Netflix Big Winner At SAG Awards

`Orange Is The New Black' Top Comedy; Cable Nada in Drama
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Netflix flexed its over-the-top muscles during the 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony Sunday night, garnering three Actors – more than any cable or broadcast network.

 The OTT streaming service’s series Orange Is The New Black won two awards, including best ensemble in a comedy series, during the two-hour telecast airing on TBS and TNT. Orange beat out last year’s winner ABC’s Modern Family, as well as CBS’ The Big Bang Theory, Fox’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine and HBO’s Veep.

Orange star Uzo Aduba also won for best actress in a comedy series, topping fellow nominees Julie Bowen (Modern Family), Edie Falco (Showtime’s Nurse Jackie), Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep) and Amy Poehler (NBC’s Park And Recreation)

William H. Macy took home top honors for best actor in a comedy series for his portrayal of Frank Gallagher in Showtime's Shameless. Macy topped last year’s winner Ty Burrell (Modern Family) as well as Louis C.K. (FX’s Louie), Jim Parsons (CBS’ The Big Bang Theory) and Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family).

Cable networks were shut out of wins in the major drama categories. Kevin Spacey (Netflix’s House of Cards) won for best actor in a comedy series, besting four actors from HBO series: Steve Buschemi (Boardwalk Empire) Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones), Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey (True Detective).

Viola Davis, star of ABC’s How to Get Away From Murder won for best actress in a drama, beating out Claire Danes (Homeland); Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black), Maggie Smith (Downton Abbey) Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife) and Robin Right (House Of Cards).

PBS’ Downton Abbey won best drama honors for the second time in three years, topping Boardwalk Empire (HBO), Game Of Thrones (HBO), Homeland (Showtime), and House Of Cards (Netflix).

HBO won two outstanding performance awards in the television movie or miniseries categories.

Mark Ruffalo earned best actor honors for his role as Ned Weeks in The Normal Heart, easing past fellow HBO nominee Richard Jenkins (Olive Kitteridge), Adrien Brody (History' s Houdini), Billy Bob Thornton (FX's Fargo), and Benedict Cumberbatch (PBS’ Sherlock: His Last Vow).

Frances McDormand was the recipient on the best actress statuette for her lead role in Olive Kitteridge. Her victory came against fellow cable nominees Julia Roberts (The Normal Heart), Ellen Burstyn (Lifetime's Flowers in the Attic), Cicely Tyson (Lifetime’s The Trip to Bountiful,) and Maggie Gyllenhaal (Sundance TV's The Honorable Woman.)

Before the show came on air, SAG honored HBO with the stunt ensemble award for the cast of Game of Thrones. Counting the tally for the fantasy skein, the premium network knotted Netflix with three SAG awards this go-round.

SAG 2015 Television Program Winners

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

MARK RUFFALO / Ned Weeks – "THE NORMAL HEART" (HBO)

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

FRANCES McDORMAND / Olive Kitteridge – "OLIVE KITTERIDGE" (HBO)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series

KEVIN SPACEY / Francis Underwood – “HOUSE OF CARDS” (Netflix)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series (6 nominees)

VIOLA DAVIS / Annalise Keating – "HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER" (ABC)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series

WILLIAM H. MACY / Frank Gallagher – "SHAMELESS" (Showtime)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series

UZO ADUBA / Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren – "ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK" (Netflix)

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series

DOWNTON ABBEY (PBS)

HUGH BONNEVILLE / Robert, Earl of Grantham

LAURA CARMICHAEL / Lady Edith Crawley

JIM CARTER / Mr. Carson

BRENDAN COYLE / Mr. Bates

MICHELLE DOCKERY / Lady Mary Crawley

KEVIN DOYLE / Mr. Molesley

JOANNE FROGGATT / Anna Bates

LILY JAMES / Lady Rose

ROBERT JAMES-COLLIER / Thomas Barrow

ALLEN LEECH / Tom Branson

PHYLLIS LOGAN / Mrs. Hughes

ELIZABETH McGOVERN / Cora, Countess of Grantham

SOPHIE McSHERA / Daisy

MATT MILNE / Alfred

LESLEY NICOL / Mrs. Patmore

DAVID ROBB / Dr. Clarkson

MAGGIE SMITH / Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham

ED SPELEERS / Jimmy Kent

CARA THEOBOLD / Ivy

PENELOPE WILTON / Isobel Crawley

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series

ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK (Netflix)

UZO ADUBA / Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren

JASON BIGGS / Larry Bloom

DANIELLE BROOKS / Tasha "Taystee" Jefferson

LAVERNE COX / Sophia Burset

JACKIE CRUZ / Flaca

CATHERINE CURTIN / Wanda Bell

LEA DELARIA / Carrie "Big Boo" Black

BETH FOWLER / Sister Ingalls

YVETTE FREEMAN / Irma

GERMAR TERRELL GARDNER / Charles Ford

KIMIKO GLENN / Brook Soso

ANNIE GOLDEN / Norma Romano

DIANE GUERRERO / Maritza Ramos

MICHAEL J. HARNEY / Ofc. Sam Healy

VICKY JEUDY / Janae Watson

JULIE LAKE / Angie Rice

LAUREN LAPKUS / Susan Fischer

SELENIS LEYVA / Gloria Mendoza

NATASHA LYONNE / Nicky Nichols

TARYN MANNING / Tiffany "Pennsatucky" Doggett

JOEL MARSH GARLAND / Scott O'Neill

MATT McGORRY / Ofc. John Bennett

ADRIENNE C. MOORE / Black Cindy

KATE MULGREW / Galina "Red" Reznikov

EMMA MYLES / Leanne Taylor

JESSICA PIMENTEL / Maria Ruiz

DASCHA POLANCO / Dayanara Diaz

ALYSIA REINER / Natalie "Fig" Figueroa

JUDITH ROBERTS / Taslitz

ELIZABETH RODRIGUEZ / Aleida Diaz

BARBARA ROSENBLAT / Miss Rosa

NICK SANDOW / Joe Caputo

ABIGAIL SAVAGE / Gina

TAYLOR SCHILLING / Piper Chapman

CONSTANCE SHULMAN / Yoga Jones

DALE SOULES / Frieda

YAEL STONE / Lorna Morello

LORRAINE TOUSSAINT / Yvonne "Vee" Parker

LIN TUCCI / Anita DeMarco

SAMIRA WILEY / Poussey Washington

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series (6 nominees)

 “GAME OF THRONES” (HBO)

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