The 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards have just concluded, with Spotlight taking top honors (Best Cast of a Motion Picture) as most predicted. In fact, almost everything in the film categories went exactly as predicted, with Leonardo DiCaprio earning his well-deserved Best Actor award for The Revenant and Brie Larson picking up Best Actress for her outstanding work in Room.
While we can’t say that it was a particularly big surprise, what with the award being up in the air, it was nice to see Alicia Vikander win Best Supporting Actress for her performance in The Danish Girl. What was a rather big surprise, however, was seeing Idris Elba win Best Supporting Actor for his great work in Beasts of No Nation.
Most figured that this was down to Mark Rylance and Christian Bale because they were the only two to earn subsequent Oscar nominations, but now that Elba has taken the SAG award, we’re left completely in the dark as to who will be taking this year’s Best Supporting Actor Oscar. Sylvester Stallone won the Golden Globe and Critics Choice, but failed to earn a SAG nod, while Elba won the SAG, but didn’t receive an Oscar nomination. Perhaps we’ll have to look to BAFTA for a little help this year?
What’s perhaps most important this evening though is that Spotlight managed to claim Best Cast, meaning that it’s still very much in the race for Best Picture. It took a heavy blow when The Big Short claimed the PGA award, but with that film being shut out of both of its categories tonight, perhaps it’s a sign that it’s not really the actors’ favorite.
What’s also rather interesting is that, for the first time in 11 years, it’s looking like three different films will be sharing the triple crown, what with George Miller (Mad Max: Fury Road) and Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (The Revenant) being the top two candidates for the DGA’s top award. It’s going to be rather exciting because, with either of them winning, it will have major implications and could indeed point us to an even more unpredictable finish.
It’s certainly going to be a long week until then, but be sure to join us the evening of Saturday, February 6th for a live-blogging of the winners of the Directors Guild of America Awards. In the meantime, please see below for a complete list of the SAG winners in film and television:
Best Cast: Spotlight
Best Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
Best Actress: Brie Larson, Room
Best Supporting Actor: Idris Elba, Beasts of No Nation
Best Supporting Actress: Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl
Best Cast (Drama): Downton Abbey
Best Cast (Comedy): Orange is the New Black
Best Actor (Drama): Kevin Spacey, House of Cards
Best Actress (Drama): Viola Davis, How to Get Away with Murder
Best Actor (Comedy): Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent
Best Actress (Comedy): Uzo Aduba, Orange is the New Black
Best Actor (TV Movie or Mini-Series): Idris Elba, Luther
Best Actress (TV Movie or Mini-Series): Queen Latifah, Bessie
Best Stunt Ensemble (Motion Picture): Mad Max: Fury Road
Best Stunt Ensemble (Comedy or Drama Series): Game of Thrones