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Last Night’s Screen Actors Guild Awards Provided Historic Wins for Black Women

Yes, indeed, some history was made last night at the Screen Actors Guild Awards. Check out the complete list of winners!

Film (Winners in bold.)

Outstanding Performance By A Cast In A Motion Picture
Birdman
Boyhood
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
The Theory Of Everything

Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Leading Role
Eddie Redmayne – The Theory Of Everything
Steve Carell – Foxcatcher
Benedict Cumberbatch – The Imitation Game
Jake Gyllenhaal – Nightcrawler
Michael Keaton – Birdman

Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Leading Role
Julianne Moore – Still Alice
Jennifer Aniston – Cake
Felicity Jones – The Theory Of Everything
Rosamund Pike – Gone Girl
Reese Witherspoon – Wild

Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Supporting Role
J.K. Simmons – Whiplash
Robert Duvall – The Judge
Ethan Hawke – Boyhood
Edward Norton – Birdman
Mark Ruffalo – Foxcatcher

Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Supporting Role
Patricia Arquette – Boyhood
Keira Knightley – The Imitation Game
Emma Stone – Birdman
Meryl Streep – Into The Woods
Naomi Watts – St. Vincent

TV

Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Television Movie Or Miniseries
Mark Ruffalo – The Normal Heart
Adrien Brody – Houdini
Benedict Cumberbatch – Sherlock: His Last Vow
Richard Jenkins – Olive Kitteridge
Billy Bob Thornton – Fargo

Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Television Movie Or Miniseries
Frances McDormand – Olive Kitteridge
Ellen Burstyn – Flowers In The Attic
Maggie Gyllenhaal – The Honorable Woman
Julia Roberts – The Normal Heart
Cicely Tyson – The Trip To Bountiful

Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Drama Series
Kevin Spacey – House Of Cards
Steve Buscemi – Boardwalk Empire
Peter Dinklage – Game Of Thrones
Woody Harrelson – True Detective
Matthew McConaughey – True Detective

Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Drama
Viola Davis – How To Get Away With Murder
Claire Danes – Homeland
Julianna Margulies – The Good Wife
Tatiana Maslany – Orphan Black
Maggie Smith – Downton Abbey
Robin Wright – House Of Cards

Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Comedy Series
William H. Macy – Shameless
Ty Burrell – Modern Family
Louis C.K. – Louie
Jim Parsons – The Big Bang Theory
Eric Stonestreet – Modern Family

Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Comedy Series
Uzo Aduba – Orange Is The New Black
Julie Bowen – Modern Family
Edie Falco – Nurse Jackie
Julia Louis-Dreyfus – Veep
Amy Poehler – Parks And Recreation

Outstanding Performance By An Ensemble In A Drama Series
Downton Abbey
Boardwalk Empire
Game Of Thrones
Homeland
House Of Cards

Outstanding Performance By An Ensemble In A Comedy Series
Orange Is The New Black
The Big Bang Theory
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Modern Family
Veep

Not only did Viola Davis’ win mark the third woman of color ever to get the award, she’s also the third from a Shondra Rhimes series. Previously Sandra Oh and Chandra Wilson won for Grey’s Anatomy. And yes, as Variety’s story notes, along with Uzo Aduba’s (much deserved) win for Orange is the New Black, this was the first time both lead actress titles—drama and comedy—went to black women. Take that, other award shows!

Did you watch last night? What were some of the highlights for you?

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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” (TheNerdyBird.com). She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."