SAG Awards: Lupita Slayed, Matthew McConaughey and Cate Blanchett Win Film Prizes, ‘Modern Family’ and ‘Breaking Bad’ Take TV Honors
It’s official: we are obsessed with Mexican – Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong’o who won her second major award last night at the SAG Awards in Los Angeles.
Above, the Yale Drama School graduate and filmmaker can be seen on the red carpet in a high top fade and a sleveless and sleek turquoise Gucci gown before beating Jennifer Lawrence in the Best Supporting Actress in A Film category.
Other big winners, via HuffPo, of the night included:”American Hustle” won Outstanding Cast in a Motion Picture, the SAG Awards’ equivalent of Best Picture. David O. Russell’s film, which stars Jennifer Lawrence, Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner, defeated “12 Years A Slave,” “Dallas Buyers Club,” “August: Osage County” and “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” for the top honor.
Matthew McConaughey won Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role for “Dallas Buyers Club.” McConaughey is favored to win the Best Actor Oscar at the 86th annual Academy Awards on March 2, but it should be noted that he didn’t compete against Leonardo DiCaprio at the Screen Actors Guild Awards; DiCaprio’s “Wolf of Wall Street” performance was not among the Male Actor in a Leading Role nominees.
Cate Blanchett was awarded Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role for “Blue Jasmine.” Blanchett is heavily favored to win the Oscar in her category as well. Early film winners included Lupita Nyong’o, who won Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role for “12 Years A Slave,” and Jared Leto, who took home Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role for “Dallas Buyers Club.” As with Blanchett, both stars are expected to win corresponding awards at the 86th annual Academy Awards on March 2.
Bryan Cranston took home the award for Outstanding Male Actor in a Drama Series for his portrayal of Walter White on “Breaking Bad.” The show was also named Outstanding Ensemble in a Drama Series. Dame Maggie Smith won the Outstanding Female Actor in a Drama Series for “Downton Abbey.”
Julia Louis-Dreyfus (“Veep”) and Ty Burrell (“Modern Family”) won awards for, respectively, Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series and Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series. Burrell’s series, “Modern Family,” won Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series.