8 items from 2014
SAG-aftra presented its coveted Actor® statuette for the outstanding motion picture and primetime television performances of 2013 at the “20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®” in ceremonies attended by film and television’s leading actors, held Saturday, January. 18, at the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center.
Honored with individual awards were Cate Blanchett, Jared Leto, Matthew McConaughey and Lupita Nyong’o for performances in motion pictures and Ty Burrell, Bryan Cranston, Michael Douglas, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Helen Mirren and Maggie Smith for performances in television.
The Screen Actors Guild Awards originated awards for the outstanding performances by a motion picture cast and by television drama and comedy ensembles. The Actor® for a motion picture cast performance went this year to American Hustle, while the Actors »
- Michelle McCue
SAG Awards 2014 winners: Lupita Nyong’o surprises, shoo-in Cate Blanchett doesn’t (photo: Chiwetel Ejiofor and Lupita Nyong’o in ’12 Years a Slave’) The 2014 SAG Awards ceremony was held at downtown Los Angeles’ Shrine Exposition Center earlier this evening, January 18. Presenters included Ben Affleck, John Goodman, Josh Holloway, Clark Gregg, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, Mindy Kaling, and Pauley Perrette, in addition to about a couple of dozen nominees. Most of the winners — including those in the television categories — were the expected ones, e.g., Bryan Cranston for Breaking Bad, Best Actor Oscar winner Michael Douglas (Wall Street, 1987) for his portrayal of Liberace in Steven Soderbergh’s Behind the Candelabra, Jared Leto for Jean-Marc Vallée’s Dallas Buyers Club, two-time Oscar winner Maggie Smith (The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, 1969; California Suite, 1978) for Downton Abbey, and Best Actress Oscar winner Helen Mirren (The Queen, 2006) for Phil Spector. Even so, there »
- Steve Montgomery
The Screen Actors Guild Awards took place on Saturday night in Los Angeles, where the best of film and television were celebrated.
Screen Actors Guild Awards
Top film honors went to David O. Russell’s American Hustle, which won Outstanding Cast in a Motion Picture. It beat out 12 Years a Slave, August: Osage County, Lee Daniel’s The Butler and Dallas Buyers Club for the win.
Cate Blanchett received the award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role for Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine, while Matthew McConaughey won Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role for Dallas Buyers Club. Supporting role awards went to McConaughey’s Dallas Buyer’s Club costar Jared Leto and 12 Year’s a Slave breakout star Lupita Nyong’o.
“American Hustle” has won the Screen Actors Guild award for ensemble cast.
McConaughey’s portrayl of Ron Woodroof won him the the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor. The role required him to lose 38 pounds.
Leto, who was heavily favored, topped Barkhad Abdi (“Captain Phillips”), Michael Fassbender (“12 Years a Slave”), Daniel Bruhl (“Rush”) and the late James Gandolfini (“Enough Said”). The actor, who portrays a transgender woman named Rayon, dedicated the award to those who have died of AIDS and those living with HIV and said he wanted to share the award to “the Rayons of the world.”
“The epidemic isn’t over,” Leto said backstage. “There still is not a cure.”
Lupita Nyong’o won the supporting »
- Dave McNary
Related: SAG Awards Film: ‘American Hustle’ Gets Big Boost SAG Awards TV: ‘Breaking Bad’, ‘Modern Family’ Score 20th Annual SAG Awards: Live Blog SAG Awards: ‘Lone Survivor’, ‘Game Of Thrones’ Win Stunt Honors 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Recipients Theatrical Motion Pictures Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role Matthew McConaughey / Ron Woodroof – “Dallas Buyers Club” (Focus Features) Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role Cate Blanchett / Jasmine – “Blue Jasmine” (Sony Pictures Classics) Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role Jared Leto / Rayon – “Dallas Buyers Club” (Focus Features) Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role Lupita Nyong’O / Patsey – “12 Years A Slave” (Fox Searchlight Pictures) Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture American Hustle (Columbia Pictures) Amy Adams / Sydney Prosser Christian Bale / Irving Rosenfeld Louis C.K. / Stoddard Thorsen Bradley Cooper / Richie Dimaso Paul Herman / Alfonse »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
Backstage sat down with “American Hustle” director David O. Russell, actors Shea Whigham, Elizabeth Röhm and Paul Herman to discuss the film’s casting process, how they structured their rehearsals, and the role music played in the film. ‘Until he sees it, you’re going to do it again’Watch the cast talk about preparing for Russell’s “Hustle.” “With David, you know that you’ve got to do your homework...so that he can throw everything at you and you can duck and bob and weave and start to melt, whatever you need to do, because it gets wild in the process,” said actor Shea Whigham. ‘Don’t worry—I’m gonna learn the Arabic’Hustle cast members were “floored” when they saw Robert De Niro speak Arabic in one of the film’s great scenes. Watch Russell do a great impression of De Niro insisting on learning the language for the role, »
On Jan. 3, following the screening of “American Hustle,” director David O. Russell and several cast members participated in a live Q&A. The film features truly great performances from Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams, Christian Bale, and Jennifer Lawrence—not to mention a roster of famous faces making cameos, from Louis C.K. to Robert De Niro—and earned seven Golden Globe and two SAG Awards nominations, so this moderated Q&A with Russell and cast members Shea Whigham, Elisabeth Rohm, and Paul Herman is one that you won’t want to miss out on! You can watch a replay of the Q&A in the player here: »
Attention film fans: A Jan. 3 screening of “American Hustle,” the David O. Russell movie, will feature a live Q&A immediately afterward, to be livestreamed on Backstage.com. Featuring truly great performances from Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams, Christian Bale, and Jennifer Lawrence—not to mention a roster of famous faces making cameos, from Louis C.K. to Robert De Niro—the film will screen at 7:30 p.m. Directly following the film will be a moderated Q&A with Russell and cast members Shea Whigham, Elisabeth Rohm, and Paul Herman confirmed—but you never know which of the film’s other bold-faced names might drop by! Check back here for a livetsreaming link Jan. 3! »
8 items from 2014
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