The Academy Award nominations are being eclipsed by the #OscarsSoWhite diversity controversy, but the Screen Actors Guild Awards tells a very different story with their winners circle.
"Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to diverse TV!" said Idris Elba, immediately after Viola Davis won a statue for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series for her work on "How to Get Away With Murder."
Elba also went home a winner, picking up two trophies for his work in the Netflix film "Beasts of No Nation" and "Luther," a BBC miniseries.
But he was not alone in calling out this commotion about awards season and racial recognition or visibility.
While accepting the Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series award on behalf of the cast of "Orange is the New Black," series actress Laura Prepon pointed to her co-stars and said, "look at this stage. This is what we talk about when we talk about diversity." She continued, and said her peers represented different ages, creeds, races and sexual preferences.
Other victors included Queen Latifah, who was recognized for her portrayal of the late blues singer Bessie Smith in the HBO TV movie, "Bessie." Latifah celebrated her win by doing arm curls with her trophy and encouraged fellow actors to break out of their boxes and "do you."
On the film side, top acting prizes went to Brie Larson for "Room" and Leonardo DiCaprio for "The Revenant." The "Spotlight" crew won for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, the night's highest honour, and actor Mark Ruffalo summed up the ensemble's glee by simply saying, "no way."
The SAG Awards are voted on by the actors represented by the aforementioned union. This ceremony is among the last major industry awards ceremonies before the Oscars, which will take place on Feb. 28.
Here is the complete list of winners from the 2016 SAG Awards:
LIFE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD (Presented by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler)
OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A CAST IN A MOTION PICTURE
"Beasts of No Nation"
"The Big Short"
"Straight Outta Compton"
OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A MALE ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
Bryan Cranston, "Trumbo"
Johnny Depp, "Black Mass"
WINNER: Leonardo DiCaprio, "The Revenant"
Michael Fassbender, "Steve Jobs"
Eddie Redmayne, "The Danish Girl"
OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A FEMALE ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
Cate Blanchett, "Carol"
WINNER: Brie Larson, "Room"
Helen Mirren, "Woman in Gold"
Saoirse Ronan, "Brooklyn"
Sarah Silverman, "I Smile Back"
OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A MALE ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Christian Bale, "The Big Short"
WINNER: Idris Elba, "Beasts of No Nation"
Mark Rylance, "Bridge of Spies"
Michael Shannon, "99 Homes"
Jacob Tremblay, "Room"
OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A FEMALE ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Rooney Mara, "Carol"
Rachel McAdams, "Spotlight"
Helen Mirren, "Trumbo"
WINNER: Alicia Vikander, "The Danish Girl"
Kate Winslet, "Steve Jobs"
OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY AN ENSEMBLE IN A DRAMA SERIES
WINNER: "Downton Abbey"
"Game of Thrones"
"House of Cards"
OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY AN ENSEMBLE IN A COMEDY SERIES
"The Big Bang Theory"
"Key & Peele"
WINNER: "Orange is the New Black"
OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A MALE ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Peter Dinklage, "Game of Thrones"
Jon Hamm, "Mad Men"
Rami Malek, "Mr Robot"
Bob Odenkirk, "Better Call Saul"
WINNER: Kevin Spacey, "House of Cards"
OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A FEMALE ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Claire Danes, "Homeland"
WINNER: Viola Davis, "How to Get Away With Murder"
Julianna Margulies, "The Good Wife"
Maggie Smith, "Downton Abbey"
Robin Wright, "House of Cards"
OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A MALE ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Ty Burrell, "Modern Family"
Louis CK, "Louie"
William H Macy, "Shameless"
Jim Parsons, "The Big Bang Theory"
WINNER: Jeffrey Tambor, "Transparent"
OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A FEMALE ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
WINNER: Uzo Aduba, "Orange is the New Black"
Edie Falco, "Nurse Jackie"
Ellie Kemper, "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, "Veep"
Amy Poehler, "Parks and Recreation"
OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A MALE ACTOR IN A TV MOVIE OR MINISERIES
WINNER: Idris Elba, "Luther"
Ben Kingsley, "Tut"
Ray Liotta, "Texas Rising"
Bill Murray, "A Very Murray Christmas"
Mark Rylance, "Wolf Hall"
OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A FEMALE ACTOR IN A TV MOVIE OR MINISERIES
Nicole Kidman, "Grace of Monaco"
WINNER: Queen Latifah, "Bessie"
Christina Ricci, "The Lizzie Borden Chronicles"
Susan Sarandon, "The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe"
Kristen Wiig, "The Spoils Before Dying"
OUTSTANDING ACTION PERFORMANCE BY A STUNT ENSEMBLE
WINNER: "Game of Thrones"
"The Walking Dead"
WINNER: "Mad Max: Fury Road"
"Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation"
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