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Here Are the Winners of the 2015 Screen Actors Guild Awards

Birdman won the Screen Actors Guild award for best cast in a motion picture.

Photo by Alison Rosa - © 2014 - Fox Searchlight

This year’s Screen Actors Guild Award winners were announced Sunday night, marking the latest installment of an awards race that increasingly seems to be a battle between Richard Linklater’s Boyhood and Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Birdman. The latter won the biggest award of the evening—best cast in a motion picture—but Boyhood’s Patricia Arquette took home best supporting actress, further supporting the notion that the two films are neck-and-neck for Oscar glory.

The SAG awards tend to be a fairly good Oscar predictor—actors, after all, constitute one of the largest voting blocs of the Academy. But though this year’s nominations echoed the Oscars’ in their notable snubbing of Selma, the winners were some of the year’s most diverse: Viola Davis (How To Get Away With Murder) and Uzo Aduba (Orange Is The New Black) swept the awards for actress in a TV series, and Orange Is The New Black, perhaps the most diverse show on television, won best cast in a comedy series.  

The other big surprises of the night: Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything) stunned the field with a win for best actor, Kevin Spacey beat the True Detective men for best actor in a drama series, and William H. Macy finally gained some recognition for his work in Shameless.

Below is a full list of the winners.

Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Birdman
Boyhood
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
The Theory of Everything

Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Michael Keaton, Birdman
Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game
Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything
Jake Gyllenhaal, Nightcrawler
Steve Carell, Foxcatcher

Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Julianne Moore, Still Alice
Reese Witherspoon, Wild
Felicity Jones, The Theory of Everything
Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl
Jennifer Aniston, Cake

Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role

Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
Keira Knightley, The Imitation Game
Emma Stone, Birdman
Meryl Streep, Into The Woods
Naomi Watts, St. Vincent

Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Robert Duvall, The Judge
Ethan Hawke, Boyhood
Edward Norton, Birdman
Mark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher
J.K. Simmons, Whiplash

Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Boardwalk Empire
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
Homeland
House of Cards


Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
The Big Bang Theory
Modern Family
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Orange Is the New Black
Veep

Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries

Adrien Brody, Houdini
Benedict Cumberbatc, Sherlock: His Last Vow
Richard Jenkins, Olive Kitteridge
Mark Ruffalo, The Normal Heart
Billy Bob Thornton, Fargo

Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Ellen Burstyn, Flowers in the Attic
Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Honorable Woman
Frances McDormand, Olive Kitteridge
Julia Roberts, The Normal Heart
Cicely Tyson, The Trip to Bountiful

Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Woody Harrelson, True Detective
Matthew McConaughey, True Detective
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards

Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
Claire Danes, Homeland
Viola Davis, How to Get Away With Murder
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Robin Wright, House of Cards

Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Louis C.K., Louis
William H. Macy, Shameless
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family

Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series

Uzo Aduba, Orange Is the New Black
Julie Bowen, Modern Family
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation

Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
Fury
Get On Up
The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies
Unbroken
X-Men: Days Of Future Past


Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series

24: Live Another Day
Boardwalk Empire
Game Of Thrones
Homeland
Sons Of Anarchy
The Walking Dead