2014 SAG Awards: The Moments You Missed
The 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards were held without as much as a nip slip on Saturday evening in Los Angeles, but that doesn’t mean the show didn’t have its moments. Let’s begin where most good stories do, at the beginning.
JENNIFER LAWRENCE AND JULIA ROBERTS OWNED THE RED CARPET.
Not only did both women look AH-MAH-ZING on the red carpet last night, but they both also managed to bring some life to the annual E! Red Carpet Pre-Show.
First up was Jennifer Lawrence, who served up a big ‘ol dose of that word vomit she’s become famous for. When Giuliana Rancic asked who she was wearing, our favorite Oscar Nominee responded, “I know I have armpit fat, it’s ok though. Armpit vaginas, it’s AWFUL!”
Jennifer also found time to call out a producer who she felt was responsible for her now famous run in with Taylor Swift at the Golden Globes. “I didn’t know that you guys could see me on camera. I didn’t think there was a wide camera. I thought it was all on her, so I was joking with you guys [gestures to the off-screen E! crew] about that. And I didn’t know, I didn’t know until my friend texted me that picture! I was like, ‘I wasn’t on camera!'” And after Giuliana told her she should blame a certain someone, Jen went with it. “I do blame you. What’s your name? Tom, in your bow tie, you see somebody pull a face like that and you don’t say, ‘your live on camera?!?’
Next came none other than Julia Roberts, hot off the heels of a fan encounter that literally left some crazed pedestrians on the street. We aren’t joking, Julia went to greet some fans on the sidewalk and the partition between her and them fell right over onto the street. The fans came falling over with it and they all almost landed on Julia and her fabulous red jumper.
Naturally Giuliana didn’t want to spend too much time talking about the disaster, but her transition left Julia a little concerned for humanity. When asked to “move onto more important things,” Julia laughed and responded, “more important things than human life.” Who knew Julia Roberts could read the house down? She called the host out quicker than Jennifer did to poor Tom.
LUPITA NYONG’O GOT EMOTIONAL AFTER WINNING THE ACTOR FOR SUPPORTING ACTRESS.
Lupita Nyong’o won the first actor of the night, honoring her work in the emotionally gripping drama 12 Years A Slave. Her dress was one of our favorites, and her speech reminded everyone watching that she’s still a newcomer to this business.
“Being recognized by fellow actors is an honor of the highest order, and I want to thank all of you so much” she began. She also thanked her director, Steve McQueen and Solomon Northup, the man who’s life inspired the film.
She also managed to find time to be cute about the moment she told her father she was about to star alongside the über famous Brad Pitt. She said, “Daddy, do you know Brad Pitt? I’m going to be in a movie with him. And he said, ‘I don’t know him personally, but I’m glad you got a job.'”
RITA MORNEO WAS RECOGNIZED FOR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AND REVEALED THAT SHE’S ONE FOUL-MOUTHED, HORNY OLD LADY.
These awards are usually the most boring of the night, but Oscar Winner Rita Moreno wasn’t having that at all. She dropped an f-bomb the moment she stepped on stage and quickly wondered aloud if the guy with the button managed to do his job. She danced, she laughed, she sang, it was a moment not to be missed.
But the best parts of her speech came intermittently when the 82-year-old seemed to drift away and send some heavy flirtation towards hotties Jeremy Renner and Brad Pitt.
After winning in their respective categories, Matthew for Lead Actor and Jared for Supporting Actor, both men did something they neglected to do at the Golden Globes. They took the time to reflect on the AIDS Epidemic that inspired the movie for which they were nominated.
Matthew, in accepting his first ever SAG Award, reflected on the person his character was based. “Dallas Buyers Club, Ron Woodroof. We got an important story about an important time in American and the world. The people who had HIV, how are they dealt with? How are they now? Is it dealt with now? It’s still very relevant. You had Ron Woodruff, a guy who had the clearest obsession of all—I’m obsessed to stay alive. He was given 30 days to live and goes on and lives seven more years.”
And Jared dedicated his actor to “all of the people who have lost their lives as the result of this dreadful disease. To the people around the world who are living with HIV-AIDS. I’d like to share it with the Rayons of the world,” He continued, “To the people who have made a choice to live their lives . . . as they have chosen to dream it. I’m so proud that i’ve been able to glimpse the world through your eyes.”
…and then Matthew got really weird and went to outer space, but more on that in a moment.
CATE BLANCHETT CALLED OUT MR. MCCONAUGHEY DURING HER ACCEPTANCE SPEECH FOR LEAD ACTRESS.
Cate Blanchett had a moment last night that will live on forever and ever, thanks to the magic of social media.
During her acceptance speech, for Lead Actress in Blue Jasmine, it seems the show was running long and the producers wanted Cate to hurry the hell up.
She wasn’t thrilled though, because Mr. McConaughey, after delivering such thoughtful reflection on his character, took nearly two minutes to ramble on about space. No kidding, he dropped this truth bomb on the audience, “It feels like they could put a blindfold on you and put you in a spaceship and take you to Neptune and you can hop off on the planet and they better have the sprockets running when you get off that spaceship because you are going to behave as your man. That is a glorious feeling.”
That’s when things got interesting and Cate dropped a truth bomb of her own.
THE FINAL SEASON OF ‘BREAKING BAD’ DOMINATED THE TV CATEGORIES.
Even though it took nearly six years, the cast of Breaking Bad was finally overwhelmingly acknowledged by their peers.
It’s upsetting that Anna Gunn didn’t win the actor for her work as Skylar White, but Bryan Cranston took home his second SAG Award and the show’s ensemble was recognized for the first time ever. If you’re going to end your show at the top of its game, this is the way you want things to go out. And Breaking Bad was laid to rest last night with the fireworks and fanfare it deserved.
THE SAG AWARDS OFFICIAL INSTAGRAM GAVE WINNERS A CHANCE TO THANK THOSE THEY FORGOT.
And finally, what would an awards show be without a few forgotten friends, family members, and supporters?
It’s common knowledge that awards show winners often lose their cool and forget to mention or thank someone that is important to their success. It seems as if EVERY actor who wins anything nowadays walks up to that podium without anything prepared in the way of a proper speech.
Thankfully for them, the official Instagram for last night’s ceremony allowed winners to share the love with anyone they forgot to mention on stage. All of the photos are in the gallery at the top of this post and you should really check them out. It’s sort of that thing that happens when you realize that celebrities, no matter how many awards they win or how much money they make, are just like the rest of us. They procrastinate and forget about the people who make them whole.