SAG Awards 2014

Date
Saturday, January 18, 2014

Host
People magazine and the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF)

SAG Awards 2014
Location
in a live simulcast
Edition
20th

Time
8PM

Network
TNT and TBS.

2014 SAG Awards Nominations & Winners

FILM

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A CAST IN A MOTION PICTURE

  • "12 Years A Slave"
  • "American Hustle" - Winner
  • "August: Osage County"
  • "Dallas Buyers Club"
  • "Lee Daniels' The Butler"

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A MALE ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A FEMALE ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

  • Cate Blanchett, "Blue Jasmine" - Winner
  • Sandra Bullock, "Gravity"
  • Judi Dench, "Philomena"
  • Meryl Streep, "August: Osage County"
  • Emma Thompson, "Saving Mr. Banks"

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A MALE ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

  • Barkhad Abdi, "Captain Phillips"
  • Daniel Bruhl, "Rush"
  • Michael Fassbender, "12 Years A Slave"
  • James Gandolfini, "Enough Said"
  • Jared Leto, "Dallas Buyers Club" - Winner

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A FEMALE ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

  • Jennifer Lawrence, "American Hustle"
  • Lupita Nyong'o, "12 Years A Slave" - Winner
  • Julia Roberts, "August: Osage County"
  • June Squibb, "Nebraska"
  • Oprah Winfrey, "Lee Daniels' The Butler"

OUTSTANDING ACTION PERFORMANCE BY STUNT ENSEMBLE MOTION PICTURE

  • "All is Lost"
  • "Fast and Furious 6"
  • "Lone Survivor" - Winner
  • "Rush"
  • "The Wolverine"

TELEVISION

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY AN ENSEMBLE IN A DRAMA SERIES

  • "Boardwalk Empire"
  • "Breaking Bad"
  • "Downton Abbey"
  • "Game of Thrones" - Winner
  • "Homeland"

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY AN ENSEMBLE IN A COMEDY SERIES

  • "30 Rock"
  • "Arrested Development"
  • "The Big Bang Theory"
  • "Modern Family" - Winner
  • "Veep"

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A MALE ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

  • Steve Buscemi, "Boardwalk Empire"
  • Bryan Cranston, "Breaking Bad" - Winner
  • Jeff Daniels, "The Newsroom"
  • Peter Dinklage, "Game of Thrones"
  • Kevin Spacey, "House of Cards"

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A FEMALE ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

  • Claire Danes, "Homeland"
  • Anna Gunn, "Breaking Bad"
  • Jessica Lange, "American Horror Story"
  • Maggie Smith, "Downton Abbey" - Winner
  • Kerry Washington, "Scandal"

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A MALE ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

  • Alec Baldwin, "30 Rock"
  • Jason Bateman, "Arrested Development"
  • Ty Burrell, "Modern Family" - Winner
  • Don Cheadle, "House of Lies"
    Jim Parsons, "The Big Bang Theory"

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A FEMALE ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

  • Mayim Bialik, "The Big Bang Theory"
  • Julie Bowen, "Modern Family"
  • Edie Falco, "Nurse Jackie"
  • Tina Fey, "30 Rock"
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus, "Veep" - Winner

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A MALE ACTOR IN A TELEVISION MOVIE OR MINISERIES

  • Matt Damon, "Behind the Candelabra"
  • Michael Douglas, "Behind the Candelabra" - Winner
  • Jeremy Irons, "The Hollow Crown"
  • Rob Lowe, "Killing Kennedy"
  • Al Pacino, "Phil Spector"

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A FEMALE ACTOR IN A TELEVISION MOVIE OR MINISERIES

  • Angela Bassett, "Betty and Corretta"
  • Helena Bonham Carter, "Burton and Taylor"
  • Holly Hunter, "Top of the Lake"
  • Helen Mirren, "Phil Spector" - Winner
  • Elisabeth Moss, "Top of the Lake"

OUTSTANDING ACTION PERFORMANCE BY STUNT ENSEMBLE IN A TELEVISION SERIES

  • "Boardwalk Empire"
  • "Breaking Bad"
  • "Game of Thrones" - Winner
  • "Homeland"
  • "The Walking Dead"

History of SAG Awards

Background

The SAG or the Screen Actors Guild Awards is held annually in the US to recognize actors for their outstanding performances in television and radio. It is organized by the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA). The award ceremony is held in the beginning of each year. The actual award is a statuette of a naked male who holds a mask depicting comedy as well as tragedy. These awards were first started in the year 1995 and the function was held at Universal Studios in Hollywood.

Venue for the SAG Awards

A prominent, well-known and unique location has always been chosen as the venue for the awards and this year the 20th SAG Awards were held on 18 January 2014 at the Shrine Exposition Center at Los Angeles, California. It was the seventeenth time that the awards had been hosted at this particular venue. The event was widely viewed on television by an estimated 5.2 million viewer and it lead to the signing up of three-year television contracts with two major television networks with SAG-AFTRA.

Clothes and Shoes

Apart from the magic of the winners actually receiving their awards, the clothes, shoes and fashion accessories which are worn by the celebrities are the main focus of attention. Whether they win an award or not, the actors make dramatic appearances in snazzy designer wear from the biggest fashion houses in the world. The audience is kept entertained with these details which are later shared among the media which makes good TV viewing and headlines in the newspapers for quite some time after the awards. For example, the winner for the category of Male Actor in Comedy Alec Baldwin wore Ermenegildo Zegna which was much talked about. Similarly, his opposite actor, Jane Krawkowski was seen wearing jewels from David Webb a gown from Kaufman Franco, Casadei shoes and a clutch by Judith Leiber.

A Last Word…about the Words

The SAG Awards is not without its wit. Those who pay close attention to the banter of the actors as they take the mike will be richly awarded with the wordplay they come up with. This time as well, people were not disappointed with humor galore. The witticism by Daniel Day-Lewis about bringing Abraham Lincoln back to life by an actor was much appreciated.