Idris Elba and Spotlight Win Big at the 2016 SAG Awards

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Idris Elba managed a rare double victory. Photo: Kevork Djansezian/2016 Getty Images

The SAG Awards typically honor Oscar front-runners — as seen in Spotlight’s Best Cast win — but this year, they made a few choices that were entirely distinct from the Academy’s, giving Idris Elba, who didn’t score an Oscar nomination, two awards, for Best Supporting Actor and Best Actor in a Miniseries. (Elba couldn’t have won the second award at the Oscars, but the SAG’s love of his work seemed to read as a statement, a show of support for the sorts of performances the Academy all too easily ignores.) Still, the ceremony wasn’t an entirely revolutionary night. Brie Larson (Best Actress) and Leonardo DiCaprio (Best Actor) continued their march to the end of awards season, while Alicia Vikander (Best Supporting Actress) won a category that could have gone in any direction.

In television, the SAG Awards stuck with more traditional choices, though ones that seemed to underscore the diverse state of TV today, honoring Viola Davis (Best Actress in a Drama), Jeffrey Tambor (Best Actor in a Comedy), Uzo Aduba (Best Actress in a Comedy), Queen Latifah (Best Actress in a Miniseries), and, of course, Idris Elba. Though perhaps the tide also flowed in favor of streaming services, as Netflix took home three awards this evening, including a surprise win for Kevin Spacey (Best Actor in a Drama), who referenced Relativity’s bankruptcy and House of Cards’s showrunner’s exit in his speech.

Read the full list of winners below.

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Beasts of No Nation
The Big Short

Spotlight
Straight Outta Compton
Trumbo

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role in a Theatrical Motion Picture
Bryan Cranston, Trumbo
Johnny Depp, Black Mass
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs
Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role in a Theatrical Motion Picture
Cate Blanchett, Carol
Brie Larson, Room
Helen Mirren, Woman in Gold
Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn
Sarah Silverman, I Smile Back

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Christian Bale, The Big Short
Idris Elba, Beasts of No Nation
Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies
Michael Shannon, 99 Homes
Jacob Tremblay, Room

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Rooney Mara, Carol
Rachel McAdams, Spotlight
Hellen Mirren, Trumbo
Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl
Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
Homeland
House of Cards 
Mad Men 

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
The Big Bang Theory 
Key & Peele
Modern Family
Orange Is the New Black
Transparent
Veep

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series 
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Rami Malek, Mr. Robot
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards

Outstanding 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
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Robin Wright, House of Cards

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Louis C.K., Louie
William H. Macy, Shameless
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
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 Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Idris Elba, Luther
Ben Kingsley, Tut
Ray Liotta, Texas Rising
Bill Murray, A Very Murray Christmas
Mark Rylance, Wolf Hall

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Nicole Kidman, Grace of Monaco
Queen Latifah, Bessie
Christina Ricci, The Lizzie Borden Chronicles
Susan Sarandon, The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe
Kristen Wiig, The Spoils Before Dying

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
Everest
Furious 7
Jurassic World
Mad Max: Fury Road
Mission: Impossible
Rogue Nation

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series
The Blacklist
Game of Thrones
Homeland
Marvel’s Daredevil
The Walking Dead

52nd Annual SAG Life Achievement Award
Carol Burnett

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