If you weren't sitting at home on a Saturday night watching yet another awards show—this time the Screen Actors Guild Awards—we can't blame you, but we have you covered with all you might have missed. American Hustle took home the big prize of the night for movie ensemble, while Dallas Buyers Club's Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto kept on raking in awards for actor and supporting actor. Cate Blanchett also won, yet, again for Blue Jasmine, and 12 Years a Slave's Lupita Nyong'o may be inching closer to Oscar, claiming the supporting actress prize. On the TV side Modern Family and Breaking Bad took home the ensemble prizes for comedy and drama, respectively. As for the other TV prizes, Helen Mirren was a surprise win for Phil Spector in the movie or miniseries category, and Michael Douglas ended his Behind the Candelabra streak with yet another offensive speech filled with jokes about gay sex.
What else did you miss? Read on.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus did Veep again...
The cast of Veep doing a bit when Julia Louis-Dreyfus wins awards is becoming a sort of tradition, but that didn't make it any less funny, when Louis-Dreyfus went up to accept her trophy for performance in a comedy series. She was joined on stage by Mike McLintock (sorry, Matt Walsh), who failed Selina Meyer (sorry, Louis-Dreyfus) by not actually providing her with a speech for the right awards show. She did, however, get a sandwich. Always do this folks!
Emma Thompson danced...
When she came on as a presenter, everyone's hero Emma Thompson came on stage shimmying to the lame interlude music: "Is this music available on screen at all? So good." No, you're so good, Emma.
Rita Moreno sang...
When accepting her lifetime achievement award, legend Rita Moreno cursed, flirted with Jeremy Renner and Brad Pitt, and sang "This Is All I Ask."
Matthew McConaughey gave a crazy speech...
He—thankfully—didn't do "alright, alright, alright" when accepting his trophy for best actor, but did do something. What exactly that was, we aren't sure. He talked about space and Neptune and a Russian man who built a boat. Just keep livin', Matt. Or something. Richard Lawson tweeted: "All this time we had no idea that Matthew McConaughey is our Roberto Benigni."
Even Cate Blanchett referenced its rambling nature when she saw the clock was running out on her acceptance speech: "Matthew McConaughey spoke about Neptune, I think I can have five seconds." She later did this:
Cuba Gooding Jr. stormed the stage
Just as Ben Affleck was closing out the night, Cuba Gooding Jr. ran up on stage and said "Happy MLK!"
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