Here is how we saw things unfold at the 22nd annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles:
There are a lot of new guys on the awards-season block: Bleecker Street has three SAG noms, and Broad Green, A24, Open Road and Netflix have two apiece.
That music can mean only one thing: The 22nd SAG Awards are underway.
Jeffrey Tambor is proud to be an actor — hey now!
Look at the size of those champagne bottles.
Let’s face it: Queen Latifah is everything enough.
They’re getting right into it, eh?
OITNB is a comedy, remember. Man, that was a funny clip.
R.I.P. Nurse Jackie. The show, not the character.
R.I.P. Parks and Rec, too.
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
UZO ADUBA / Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren – “ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK” (Netflix)
This is her second SAG win for comedy actress. Let the dramedy debate begin.
“Bravery” is Aduba’s thank-you buzzword
Presenter Sarah Silverman also a surprise nominee this year for her first drama-starring role as a depressed wife and mother in I Smile Back.
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
JEFFREY TAMBOR / Maura Pfefferman – “TRANSPARENT” (Amazon)
So the first two winners are streaming services. It’s the new normal.
It’s the Christian Bale-Steve Carell Beard Beatdown.
Will Orange Is the New Black or Transparent continue the Stream Streak?
Who is picking the clips tonight? Hit and miss at best.
Outstanding Performance by
an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK (Netflix)
Maybe it’s time to give Netflix and Amazon their own trophy show. The Streamin’ ACE Awards, anyone?
First mention of the elephant in the room: “Look at this stage — this is what we talk about when we talk about diversity — different race, color creed, sexual orientation.”
First movie ad of the night is for Bridge of Spies. Won’t be the last.
All comedy awards went to hourlong drama-comedies for second straight year, including 2 for Orange – best ensemble and Uzo
Moving on to movies. Supporting female actor next. Kinda like the group of death.
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
ALICIA VIKANDER / Gerda Wegener – “THE DANISH GIRL” (Focus Features)
Got to think that’s an upset. She beat Helen Mirren, Kate Winslet, Rachel McAdams and Rooney Mara.
The reflections off her dress is turning her face into a disco ball. Cool.
“If you had a chance to change the situation, would you take it?”
It’s safe to say N.W.A and Straight Outta Compton did.
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
IDRIS ELBA / Commandant – “BEASTS OF NO NATION” (Netflix)
“We made a film about real people and real lives.” — Idris Elba
Now maybe make one about a fictional British spy.
“Ted Something from Netflix” — was that a joke?
So Netflix wins three of the first five awards — Ted Something is digging this.
Commercials need more Willie Nelson songs.
I’m printing up bumper stickers.
A halfway house for wayward SAG actors!
#SAGAwards isn’t exactly blowin’ up Twitter. Maybe because the awards were moved to Saturday night this year?
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or
QUEEN LATIFAH / Bessie Smith – “BESSIE” (HBO)
Three of the first five individual awards go to black actors. Will Idris Elba make it four of six with a win for Luther after this Spotlight clip?
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
IDRIS ELBA / DCI John Luther – “LUTHER” (BBC America)
I guess we can forgive the 9-year-old for mispronouncing the name.
Man, they are keeping this thing on time. Halfway through the categories at the halfway point of the show. Are you watching, David Hill and Reginald Hudlin?
Nice line about Carol and Carol.
Time to make it about the honoree, Tina and Amy.
Is The Carol Bernett Show the single greatest sketch series of all time?
The Q&As with the audience were absolutely priceless. Worked so perfectly as part of the show.
Standing-O so well deserved.
“I’m going to tell you my life story.” We’re listening, Carol. Go for it.
Most popular Google search this minute probably is “What is a double feature?”
Harvey Korman? No, that’s Hedley!
Female actor in a TV drama is next. Another jam-packed category.
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
VIOLA DAVIS / Annalise Keating – “HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER” (ABC)
Elba in introducing Beasts of No Nation clip: “Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to diverse TV.”
#SAGawardsSoWhite unlikely to trend tonight.
Victory lap for Don Draper here?
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
KEVIN SPACEY / Francis Underwood – “HOUSE OF CARDS” (Netflix)
“The theory of Relativity?” Nice plug, Mr.Spacey.
That makes repeat SAG Award wins in both TV drama lead actor categories.
Spacey thanks “our creator” — “Beau Willimon, you have been an extreaordinaly collaborator, a remarkable challenge. I’ve loved every second that we have tussled and fought and argued these four seasons, and we will do our best to honor what you have started with House of Cards.
Willimon left the show this week as Netflix announced the Season 5 pickup.
No shortage of icons in the In Memoriam segment. Moment of silence.
Will the Netflix blitz continue in the Big TV Category — or is it a swan song cheer to Mad Men?
Or anything outgoing series?
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
DOWNTON ABBEY (Masterpiece/PBS)
Wait — there are American actors on TV?
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
BRIE LARSON / Ma – “ROOM” (A24)
Downton Abbey has been a big SAG Award favorite in the category, winning three times in the past four years.
Two awards to go.
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
LEONARDO DiCAPRIO / Hugh Glass – “THE REVENANT” (20th Century Fox)
That’s his first SAG Award in nine (!) nominations.
DiCaprio giving humble speech.
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
SPOTLIGHT (Open Road Films)
This should revive Spotlight’s awards momentum that has waned in recent weeks.
Birdman alum Michael Keaton onstage for Outstanding Cast for the second year in a row.
Four minutes over and an abrupt end.
That’s a wrap for us. Thanks for playing along.