SAG Award Wins and Disses

    The SAG Awards are the most unpredictable of the awards season. The winning actors are voted on by a league of peers, and the members of the Screen Actors Guild show yearly love to those toiling in the business to create examples of great thespian acting in film and TV. And as unique as this show can be, it leads to numerous highlights.

    The first award of the evening went to best supporting actress Lupita Nyong'o, who just won two days ago at the Critics Choice Awards. This second win has some wondering if she might have a chance at winning an Oscar. Many see the Academy Awards as coming from a mixture of talent and popularity. And Lupita just might have enough steam to take over.

    Veteran Rita Morena was given the Lifetime Achievement award for her multifaceted achievements as an actress, singer and dancer having won a Grammy, Emmy, Tony, and Oscar in her career. The 82-year-old performer graced the stage after being introduced by former Electric Company co-worker Morgan Freeman. She sang nearly half of her acceptance speech in between hitting on Brad Pitt and Jeremy Renner.

    Lee Daniels’ The Butler, which was nominated for 7 awards, was snubbed once again. Making Lee Daniels' The Butler 0-3 for the Golden Globe, Oscar, SAG awards season. While other surprises came when American Hustle won the best ensemble cast award. Not best picture, a category the SAGs don’t have. Instead the show focuses on acting, giving American Hustle the nod and win for having the best overall thespian cast.

    The funniest moment of the show came seconds before the credits ran as Ben Affleck said goodnight and actor Cuba Gooding, Jr. rushed the stage, grabbed the mic away from Affleck, and screamed, “Happy MLK Weekend!” The camera panned out. The credits ran. And we all laughed, happy, proud, and surprised that the short two hour show was finished.

    For the full list of SAG Award nominees and winners see below:

    Male actor in a supporting role:

    Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips

    Daniel Brühl, Rush

    Michael Fassbender, 12 Years a Slave

    James Gandolfini, Enough Said

    Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club


    Female actor in a comedy series:

    Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory

    Julie Bowen, Modern Family

    Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie

    Tina Fey, 30 Rock

    Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

    Male actor in a comedy series:

    Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock

    Jason Bateman, Arrested Development

    Ty Burrell, Modern Family

    Don Cheadle, House of Lies

    Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

    Ensemble in a comedy series:

    30 Rock

    Arrested Development

    The Big Bang Theory

    Modern Family


    Female actor in a TV movie or miniseries:

    Angela Bassett, Betty & Coretta

    Helena Bonham Carter, Burton and Taylor

    Holly Hunter, Top of the Lake

    Helen Mirren, Phil Spector

    Elisabeth Moss, Top of the Lake

    Male actor in a TV movie or miniseries:

    Matt Damon, Behind the Candelabra

    Michael Douglas, Behind the Candelabra

    Jeremy Irons, The Hollow Crown

    Rob Lowe, Killing Kennedy

    Al Pacino, Phil Spector

    Female actor in a drama series:

    Claire Danes, Homeland

    Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad

    Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Coven

    Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey

    Kerry Washington, Scandal

    Male actor in a drama series:

    Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire

    Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad

    Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom

    Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones

    Kevin Spacey, House of Cards

    Ensemble in a drama series:

    Boardwalk Empire

    Breaking Bad

    Downton Abbey

    Game of Thrones


    Male actor in a leading role:

    Bruce Dern, Nebraska

    Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave

    Tom Hanks, Captain Phillips

    Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club

    Forest Whitaker, Lee Daniels' The Butler

    Female actor in a leading role:

    Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine

    Sandra Bullock, Gravity

    Judi Dench, Philomena

    Meryl Streep, August: Osage County

    Emma Thompson, Saving Mr. Banks

    Cast in a motion picture:

    12 Years a Slave

    American Hustle

    August: Osage County

    Dallas Buyers Club

    Lee Daniels' The Butler