AceShowbiz - It was a pretty diverse list of television winners at Saturday, January 30 ceremony of the 2016 Screen Actors Guild Awards. %cIdris Elba% and %cViola Davis% were among the colored actors to take home trophies that night.
Elba, who had won a movie trophy for "Beasts of No Nation" earlier that night, was recognized for his role on BBC's series "Luther". Thanking his family, the actor first said, "I really don't know what to say. Two wins in one night - that's incredible."
Davis won for her role on ABC's "How to Get Away with Murder". Talking about her anti-hero character on the series, Davis said "[She's] flawed, messy - maybe not always be likable, not cute, but it is my job and I do it to the best of my ability and I get so much joy of being an actor."
%cUzo Aduba% won for her portrayal of Suzanne Warren on dark comedy "Orange Is the New Black". She thanked the series' "phenomenal cast" and creator Jenji Kohan. She also gave encouragement to "the actors who are at home, not here in this room with us but hoping one day to be in this room with us."
Meanwhile, Male Actor in a Drama Series category was snapped by "House of Cards" star %cKevin Spacey%. "I want to make a remark about the theory of relativity. [It says] if you're in an elevator you don't know if you're going up or going down, but it feels like I'm going up right now," he said about the trophy in his hand.
"Downton Abbey" cast won the ensemble drama category for the third time. %cLesley Nicol% represented the cast to say, "Everyone in this room knows acting is a collaboration and this is the best cast ... We really have people committed to the show."
"Orange Is the New Black" won its second award of the night and for the second year in a row by taking the ensemble comedy category. %cLaura Prepon% delivered the acceptance speech, saying, "Look at this stage, this is what we talk about when we talk about diversity. Different race, color, creed, sexual orientation."
%cJeffrey Tambor% of "Transparent" won the Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series. The veteran actor dedicated his award to transgender community. Referring to his character Maura Pfefferman, "I'd just like to dedicate this award to the non-Maura Pfeffermans, who don't have a lot of cash, for their operations, for their medicine, for their freedom."
%cQueen Latifah% was the winner of Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries for her performance on "Bessie". The outspoken actress bashed stereotyping, saying, "I hope that anyone out there who does not come in the package people say you should. Keep fighting for it. Flip those rocks over. Keep pushing, keep turning. You can do it. You build your own boxes, not people. So knock that thing away, and do you!"
"Game of Thrones" was awarded the SAG stunt award for the fourth consecutive year, meaning the show had won half of the category's eight-year run. The HBO series' victory was announced during the red carpet leading to the awards ceremony along with "Mad Max: Fury Road" which won the stunt movie category.
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