Idris Elba wins big at "diverse" 2016 Screen Actors Guild Awards

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When it comes to the public perception of movie/TV awards shows, the Screen Actors Guild Awards sometimes gets lost in the shuffle, sandwiched as it is between the Golden Globes and the Oscars. But the SAG’s, held this past Saturday night, is still a big number on the Hollywood award season dance card, and this year it was even more important than usual as it featured something that the Big Two had been controversially lacking: Diversity.

While the #OscarsSoWhite campaign was still drawing huge debate and plenty of headlines, the SAG’s awarded fan favourite actor and Beasts of No Nation star Idris Elba – who was completely snubbed at the Oscar nominations – with not just one but two “Actors” on the evening. Viola Davis and Queen Latifah also added some more statues to their collection with wins on the TV side of things, while the diverse cast of Orange Is the New Black also picked up awards, with cast member Uzo Aduba doubling down and also grabbing some solo honour.

At one stage during Elba’s numerous trips up to the podium as recipient and giver of awards, he noted “Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to diverse TV”. This is unfortunately poignant as it has to be noted that while the TV section of the SAG’s were a lot more inclusive, besides for Elba himself, the film side of the awards tended to still be dominated by white males.

Moving away from ongoing diversity issues though, this season’s big frontrunners were all to be seen up at the podium, with the incredible Spotlight taking the top prize of Best Cast. One of those awards favourites was of course Leonardo DiCaprio and his grueling performance in The Revenant. Leo went home with the Best Male Actor statue, but while that in itself isn’t surprising with all the awards buzz he has behind him, it is noteworthy for being the very first time the actor has ever won a SAG Award despite 8 previous nominations. Could this be a precursor of Leo’s Oscar bad luck finally coming to an end as well?

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Check out the full list of winners for the 2016 Screen Actors Guild Awards below:

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  • Outstanding Performance By A Cast In A Motion Picture

Spotlight
Beasts Of No Nation
The Big Short
Straight Outta Compton
Trumbo

  • Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Leading Role

Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
Bryan Cranston, Trumbo
Johnny Depp, Black Mass
Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs
Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl

  • Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Leading Role

Brie Larson, Room
Cate Blanchett, Carol
Helen Mirren, Woman In Gold
Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn
Sarah Silverman, I Smile Back

  • Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Supporting Role

Idris Elba, Beasts Of No Nation
Christian Bale, The Big Short
Mark Rylance, Bridge Of Spies
Michael Shannon, 99 Homes
Jacob Tremblay, Room

  • Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Supporting Role Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl

Rooney Mara, Carol
Rachel McAdams, Spotlight
Helen Mirren, Trumbo
Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs

  • Outstanding Action Performance By A Stunt Ensemble In A Motion Picture

Mad Max: Fury Road
Everest
Furious 7
Jurassic World
Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation

  • Outstanding Performance By An Ensemble In A Drama Series

Downton Abbey
Game Of Thrones
Homeland
House Of Cards
Mad Men

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  • Outstanding Performance By An Ensemble In a Comedy Series

Orange Is the New Black
The Big Bang Theory
Key & Peele
Modern Family
Transparent
Veep

  • Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Drama Series

Kevin Spacey, House Of Cards
Peter Dinklage, Game Of Thrones
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Rami Malek, Mr. Robot
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul

  • Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Drama Series

Viola Davis, How To Get Away With Murder
Claire Danes, Homeland
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Robin Wright, House Of Cards

  • Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Comedy Series

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Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Louis C.K., Louie
William H. Macy, Shameless
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

  • 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 Television Movie Or Miniseries

Idris Elba, Luther
Ben Kingsley, Tut
Ray Liotta, Texas Rising
Bill Murray, A Very Murray Christmas
Mark Rylance, Wolf Hall

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  • Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Television Movie Or Miniseries

Queen Latifah, Bessie
Nicole Kidman, Grace Of Monaco
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 In A Comedy Or Drama Series

Game Of Thrones
The Blacklist
Homeland
Marvel’s Daredevil
The Walking Dead

Last Updated: February 1, 2016

Kervyn Cloete

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  • konfab

    Is it bad that I read that as the film actors guild 0_o

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