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article imageSAG Awards: 'Birdman' wins top movie prize

By Tim O'Brien     Jan 25, 2015 in Entertainment
Los Angeles - UPDATE: "Birdman" took home the top prize as The Screen Actors Guild Awards wrapped up in Los Angeles tonight (Jan. 25). Michael Keaton, who had just lost the actor prize, was on stage to accept the "Birdman" award.
He noted that is acting is all about the team and graciously accepted the award with his "team." Edward Norton first said, "age before beauty" and let Keaton speak first. Kevin Costner presented the last award of the evening and signed off.
EARLIER: Julianne Moore, as expected, wins Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading role. One upset just happened at the SAG Awards as Eddie Redmayne beat out favorite Michael Keaton for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role.
EARLIER: Patricia Arquette wins Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role for "Boyhood" as the Screen Actors Guild Awards are taking place in Los Angeles. "Birdman" is considered the favorite for film, however.
J.K. Simmons wins Outstanding Male Actor in a Supporting Role for "Whiplash." Meanwhile, Netflix has picked up three awards. (see below).
EARLIER: The 2015 Screen Actors Guild Awards will be handed out tonight (Jan. 25), live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. After the show, the award season becomes more clear. Or does it?
The Screen Actors Guild represents a big wing in the entertainment community. Many of its members are also part of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). Much like the producers and directors, when a guild speaks, it means so much more than say, "The Golden Globe Awards."
Meanwhile, the producers picked "Birdman" and that bodes well. See here for that report.
Each guild has power in the Academy, and this award season, it seems like the two "Bs" are battling it out. Those would be "Birdman" and "Boyhood." Add another "B" of sorts in "Budapest" and it gets interesting. Enter the Screen Actors Guild, as they honor ensemble. Taking a look at the nominations and "The Grand Budapest Hotel" has the most impressive line-up (ensemble), and the film has gotten acclaim all year.
But, the size of the ensemble doesn't matter, it is how they perform together. Often, films that have the emotion and headlines, are not those that will walk away from award shows jumping for joy. "American Sniper" is all the rage right now, and that is emotion. The film is not here nor is it considered the favorite going for Oscar glory. The so-called snub for "Selma" may not really be one as it is nominated for a Best Picture Oscar, but it is not here.
Winners will be put in bold as the winners are announced. It can be seen on both TNT and TBS, starting at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT/5 p.m. PT.
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
"Birdman"
"Boyhood"
"The Grand Budapest Hotel"
"The Imitation Game"
"The Theory of Everything"
Notes: "Birdman" wins and were the the favorite going in. It surely does make it the front-runner for Oscar.
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Steve Carell, "Foxcatcher"
Benedict Cumberbatch, "The Imitation Game"
Jake Gyllenhaal,"Nightcrawler"
Michael Keaton, "Birdman"
Eddie Redmayne, "The Theory of Everything"
Note: In what is an upset, Eddie Redmayne wins over the favorite, Micheal Keaton. Now, it is a race for Oscar.
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Jennifer Aniston, "Cake"
Felicity Jones, "The Theory of Everything"
Julianne Moore, "Still Alice"
Rosamund Pike, "Gone Girl"
Reese Witherspoon, "Wild"
Notes: As expected, it is Julianne Moore's to lose come Oscar time.
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Robert Duvall, "The Judge"
Ethan Hawke, "Boyhood"
Edward Norton, "Birdman"
Mark Ruffalo, "Foxcatcher"
J.K. Simmons, "Whiplash"
Note: J.K. Simmons grab the momentum and he hasn't slowed down.
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Patricia Arquette, "Boyhood"
Keira Knightley, "The Imitation Game"
Emma Stone, "Birdman"
Meryl Streep, "Into the Woods"
Naomi Watts, "St. Vincent"
Note: Patricia Arquette is perhaps a solid shoe-in on her way to Oscar glory.
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
"Boardwalk Empire"
"Downton Abbey"
"Game of Thrones"
"Homeland"
"House of Cards"
Notes: "Downton Abbey" takes this one.
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
"The Big Bang Theory"
"Brooklyn Nine-Nine"
"Modern Family"
"Orange is the New Black"
"Veep"
Notes: A win for "Orange is the New Black" breaks a streak by "Modern Family."
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Adrien Brody, "Houdini"
Benedict Cumberbatch, "Sherlock: His Last Vow"
Richard Jenkins, "Olive Kitteridge"
Mark Ruffalo, "The Normal Heart"
Billy Bob Thornton, "Fargo"
Note: Mark Ruffalo not in house to accept.
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Ellen Burstyn, "Flowers in the Attic"
Maggie Gyllenhaal, "The Honorable Woman"
Frances McDormand, "Olive Kitteridge"
Julia Roberts, "The Normal Heart"
Cicely Tyson, "The Trip to Bountiful"
Note: This is a loaded category. Frances McDormand wins it.
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
Steve Buscemi, "Boardwalk Empire"
Peter Dinklage, "Game of Thrones"
Woody Harrelson, "True Detective"
Matthew McConaughey, "True Detective"
Kevin Spacey, "House of Cards"
Notes: Another win for Netflix as Kevin Spacey wins.
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
Viola Davis, "How to Get Away with Murder"
Julianna Margulies, "The Good Wife"
Tatiana Maslany, "Orphan Black"
Maggie Smith, "Downton Abbey"
Robin Wright, "House of Cards"
Notes: Viola Davis wins one for the broadcast network.
Outstanding Male Actor in a Comedy Series
Ty Burrell, "Modern Family"
Louis C.K., "Louie"
William H. Macy, "Shameless"
Jim Parsons, "The Big Bang Theory"
Eric Stonestreet, "Modern Family"
Note: Actor love William H. Macy and they proved it.
Outstanding Female Actor in a Comedy Series
Uzo Aduba, "Orange Is the New Black"
Julie Bowen, "Modern Family"
Edie Falco, "Nurse Jackie"
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, "Veep"
Amy Poehler, "Parks and Recreation"
Notes: Netflix starts off nicely.
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