2015 Screen Actors Guild Winners + my thoughts



Here are the 2015 SAG winners. I did better with these predictions then I did my Globe ones, that's for sure. SAG is a quieter show, so it wasn't overly exciting, but there were a few surprises. The winners are in blue. My thoughts follow in green.

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
I did not see Redmayne beating Keaton here. I'm not upset though. Generally, I prefer Redmayne as an actor and even though Birdman was my favorite movie of the year, Redmayne was great in Theory as well. I would've been happy with any of these gentleman. 

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
I just wish Rosamund would win something!

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
His speech was excellent. I still can't wait to see this

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
Did no one see The Imitation Game? Come on!

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Birdman
Boyhood
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
The Theory of Everything
I'm so happy Birdman won here, they were hands down the best. (And wow, Zach Galifianakis was nearly unrecognizable) I would've been happy with anyone but Boyhood winning, to be honest. 

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 Thorton - Fargo
Ruffalo won and he wasn't even there to accept! He gave his acceptance speech on Twitter. 

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 Kitterage
Julia Roberts - The Normal Heart
Cicely Tyson - The Trip To Bountiful
McDormand's speech was a ball of hilarious, crabby, self promotion. I loved 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
So McConaughey loses everything when he's nominated for True Detective, but wins everything when he's nominated for Dallas Buyers Club. I will never understand this. Yes, he was always going to lose to Cranston at the Emmys, but to lose everything else? That's insane. 

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series 
Claire Danes - Homeland
Viola Davis - How To Get Away With Murder
Julianna Margulies - The Good Wife
Tatiana Maslany - Orphan Black
Maggie Smith - Downton Abbey
Robing Wright - House of Cards
Her speech was so touching I almost cried. Seriously. 

Outstanding Performance by a 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

Outstanding Performance by a 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
Her speech was excellent as well. It was so adorable. 

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Boardwalk Empire
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
Homeland
House of Cards
Uuuhhhhhhhhhh......

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
The Big Bang Theory
Brooklyn Nine Nine
Modern Family
Orange is the New Black 
Veep 
I'm happy for OITNB, even though I don't think it's a full on comedy. Veep is the funniest show here for me, but I love OITNB's cast and seeing all those beautiful women (and a few men) on stage was wonderful.

12 comments:

  1. I'm surprised Eddie Redmayne won. I'm glad Birdman won the ensemble prize.

    Man, I'm glad I decided not to watch the Royal Rumble. It just goes to show how out of touch Vince McMahon is with his audience. WrestleMania is totally going to suck.

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    1. Oh my God, right? Vince needs to get behind Daniel Bryan, FFS. That's obviously what the fans want. The fact that he brought in The Rock to basically put over Reigns means they knew he was going to get booed.

      And in Philly of all places? They're one of my favorite crowds. They don't have any fucks to give.

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  2. I'm so confused. I don't know what to make of Best Picture and Lead Actor...and I kind of like that!

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    1. I'm just glad Boyhood didn't win, to be honest.

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  3. I really didn't like Mark not being there, surely he would get a day off for Oscars yet for his fellow actors he cannot manage? Redmayne winning is my least fav of this season other than Boyhood and Moore

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    1. Whoever is filming that movie must be a total control freak. Emma Stone, and another actress whose name is escaping me right now are both on Broadway shows and they managed to get the day off.

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  4. Overall, I liked this year's winners. Birdman was a great choice for ensemble, I felt Arquette and Simmons were very deserving, and while neither Redmayne nor Moore were the best in their categories, their performances are certainly deserving.

    Looks like this race is going to be more open than I thought!

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    1. I know! Redmayne really changes things. I wish supporting actress was different though, I really think Knightley deserves it. And obviously Rosamund deserves it as well.

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  5. I REALLY want Norton to win over everyone in that category. i like j.k., but i didn't like whiplash. I've seen the imitation game and loved it (not as much as i love boyhood tho), but knightley was nothing to write home about. and arquette is amazing. Veep is HILARIOUS! but OITNB is also quite nuanced.

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    1. Ahh, see I have the opposite reaction with Knightley and Arquette. I thought Knightley was brilliant and Arquette was just average.

      I love Veep SO much. I don't know why it doesn't win more. I love OITNB too, but it doesn't top Veep in the funny factor.

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  6. I'm so glad Birdman won something, and the whole cast being rewarded is wonderful. I can't believe McConaughey didn't win anything for True Detective, though. He was amazing in that.

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    1. I know. I still think he would've won the Emmy if HBO had put the show in the mini series category. It was great, but they were crazy to think they could compete with the final season of Breaking Bad.

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