“Spotlight” Gets A Boost At The SAG Awards

After losing Best Picture at the Producer’s Guild Awards last week, Spotlight got a bump after winning the top prize over The Big Short at the Screen Actor’s Guild this evening.

Seeing as the actors are the largest voting body in the Academy, this is pretty substantial. However, the Best Ensemble prize matches with Oscar’s Best Picture choice less than the PGA’s award has in the past. Films like The Help have won with SAG and gone on to lose the Oscar, so it isn’t always a sure thing.

It’ll be interesting to see how the other guilds vote, and how much of the absence of Mad Max here plays out with the Academy.

In the other categories, Brie Larson, Alicia Vikander and Leonardo DiCaprio predictably won, while Idris Elba unexpectedly (and deservedly) won in Supporting Actor.

Though he was snubbed for an Oscar, it was his first major win of the season (and his first of two wins tonight). Presumed frontrunner, Sylvester Stallone, was not nominated tonight. Though it did rub salt in the wound of Elba’s snub, I was happy to see him get a win. He’s clearly beloved by his peers, and it’s time the industry as a whole took notice of that.

Take a look at the full list of winners from tonight, below.

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Spotlight

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 an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Downton Abbey

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Orange is the New Black

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 Aduba, Orange is the New Black

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries: Idris Elba, Luther 

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries: Queen Latifah, Bessie 

 

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