This awards show is also different because there is no host to lead the night along. Instead of a monologue from a host, it opens with various actors and actresses giving a their "and I am an actor." lines. Last night's theme included a little trip down memory lane and how the actors received their SAG cards. It's also nice because since it's just the actor's guild, not the director's or writer's who have their own guild, the award show is shorter and you don't have to sit through categories you know nothing about.
One of my favorite acceptance speeches from the night include one from Julia Louis-Dreyfus. She brought up a notecard to read, but it was the notecard she made for the Golden Globes (where she didn't win). When she noticed the mistake, she turned it over only to begin reading, "I'd like to thank The Academy..." and had nothing ready for the SAGs because no one thought she would win. She was just as hilarious at the Globes, and I can't wait to see what the Oscars hold for the Veep star.
Modern Family's Ty Burrell won for Outstanding Performance By an Actor in a Comedy Series and his speech was just as good, if not better, than JLD. He gave tips from his (fake?) acting guide, "Acting: How to Do It Good," and it will more than likely be a speech for the books. My favorite of the five tips? "Have no skill-set other than being a needy extrovert."
82-year-old Rita Moreno received this year's Life Achievement Award, and showed that you can be sassy at any age. (also that you can still rock a spiked leather jacket at any age. go 'head, girl.) She started her speech with, “I am so f***ing thrilled," and immediately followed with, 'I'm sorry about that word...actually, I'm not!'
Cate Blanchett won for her role in Blue Jasmine and must have been immediately prompted to keep her speech short to which she responded, "Matthew McConaughey spoke about Neptune, so I think I can have five seconds." And if that wasn't perfect enough, she said she would be sharing the award with her co-star Sally Hawkins. More specifically, "This is half yours. The penis part." (the award is in the shape of an actor)
Here's a list of winners in case you missed the show:
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role: Lupita Nyong'o,12 Years a Slave
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role: Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series: Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Modern Family
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries: Helen Mirren, Phil Spector
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries: Michael Douglas, Behind the Candelabra
Lifetime Achievement Award: Rita Moreno
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series: Maggie Smith,Dowtown Abbey
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series: Bryan Cranston,Breaking Bad
Outstanding Performace by a Female Actor in a Leading Role: Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Breaking Bad
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role: Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role: Cate Blanchett,Blue Jasmine
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: American Hustle
The Grammy's are this weekend, ladies and gentleman.
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