The Screen Actors Guild Awards strive to honor actors who have showcased extraordinary talent in film and television during the past year. The SAG Awards are the only televised awards to exclusively honor performers. The show consists of 13 awards for acting in film and television during a two hour show aired live on TNT and TBS. They are considered one of the industry’s highest and most prized honors as it is a peer voted honor.
This year the show honored some of the year’s biggest and brightest stars. A complete winner’s list can be found here.
Some of the night’s biggest winners were: Lupita Nyong’o in the Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role category for her role in 12 Years a Slave. Jared Leto won Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role for his role in Dallas Buyer’s Club, giving the distinct impression that he is a shoo-in for the Oscar. Matthew McConaughey also won Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in Leading Role for his role in the film. Modern Family won for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series for the fourth consecutive year and Ty Burrell took home the actor for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series. Bryan Cranston took home the actor for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Walter White in Breaking Bad. The series also won for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series to mark its first win and third consecutive nomination. Maggie Smith won Outstanding Performance by a Female Actress in a Drama Series beating out Anna Gunn in what I consider to be an upset, but SAG-AFTRA members do have a great love for Downton Abbey. Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in Leading Role was awarded to Cate Blanchett for her role in Blue Jasmine. Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture was awarded to the cast of American Hustle.
Rita Moreno was rightfully and deservedly honored with the Screen Actors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award which was presented to her by Morgan Freeman. She gave an endearing speech that included an f-bomb, true sentiments of gratitude and ended with a serenade.
Given these results, it is likely, but in no way guaranteed, that Leto and Blanchett will take home Oscars come March 2nd. It is also likely that McConaughey could take home an Oscar and 12 Years a Slave remains the top contender for Best Motion Picture.
Other Guild awards are held as followed but are not televised:
25th Annual Producers Guild Awards – January 19, 2014
66th Annual Directors Guild Awards – January 25, 2014
66th Annual Writers Guild Awards – February 1, 2014
2014 Ace Eddie Awards (Film Editors) – February 7, 2014
18th Art Directors Guild Awards – February 8, 2014
61st MPSE Golden Reel Awards (Sound Editors) – February 16, 2014
16th Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards – February 22, 2014
Red Carpet Fashion
Amy Adams looked stunning in a one-shouldered gown by Antonio Berardi. The gorgeous bright blue, along with her fabulous up-do and make-up gave her an old-Hollywood look that was to die for, and worked much better for her than her Golden Globes dress.
Anna Gun looked spectacular in a stunning midnight blue gown by Monique Lhuillier. She carried a purse adorned with the Breaking Bad logo by Edie Parker. Even had she not won a SAG at the awards, she still would have gone home a winner in this dress.
Cate Blanchett walked the carpet in a gorgeous gown by Givenchy. The Blue Jasmine star was pretty in pink and became one of the major talking points of the live red carpet feeds.
Lupita Nyong’o has gained a reputation for being fashion forward and savvy and this red carpet look was no exception. She looked gorgeous from head to toe in this gorgeous blue/turquoise dress by Gucci.