22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards: Spotlight takes top honours; Leonardo DiCaprio wins his first SAG

  • Elain Cham
  • February 1, 2016
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Over the weekend, the 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards took place, a night that celebrated on-screen diversity, a stark contrast to the backlash surrounding the upcoming “lily-white” Oscars.

Top honour award ‘Outstanding Performance by a Cast in Motion Picture’ went to Spotlight, beating out The Big Short, another front-runner at the Oscars.

With no surprise, Leonardo DiCaprio takes ‘Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a leading role’ for his role in The Revenant. Leonardo is a clear favourite to win at the Oscars this year.

The television awards celebrated the most diversity, starting with Idris Elba taking the award for outstanding male actor in Luther, his 2nd SAG award for the night after winning supporting actor for Beasts of No Nation. He joked, “Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to diverse television!”

Orange is the New Black wins best ensemble in a comedy series again. Uzo Abuda also takes outstanding female actor for the comedy series. Orange is the New Black star Laura Prepon motioned to the shows diversity, “Look at this stage; this is what we talk about when we talk about diversity.”

Check out the full list of award winners below:

FILM
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role: Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role: Brie Larson, Room
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role: Idris Elba, Beasts of No Nation
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role: Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Spotlight

TELEVISION
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries: Idris Elba, Luther
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries: Queen Latifah, Bessie
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series: Kevin Spacey, House of Cards
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series: Viola Davis, How to Get Away With Murder
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series: Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series: Uzo Abuda, Orange is the New Black
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Downton Abbey
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Orange is the New Black

SAG AWARDS® HONORS FOR STUNT ENSEMBLES
Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture: Mad Max: Fury Road
Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series: The Blacklist