20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards winners announced

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South

LOS ANGELES - The Screen Actors Guild handed out its 2014 awards on Saturday night at the Shrine Exposition Center.

“American Hustle” won Outstanding Cast in a Motion Picture, the SAG Awards’ equivalent of Best Picture. David O. Russell's film, which stars Jennifer Lawrence, Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner defeated “12 Years A Slave,” “Dallas Buyers Club,” “August: Osage County” and “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” for the top honor.

Matthew McConaughey won Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role for “Dallas Buyers Club.”

Cate Blanchett was awarded Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role for “Blue Jasmine.”

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

Bryan Cranston took home the award for Outstanding Male Actor in a Drama Series for his portrayal 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.”

Julia Louis-Dreyfus of “Veep” and Ty Burrell of “Modern Family” won awards for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series and Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series.

“Modern Family” won Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series.