HBO, AMC's 'Breaking Bad' Lead SAG Awards

HBO garnered the most Actors and the Breaking Bad victory tour continued at the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Saturday night.

AMC’s Breaking Bad won its first outstanding ensemble award in a drama series for its penultimate campaign, while ABC’s Modern Family extended its run for outstanding ensemble in a comedy series to four.

The winning shows were also flanked by Actors for its leading men: Bryan Cranston, backing up his Gold Globe triumph, took home his second straight outstanding actor for his high school chemistry treacher turned crystal meth criminal mastermind Walter White, while Ty Burrell’s portrayal of Phil Dunphy denied Alec Baldwin an eighth consecutive comedy Actor for Jack Donaghey in the final season of NBC’s 30 Rock.

HBO doubled its Actor tally from the 19th SAG ceremony. The premium network swept the TV movie or miniseries category with wins by Helen Mirren in Phil Spector and ichael Douglas, whose mantle added more glitter for his take on Liberace in Behind the Candelabra.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus was the top female in a comedy for her performance in Veep. Fantasy series standout Game of Thrones scored the outstanding stunt performance award, which was delivered before SAG’s simulcast on TNT and TBS aired from the Shrine Exposition Hall in Los Angeles.

Maggie Smith’s turn as Violet Crawley, the Dowager Countess of Grantham, in PBS’s Downtown Abbey earned her the outstanding performance by a female actor in a drama series. However, the Guild will have to send her the Actor, as Smith didn’t attend the ceremony.

Rita Moreno received the SAG Lifetime Achievement Award.

SAG Television Nominees and Winners (in bold)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie Or Miniseries
Matt Damon, Behind the Candelabra (HBO)
Michael Douglas, Behind the Candelabra (HBO)
Jeremy Irons, The Hollow Crown (WNET/Thirteen)
Rob Lowe, Killing Kennedy (National Geographic Channel)
Al Pacino, Phil Spector (HBO)

Outstanding Performance by A Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Angela Bassett , Betty & Coretta (Lifetime)
Helena Bonham Carter, Burton and Taylor (BBC America)
Holly Hunter, Top of the Lake (Sundance Channel)
Helen Mirren, Phil Spector (HBO)
Elisabeth Moss, Top of the Lake (Sundance Channel)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad (AMC)
Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom (HBO)
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones (HBO)
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards (Netflix)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
Claire Danes, Homeland (Showtime)
Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad (AMC)
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Coven (FX)
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey (PBS)
Kerry Washington, Scandal (ABC)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock (NBC)
Jason Bateman, Arrested Development (Netflix)
Ty Burrell, Modern Family (ABC)
Don Cheadle, House of Lies (Showtime)
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory (CBS)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Julie Bowen, Modern Family (ABC)
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie (Showtime)
Tina Fey, 30 Rock (NBC)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep (HBO)

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
Breaking Bad (AMC)
Downton Abbey (PBS)
Game of Thrones (HBO)
Homeland (Showtime)

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
30 Rock (NBC)
Arrested Development (Netflix)
The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Modern Family (ABC)
Veep (HBO)

Outstanding Action Performance by A Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series
Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
Breaking Bad (AMC)
Game of Thrones (HBO)
Homeland (Showtime)
The Walking Dead (AMC)


Actor: Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club

Actress: Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine

Supporting Actor: Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club

Supporting Actress: Lupita Nvong’o, 12 Years a Slave

Cast: American Hustle

Stunt Ensemble: Lone Survivor