Idris Elba accepts the award for Outstanding Male Actor in a Supporting Role at the 22nd annual Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Idris Elba accepts the award for Outstanding Male Actor in a Supporting Role at the 22nd annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. Vince Bucci

Screen Actors Guild Awards celebrate on-screen diversity

TODAY'S Screen Actors Guild Awards stand in stark contrast to the Oscars whitewash.

The 22nd annual SAG Awards celebrated on-screen diversity with black actors taking out five Individual awards.

"Welcome to diverse TV," jibbed winner Idris Elba, who was named Outstanding Male Actor in a Miniseries for Luther and Outstanding Male Actor in a Supporting Role for the film Beasts of No Nation.

African American actresses Uzo Aduba, Viola Davis and Queen Latifah dominated the TV categories.

Uzo Aduba poses in the press room at the 22nd annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles.
Uzo Aduba poses in the press room at the 22nd annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles. Jordan Strauss

Spotlight took out the top award of the night, while Carol Burnett was recognised for her trailblazing career with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Leonardo DiCaprio and Brie Larson continue to firm up as the lead actor favourites for next month's Oscars after their SAG and Golden Globe wins.

Australian director George Miller's Mad Max: Fury Road was also recognised for its stunt work.

On the small screen, Orange is the New Black and Downton Abbey were named the top comedy and drama series of the year.

 

Full list of SAG Award winners:

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

Beasts of No Nation

The Big Short

Spotlight*

Straight Outta Compton

Trumbo

 

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

Bryan Cranston, Trumbo

Johnny Depp, Black Mass

Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant*

Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs

Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl

 

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

Cate Blanchett, Carol

Brie Larson, Room*

Helen Mirren, Woman in Gold

Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn

Sarah Silverman, I Smile Back

 

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

Christian Bale, The Big Short

Idris Elba, Beasts of No Nation*

Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies

Michael Shannon, 99 Homes

Jacob Tremblay, Room

 

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role

Rooney Mara, Carol

Rachel McAdams, Spotlight

Helen Mirren, Trumbo

Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl*

Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs

 

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series

Downton Abbey*

Game of Thrones

Homeland

House of Cards

Mad Men

 

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series

The Big Bang Theory

Key & Peele

Modern Family

Orange is the New Black*

Transparent

Veep

 

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series

Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones

Jon Hamm, Mad Men

Rami Malek, Mr. Robot

Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul

Kevin Spacey, House of Cards*

 

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series

Claire Danes, Homeland

Viola Davis, How to Get Away With Murder*

Julianna Marguiles, The Good Wife

Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey

Robin Wright, House of Cards

 

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series

Ty Burrell, Modern Family

Louis CK., Louie

William H. Macy, Shameless

Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent*

 

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series

Uzo Aduba, Orange is the New Black*

Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie

Ellie Kemper, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation

 

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries

Idris Elba, Luther*

Ben Kingsley, Tut

Ray Liotta, Texas Rising

Bill Murray, A Very Murray Christmas

Mark Rylance, Wolf Hall

 

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries

Nicole Kidman, Grace of Monaco

Queen Latifah, Bessie*

Christina Ricci, The Lizzie Borden Chronicles

Susan Sarandon, The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe Kristen Wiig, The Spoils Before Dying

 

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble

Television:

The Blacklist

Game of Thrones*

Homeland

Marvel's Daredevil

The Walking Dead

 

Motion Picture:

Everest

Furious 7

Jurassic World

Mad Max: Fury Road*

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

 

Lifetime Achievement Award

Carol Burnett


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