An air of predictability is starting to happen again with this year’s awards season….
Last night, the Screen Actor’s Guild (SAG) followed up the recent results of others ceremonies like the Golden Globes and Critic Choice Awards by awarding the same group of individuals with further accolades.
Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto both kept up their excellent form by winning Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor respectfully for their roles in the biopic drama Dallas Buyers Club. The former is now looking the likely frontrunner to win his category despite original consensus being on Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years).
Cate Blanchett stormed her way to another Best Actress win for Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine while African star Lupita Nyong’o clinched the Best Supporting Actress gong for her performance in 12 Years a Slave ahead of predicted favourite Jennifer Lawrence.
However it was Lawrence who would have the last laugh as her crime-caper film American Hustle won the Best Ensemble cast award, a key indictator for potential Oscar glory. It beat off stern compeition from 12 Years as well as August: Osage County, The Butler and Dallas Buyers Club.
The Best Stunt Ensemble award was won by war-thriller Lone Survivor which overcame the likes of All is Lost and Rush.
The full list of film winners nominations are below:
OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A MALE ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
Matthew McConaughey – Dallas Buyers Club
OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A FEMALE ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Cate Blanchett – Blue Jasmine
OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A MALE ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Jared Leto – Dallas Buyers Club
OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A FEMALE ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Lupita Nyong’o – 12 Years a Slave
OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A CAST IN A MOTION PICTURE
OUSTANDING ACTION PERFORMANCE BY A STUNT ENSEMBLE IN A MOTION PICTURE
Meanwhile, on the television side of things….
Breaking Bad followed up its Golden Globe triumph with two more deserved accolades.
The brilliant AMC series won the Best Drama Ensemble category while leading star Bryan Cranston secured another Best Drama Actor gong for his mesmerising performance as Walter White.
However co-star Anna Gunn missed out on the Best Drama Actress award which surprisingly went to British veteran Maggie Smith for ITV’s Downton Abbey.
Another Brit (and Dame) to celebrate victory was Helen Mirren as she beat off competition from the likes of Helena Bonham Carter and Elisabeth Moss to clinch Best TV Movie Actress for her role in Phil Spector.
Michael Douglas won the Male category ahead of co-star Matt Damon for his turn as Liberace in the biopic drama Behind the Candelabra, which followed on from his Golden Globe win a week earlier.
Modern Family also celebrated double success with two wins for Best Comedy Ensemble and an inspired Best Comedy Actor win for Ty Burrell as dopey dad Phil Dunphy.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus added another award to her cabinet as she was named Best Comedy Actress for her role as Selina Kyle in the political satire Veep.
Despite an incredible third series, Game of Thrones had to settle for the one accolade as it was named Best Stunt Ensemble.
The full list of television winners are below:
OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A MALE ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Bryan Cranston – Breaking Bad
OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A FEMALE ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Maggie Smith – Downton Abbey
OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A MALE ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Ty Burrell – Modern Family
OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A FEMALE ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Julia Louis Dreyfus – Veep
OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY AN ENSEMBLE IN A DRAMA SERIES
OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY AN ENSEMBLE IN A COMEDY SERIES
OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A MALE ACTOR IN A TELEVISION MOVIE OR MINISERIES
Michael Douglas – Behind the Candelabra
OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY FEMALE ACTOR IN TELEVISION MOVIE OR MINISERIES
Helen Mirren – Phil Spector
OUTSTANDING ACTION PERFORMANCE BY STUNT ENSEMBLE IN COMEDY OR DRAMA SERIES
Game of Thrones