20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Results and Commentary

SAG Awards Actor statuette
Actor Statuette
©2005 SAG
  • Date of Ceremony: Saturday, January 18, 2014
  • For performances seen in: 2013
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Welcome to DigitalHit’s coverage of the 20th Screen Actors Guild Awards.

8:02 PM

As we begin, actors talk about how they started in the business: Ron Lowe, Juliette Lewis, Michael Kenneth Williams, Tony Hale, Steve Coogan and Cuba Gooding Jr.

8:05 PM

Matt Damon welcomes us to the 20th Annual SAG Awards. He then presents Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role. And the Actor goes to Lupita Nyong’o for 12 Years a Slave.

“And I also want to thank my family who have kept it real. My dad, I called him, he was the first person I called when I got this role. And I said to him, ‘Daddy, do you know Brad Pitt? I’m going to be in a movie with him.’ And he said, ‘I don’t know him personally, but I’m glad you got a job.’ So am I! So am I. Thank you.” – Lupita Nyong’o

8:11 PM

Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper and Jeremy Renner introduce the clip for American Hustle, nominated for ensemble.

8:12 PM

The lovely Jennifer Garner is here to perform the role of presenter for the category Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role. And the Actor goes to Jared Leto for Dallas Buyers Club.

“I’d like to share it with the ‘Rayons’ of the world, the people who have made a choice to live their lives not as others would have them live it, but as they have chosen to dream it. I’m so proud that I’ve been able to glimpse the world through your eyes.” – Jared Leto

8:22 PM

A video package of actors talking about the statuette.

8:23 PM

Kerry Washington and Kevin Spacey are presenting Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series. And the Actor goes to Julia Louis-Dreyfus for Veep. She takes to the stage with co-star Matt Walsh and begins, “I’d like to begin by thanking the members of the Hollywood Foreign Press for this glorious Golden Globe.” He signals it’s the wrong award. “It is important to understand that it is truly an honor just to be nominated for an Academy Award,” she continues. Walsh again indicates she’s wrong. She asks if he has a speech for the SAG Awards and Walsh says, “I didn’t think you’d win.”

“Okay. Yeah. I’d like to thank HBO, Armando Iannucci, our producers, our writers, the wonderful crew in Baltimore, my agent, my family and… I don’t know, some of the cast I suppose.” – Julia Louis-Dreyfus

8:27 PM

Josh Holloway and Pauley Perrette are presenting Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series. And the Actor goes to Ty Burrell for Modern Family. He says he’s written a book called Acting: How To Do It Good and goes through the top five steps

“Number three: Have no skill set other than being a needy extrovert. Number four: Use that lack of skill to fail over and over and over again until you stumble into a job written by Chris Lloyd, Steve Levitan and our entire writing staff. Also at that job, make sure your co-workers are the cast of Modern Family.” – Ty Burrell

8:32 PM

Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey present a clip of the ensemble nominated Lee Daniels’ The Butler.

8:33 PM

John Goodman is here to present Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series. And the Actor goes to Modern Family’s Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell, Aubrey Anderson-Emmons, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Nolan Gould, Sarah Hyland, Ed O’Neill, Rico Rodriguez, Eric Stonestreet, Sofia Vergara and Ariel Winter. It’s their fourth consecutive win in the category.

“Anyways, this means so much to us because it’s given from you our fellow actors, and because it’s so mind-blowing that – because we respect all of you as the other nominees, and because I can barely speak English.” – Sofia Vergara

8:44 PM

A clip of actors praising the union. After that, the president of SAG-AFTRA, Ken Howard, talks about the 20th anniversary and the union as well as the other unions and guilds in the industry.

8:47 PM

Don Cheadle and Julia Louis-Dreyfus handle the presentation duties for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries. And the Actor goes to Phil Spector’s Helen Mirren. Helen gives a shout out to Elisabeth Moss’ performance and fondles the Actor statuette saying that, “Anyway, I love this little guy, he’s so sexy, isn’t he? You know, sort of naked, but not quite.”

“I had the incredible advantage of acting with a person that you all know, you all love, you all respect, I believe, beyond any other actor, and that’s Al Pacino. And to work with Al and watch him close hand was just an incredible lesson for me. We can always learn all the time.” – Helen Mirren

8:51 PM

Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts are here to present the clip for August: Osage County.

8:53 PM

Ewan McGregor and Emma Thompson joke around before presenting Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries. And the Actor goes to Michael Douglas for Behind the Candelabra.

“You know, everybody talks how precious it is to get nominated or win by your fellow actors in both AFTRA and SAG, and particularly for me, I’ve got a 97-year-old-member of SAG back at home… who I know is particularly proud of me getting this award. But I want to thank all of you out here tonight for helping me get out of his shadow, for a little bit.” – Michael Douglas

9:05 PM

A clip of previous Life Achievement Award winners leads into Morgan Freeman presenting the 50th Life Achievement Award to the legendary Rita Moreno.

