The 2014 SAG Awards: Breaking Bad and Modern Family Top the Winners List

Another weekend, another awards show; it's just that time of year. And tonight marked the 20th annual SAG Awards—you know, the ones "for actors, by actors," with the weirdly well-endowed statue. In the TV categories, many of the usual suspects took home some new hardware—the cast of Modern Family won its fourth consecutive round of trophies for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series, for example—and many of the usual suspects performed their same old tricks: Julia Louis-Dreyfus did a bit while accepting the award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series, and Maggie Smith was a no-show (she won for Female Actor in a Drama). It was all a pretty normal event, really! Here's the full list of winners (congrats on your first Outstanding Ensemble win, Breaking Bad!), plus a red carpet photo gallery for those of you who just want to check out Natalie Dormer's shaved head or Anna Gunn's awesome BrBa-bedazzled clutch purse. 


OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A MALE ACTOR IN A TV MOVIE OR MINISERIES

Matt Damon, Behind the Candelabra

* WINNER * Michael Douglas, Behind the Candelabra

Jeremy Irons, The Hollow Crown

Rob Lowe, Killing Kennedy

Al Pacino, Phil Spector


OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A FEMALE ACTOR IN A TV MOVIE OR MINISERIES

Angela Bassett, Betty & Coretta

Helena Bonham Carter, Burton and Taylor

Holly Hunter, Top of the Lake

* WINNER * Helen Mirren, Phil Spector

Elisabeth Moss, Top of the Lake



OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A MALE ACTOR IN DRAMA SERIES

Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire

* WINNER * Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad

Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom

Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones

Kevin Spacey, House of Cards


OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A FEMALE ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

Claire Danes, Homeland

Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad

Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Coven

* WINNER * Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey

Kerry Washington, Scandal


OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A MALE ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock

Jason Bateman, Arrested Development

* WINNER * Ty Burrell, Modern Family

Don Cheadle, House of Lies

Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory



OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A FEMALE ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory

Julie Bowen, Modern Family

Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie

Tina Fey, 30 Rock

* WINNER * Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep


OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY AN ENSEMBLE IN A DRAMA SERIES

Boardwalk Empire

* WINNER * Breaking Bad

Downton Abbey

Game of Thrones

Homeland


OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY AN ENSEMBLE IN A COMEDY SERIES

30 Rock

Arrested Development

The Big Bang Theory

* WINNER * Modern Family

Veep


For the full list of winners (read: to find out who won the movie awards), head on over to SAG's official website.


Do you agree with these "for actors, by actors" picks? Who do you think deserved their awards, and who was snubbed?


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I'm starting to think that Hollywood will never lose its boner for Modern Family, no matter how ugly and fat it gets.
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Yes, give everything to Modern Family. They definitely deserve it. Not!
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Well, at least Matthew McConaughey didn't give a GENIUS award to the people who are involved in the media solely for the money, as he did at the Critic's Choice awards.

A GENIUS award, how hysterical a misnomer is THAT?
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Dame Maggie Smith never shows up!!..Is it okay that i like her more because of this?.
BTW, this Ty Burrell, is he any good?
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He is good within the parameters of this now VERY, VERY, VERY tired no longer funny show. And he is good at his voice-overs, thanks to his distinctive voice.

I haven't yet seen him in anything else or in a movie, so I can't judge. Julie Bowen, on the other hand, can actually act.

But all awards shows are self-serving clusterfucks, so judge for yourself the winners.

Although, I have to applaud them for completely ignoring the Lumberjacked Dexter.
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But all awards shows are self-serving clusterfucks,

Sorry, I meant circlejerks.
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typical bullshit winners...bb....never won this many awards during its syndication.,...and of course mf continues to win awards that no one with a brain gives a fuck about!!
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Anna Gunn??? You deserved this.
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I can't believe that Homeland was nominated.
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Julia Louis-Dreyfus is still really hot, can't believe she is 53!
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I never thought of her as 'hot' (maybe because she's a great comedy actress, and she's always making a spectacle of herself) but she looks incredible for 53!
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I must admit I have had bit of a crush on her ever since her Seinfeld days You're right though, she is a great comedy actress.
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hmph Im sorry but I get tired of seeing Modern Family as the winner now. It's not that I don't like the show but come on the amount of awards they have won is just ridiculous
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Thank you. I understand why they've won so many Emmys and Golden Globes (as mdoz34 so aptly put it, they're stupid). But the SAG's, too?! This is the one award show that is supposed to have a modicum of legitimacy. At least Andy Samberg didn't win anything (really, Golden Globes, REALLY?!), but it's still disappointing.
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If you ask me, by awarding Modern Family, SAG awards immediately lost their authenticity and legitimacy. MM was once a great and edgy comedy but in the last couple of years it bares zero resemblance to their early years. It's still decent and funny but definitely not award worthy. Plus, fellow winners such as Breaking Bad which completely deserved to win, 'lose' their SAG awards' credibility!

As far as Andy Samberg and Nine-Nine-Brooklyn they definitely didn't deserve to win (or even to be nominated at the golden globes) but I am happy they did cause at least it's not a pretentious 'funny' show like so many others.
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Just try and ignore them...
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Rewards shows are stupid.
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As Ron Swanson would say, "they'd be less stupid if they went to the right people".
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In my mind I read that in Ron Swanson's voice.
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'Nuff said!
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