2016 Screen Actors Guild Winners

I don't know if it's because I'm sick and didn't get to watch this show with my usual wine. Or that it's on a Saturday, but I just wasn't feeling the excitement of the SAGs. Which is kind of weird because a lot of great things happened tonight.  Let's get to it. My thoughts are in green, the winners are in blue.

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Bryan Cranston - Trumbo
Johnny Depp - Black Mass
Leonardo DiCaprio - The Revenant
Michael Fassbender - Steve Jobs
Eddie Redmayne - The Danish Girl
I can't believe this is Leo's first win and his ninth nomination. What the fuck is that? It's about time. 

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Cate Blanchett - Carol
Brie Larson - Room
Helen Mirren - Woman in Gold
Saoirse Ronan - Brooklyn
Sarah Silverman - I Smile Back
Brie essentially has Oscar all locked up now. She gave a lovely speech.

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Christian Bale - The Big Short
Idris Elba - Beasts of No Nation
Mark Rylance - Bridge of Spies
Michael Shannon - 99 Homes
Jacob Tremblay - Room
In a nice "fuck you" to the Academy Idris takes the award. This means Stallone probably has Oscar all locked up too. I wasn't crazy about Idris in Beasts, but I love him and he's gorgeous so I'm happy he won. 

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Rooney Mara - Carol
Rachel McAdams - Spotlight
Helen Mirren - Trumbo
Alicia Vikander-  The Danish Girl
Kate Winslet-  Steve Jobs
We wondered if Winslet's win at the Globes was about star power or if she was really in the race, and now I'm leaning towards the former. Alicia was great in The Danish Girl, even if it was no way a supporting performance. I suppose her massive ego paid off here. 

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Beasts of No Nation
The Big Short
Straight Outta Compton
SO happy Spotlight took this. They desperately needed a win. The Big Short probably still has the edge, but I'm happy Spotlight took this one because I think it's such a wonderful film. 

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
Peter Dinklage - Game of Thrones
Jon Hamm - Mad Men
Bob Odenkirk - Better Call Saul
Kevin Spacey - House of Cards
Rami Malek - Mr. Robot
This surprised me. I really thought Hamm would win one last time, and I was personally rooting for Malek. Actors love them some Spacey. 

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
Claire Danes - Homeland
Viola Davis - How To Get Away With Murder
Julianne Marguiles - The Good Wife
Maggie Smith - Downton Abbey
Robin Wright - House of Cards
Davis takes the win and gives another wonderful speech.

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
House of Cards
Mad Men
This was another one I thought would go to Mad Men at least. I still don't get Downton Abbey's wins. I get it has a lot of fans but it seems quite dull. Personally, I wish Game of Thrones would win this. Sure the writing was shit this season, but the acting is always spectacular. 

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
Ty Burrell - Modern Family
Louis C.K. - Louis
William H. Macy - Shameless
Jim Parsons - Big Bang Theory
Jeffrey Tambor - Transparent
I really need to find a way to watch this show.

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
Uzo Aduba - Orange is the New Black 
Edie Falco - Nurse Jackie
Ellie Kemper - Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Julia Louis Dreyfus - Veep
Amy Poehler - Parks & Recreation
Uzo wins everything. I should've known to pick her. I thought JLD would sneak in a win. 

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
The Big Bang Theory
Key & Peele
Modern Family
Orange Is The New Black
I like OITNB. I like how diverse the cast is. I still don't think it's a comedy and was rooting for Veep or Key & Peele. Oh well, I'm happy for them.

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie
Idris Elba - Luther
Ben Kingsley - Tut
Ray Liotta - Texas Rising
Bill Murray - A Very Murray Christmas
Mark Rylance - Wolf Hall
Idris wins again! He was so excited too.

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie
Nicole Kidman - Grace of Monaco
Queen Latifah - Bessie
Christina Ricci - The Lizzie Borden Chronicles
Susan Sarandon - The Secret Life Of Marilyn Monroe
Kristen Wiig - The Spoils Before Dying
I didn't think anyone else really had a chance against Latifah and I was right. 


  1. I didn't watch the SAGS but I am so happy Downton Abbey won. I disagree with you with a capital D-lol It is anything but boring. It is so entertaining, cleverly written, great acting and this cast must all interplay well together. Glad Leo won and he should. I will look forward to seeing Queen Latifah in Bessie when it comes out on DVD

    1. lol Downton has a big fan base, I get it. I love Queen Latifah. She's just great.

  2. I'm stoked that Idris won, twice. Happy that Leo and Brie won while I also heard that Jacob Tremblay once again stole the show and gained a fan in Leo.

    1. He's too adorable. How can anyone not love this kid?

  3. yeah, I was super surprised about downtown abbey. And I was liknda rooting for Jacob Tremblay to win, but Idris getting two awards was an amazing sight to see (i also had issues with Beasts and his performance).

    1. I can never argue the beautiful specimen that is Idris Elba being on stage. Even if I didn't love his performance.

  4. VERY happy that Idris took home TWO awards. Ahah yeah, it's totally a big FU to the Academy! Plus the man is fiiiiiine. Happy to see Spotlight took the Best Ensemble prize too, so well deserved!!

    1. Spotlight needed that win too. They were so deserving.

  5. Haha, I forgot these were even ON Saturday. Thrilled for Elba, DiCaprio, and Spotlight though. And I'll be stoked if Vikander actually wins the Oscar. She deserves it for Testament of Youth and Ex Machina alone.

    1. I kind of hate Saturday award shows. They just work better on Sundays. lol

  6. Downton is incredible, so shut your mouth!

    LOL...and I still think Winslet is very much in this...but it's a two way race. Let's see who takes BAFTA!

    1. BAFTA is going to be interesting this year for Best Pic and Supporting Actress for sure. I also wonder if they'll go for Saoirse over Brie?


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