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Saturday, January 18, 2014

SAG Awards 2014 Results....Winners and Nominees

SAG Awards 2014: 'American Hustle,' McConaughey and Blanchett win


All right, all right, all right, it looks like Matthew McConaughey and Cate Blanchett are the ones to beat.

Both performers have been winning the lion's share of trophies this awards season, and that continued Saturday night at the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Blanchett won the trophy for outstanding lead female actor in a film for "Blue Jasmine," as a mentally troubled widow. And McConaughey picked up the honor for outstanding lead actor in a drama for his role as a homophobic engineer who discovers he has AIDS in "Dallas Buyers Club."
The pair are now considered the front-runners for Oscar gold, along with "American Hustle," which won the trophy for outstanding ensemble in a motion picture -- the guild's equivalent of the Oscar for best picture.

Meanwhile, "Breaking Bad" may have ended its TV run last fall, but it's still pulling in the trophies.

The AMC drama about a ruthless meth kingpin earned the top honor for a television drama series at the SAG Awards.

"What a way to go out in style," Bryan Cranston said as he accepted the honor for outstanding performance by an ensemble in a drama series. Moments earlier, Cranston had topped off his Emmy and Golden Globe wins for playing the ruthless kingpin Walter White with the prize for outstanding actor in a TV drama series at the SAG Awards.
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The actor was in high spirits, acknowledging show creator Vince Gilligan with an "I love you, honey" and even breaking out into song. But that was nothing to 82-year-old Rita Moreno, who moments earlier got bleeped as she took the stage.

The veteran actress who is one of Hollywood's rarest birds -- an EGOT, a winner of an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and Tony award -- relished her moment in the spotlight as she received the prestigious Life Achievement Award.
"I'm so [bleeping] excited," Moreno said after doing a victory dance around the stage in accepting the honor from her "Electric Company" co-star, Morgan Freeman. (At least that's what it sounded like, because, well, it was bleeped.) She sang, she flirted with Brad Pitt and Jeremy Renner, and earned herself a standing ovation.

Earlier in the evening, another acting veteran -- Michael Douglas -- celebrated a win for the role of a lifetime, playing Liberace.

Douglas will always be remembered for his Oscar-winning role as Gordon Gekko, of course, in 1987's "Wall Street." But his daring turn as the flamboyant gay showman in HBO's "Behind the Candelabra" has been a revelation. It earned him the Emmy and the Golden Globe. And at the SAG Awards, he won the trophy for outstanding performance by an actor in a television movie or miniseries.
And as has been the routine this awards season, he has had nothing but praise for his co-star, who played the pianist's much younger lover. "The truth is, I am not here without Matt Damon," Douglas said. "This is yours, too."

Earlier in the evening, "Modern Family" won its fourth consecutive honor for top comedy series -- a feat that might be owed in part to Sofia Vergara's cleavage.

The actress was chosen to accept the award for outstanding ensemble because of her assets -- comedic and otherwise. But hers wasn't the only funny acceptance speech of the night.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus won the SAG award for outstanding female actor in a TV comedy role for HBO's "Veep" and had the audience at the Shrine Exposition Center in downtown Los Angeles laughing with an acceptance speech that riffed off her role as the ambitious vice president. And Ty Burrell was even funnier. The outstanding male actor in a TV comedy role for ABC's "Modern Family" accepted the honor with a speech that included his five simple rules for failing his way to success.

Meanwhile, the Cinderella story continued for Lupita Nyong'o.

She won the first award handed out at the awards on Saturday night for her first ever feature film performance of her career, in Steve McQueen's harrowing drama "12 Years a Slave."
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"Being recognized by your fellow actors is an honor of the highest order," she said as she picked up the trophy for outstanding performance by a female actor in a supporting role. "Thank you, thank you, thank you, Steve McQueen."

The win catapults her to front-runner status heading into the Oscars on March 2. The win also adds momentum to the run for "12 Years a Slave," which has a chance to three-peat this evening for best film.

It was the only award it won Saturday night, despite coming off of two best picture wins in the past week: The historical look at slavery in America earned the best dramatic film award last Sunday at the Golden Globes, and won the top prize Thursday night at the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards. Still, “12 Years a Slave” also received nine Academy Award nominations Thursday morning including for film and director, as well as three in the acting categories.
SAG Awards 2014: Full coverage | Red carpet | Winners | Complete list | Quotes | Highlights

In other awards handed out Saturday evening, Helen Mirren won the trophy for outstanding female actor in a television movie or miniseries for HBO's "Phil Spector." Maggie Smith won the statuette for outstanding female actor in a drama series for PBS' "Downton Abbey."

And Jared Leto won the SAG award for outstanding performance by an actor in a supporting role for his performance playing a transgender woman with AIDS in "Dallas Buyers Club." The win also makes him the one to beat heading into the Oscars. Leto dedicated his honor to those living with AIDS and HIV, and said he shared it with the member of the transgender community.

The SAG Awards are considered a leading indicator for the Oscars. Last year’s big winner, “Argo,” went on to receive the Academy Award for best film. However, the two groups have agreed to disagree over the years. In fact, several of this year’s SAG contenders -- including Hanks, Whitaker and Thompson -- failed to receive Oscar nods for their performances.

The awards are being telecast live on TNT and TBS.



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