Netflix took top honors at Saturday’s Screen Actors Guild Awards, which was also notable for its numerous diverse winners.
Netflix won three awards – two for its dramedy series Orange Is The New Black, which repeated as best Ensemble Comedy series as well as for series star Uzo Aduba, who took home the award for outstanding actress in a comedy series for the second year in a row.
House Of Cards’ Kevin Spacey was also a repeat winner, taking home the Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series and beating out among other contenders Mad Men’s Jon Hamm in his last year of eligibility for the role of Don Draper in the AMC drama.
As the controversy over the lack of diverse nominations in major acting categories continues to engulf the Academy Awards, African Americans won a slew of SAG Outstanding Actor and Actress awards. Along with Aduba, Viola Davis was a repeat winner as Best Actress in a drama for her role in ABC’s How To Get Away From Murder, and Queen Latifah took home the SAG award for Outstanding actress in a television movie or miniseries for her role in HBO’s Bessie.
Idris Elba's role in BBC America’s Luther won him the top male actor honors in the television movie or miniseries category, while his starring role in Netflix’s Beast Of No Nation won him the SAG award for best male actor in a supporting role.
A complete list of SAG Award winners in the television category appears below:
Outstanding Performance By An Ensemble In A Drama Series
Downton Abbey – PBS
Outstanding Performance By An Ensemble In A Comedy Series
Orange In The New Black – Netflix
Outstanding Performance By A Male In A Drama Series
Kevin Spacey – House Of Cards – Netflix
Outstanding Performance By A Female In A Drama Series
Viola Davis – How To Get Away With Murder – ABC
Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Comedy Series
Jeffrey Tambor – Transparent – Amazon
Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Comedy Series
Uzo Aduba – Orange Is The New Black – Netflix
Outstanding Performance By A Male In a Television Movie Or Miniseries
Idris Elba – Luther – BBC America
Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In a Television Movie Or Miniseries
Queen Latifah – Bessie – HBO
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Idris Elba / Commandant – Beasts Of No Nation (Netflix)
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Alicia Vikander / Gerda Wegener – The Danish Girl (Focus Features)
Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series
Game Of Thrones (HBO)
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