McConaughey, Leto win for 'Dallas Buyers Club'

American Hustle” took the top Screen Actors Guild award, winning the ensemble cast trophy while “Dallas Buyers Club” received strong support with Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto taking the actor and supporting actor trophies.

Cate Blanchett took the SAG best actress award as a woman becoming unhinged in “Blue Jasmine” and Lupita Nyong’o won the supporting actress award for the searing historical drama “12 Years a Slave.”

“Modern Family” and “Breaking Bad” each took a pair of TV awards, unveiled at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles and based on voting by the 150,000 members of SAG-AFTRA.

Jennifer Lawrence said backstage that “American Hustle” director David O. Russell should be credited for the award for the con-job comedy, adding, “Once you work with David, you fall in love.”

The 20th SAG Awards provided mixed signals since the “American Hustle” cast won over “12 Years a Slave” and “Dallas Buyers Club” — which won three of the four individual acting awards — along with topping with “August: Osage County” and “Lee Daniels’ The Butler.” The winner of the SAG ensemble trophy has matched the Oscar Best Picture winner nine times in 18 years, including last year with “Argo.”

“American Hustle,” “Dallas Buyers” and “12 Years” are also among the 10 candidates for the top feature trophy at Sunday’s Producers Guild of America Awards.

McConaughey’s portrayal of activist Ron Woodroof won him the the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor. The role required him to lose 38 pounds — which improved his mental sharpness.

“There’s a real benefit to being hungry,” McConaughey said backstage. “All the power I lost, I gained from the neck up.”

McConaughey received his first Oscar nomination for the role on Thursday. The last nine winners of the SAG best actor award have gone on to win the Oscar.

Leto, who portrays a transgender woman named Rayon, dedicated the award to those who have died of AIDS and those living with HIV and said he wanted to share the award to “the Rayons of the world.”

“The epidemic isn’t over,” Leto said backstage. “There still is not a cure.”

Nyong’o scored a mild upset over Lawrence, who was up for “American Hustle” and won the category last for “Silver Linings Playbook.”

“Being recognized by your fellow actors is an honor of the highest order,” she said in her acceptance speech, then singled out director Steve McQueen and Solomon Northup — whose memoir serves as the basis for the film — “for taking a flashlight and shining it underneath the floorboards of this nation and reminding us what it is we stand on.”

Lawrence had been favored by many pundits, given her Golden Globe victory a week ago.

“Modern Family” won the comedy ensemble trophy for the fourth consecutive year and Ty Burrell won the actor trophy — blocking Alec Baldwin from winning the award eighth straight times for “30 Rock.”

Julia Louis-Dreyfus repeated her Emmy win for “Veep,” marking her first SAG win since “Seinfeld.” She evoked major laughs in her acceptance by saying, “I’d like the thank the members of the Hollywood Foreign Press for this glorious Golden Globe….It’s important to understand that it’s truly an honor to be nominated for an Academy Award.”

Veteran thesps Helen Mirren and Michael Douglas won the movie-miniseries awards for “Phil Spector” and “Behind the Candelabra,” respectively. Mirren admitted that she had expected Elizabeth Moss to win for “Top of the Lake” and had not prepared an acceptance speech.

“I arrived in that very comfortable relaxed state — big mistake,” she said backstage.

Douglas, who won for playing Liberace, gave credit to his co-star. “The truth is, I am not here without Matt Damon,” Douglas said. “This is yours, too.”

The final season of “Breaking Bad” dominated in drama series, winning the ensemble trophy and actor award for Bryan Cranston. It was the second win in a row for Cranston. Cranston noted that he’d done “so many crappy jobs” before being able to make a living as an actor, adding, “We are the luckiest people in the world.”

He also told show creator Vince Gilligan “I love you, honey.”

Maggie Smith won the drama series trophy for an actress for “Downton Abbey.” She was the only winner not present.

The complete list of recipients:

THEATRICAL MOTION PICTURES

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

MATTHEW McCONAUGHEY / Ron Woodroof – “DALLAS BUYERS CLUB” (Focus Features)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

CATE BLANCHETT / Jasmine – “BLUE JASMINE” (Sony Pictures Classics)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

JARED LETO / Rayon – “DALLAS BUYERS CLUB” (Focus Features)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role

LUPITA NYONG’O / Patsey – “12 YEARS A SLAVE” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

AMERICAN HUSTLE (Columbia Pictures)

AMY ADAMS / Sydney Prosser

CHRISTIAN BALE / Irving Rosenfeld

LOUIS C.K. / Stoddard Thorsen

BRADLEY COOPER / Richie DiMaso

PAUL HERMAN / Alfonse Simone

JACK HUSTON / Pete Musane

JENNIFER LAWRENCE / Rosalyn Rosenfeld

ALESSANDRO NIVOLA / Federal Prosecutor

MICHAEL PEÑA / Sheik (Agent Hernandez)

JEREMY RENNER / Mayor Carmine Polito

ELISABETH RÖHM / Dolly Polito

SHEA WHIGHAM / Carl Elway

TELEVISION PROGRAMS

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries

MICHAEL DOUGLAS / Liberace – “BEHIND THE CANDELABRA” (HBO)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries

HELEN MIRREN / Linda Kenney Baden – “PHIL SPECTOR” (HBO)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series

BRYAN CRANSTON / Walter White – “BREAKING BAD” (AMC)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series

MAGGIE SMITH / Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham – “DOWNTON ABBEY” (PBS)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series

TY BURRELL / Phil Dunphy – “MODERN FAMILY” (ABC)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series

JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS / Vice President Selina Meyer – “VEEP” (HBO)

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series

BREAKING BAD (AMC)

MICHAEL BOWEN / Uncle Jack

BETSY BRANDT / Marie Schrader

BRYAN CRANSTON / Walter White

LAVELL CRAWFORD / Huell

TAIT FLETCHER / Lester

LAURA FRASER / Lydia Rodarte-Quale

ANNA GUNN / Skyler White

MATTHEW T. METZLER / Matt

RJ MITTE / Walter White Jr.

DEAN NORRIS / Hank Schrader

BOB ODENKIRK / Saul Goodman

AARON PAUL / Jesse Pinkman

JESSE PLEMONS / Todd

STEVEN MICHAEL QUEZADA / Gomez

KEVIN RANKIN / Kenny

PATRICK SANE / Frankie

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series

MODERN FAMILY (ABC)

JULIE BOWEN / Claire Dunphy

TY BURRELL / Phil Dunphy

AUBREY ANDERSON EMMONS / Lily Tucker-Pritchett

JESSE TYLER FERGUSON / Mitchell Pritchett

NOLAN GOULD / Luke Dunphy

SARAH HYLAND / Haley Dunphy

ED O’NEILL / Jay Pritchett

RICO RODRIGUEZ / Manny Delgado

ERIC STONESTREET / Cameron Tucker

SOFIA VERGARA / Gloria Delgado-Pritchett

ARIEL WINTER / Alex Dunphy

SAG AWARDS HONORS FOR STUNT ENSEMBLES

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture

LONE SURVIVOR (Universal Pictures)

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series

GAME OF THRONES (HBO)

LIFE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Screen Actors Guild 50th Annual Life Achievement Award

RITA MORENO

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