Netflix, HBO Lead SAG Awards

Streaming service Netflix and HBO were the big TV network winners during the Screen Actors Guild Awards Sunday night.

Netflix won four awards including both the best drama series for Stranger Things and best comedy for Orange Is The New Black. HBO took home three SAG Awards statuettes, including a best actress in a comedy series award for Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ performance in Veep.

The SAG Awards were peppered with political statements from the winners. On winning the Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor In A TV Movie/Limited Series, All The Way star Bryan Cranston – who plays President Lyndon B. Johnson in the HBO original film -- said if Johnson were alive he would wish current President Donald Trump well, but would warn him: “Just don’t piss in the soup that all of us gotta eat.”

The TV category winners of the 23rd annual Screen Actors Guild Awards are as follows:

Outstanding Performance by and Ensemble In a Drama Series

Stranger Things -- (Netflix)

Outstanding Performance by A Male Actor In A Drama Series

John Lithgow – The Crown (Netflix)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor In a Drama Series

Claire Foy – The Crown (Netflix)

Outstanding Performance By a Male Actor In A TV Movie/Limited Series

Bryan Cranston -- All the Way (HBO)

Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A TV Movie/Limited Series

Sarah Paulson – People v. O.J. Simpson (FX)

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble In A Comedy Series

Orange Is The New Black – (Netflix)

Outstanding Performance by A Male Actor In A Comedy Series

William Macy – Shameless (Showtime)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actress In A Comedy Series

Julia Louis-Dreyfus – Veep (HBO)

Outstanding Action Performance by A Stunt Ensemble In A Comedy Or Drama Series

Game Of Thrones – (HBO)

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