Spotlight was the toast of the Screen Actors Guild Awards this weekend as it scooped the main award of Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - the equivalent of Best Picture.

Spotlight

Spotlight

Spotlight, which is based on an incredibly true story, was the favourite going into the awards ceremony on Saturday night and saw off strong competition from Beasts of No Nation, The Big Short, Trumbo, and Straight Outta Compton.

This win cements the movie as one to watch out for as we inch closer and closer to the 2016 Oscars... could it walk away with the Best Film prize? I guess we are going to have to wait and see.

There were no surprises in the Best Actor category as Leonardo DiCaprio got his hands on the first Screen Actors Guild Award of his career for his performance in The Revenant.

This win comes just a couple of weeks after picking up a Golden Globe and he is now an even hotter favourite for the Oscar. He saw off tough competition from Bryan Cranston (Trumbo), Johnny Depp (Black Mass), Michael Fassbender (Steve Jobs), and Eddie Redmayne (The Danish Girl).

Brie Larson made it two major award wins out of two as she won the Best Actress award for her performance in Room. Just like DiCaprio, she also won at the Golden Globes and her Academy Awards charge is really picking up speeds.

Larson was the favourite to win on Saturday night, with Cate Blanchett (Carol), Helen Mirren (Woman in Gold), Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn), and Sarah Silverman (I Smile Back) all nominated alongside her.

The controversy about the lack of diversity in the Oscars acting nominees rumbles on, but Idris Elba triumphed for his performance in Beasts of No Nation.

Despite missing out on an Oscar nomination, the British star won the Best Supporting Actor gong; he went on to pick up a second for his performance in television series Luther.

Of all the acting categories, Best Supporting Actress was the most open with Rooney Mara (Carol), Rachel McAdams (Spotlight), Helen Mirren (Trumbo), Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl), and Kate Winslet (Steve Jobs) all potential winners. It was Vikander who triumphed, picking up her first Screen Actors Guild Award.

Full List of Winners:

Outstanding Performance By A Cast In A Motion Picture: Spotlight

Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Leading Role In A Theatrical Motion Picture: Leonardo DiCaprio for The Revenant

Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Leading Role In A Theatrical Motion Picture: Brie Larson for Room

Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Supporting Role: Idris Elba for Beats of No Nation

Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Supporting Role: Alicia Vikander for The Danish Girl

Outstanding Action Performance By A Stunt Ensemble In A Motion Picture: Mad Max: Fury Road


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