Winner’s Circle: American Hustle is Supreme at the 2014 SAG Awards

By  January 18, 2014

Even with rave reviews from fans and critics alike, sometimes, it’s the acclaim from your peers that matters most. That’s what the annual Screen Actors Guild Awards is all about. Tonight, it presented a platform for the likes of Matt Damon, Kerry Washington, and Jennifer Lawrence to honor first-time nominee and winner Lupita Nyong’o, the jocular Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and the mesmerizing Matthew McConaughey for delivering the most poignant, rousing performances of 2013. While small screen giant Modern Family won its fourth-consecutive comedy ensemble honor in the television category, it was silver screen titan American Hustle that earned top rank on the motion picture ballot, a high indicator of its Oscars potential.

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And the actor goes to:

Motion Picture

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
American Hustle

Primetime Television, Cable & New Media Programs

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Michael Douglas, Behind the Candelabra

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Helen Mirren, Phil Spector

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
Ty Burrell, Modern Family

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Breaking Bad

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
Modern Family

Stunt Ensemble Honors

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
Lone Survivor

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series
Game of Thrones

Life Achievement Award
Rita Moreno