AMERICAN HUSTLE Wins SAG Best Ensemble Award; Matthew McConaughey, Lupita Nyong’O, and Jared Leto Take Home Trophies

     January 18, 2014


The Screen Actors Guild Awards took place earlier this evening, and the performance-centric American Hustle won the big Best Ensemble prize.  That wasn’t a huge shock given the amount of talent on display in David O. Russell’s film and the fact that Hustle landed an Oscar nomination in every single acting category.  Elsewhere at the SAGs, Matthew McConaughey continues to look more and more like an Oscar winner with another Best Actor trophy, 12 Years a Slave breakout Lupita Nyong’O won Best Supporting Actress, and Cate Blanchett and Jared Leto won their umpteenth Best Actress and Best Supporting Actor awards, respectively.  On the TV side of things, Breaking Bad won Best Dramatic Ensemble and Modern Family won Best Comedic Ensemble.

Hit the jump for the full list of winners, and take note in your respective Oscar pools.

american-hustle-posterBest Ensemble in a Feature Film:

American Hustle

Best Actress:

Cate Blanchett – Blue Jasmine

Best Actor:

Matthew McConaughey – Dallas Buyers Club

Best Supporting Actress:

Lupita Nyong’O – 12 Years a Slave

Best Supporting Actor:

Jared Leto – Dallas Buyers Club

Best Ensemble in a Drama Series:

Breaking Bad

Best Actor in a Drama Series:

Bryan Cranston – Breaking Bad

Best Actress in a Drama Series:

Maggie Smith – Downton Abbey

Best Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie:

Michael Douglas – Behind the Candelabra

Best Actress in a Miniseries or TV Movie:

Helen Mirren – Phil Spector

Best Ensemble in a Comedy Series:

Modern Family

Best Actor in a Comedy Series:

Ty Burrell – Modern Family

Best Actress in a Comedy Series:

Julia Louis-Dreyfus – Veep


  • Jan

    Is there a new award show, like, every day until the Oscars arrive?

    • Person

      haha pretty much, but only a few of them are really worth considering for their potential impact on the Oscars. This is one of them.

  • Person

    Just cuz it’s SAG, and most of their viewership will ultimately vote for the acting and Picture Oscars, three bigs things to take away — McConaughey may officially be the front-runner for Actor, N’yongo may have a very good shot at upsetting J-Law for Supporting Actress, and Hollywood apparently likes American Hustle more than 12 Years a Slave. What’s the percentage of how many SAG Best Cast winners ultimately win Best Picture?

    • James VDB

      Upsetting J-Law? Nyong’o deserves the Oscar.

      • Person

        I meant in the sense that Lawrence has won practically all the Supporting Actress awards so far, so her losing the Oscar would be a slight upset.

    • Alex Hajna

      57%. in the 20 years the SAGs have been held, the Best Cast winnder has won Best Picture 11 out of 19 times (there was no Best Cast category the first year). So the odds are slightly in American Hustle’s favor, but nothing is certain yet. Not until the other Guilds announce their winners.

      I do agree, though, that McConaughey has pretty much got it in the bag. The SAG Best Actor is typically a precursor to the Oscar, but with that AND the Golden Globe, I think he’s pretty much a lock at this point.

      • Person

        Yeah I agree, but the only thing keeping me from saying McConaughey is completely a lock is that DiCaprio wasn’t nominated at SAG (movie wasn’t screened in time, I believe). I have a feeling that DiCaprio could pull off a surprise win at the Oscars, I really hope he does. I honestly thought it would be an Ejiofor vs. DiCaprio race this year, but now I have to see DBC for McConaughey and Leto when the DVD comes out.

  • Lex Walker

    Best ensemble is really all American Hustle has going for it. Such a waste of an awesome cast.

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