The SAG Awards: setting an example for award ceremonies everywhere.
Continuing awards season was the 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony on Saturday (January 30th 2016), which certainly set a fine example for the Oscars with its recognition of diversity. There were few surprises among this year's winners, and it was CBS comedienne Carol Burnett who took home the Life Achievement Award.
Spotlight lands top movie award
Landing the top award of Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture was Tom McCarthy's 'Spotlight' starring Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton and Rachel McAdams; a movie which has already landed an AFI Award and DGA Award this year, to coincide with its six Academy Award nominations. Leading Male Actor was of course Leonardo DiCaprio for 'The Revenant'; the Golden Globe winner and everyone's favourite to finally win an Oscar this year. Leading Female Actor was another Golden Globe winner, Brie Larson from 'Room', while Supporting Female Actor went to Alicia Vikander for 'The Danish Girl'.
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Stephanie Drake - 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Expo Hall - Arrivals at The Shrine Expo Hall, Screen Actors Guild - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 30th January 2016
Alicia Vikander - 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Expo Hall - Press Room at Shrine Auditorium, Screen Actors Guild - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 30th January 2016
Sarah Hyland - 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Expo Hall - Arrivals at Shrine Auditorium, Screen Actors Guild - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 30th January 2016
Debbie Matenopoulos - 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Expo Hall - Arrivals at The Shrine Expo Hall, Screen Actors Guild - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 30th January 2016
'Birdman' is now fancied to go on and win the Oscar.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's stunning comedy-drama Birdman won top prize at the 21st Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday evening (Januart 25, 2014), beating heavy favorite Boyhood and effectively blowing the race for Best Picture at the Oscars wide open. The bookmakers responded immediately, cutting the movie's odds to leave it almost level-pegging with Richard Linklater's coming-of-age epic.
Michael Keaton turns in a career best performance in the epic Birdman
Perhaps crucially, the SAG Awards are often an accurate barometer for the Oscars - far more so than the Golden Globes. If that holds true this year, than Birdman could find itself as a Best Picture winner, while Eddie Redmayne and Julianne Moore will be crowned with the major acting awards. The British actor's turn as Dr Stephen Hawking saw him topped Michael Keaton for Birdman, while Moore won for Still Alice. The supporting gongs at the SAG's went to J.K Simmons for his explosive performance in Whiplash, while Patricia Arquette won for Boyhood. Both are heavily favoured to win Oscars.
Continue reading: 'Birdman' Wins SAG Best Picture, Blows Oscars Race Wide Open
The 82-year-old actress' career, which spans over six decades, was finally honoured by the Screen Actors Guild with the Life Achievement Award.
After decades of success in the movie industry, Debbie Reynolds has finally been recognized by the Screen Actors Guild for her contributions to the business, and her daughter Carrie Fisher was on hand at Sunday night's ceremony to present her mother with the Life Achievement Award.
Fisher gave a funny speech when presenting her mom with the award
Even though it is well-known that the relationship between Fisher and Reynolds hasn't always been the best at times, the 'Star Wars' actress gave a rather cheeky but affectionate introduction before presenting the prestigious honour.
The British actor was prized with the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Lead Actor for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking in 'The Theory of Everything.'
English actor Eddie Redmayne just went ahead of the competition in the Oscars race after he was prized with the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Lead Actor for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking in 'The Theory of Everything.'
Redmayne won the award for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking in 'The Theory of Everything'
The very shocked 33-year-old actor gave an emotional acceptance speech at Sunday's award ceremony, dedicating his huge win to those living with Lou Gehrig's disease.
The SAG awards pave the way for the Oscars next month.
OK, so who’s nominated for the SAG Awards, happening tonight? The SAG ceremony is always more anticipated for the fashion and red carpet photos, rather than the actual show, but the winners list tends to be a good indicator for the Oscars later on. So, who’s on the list this year?
Michael Keaton is among the leading nominees for the SAG awards this year.
Boyhood and Birdman will go head to head in the best picture race, since the SAG awards don’t have separate genre categories. Michael Keaton, who stars in Birdman is a clear favourite this season for the honor, having scored wins for best actor in a comedy at the Golden Globes and for best actor at the Critics' Choice Awards, while Patricia Arquette won for best supporting actress in a drama at both shows, with Ellar Coltrane picking up best young actor awards at the Critics' Choice. Birdman won best acting ensemble at the Critics' Choice.
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The SAG nominations were fairly predictable, though there was no room for Robert Redford.
This morning we were treated to the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) nominations. It's one of the biggest award ceremonies on the movie calendar and, well, it's kind of a big deal. Forget the Globes - this is the ceremony that best predicts what's going to happen at the Oscars, with Shakespeare in Love, Chicago, Crash, Return of the King, Slumdog Millionaire, No Country For Old Men, Slumdog Millionaire, The King's Speech and Argo all winning the best ensemble cast award before going on to win best picture at the Academy Awards.
Forest Whitaker [L] in Lee Daniels' 'The Butler'
Obviously, we're not really interested in who got nominated today - we want to know who got snubbed, right? Well, this article probably isn't going to be too lengthy given that most of the nominations announcement was fairly predictable.
Continue reading: Forget The Screen Actors Guild Nominees, WHO GOT SNUBBED?!