The cast of “Spotlight” takes the top prize at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, while Leonardo DiCaprio and Brie Larson take honors. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
Cast of “Spotlight” wins top prize at Screen Actors Guild Awards
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The Screen Actors Guild Awards were handed out on Saturday (January 30) and the cast of investigative journalism movie “Spotlight” won the top prize for best ensemble performance in a motion picture.
The movie stars Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams, and Michael Keaton, who accepted the award on behalf of the cast.
Leonardo DiCaprio was named best actor for playing a fur-trapper in pioneer-era retribution drama “The Revenant.”
Brie Larson, who played a woman held hostage with a young son in “Room,” was named best actress, while Sweden’s Alicia Vikander won best supporting actress for playing the wife of transgender artist Lili Elbe in “The Danish Girl.”
Idris Elba won two SAG awards: best supporting actor for playing a mercenary commander in Netflix’s West African war drama “Beasts of No Nation,” and best actor in a limited series for BBC’s crime drama “Luther.”
The SAGs are considered a reliable prognosticator for February’s Oscars, as actors make up the majority of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voters.