The Screen Actors Guild Awards strive to honor actors who have showcased extraordinary talent in film and television during the past year. Considered one of the industry’s highest and most prized honors as it is a peer voted honor, 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 from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.
A complete winner’s list can be found here.
Some of the night’s biggest winners were: Patricia Arquette in the Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role category for her role in Boyhood. J.K. Simmons won Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role for his role in Whiplash, giving the distinct impression that he is a shoo-in for the Oscar. Eddie Redmayne won Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in Leading Role for his role The Theory of Everything. Kevin Spacey took home the actor for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series for his role in House of Cards. Downton Abbey won for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series while Orange is the New Black won for Comedy Series; Uzo Aduba also took home the award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series for the series. Viola Davis won Outstanding Performance by a Female Actress in a Drama Series for How to Get Away With Murder. Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in Leading Role was awarded to Julianne Moore for her role in Still Alice. Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture was awarded to the cast of Birdman.
Debbie Reynolds was rightfully and deservedly honored with the Screen Actors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award which was presented to her by her daughter, Carrie Fisher. She gave an endearing speech that included true sentiments of gratitude and some teasing about Princess Leia buns.
Given these results, it is likely, but in no way guaranteed, that Simmons and Moore will take home Oscars come February 22nd. Birdman remains the top contender for Best Motion Picture.
Other Guild awards are held as followed but are not televised:
26th Annual Producers Guild Awards – January 24, 2015
67th Annual Directors Guild Awards – February 7, 2015
67th Annual Writers Guild Awards – February 14, 2015
2015 Ace Eddie Awards (Film Editors) – January 30, 2015
19th Art Directors Guild Awards – January 31, 2015
62nd MPSE Golden Reel Awards (Sound Editors) – February 15, 2015
17th Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards – February 17, 2015
Red Carpet Fashion
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Lupita Nyong’o looked exquisite in a long-sleeve print gown by Ellie Saab.
Gone Girl star Rosamund Pike was stunning in a black Dior Couture dress, although it wasn’t a hit with everyone.
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Claire Danes shined in a mossy green Marc Jacobs gown with a waist belt and jeweled sides.
Viola Davis was a vision in a white custom Max Mara gown.