9:12 PM

Rita takes to the stage to accept her award. She raise her arms and does a victory lap. What a remarkable 82-year-old! During her speech she flirts with Brad Pit and Jeremy Renner.

“Late in the first act of my career I was recognized with an Oscar. I was 31 and so astonished and surprised, as you saw in the clip. You know, I could only muster, ‘I don’t believe it!’ I leave you with that. And now this unexpected honor at 82. But, hopefully.. But, hopefully, it’s early in the third act — it’s early in the third act of my life. The truth… the truth is, I still — honestly I still can’t believe it.” – Rita Moreno

9:22 PM

James Marsden and Mindy Kaling stroll out to present Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series. And the Actor goes to Downton Abbey’s Maggie Smith. Maggie is not there to accept.

9:25 PM

Chiwetel Ejiofor, Benedict Cumberbatch, Lupita Nyong’o and Sarah Paulson introduce the clip for 12 Years a Slave.

9:27 PM

Sasha Alexander and Clark Gregg present the nominees for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series. And the Actor goes to Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston.

“I’ve had so many crappy jobs in my life, I gotta tell you. I loaded trucks downtown: cold, dust, dirt everywhere, every orifice, people yelling at you, ‘Cranston! Move faster! Work harder!’ And the only thing that got me through is imagining, dreaming that one day I could actually make a living as an actor, and that’s what got me through. Thank God! We are the luckiest people in the world who could say, ‘I am an actor.’” – Bryan Cranston

9:31 PM

Tom Hanks is here to present the In Memoriam segment.

9:40 PM

We see a clip of people reacting as they win before Tina Fey walks out to present Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series. And the Actor goes to Breaking Bad’s Michael Bowen, Betsy Brandt, Bryan Cranston, Lavell Crawford, Tait Fletcher, Laura Fraser, Anna Gunn, Matthew T. Metzler, RJ Mitte, Dean Norris, Bob Odenkirk, Aaron Paul, Jesse Plemons, Steven Michael Quezada, Kevin Rankin and Patrick Sane.

“We would like to just thank our creator, Vince Gilligan… You know, he’s not the God, but he’s a god in our mind. He wrote a beautiful story for us to tell. We are at the mercy of your words. We are humbled by your talent. And thank you so much to the Screen Actors Guild, so much – oh my God! What a way to go out in style!” – Bryan Cranston

9:46 PM

Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto present the clip for the ensemble nominated Dallas Buyers Club.

9:48 PM

Jennifer Lawrence, last year’s Best Actress, presents Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role. And the Actor goes to Matthew McConaughey for Dallas Buyers Club.

“There’s a magic spot – we all know it is – there’s a magic place that we, as actors, can get or at least strive to get to. And you know we always don’t get there. But, boy, when we touch it, it’s magic. When you’re seeing the character from the inside out, when you’re walking out every day and everything you see, smell and touch and observe is coming through that character into you, and it’s making sense, and you’re the subject, you’re the ‘I,’ you’re first-person seeing it through that character’s eyes. That doesn’t always happen.

But, boy, when it does, and it feels like they could put a blindfold you on you and put you in a spaceship and take you to Neptune, and you could hop off on the planet. And they’d better have the sprockets rolling when you get off that spaceship, because you are going to behave as your man. THAT is a glorious feeling!” – Matthew McConaughey

9:58 PM

Robert De Niro is here to present Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role. And the Actor goes to Cate Blanchett for Blue Jasmine.

“And for Woody, for writing role after role after role for women, and then giving them the space to create them. And thank you so much, Woody. And to the remarkable cast, theater animals to a man. I’m so grateful to have worked with such an incredible supporting — supportive, generous ensemble. And Sally [Hawkins], I’m very lonely up here without her, this is half yours, the penis part.” – Cate Blanchett

10:04 PM

Ben Affleck presents the night’s last award, Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. And the Actor goes to American Hustle’s Amy Adams, Christian Bale, Louis C.K., Bradley Cooper, Paul Herman, Jack Huston, Jennifer Lawrence, Alessandro Nivola, Michael Pena, Jeremy Renner, Elisabeth Rohm and Shea Whigham.

“But, I just want to say one thing, so often we’re lucky enough to even get a job. And, often our anticipation, our excitement, supersedes the experience. Because you walk on the set and you’re excited, you have one day, and you’re lucky if the director talks to you, when they tell you to hit your mark. And then you’re gone and it’s over and you thought, “Wow, I was kind of better in my mind.” But not with David O. Russell. Not with David O. Russell. Even if you get a chance to audition for him — and everybody who has, knows it – he’ll spend 45 minutes on a Skype session with you. He makes you feel like you are part of the family, whether you’re Robert De Niro or you’re Patty Meck, you are part of the family.” – Bradley Cooper

10:07 PM

Ben Affleck bids us good night, as Cuba Gooding runs up on stage to yell, “Happy MLK Weekend!” Thanks for joining us.

The Actor Statuette Photo Credit: Mark Hill ©2005 Screen Actors Guild.