SAG Awards realize winners come in all colors

While #OscarsSoWhite has dominated the cinematic award season conversation with no minority nominated in the four acting categories, the Screen Actors Guild actually got it right by honoring performers of numerous races.

It wasn’t a night of a “make-good” for the Oscar snubs so much as recognizing a more diverse field of actors. And for the numerous stars who felt slighted and that the Academy Awards wasn’t representative of them, the SAG Awards definitely seemed like a more in touch with life in 2016 event than the Oscars.

Idris Elba was one of the nights big winners earning an Outstanding Male Actor Supporting role for his incendiary performance in Beasts of No Nation and Male Actor TV Movie or Miniseries for Luther.

Here’s the full list of winners:


Outstanding Female Actor Supporting

  • WINNER: Alicia Vikander – The Danish Girl
  • Rooney Mara – Carol
  • Rachel McAdams – Spotlight
  • Helen Mirren – Trumbo
  • Kate Winslet – Steve Jobs

Outstanding Male Actor Supporting

  • Christian Bale – The Big Short
  • WINNER: Idris Elba – Beasts of No Nation
  • Mark Rylance – Bridge of Spies
  • Michael Shannon – 99 Homes
  • Jacob Tremblay – Room

Female Leading Role

  • Cate Blanchett – Carol
  • WINNER: Brie Larson – Room
  • Helen Mirren – Woman in Gold
  • Saoirse Ronan – Brooklyn
  • Sarah Silverman – I Smile Back

Male Leading Role

  • Bryan Cranston – Trumbo
  • Johnny Depp – Black Mass
  • WINNER: Leonardo DiCaprio – The Revenant
  • Michael Fassbender – Steve Jobs
  • Eddie Redmayne – The Danish Girl

Cast in a Movie


Female Actor TV Movie or Miniseries

  • Nicole Kidman – Grace of Monaco
  • Christina Ricci – The Lizzie Borden Chronicles
  • Susan Sarandon – The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe
  • Kristen Wiig – The Spoils Before Dying
  • WINNER: Queen Latifah – Bessie

Male Actor TV Movie or Miniseries


  • WINNER: Idris Elba – Luther
  • Ben Kingsley – Tut
  • Ray Liotta – Texas Rising
  • Bill Murray – A Very Murray Christmas
  • Mark Ryalnce – Wolf Hall

Outstanding Female in Comedy Series


  • WINNER: Uzo Aduba – Orange is the New Black
  • Edie Falco – Nurse Jackie
  • Ellie Kemper – Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus – Veep
  • Amy Poehler – Parks and Recreation

Outstanding Male Comedy Series

  • Ty Burrell – Modern Family
  • Louis C.K. – Louie
  • William H Macy – Shameless
  • Jim Parsons – Big Bang Theory
  • WINNER: Jeffrey Tambor – Transparent


Ensemble Comedy Series

  • Big Bang Theory
  • Key & Peele
  • Modern Family
  • Transparent
  • Veep
  • WINNER: Orange is the New Black

Outstanding Male Actor Drama

  • Peter Dinklage – Game of Thrones
  • Jon Hamm – Mad Men
  • Rami Malek – Mr. Robot
  • Bob Odenkirk – Better Call Saul
  • WINNER: Kevin Spacey – House of Cards


Outstanding Female Actor Drama

  • Claire Danes – Homeland
  • WINNER: Viola Davis – How to Get Away With Murder
  • Julianna Margulies – The Good Wife
  • Maggie Smith – Downton Abbey
  • Robin Wright – House of Cards

Ensemble Drama


  • WINNER: Downton Abbey
  • Game of Thrones
  • Homeland
  • House of Cards
  • Mad Men

Photo Credit: Larry Busacca/Getty Images

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