Graham / Al Capone Domenick Lombardozzi / Ralph Capone Nolan Lyons / Enoch Thompson (young) Kelly MacDonald / Margaret Thompson Boris McGiver / Sheriff Smith Johnson Vincent Piazza / Charlie "Lucky" Luciano Paul Sparks / Mickey Doyle Travis Tope / Joe Hardy Shea Whigham / Eli Thompson Anatol Yusef / Meyer Lansky Michael Zegen / Benny Siegel
"Downton Abbey" (PBS) Hugh Bonneville / Robert, Earl of Grantham Laura Carmichael / Lady Edith Crawley Jim Carter / Mr. Carson Brendan Coyle / Mr. Bates Michelle Dockery / Lady Mary Crawley Kevin Doyle / Mr. Molesley Joanne Froggatt / Anna Bates Lily James / Lady Rose Robert James-Collier / Thomas Barrow Allen Leech / Tom Branson Phyllis Logan / Mrs. Hughes Elizabeth McGovern / Cora, Countess of Grantham Sophie McShera / Daisy Matt Milne / Alfred Lesley Nicol / Mrs. Patmore David Robb / Dr. Clarkson Maggie Smith / Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham Ed Speleers / Jimmy Kent Cara Theobold / Ivy Penelope Wilton / Isobel Crawley
"Game of Thrones" (HBO) Josef Altin / Pyp Jacob Anderson / Grey Worm John Bradley / Samwell Tarly Dominic Carter / Janos Slynt Gwendoline Christie / Brienne of Tarth Emilia Clarke / Daenerys Targaryen Nikolaj Coster-Waldau / Jaime Lannister Ben Crompton / Dolorous Edd Charles Dance / Tywin Lannister Peter Dinklage / Tyrion Lannister Natalie Dormer / Margaery Tyrell Nathalie Emmanuel / Missandei Iain Glen / Ser Jorah Mormont Julian Glover / Pycelle Kit Harington / Jon Snow Lena Headey / Cersei Lannister Conleth Hill / Varys Rory McCann / Sandor “The Hound” Clegane Ian McElhinney / Ser Barristan Selmy Pedro Pascal / Oberyn Martell Daniel Portman / Podrick Payne Mark Stanley / Grenn Sophie Turner / Sansa Stark Maisie Williams / Arya Stark
"Homeland" (Showtime) Numan Acar / Hassan Haqqani Nazanin Boniadi / Fara Sherazi Claire Danes / Carrie Mathison Rupert Friend / Peter Quinn Raza Jaffrey / Aasar Khan Nimrat Kaur / Tasneem Qureishi Tracy Letts / Sen. Andrew Lockhart Mark Moses / Dennis Boyd Michael O'Keefe / John Redmond Mandy Patinkin / Saul Berenson Laila Robins / Martha Boyd Maury Sterling / Max
"House of Cards" (Netflix) Mahershala Ali / Remy Danton Jayne Atkinson / Catherine Durant Rachel Brosnahan / Rachel Posner Derek Cecil / Seth Grayson Nathan Darrow / Edward Meechum Michel Gill / President Walker Joanna Going / Tricia Walker Sakina Jaffrey / Linda Vasquez Michael Kelly / Doug Stamper Mozhan Marno / Ayla Sayyad Gerald McRaney / Raymond Tusk Molly Parker / Jackie Sharp Jimmi Simpson / Gavin Orsay Kevin Spacey / Francis Underwood Robin Wright / Claire Underwood
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
"The Big Bang Theory" (CBS) Mayim Bialik / Amy Farrah Fowler Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting / Penny Johnny Galecki / Leonard Hofstadter Simon Helberg / Howard Wolowitz Kunal Nayyar / Rajesh Koothrappali Jim Parsons / Sheldon Cooper Melissa Rauch / Bernadette Rostenkowski-Wolowitz
"Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (FOX) Stephanie Beatriz / Det. Rosa Diaz Dirk Blocker / Hitchcock Andre Braugher / Capt. Ray Holt Terry Crews / Sgt. Terry Jeffords Melissa Fumero / Det. Amy Santiago Joe Lo Truglio / Det. Charles Boyle Joel McKinnon Miller / Scully Chelsea Peretti / Gina Linetti Andy Samberg / Det. Jake Peralta
"Modern Family" (ABC) Aubrey Anderson Emmons / Lily Tucker-Pritchett Julie Bowen / Claire Dunphy Ty Burrell / Phil Dunphy Jesse Tyler Ferguson / Mitchell Pritchett Nolan Gould / Luke Dunphy Sarah Hyland / Haley Dunphy Ed O’Neill / Jay Pritchett Rico Rodriguez / Manny Delgado Eric Stonestreet / Cameron Tucker Sofia Vergara / Gloria Delgado-Pritchett Areil Winter / Alex Dunphy
"Orange is the New Black" (Netflix) Uzo Aduba / Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren Jason Biggs / Larry Bloom Danielle Brooks / Tasha "Taystee" Jefferson Laverne Cox / Sophia Burset Jackie Cruz / Flaca Catherine Curtin / Wanda Bell Lea Delaria / Carrie "Big Boo" Black Beth Fowler / Sister Ingalls Yvette Freeman / Irma Germar Terrell Gardner / Charles Ford Kimiko Glenn / Brook Soso Annie Golden / Norma Romano Diane Guerrero / Maritza Ramos Michael J. Harney / Ofc. Sam Healy Vicky Jeudy / Janae Watson Julie Lake / Angie Rice Lauren Lapkus / Susan Fischer Selenis Leyva / Gloria Mendoza Natasha Lyonne / Nicky Nichols Taryn Manning / Tiffany "Pennsatucky" Doggett Joel Marsh Garland / Scott O'Neill Matt McGorry / Ofc. John Bennett Adrienne C. Moore / Black Cindy Kate Mulgrew / Galina "Red" Reznikov Emma Myles / Leanne Taylor Jessica Pimentel / Maria Ruiz Dascha Polanco / Dayanara Diaz Alysia Reiner / Natalie "Fig" Figueroa Judith Roberts / Taslitz Elizabeth Rodriguez / Aleida Diaz Barbara Rosenblat / Miss Rosa Nick Sandow / Joe Caputo Abigail Savage / Gina Taylor Schilling / Piper Chapman Constance Shulman / Yoga Jones Dale Soules / Frieda Yael Stone / Lorna Morello Lorraine Toussaint / Yvonne "Vee" Parker Lin Tucci / Anita DeMarco Samira Wiley / Poussey Washington
"Veep" (HBO) Sufe Bradshaw / Sue Wilson Anna Chlumsky / Amy Brookheimer Gary Cole / Kent Davidson Kevin Dunn / Ben Cafferty Tony Hale / Gary Walsh Julia Louis-Dreyfus / Vice President Selina Meyer Reid Scott / Dan Egan Timothy Simons / Jonah Ryan Matt Walsh / Mike McLintock
SAG AWARDS HONORS FOR STUNT ENSEMBLES
Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture “Fury” (Columbia Pictures) “Get On Up” (Universal Pictures) “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” (Warner Bros. Pictures) “Unbroken” (Universal Pictures) “X-Men: Days of Future Past” (20th Century Fox)
Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series (6 nominees) “24: Live Another Day” (FOX) “Boardwalk Empire” (HBO) “Game of Thrones” (HBO) “Homeland” (Showtime) “Sons of Anarchy” (FX) “The Walking Dead” (AMC)
LIFE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Screen Actors Guild 51st Annual Life Achievement Award Debbie Reynolds