SAG Award Wins and Disses

The SAG Awards are the most unpredictable of the awards season.

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.

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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


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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:

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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