The 21st Screen Actors Guild Awards have been decided, and, once again, it looks like Alejandro González Iñárritu’s darling Birdman has once claimed the top prize. Birdman has been sweeping most of the recent awards categories, perhaps predicting that it will also win the coveted Academy Award for Best Picture. The SAG Awards are, however, based only on on-screen performances, and are not given to films that are technically complex or well-produced. And while Birdman was considered the best-acted film of 2014, the film’s star, Michael Keaton, did not win Best Actor. That honor belonged to Eddie Redmayne, who has been much lauded for his performance as Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything.
The full winners in the film categories are as follows:
Best Picture: Birdman
Best Leading Actor: Eddie Redmayne for The Theory of Everything
Best Leading Actress: Julianne Moore for Still Alice
Best Supporting Actor: J.K. Simmons for Whiplash
Best Supporting Actress: Patricia Arquette for Boyhood
Best Stunt Ensemble: Unbroken
Be sure to tune into the Academy Awards telecast on Sunday, February 22nd to see if these winners influence the Oscars. And we here at CraveOnline will, of course, be back with news and commentary.