Winner’s Circle: Uzo Aduba and Viola Davis Crowned Queens of TV at 2015 SAG Awards


TNT's 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards - Cocktail Reception

If you need any more help filling out your 2015 Academy Awards ballot, look no further than Sunday night’s SAG AwardsEddie RedmayneJulianne MooreJ.K. Simmons, and Patricia Arquette all took home top acting honors in their respective categories; coincidentally, the same quartet was victorious earlier this month at the Golden Globes (in addition to Michael Keaton, who won in the best comedic actor category). There was, admittedly, little surprise for the SAG’s film kudos, but plenty to applaud on the television side.

Both Uzo Aduba and Viola Davis took home their first television SAG Awards for leading roles in Orange is the New Black and How to Get Away with Murder, respectively (Davis won two for film with The Help in 2011). Davis unofficially won best speech of the night, too.

“I’d like to thank Paul LeeShonda RhimesBetsy Beers, Bill D’Elia, and Peter Nowalk for thinking that a sexualized, messy, mysterious woman, could be a 49-year-old, dark-skinned, African-American woman who looks like me,” she said to thunderous applause. How ya like that, gray lady that shall remain nameless?

And the actor goes to


Best CastBirdman

Best Actor: Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything

Best Actress: Julianne Moore, Still Alice

Best Supporting Actor: J.K. Simmons, Whiplash

Best Supporting Actress: Patricia Arquette, Boyhood

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion PictureUnbroken, Universal Pictures


Best Ensemble in a Drama SeriesDownton Abbey, PBS

Best Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesOrange Is the New Black, Netflix

Best Actor in a Drama Series: Kevin Spacey, House of Cards

Best Actress in a Drama Series: Viola Davis, How to Get Away with Murder

Best Actor in a Comedy Series: William H. Macy, Shameless

Best Actress in a Comedy Series: Uzo Aduba, Orange is the New Black

Best Actor, Movie or Mini-Series: Mark Ruffalo, The Normal Heart

Best Actress, Movie or Mini-Series: Frances McDormand, Olive Kitteridge

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama SeriesGame of Thrones, HBO