'Orange Is The New Black' and 'Downton Abbey' take home prizes for TV's best ensemble casts
Julianne Moore and Eddie Redmayne were among the winners at the 21st annual Screen Actors Guild awards in Los Angeles last night.
Moore, already a firm favourite to take home an Academy Award in February, was named Best Actress for her performance as a woman battling Alzheimer’s in Still Alice. Redmayne boosted his own Oscar chances by beating Birdman‘s Michael Keaton to the Best Actor prize for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking in The Theory Of Everything.
Meanwhile, Whiplash‘s JK Simmons and Boyhood‘s Patricia Arquette were named Best Supporting Actor and Actress and Birdman took home the Best Ensemble Cast gong.
In the TV categories, Downton Abbey won the prize for Best Ensemble Cast In A Drama Series and Orange Is The New Black collected the equivalent accolade for a Comedy Series. Kevin Spacey was named Best Actor In A Drama Series for his role in Netflix’s House Of Cards and Viola Davis collected the Best Actress In A Drama Series trophy for her performance in How To Get Away With Murder.
Other winners in the TV categories included Orange Is The New Black‘s Uzo Aduba and Shameless‘s William H Macy. This year’s Academy Awards will take place on Sunday, February 22 hosted by Neil Patrick Harris.