The other nominees were:Kate Winslet, "Steve Jobs"Rooney Mara, "Carol"Rachel McAdams, "Spotlight"Helen Mirren, "Trumbo" The cast of "Orange Is the New Black" wins for performance by an ensemble in a comedy series, taking home loads of trophies for the second year in a row.
"Look at this stage, this is what we talk about when we talk about diversity," Laura Prepon said, speaking for the ensemble. Jeffrey Tambor jokingly started into the story he'd told as part of the show's introduction as he accepted the award for his work in "Transparent." Then he got real.
"Thank you for the responsibility of Maura Pfefferman ...," said Tambor, who also won a Golden Globe this year. "She's very entitled and she has a lot of money, so I would like to dedicate this award to the non-Maura Pfeffermans who don't have cash for their operations, for their medicines, for their freedom."The standout color on this year's SAG Awards red carpet turned out to be ... green. Among the notable on-trend attendees were Kate Winslet in a custom Giorgio Armani silk cady teal gown with a deep V-neck and satin detailing on the décolleté and arms, Marisa Tomei in a green, long-sleeve silk gown with a plunging neckline, front slit and crystal embellishments from Zuhair Murad’s fall 2015 Couture Collection, Eva Longoria in a green, form-fitting Julien Macdonald gown with a bare back and plunging neckline and Julianne Moore in a glittery green dress whose provenance we didn't quite catch. But our favorite variety of the verdant? That'd be Carol Burnett, who hit the red carpet in an emerald green evening suit by Bob Mackie -- the fashion designer who made thousands of suits for the actress during the run of "The Carol Burnett Show." Of course, Burnett couldn't play it completely safe -- rounding out her ensemble with a pair of blue bedroom slippers.The first award of the night, presented by Kristen Wiig and Jon Hamm, goes to Uzo Aduba for performance by a female actor in a comedy series.
"I would like to take an opportunity to acknowledge the actors that are at home and not in this room with us ... no matter if anyone tells you to get out of that line that you're waiting in, stay in that line," she said while accepting her honor.
It was the second nomination in this category and the first individual performance SAG Award for the "Orange Is the New Black" actress. She's up for the ensemble award as well -- "OITNB" won that trophy last year.
She's a nominee, he's her husband, and they're both fashionably late: Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello zoomed down the red carpet right before it closed on Saturday.
And looked fantastic doing it.
Carol Burnett apparently went with the ultimate in comfort footwear to accessorize her Bob Mackie ensemble on the SAG Awards red carpet -- a pair of fuzzy slippers. We're not totally sure, but from here they look like they might be Uggs. Well played, Ms. Burnett, well played.Updated at 4:48 p.m.
The Screen Actors Guild Award for outstanding cast in a motion picture is considered the guild's equivalent of the best picture Oscar. But since the first ensemble award was handed out to 1995's "Apollo 13," not all the winners winners have gone on to win the Academy Award's top prize although a healthy number have.The 1996 comedy "The Birdcage" is the only SAG winner in the category not to be nominated for an Oscar for best picture, and 1995's "Braveheart" is the only Oscar winner for best film not to be nominated for the SAG ensemble honor.Read more"Boardwalk Empire" alum Michael Shannon, up for a SAG Award for his performance in the film "99 Homes," said the entertainment business has long benefited from the artistic creations produced by people of color — and the current discussion Hollywood is wrapped up in is an important one to have."The world is a diverse place," Shannon said on the red carpet. "The great entertainment of all time, from all mediums, is from nonwhite people. You should be representing the world as it is."Read moreFor performance by a cast in a motion picture category the nominees are "Beasts of No Nation," "The Big Short," "Spotlight," "Straight Outta Compton" and "Trumbo."Who'll win the big award? Awards columnist Glenn Whipp is going with "Spotlight." He writes:"The actors in this outstanding ensemble — Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, among them — have struggled to find individual recognition with critics groups and awards voters. But as a group, they're going to be hard to beat."The exception, he says, is "The Big Short," another expertly assembled ensemble.Read morePs. Here's the complete list of nominees.Comedian Carol Burnett will receive the Life Achievement Award on Saturday evening at the 22nd Screen Actors Guild Awards. And it's very apropos that two queens of comedy — Tina Fey and Amy Poehler — will be giving the award to the legend who has influenced countless contemporary funny ladies.The award honors professional and humanitarian accomplishments and has previously been given to Betty White, Clint Eastwood, Mary Tyler Moore and Sidney Poitier.
The 82-year-old — a recipient of six Primetime Emmys, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor and the Kennedy Center Honors — has kept audiences laughing with her rubber-faced blend of physical humor, musicality, zaniness and sweetness, which have long made her one of America's best-loved performers."Carol Burnett is a creative dynamo and a comedic genius," SAG-AFTRA President Ken Howard said when Burnett was announced as this year's honoree over the summer. "She embodies the generosity and courage that the greatest actors use in creating enduring and memorable characters."Read moreWe don't know why they're posing together, but they are and we approve.There are a lot of kooky characters on HBO's political comedy "Veep," and Matt Walsh is one of them as Mike McClintock, the buffoonish press secretary to Julia Louis-Dreyfus' President Selina Meyer. Asked if any of the current presidential hopefuls would survive in the "Veep" universe, Walsh said Donald Trump might be too zany, even for this show, which is nominated for ensemble performance in a comedy series.
"He's more ridiculous than our reality," the actor said. "We would never write a character like that in the writers room."Read moreWe didn't quite catch the name of the designer who made Eva Longoria's dress, but we certainly didn't miss the dress itself — the first standout gown of the evening, a green, body-hugging, bareback lace (or is it mesh?) number with a plunging neckline.
"Straight Outta Compton" actors Neil Brown Jr. and Aldis Hodge weighed in on the #OscarsSoWhite controversy on the red carpet. "America is an eclectic place ...and in art, you use all colors," Brown told Times reporter Yvonne Villarreal. Hodge added: "As entertainers, we have a responsibility" to better reflect the diversity of the world."With a whip of the wrist, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti pulled out his SAG-AFTRA card.
"I'm a member!" said Garcetti, who'd helped roll out the red carpet he was standing on Saturday afternoon.
Among the mayor's credits: "Major Crimes," "The Closer" and most recently the TBS comedy "Angie Tribeca," usually portraying — surprise, surprise — a mayor.Asked what his favorite film from the past year, Garcetti listed "The Martian," "Spotlight" and "Straight Outta Compton.""That was a true L.A. story," Garcetti said of "Straight Outta Compton," which is nominated for a SAG Award for outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture. "I would have liked to see the film get Oscars recognition."Updated at 4:26 p.m.