Actors’ very own night
Screen Actors Guild to present 13 awards for acclaimed performances in film and television
a cast in a motion picture:
12 Years A Slave, an ensemble in a comedy series: 30 Rock; Arrested Development; Modern Family; The Big Bang Theory; Veep. • Outstanding performance by a male actor in a drama series: Steve Buscemi — Boardwalk Empire; Cranston — Breaking Bad; Peter Dinklage — Game of Thrones; Kevin Spacey — House of Cards; Jeff Daniels — The Newsroom. • Outstanding performance by a female actor in a drama series: Jessica Lange — American Horror Story: Coven; Gunn — Breaking Bad; Maggie Smith — Downton Abbey; Claire Danes — Homeland; Kerry Washington — Scandal (aka The Fixer). • Outstanding performance by a male actor in a comedy series: Alec Baldwin — 30 Rock; Jason Bateman — Arrested Development; Don Cheadle — House of Lies; Ty Burrell — Modern Family; Jim Parsons — The Big Bang Theory. • Outstanding performance by a female actor in a comedy series: Tina Fey — 30 Rock; Julie Bowen — Modern Family; Edie Falco — Nurse Jackie; Mayim Bialik — The Big Bang Theory; Julia LouisDreyfus — Veep. • Outstanding performance by a male actor in a television movie or miniseries: Matt Damon — Behind the Candleabra; Michael Douglas — Behind the Candleabra; Rob Lowe — Killing Kennedy; Al Pacino — Phil Spector; Jeremy Irons — The Hollow Crown. • Outstanding performance by a female actor in a television movie or miniseries: Angela Bassett — Berry & Coretta; Helena Bonham Carter — Burton and Taylor; Elisabeth Moss — Top of the Lake; Holly Hunter — Top of the Lake; Helen Mirren — Phil Spector.
In addition to the acting awards, the SAG Life Achievement Award will be presented to an established performer for fostering the highest ideals of the acting profession. This year’s awardee is Puerto Rican singer, dancer and actress Rita Moreno.
She is the only Hispanic and one of the few performers to have won all four major annual American entertainment awards: an Oscar, an Emmy, a Grammy and a Tony.
She received the Academy Award and Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress for her role in 1961’s West Side Story.
Those less interested in awards and more in gowns and jewellery, will be able to see what the stars will be wearing on the red carpet on E! Entertainment Television (DStv channel 124), from 1 am tomorrow morning.
E! Live From The Red Carpet: The 2014 Screen Actors Guild Awards will include the fashion, exclusive clips and interviews, as well as expert predictions for the night. There will be repeats at 7 am and 2 pm tomorrow. • email@example.com
Michael Fassbender (left), Lupita Nyong’o and Chiwetel Ejiofor in a scene from which has four Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations.