Oscar 2014: Birdman Wins Top Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award

Birdman won the top prize, winning best cast in a film at the SAG Awards, in a banquet held on Sunday, January 25, 2015.

Julianne Moore won the best actress in a film award for “Still Alice,” while Eddie Redmayne won best actor in a film for “The Theory of Everything.”

The cast of “Downton Abbey” took home the prize for best ensemble in a drama series. It’s the second drama series win for the show, which won two years ago — “Breaking Bad” won last year.

Viola Davis nabbed the best actress in a drama series award for “How to Get Away With Murder,” while Kevin Spacey won best actor in a drama series for “House of Cards.”

Davis won the best actress SAG Award for “The Help” three years ago, then lost out on the Oscar to Meryl Streep for “The Iron Lady.”

“We don’t want to keep seeing these fictionalized versions of women,” Davis said backstage while celebrating her win.

Frances McDormand won best actress in a TV movie or miniseries for “Olive Kitteridge,” and Mark Ruffalo took home the prize for male actor in a TV movie or miniseries for HBO’s “The Normal Heart.” Ruffalo, along with Spacey, was a no-show to the ceremony.

McDormand portrayed a retired schoolteacher in “Olive Kitteridge.” The award came 18 years after she took the SAG award and the Oscar for her portrayal of pregnant police chief Marge Gunderson in “Fargo.”

In the middle of the show, Debbie Reynolds was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by her daughter Carrie Fisher.

“One of my favorite movies was ‘The Unsinkable Molly Brown’ and there’s a song, ‘I Ain’t Done Yet.’ Well, I ain’t,” Reynolds concluded her acceptance speech.

J.K. Simmons won best supporting actor for “Whiplash,” while Patricia Arquette nabbed supporting actress for “Boyhood.” Arquette won the Golden Globe two weeks ago for supporting actress.

“Each of us is completely crucial to the story,” Simmons said during his speech. “I would like thank the 49 actors who appear in ‘Whiplash.’”

Simmons won at the Golden Globes and is widely regarded as the most likely to win at the Oscars, as is Arquette. Arquette, the daughter of Lewis Arquette, acknowledged her family.

“I can’t tell you what this means to me,” she said. “I’m a fourth-generation actor. My family have been committed actors for over a century, through feast or famine.”

The cast of “Orange is the New Black” won best ensemble in a comedy TV series. “Modern Family” had won the comedy ensemble trophy for four consecutive years before “Orange is the New Black” took the crown.

William H. Macy won best actor in a comedy series for “Shameless,” just after Uzo Aduba won best actress in a TV comedy for “Orange is the New Black.”

“I’ve written so many great acceptance speeches that I’ve never gotten to give,” Macy, who won in 2003 for TV movie “Door to Door,” said during his acceptance speech.

“The day I got I got this job is the day I stopped acting,” a tearful Aduba said in her acceptance.

The stunt performers of “Unbroken” and “Game of Thrones” were the first winners at the SAG Awards, announced Sunday before the official ceremony on the red carpet.

The show is being held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Stay tuned for more live coverage, and see below a full list of winners.

Best cast in a motion picture: “Birdman”

Best actress in a film: Julianne Moore, “Still Alice”

Best actor in a film: Eddie Redmayne, “The Theory of Everything”

Best ensemble in a drama series: “Downton Abbey”

Best actress in a drama series: Viola Davis, “How to Get Away With Murder”

Best actor in a drama series: Kevin Spacey, “House of Cards”

Best actress in a TV movie or miniseries: Frances McDormand, “Olive Kitteridge”

Best actor in a TV movie or miniseries: Mark Ruffalo, “The Normal Heart”

Best supporting actor in a film: J.K. Simmons, “Whiplash”

Best supporting actress in a film: Patricia Arquette, “Boyhood’

Best ensemble in a comedy series: “Orange is the New Black”

Best actor in a comedy series: William H. Macy, “Shameless”

Best actress in a comedy series: Uzo Aduba, “Orange is the New Black”

Stunt performers in a TV series: “Game of Thrones”

Stunt performers in a film: “Unbroken”