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Orange Is the New Black and Downton Abbey (Yes, Downton Abbey) Win Big at the SAG Awards

Ever the creatures of habit, those weird little monsters we call actors awarded five of the six reigning champions high honors during Saturday's Screen Actors Guild Awards. The Orange Is the New Black cast and Uzo Aduba claimed comedy ensemble and comedy actress for the second straight year. The Netflix series, which boasts a cast of 34, is the fourth show to win the category twice after Desperate HousewivesThe Office, and Sex and the City.

The cast of Downton Abbey beat Mad Men to win their third drama ensemble award overall, putting them one shy of ER's record four. Drama actor champ Kevin Spacey (House of Cards) became the eighth person to win his category twice, while Viola Davis (How to Get Away with Murder) joined Allison Janney and Gillian Anderson as two-time drama actress winners.

The only series category to see a new winner was comedy actor. After Transparent was snubbed completely last year, Jeffrey Tambor took home comedy actor honors to complete his awards collection for playing Maura Pfefferman. He is the 21st person to win an Emmy, Golden Globe, and SAG for the same performance.

Meanwhile, Idris Elba went two-for-two with his individual nominations, winning TV movie or miniseries actor for Luther and film supporting actor for Beasts of No Nation.He is now the first SAG winner not to have a corresponding Oscar nomination. Voting for the SAG winners concluded Friday, in the midst of the #OscarsSoWhite controversy, so perhaps SAG was sending a message to the Academy.

See the full list of winners below:


Drama Ensemble: Downton Abbey

Comedy Ensemble: Orange Is the New Black

Actor, Drama: Kevin Spacey, House of Cards

Actress, Drama: Viola Davis, How to Get Away with Murder

Actor, Comedy: Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

Actress, Comedy: Uzo Aduba, Orange Is the New Black

Actor, Miniseries or TV Movie: Idris Elba, Luther

Actress, Miniseries or TV Movie: Queen Latifah, Bessie



Ensemble: Spotlight

Lead Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant

Lead Actress: Brie Larson, Room

Supporting Actor: Idris Elba, Beasts of No Nation

Supporting Actress: Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl

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