Screen Actors Guild Awards 2015: The Winners
Eddie Redmayne, Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo and more...
Birdman is soaring this awards season with another win under its wing. The cast of Birdman took to the stage to accept the 'Outstanding Performance by a Cast In A Motion Picture' award at last night's ceremony. The award is considered the top score of the event. Michael Keaton, who is no stranger to the winners podium this season, with a Golden Globe already under his belt, said that acting: "Is the ultimate team sport" in homage to his cast mates who share this award with him.
Eddie Redmayne hit gold again with a lead actor win for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything and dedicated his win to sufferers of ALS around the world, after meeting many people with the disease for his research for the role.
Still Alice is still winning for Julianne Moore who scooped the lead actress award and thanked her fellow cast mates in this, her second SAG win and 11th nomination. She beat out stiff competition from the likes of Rosamund Pike, Reese Witherspoon, Felicity Jones and Oscars-snubbed – Jennifer Aniston, to triumph.
Patricia Arquette followed with a supporting actress win for her part in the 12-years-in-the-making film; Boyhood. J.K Simmons collected his award for supporting actor for his visceral performance in Whiplash, in which he plays a brutal and abusive musical director. He thanked the other 49 actors who appear on screen in the film with him and said that all actors are supporting, in some way.
The television categories saw a break from tradition as the Orange Is The New Black cast received the award for 'Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series', ending the long reign of Modern Family. And from that ensemble Uzo Aduba delivered an emotional speech for her win as best female comedy performance. Viola Davis won for How To Get Away With Murder and thanked Shonda Rhimes, the show's creator, by echoing the sentiments of Chandra Wilson, who won the same category in 2007 for Shonda's first hit show Grey's Anatomy, for writing exciting leading characters for unconventional beauties in Hollywood.
Other winners in the television category included Kevin Spacey for House of Cards and the cast of Downton Abbey, their second win, for the 'Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series' category. William H. Macy scored for his role in the USA adaptation of Shameless and Mark Ruffalo, who missed out on a nomination for the supporting actor category for his part in Foxcatcher, did pick up an 'Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Mini Series' for The Normal Heart
Anticipation for the Oscars is escalating as the SAG winners for leading and supporting actor and actress winners, mirrors the Golden Globes winners list exactly. Could any of these winners score a hat-trick with an Oscars win to complete the set? Stay tuned to Buro 24/7 this awards season for all news...
Andrea Riseborough, Emma Stone, Amy Ryan, Naomi Watts, Edward Norton, and Michael Keaton
Actresses Joanne Froggatt, Sophie McShera, Laura Carmichael, and Phyllis Logan
William H. Macy
Elizabeth Rodriguez, Laverne Cox, Matt McGorry, Dascha Polanco, and Selenis Leyva
Actors Danielle Brooks, Diane Guerrero, Julie Lake, Vicky Jeudy, Michael J. Harney, and Yvette Freeman