SAG Awards 2014: ‘American Hustle’ Scores Top Honor

The Screen Actors Guild awarded best of the best on Saturday night in Los Angeles.

The finest performances in TV and film were honoured at the 20th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles on Saturday, with ‘American Hustle’ stealing the show. Photo: Q8India/Flickr

Cate Blanchett continues to pick up her awards. This time the actress won Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role for ‘Blue Jasmine’.

Blanchett, who has previously taken a break from filming and had been working in theatre for a while, said when receiving the award: “Thank you for welcoming me back. For those who voted for me, thank you, and for those who didn’t, better luck next year.”

It seems like Matthew McConaughey also isn’t going to stop a series of his triumphs: the Hollywood star took home the award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role in “Dallas Buyers Club”.

“Oh this feels good, thank you, thank you. To the nominees, not just in this category, there were so many fierce characters. It just shines some light on this bull ride,” the actor said.

Matthew went on, revealing to the audience a story of when he met a man who told him: ‘”A genius can be anyone he wants to, but the genius is always one man at a time.” And that’s what we get to do. When we do it well, just keep living.”

“American Hustle” was named the best Outstanding Cast in a Motion Picture, the SAG Awards’ equivalent of Best Picture.

Directed by David O. Russell, the movie stars Jennifer Lawrence, Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner. The picture left behind such rivals as “12 Years A Slave,” “Dallas Buyers Club,” “August: Osage County” and “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” for the top honor.

Early film winners included Lupita Nyong’o, who took home the award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role for her part in “12 Years A Slave,” and Jared Leto, who won Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role for “Dallas Buyers Club.”

“Being recognised by fellow actors is an honour of the highest order and I want to thank all of you so much,” Lupita said before thanking her director. She went on, adding that she called her father after landing the role and said, “Daddy, do you know Brad Pitt? I’m going to be in a movie with him.”

The “30 Seconds to Mars” frontman and the talented actor, meanwhile, expressed his thoughts when receiving award: “Thank you to this wonderful tribe of dreamers. I’m so honoured by you today.”

Jared also humbly admitted that his fellow nominees in the category were ‘much more talented’, and particularly paid tribute to ‘the late great James Gandolfini’.

As The Huffington Post reports, Bryan Cranston was awarded withOutstanding Male Actor in a Drama Series for his performance of Walter White on “Breaking Bad.”

The show was also named Outstanding Ensemble in a Drama Series. Dame Maggie Smith won the Outstanding Female Actor in a Drama Series for “Downton Abbey.”

Maggie Smith appeared to be the unexpected winner for the Best Actress in a Drama Series gong, but the actress hadn’t attended the ceremony.

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