While you were ‘Strayan, the Screen Actors Guild Awards were handed out in painfully slow increments that see us crawl closer still to next month’s awards season zenith, the Academy Awards

All your favourite films/movies/actors were there, wearing finery and winning awards for their achievements in the field of screen acting. Victory was accorded to all the usual suspects; imminent streaming service Netflix in particular won big in three of their five nominated categories, including deserved accolades for Best Comedy Ensemble OITNB’s equal parts heart-wrenching and charming Uzo Aduba and House of Cards’ terrifyingly brilliant machiavellian sadist, Kevin Spacey

If winners in the evening’s film categories are any indication – and they often are – then Oscars are looking more and more likely for Richard Linklater’s Boyhood and Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Birdman

The Oscars take place just under a month from now on February 22nd. It’s the most wonderful time of the year.


Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

Birdman

Boyhood
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
The Theory of Everything

Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Michael Keaton, Birdman
Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game

Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything

Jake Gyllenhaal, Nightcrawler
Steve Carell, Foxcatcher

Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

Julianne Moore, Still Alice

Reese Witherspoon, Wild
Felicity Jones, The Theory of Everything
Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl
Jennifer Aniston, Cake

Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role

Patricia Arquette, Boyhood

Keira Knightley, The Imitation Game
Emma Stone, Birdman
Meryl Streep, Into The Woods
Naomi Watts, St. Vincent

Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Robert Duvall, The Judge
Ethan Hawke, Boyhood
Edward Norton, Birdman
Mark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher

J.K. Simmons, Whiplash

Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Boardwalk Empire

Downton Abbey

Game of Thrones
Homeland
House of Cards

Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
The Big Bang Theory
Modern Family
Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Orange Is the New Black

Veep

Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Adrien Brody, Houdini
Benedict Cumberbatc, Sherlock: His Last Vow
Richard Jenkins, Olive Kitteridge

Mark Ruffalo, The Normal Heart

Billy Bob Thornton, Fargo

Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Ellen Burstyn, Flowers in the Attic
Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Honorable Woman

Frances McDormand, Olive Kitteridge

Julia Roberts, The Normal Heart
Cicely Tyson, The Trip to Bountiful

Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Woody Harrelson, True Detective
Matthew McConaughey, True Detective

Kevin Spacey, House of Cards

Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
Claire Danes, Homeland

Viola Davis, How to Get Away With Murder

Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Robin Wright, House of Cards

Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Louis C.K., Louis

William H. Macy, Shameless

Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family

Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series

Uzo Aduba, Orange Is the New Black

Julie Bowen, Modern Family
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation

Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
Fury
Get On Up
The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies

Unbroken

X-Men: Days Of Future Past

Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series
24: Live Another Day
Boardwalk Empire

Game Of Thrones

Homeland
Sons Of Anarchy
The Walking Dead

via Variety

Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images