The Star Guild Awards are considered as the pre-cursors for the Oscars; a prediction of what movies, and which artists and technicians would go home with the highest honour bestowed by Hollywood. And if one were to go by the SAG awards 2015, 'Birdman', 'Boyhood', Eddie Redmayne, J.K. Simmons and Patricia Arquette have a lot more to look forward to this year.
Meanwhile in television, the series that consistently made a point and actors that never shied away from giving extra-ordinary performances on screen were honoured. 'Orange is the New Black', 'How to Get Away with Murder' and 'Shameless' are among the winners in the category.
Here is the list of all the nominees and winners at the SAG Awards 2015:
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
'The Grand Budapest Hotel'
'The Imitation Game'
'The Theory of Everything'
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Steve Carell in 'Foxcatcher'
Benedict Cumberbatch in 'The Imitation Game'
Jake Gyllenhaal in 'Nightcrawler'
Michael Keaton in 'Birdman'
Eddie Redmayne in 'The Theory of Everything' (WINNER)
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Jennifer Aniston in 'Cake'
Felicity Jones in 'The Theory of Everything'
Julianne Moore in 'Still Alice' (WINNER)
Rosamund Pike in 'Gone Girl'
Reese Witherspoon in 'Wild'
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Robert Duvall in 'The Judge'
Ethan Hawke in 'Boyhood'
Edward Norton in 'Birdman'
Mark Ruffalo in 'Foxcatcher'
J.K. Simmons in 'Whiplash' (WINNER)
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Patricia Arquette in 'Boyhood' (WINNER)
Kiera Knightley in 'The Imitation Game'
Emma Stone in 'Birdman'
Meryl Streep in 'Into the Woods'
Naomi Watts in 'St. Vincent'
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
'Downton Abbey' (WINNER)
'Game of Thrones'
'House of Cards'
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
'The Big Bang Theory'
'Orange is the New Black' (WINNER)
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
Steve Buscemi in 'Boardwalk Empire'
Peter Dinklage in 'Game of Thrones'
Woody Harrelson in 'True Detective'
Matthew McConaughey in 'True Detective'
Kevin Spacey in 'House of Cards' (WINNER)
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
Claire Danes in 'Homeland'
Viola Davis in 'How to Get Away with Murder' (WINNER)
Julianna Marguiles in 'The Good Wife'
Tatiana Maslany in 'Orphan Black'
Maggie Smith in 'Downton Abbey'
Robin Wright in 'House of Cards'
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
Ty Burrell in 'Modern Family'
Louis C.K. in 'Louie'
William H. Macy in 'Shameless' (WINNER)
Jim Parsons in 'The Big Bang Theory'
Eric Stonestreet in 'Modern Family'
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
Uzo Aduba in 'Orange is the New Black' (WINNER)
Julie Bowen in 'Modern Family'
Edie Falco in 'Nurse Jackie'
Jula Louis-Dreyfus in 'Veep'
Amy Poehler in 'Parks and Recreation'
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Adrian Brody in 'Houdini'
Benedict Cumberbatch in 'Sherlock: His Last Vow'
Richard Jenkins in 'Olive Kitteridge'
Mark Ruffalo in 'The Normal Heart' (WINNER)
Billy Bob Thorton in 'Fargo'
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Ellen Burstyn in 'Flowers in the Attic'
Maggie Gyllenhaal in 'The Honorable Woman'
Frances McDormand in 'Olive Kitteridge' (WINNER)
Julia Roberts in 'The Normal Heart'
Cicely Tyson in 'The Trip to Bountiful'
Honors for Stunt Ensembles Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
'Get On Up'
'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies'
'X-Men: Days of Future Past'
Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series
'24: Live Another Day'
'Game of Thrones'
'Sons of Anarchy'
'The Walking Dead'
Actress Debbie Reynolds was honoured with the SAG Lifetime Achievement Award. Her daughter Carrie Fisher presented her with the prestigious honour. "She has been more than a mother to me, not much, but definitely more. She's been an unsolicited stylist, interior decorator and marriage councilor. Admittedly I found it difficult to share my mother with her adoring fans, who treated her like she was part of their family," Fisher said about her mother.
After accepting the award, 82-year-old Reynolds took a dig at her daughter, who is remembered for her role as Princess Leia in "Star Wars". She said, 'I warned my daughter Carrie — who just got a part as Princess Leia in 'Star Wars' — I said, 'Be careful of any weird hairdos.' So luckily George [Lucas] gave her two buns. Thank you, George!"
Watch videos of the SAG Awards 2015, acceptance speeches, Press Room Q&As and red carpet videos at TNT Youtube Channel.