The Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) held their 20th annual awards ceremony on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 5 PM PT. 13 awards are distributed for outstanding acting performances in both film and television.
A motion picture with performances that seem to be captivating all who enjoy the silver screen would be Dallas Buyers Club. With Jared Leto sweeping up the prize for supporting actor and Matthew McConaughey doing the same for best lead actor, it seems that the duo repeated their success at the Golden Globes with their fellow union members. The actors’ successes could possibly be followed by a couple of Oscar victories this year as well.
Cate Blanchett took the victory for female actor for her role in Blue Jasmine. While a lot of actresses from this year’s best works were represented in the category, it seems that buzz-worthy Amy Adams was snubbed out of recognition for the film that seems to be stealing awards left and right: American Hustle. However, Hustle did manage to pick up a SAG victory for Outstanding Performance By A Cast In A Motion Picture.
Lupita Nyong’o’s from 12 Years A Slave won for supporting female actor, a category shared by Hustle’s Jennifer Lawrence. Both actresses were incredible in each of their respective roles, and the voting decision was more than likely difficult.
The SAG award nominees are nominated for both television and motion pictures by two randomly selected panels of 2,200 members across the country. All 100,000+ active-members of SAG-AFTRA in the United States then vote on the select outstanding performances of the year.