SAG Awards 2015 recap: Birdman flies high as it takes out top prize

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Yesterday, on the 25th of January, the 21st Screen Actors Guild Awards took place, proving to elicit a lot of controversial results.

Most notably was Birdman, who took away the award for ‘Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture’, the award considered the top tier for the night. Whilst the cast rejoiced, there seemed to be confusion felt by some – namely due to the lack of recognition for the highly acclaimed, Boyhood. The race is on to the Oscars to see who will take out the top spot there.

Michael Keaton was beat by the underdog Eddie Redmayne for ‘Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role in his role as Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything.

Award favourite Julianne Moore was presented with ‘Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role’ for her presentation of early-onset Alzheimer’s disease in Still Alice.

Orange Is The New Black beat old favourites Modern Family in the comedy category. During her acceptance speech, Uzo Abuda (who plays ‘Crazy Eyes’ in the hit television show) emotionally stated that “the day I got this job was the day I had stopped acting. And to be in a room with all your amazing talents, for what I respect and love so much, is just the greatest honour.”

Check out the full list of winners below.

FILM

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Birdman
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role: Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role: Julianne Moore, Still Alice
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role: J.K. Simmons, Whiplash
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role: Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture: Unbroken

TELEVISION

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Downton Abbey
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 an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Orange Is the New Black
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series: William H. Macy, Shameless
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series: Uzo Aduba, Orange Is the New Black
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries: Mark Ruffalo, The Normal Heart
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries: Frances McDormand, Olive Kitteridge
Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series: Game of Thrones
Life Achievement Award: Debbie Reynolds