Trophy Hunting 2016: SAG Awards – By The Actors, For The Actors

Pic: Hollywood Life

Highlighting actors supporting actors, the 22nd Annual SAG Awards is one of the more friendly and fun of the award shows in season. This year’s ceremony was another  celebration of the year’s best performances as voted on by their peers – a different take on typical trophy-giving.

Outstanding Female Actor in a Comedy Series went to Uzo Aduba for “Orange Is The New Black,” her second win in this category. The male category counterpart was given to Jeffrey Tambor – to which presenter Jason Bateman acknowledged with “Get up here, Dad” to his “Arrested Development” patriarch.

Ensemble in a Comedy Series was awarded to Netflix darling “Orange Is The New Black” for the second year in a row, while the Drama counterpart went to three-time winners “Downtown Abbey.”

Alicia Vikander won Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role, marking her first nomination and win. This very well may put her in contention in her category at next month’s Oscars. Idris Elba complemented the category for his role in “Beasts of No Nation,” a somewhat surprise given that “Room” standout (and awards season darling) Jacob Tremblay was also nominated.

Queen Latifah took home the Female Actor in a TV Movie/Miniseries, her second SAG Award, for her role in “Bessie,” while Idris Elba took home his second SAG of the night (YAS Idris!) for his role in “Luther.”

The Life Achievement Award, presented by Our Favorite People (yes, it’s a thing) Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, went to Our Other Favorite Person Carol Burnett (also a thing). The duo took to the stage (and practically did an entire standup routine) in honor of the very funny lady, which included a joke about nominated film “Carol” that it was really about her secret relationship with Julie Andrews. (Honestly, I’m still laughing over that one.) And Carol’s speech was inspiring, funny and altogether wonderful – just like the woman who gave it.

“How To Get Away With Murder” star Viola Davis won Female Actor in a Drama Series (and gave another fantastic speech) for the second year in a row, while Male Actor went to   “House of Cards” leading man Kevin Spacey.

Eddie Redmayne presented “Room” actress (and Oscar frontrunner) Brie Larson with the actor for Female Actor in a Leading Role and Julianne Moore awarded Leonardo DiCaprio of “The Revenant” with the Male Leading Actor. Let’s be real, guys – this may be Leo’s year to finally get that Oscar. That’s

The top award of the night, Cast of a Motion Picture, went to the ensemble from “Spotlight.” Cue cast members from across the room taking the stage to accept the award.

The night was pretty much tame, with no huge surprises or scandalous moments – on the contrary, it was full of meaningful messages and inspiring speeches from some of the industry’s best. The biggest mic drop, however? This moment here…

Share your thoughts on this year’s SAG Awards below and stay tuned for the next edition of Trophy Hunting for the Grammys!


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