The Screen Actors Guild Awards are about actors honoring their peers and celebrating the importance of their unions. The ceremony opens with actors telling a story of how they got their SAG card and each concludes with, I am an actor. Last year the speeches were fairly weak. This year, they were much stronger. First to go, the eternally youthful Rob Lowe and also Big Bang Theory's Kaley Cuoco. Lupita Nyong'o was delightful in her acceptance of the Female Actor in a Supporting Role, the first award of the night. She told the story of telling her father she got the role in 12 Years A Slave. She asked him, "Do you know Brad Pitt?" His reply, "Not personally, but I am glad you got a job." Jared Leto gave a better speech than he gave at the Globes. He is working his way up to that big Oscar acceptance speech. Julia Louis-Dreyfus accepted her actor in character. Ty Burrell won Male Actor in a Comedy Series, as did the cast of Modern Family for Ensemble in a Comedy Series.
The final season of Breaking Bad was once again honored with Actors to Bryan Cranston for Male Actor in a Drama Series and the cast for Ensemble in a Drama Series. Male Actor in a Leading Role went to Matthew McConaughey. He needs to work on his speech for it to be a good one come the Oscars. American Hustle won for Cast in a Motion Picture. A full list of winners is listed after red carpet coverage.
FEMALE ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE Lupita Nyong'o, 12 Years a Slave
MALE ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club
FEMALE ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
MALE ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES Ty Burrell, Modern Family
ENSEMBLE IN A COMEDY SERIES Modern Family
FEMALE ACTOR IN A TV MOVIE OR MINISERIES Helen Mirren, Phil Spector
MALE ACTOR IN A TV MOVIE OR MINISERIES Michael Douglas, Behind the Candelabra
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT Award Rita Moreno
FEMALE ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
MALE ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
ENSEMBLE IN A DRAMA SERIES Breaking Bad
MALE ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club
FEMALE ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
CAST IN A MOTION PICTURE American Hustle