Monday, 26 January 2015

BIRDMAN WINS SAG ENSEMBLE CAST - AWARDS SPLIT OVERALL



In what's shaping up to be an unexpectedly close race to call, Birdman just won its second major guild prize in a row this awards season. The Screen Actors Guild gave the comedy their Ensemble Cast award, though mixed things up a tad by choosing Eddie Redmayne for The Theory of Everything over Birdman's Michael Keaton. With American Sniper breaking all kinds of box office records, continued support for The Grand Budapest Hotel (including a Golden Globe victory over Birdman) and Boyhood's default frontrunner status, this year's Oscar race hasn't looked this tight since it began almost two months ago. SAG nominations are here, and their award winners below:


Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Julianne Moore (Still Alice)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
J. K. Simmons (Whiplash)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Patricia Arquette (Boyhood)

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Zach Galifianakis, Michael Keaton, Edward Norton, Andrea Riseborough, Amy Ryan, Emma Stone and Naomi Watts (Birdman)

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
Unbroken

Lifetime Achievement Award
Debbie Reynolds