Jan 30, 2016 10:43 PM
The Latest: Keaton uses 'Spotlight' to praise journalism
The Associated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) The Latest on Saturday's 22nd annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles (all times local):
Michael Keaton says he considered becoming a journalist, and he's using the platform of "Spotlight" to spread the word about the importance of investigative reporting.
The actor spoke to reporters backstage after the film won the best drama cast award at Saturday's ceremony. "Spotlight" tells the story of how reporter uncovered rampant child molestation within the Catholic Church.
Keaton says reporters could have gotten ahead of the water-contamination crisis in Flint, Michigan.
Keaton says, ""As long as there's no one to represent not just those, but the disenfranchised everywhere I mention it because there are a zillion Flint, Michigans out there. Had there been a spotlight put on that, I would argue that maybe they would have been a little bit ahead of the situation."
The cast of "Downton Abbey" is a three-time SAG Award winner for outstanding drama ensemble. So how do they celebrate?
The actors quietly embraced backstage after their win. Then, once they got out of the ballroom, they let the whoops fly.
The cast of 20 claimed their Actor trophies and posed for a group photo when actor Allen Leech noticed the statuette's perky posterior.
"Did anyone kiss his (behind)?" Leech asked. "He works out!"
With that, each of the cast members planted their lips on their trophy's tush as photographers snapped away.
The cast of "Spotlight" has won the best film cast at Saturday's Screen Actors Guild Awards.
The film focuses on the Boston Globe's award-winning investigation of pedophile priests in the Catholic Church. The film is a serious contender for a Best Picture Academy Award.
Leonardo DiCaprio is the winner of the Screen Actors Guild Award for best actor in a film for his performance in "The Revenant."
DiCaprio braved icy waters, ate raw bison and performed other feats to make the 19th century survival epic as realistic as possible.
Brie Larson is the winner of the Screen Actors Guild Award for best film actress for her performance in "Room."
Larson played a young mother trying to give her son a normal upbringing despite the fact that they're both captives of a man who abducted her years earlier in the adaptation of Emma Donoghue's novel.
The butlers, maids and nobles of "Downton Abbey" are the winners of the Screen Actors Guild Award for best television drama ensemble.
The show, which airs on PBS as part of its "Masterpiece" series, follows the lives of both the upper-class residents of a fictional British estate and the servants who dress, feed and care for them. "Downton Abbey" won the award last year as well.
It is currently airing its sixth and final season in the United States.
Kevin Spacey is the winner of the Screen Actors Guild Award for best actor in a television drama series.
The win is Spacey's second SAG Award for playing corrupt politician Frank Underwood on the Netflix series.
Viola Davis is the winner of the Screen Actors Guild Award for best actress in a television drama series.
Davis won the same honor last year for the ABC series "How to Get Away With Murder," in which she plays a criminal defense lawyer and law professor.
Saturday's Screen Actors Guild Awards have been a diverse affair so far.
Four of the winners in the first six individual SAG categories are black. Idris Elba has won two awards for performances on television's "Luther" and the film "Beasts of No Nation."
Uzo Aduba and Queen Latifah have also won acting honors.
After Netflix's "Orange is the New Black" which features many black and Latina actress won best TV comedy ensemble, actress Laura Prepon proclaimed: "This is what we talk about when we talk about diversity."
The wins come at a time when diversity in Hollywood has taken center stage, especially after the second year of an all-white slate of Academy Award acting nominees.
The organization that hosts the Oscars has pledged changes to improve diversity of its membership.
The diversity at Saturday's SAGs hasn't just been skin deep. Jeffrey Tambor won for his role on "Transparent," in which he plays a transgender father.
Idris Elba has won the Screen Actors Guild Award for best actor in a television movie or miniseries for his role
Elba won for "Luther," a BBC series about a fiercely devoted London police detective who uses a variety of means, including violence, to solve cases.
It is Elba's second SAG win at Saturday's ceremony. He also won the best supporting actor in a film for his role in "Beasts of No Nation."
Queen Latifah is the winner of the outstanding performance by an actress in a television miniseries or movie.
Latifah won for the HBO movie "Bessie" about the life of blues singer Bessie Smith.
Idris Elba is the winner of the best support actor in a film at Saturday's Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Elba won for his role as an African warlord whose militia conscripts child soldiers into its ranks.
Alicia Vikander is the winner of the best supporting actress in a film at Saturday's Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Vikander won for "The Danish Girl," in which she plays the wife of an artist who was is one of the first people to undergo sex reassignment surgery.
The cast of Netflix's prison show "Orange is the New Black" are the winners of the Screen Actors Guild Award for best television comedy ensemble.
The show follows the lives of inmates at a women's prison, weaving in the backstories of how they became incarcerated with scenes of how they're coping with each other and the facility's flawed staff.
Series star Uzo Aduba also won a SAG Saturday for best comedy actress in a television series.
Jeffrey Tambor of "Transparent" is the winner of the Screen Actors Guild Award for best actor in a television comedy series.
It is the Tambor's first SAG win. The actor plays a father who reveals to his adult children that he is transgender on the Amazon Instant Video series.
Uzo Aduba has won the Screen Actors Guild Award for best actress in a television comedy series.
It is Aduba's second consecutive win for playing Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren on Netflix's "Orange is the New Black."
The cast of "Orange is the New Black" has traded in their prison garb for elegant formal wear.
Lori Petty is wearing a two-piece pink outfit decorated with dangling straps for Saturday's ceremony. The Netflix series about the lives of inmates at a women's prison is nominated in the best television comedy series ensemble category.
Laverne Cox wore a wine-colored dress with a long slit and Laura Prepon donned a luxurious floor-length gown.
"Veep" star Tony Hale says the current political climate is so wild that the days of political comedy shows may be numbered.
Hale said Saturday on the SAG Awards red carpet that the nightly news is the genre's biggest competition at the moment.
The unpredictable early days of the 2016 election cycle haven't stopped the honors for HBO's "Veep," which stars Hale and Julia Louis-Dreyfus.
The satire, which features Louis-Dreyfus as a politician who ascends to the nation's highest office, is nominated for best television comedy. Louis-Dreyfus is also nominated for outstanding television comedy actress.
The Screen Actors Guild red carpet is heating up with early arrivals including nominee Christina Ricci and television stars Laverne Cox and Sarah Hyland.
Ricci arrived with her dark hair dyed blonde, but that didn't stop fans from spotting her and screaming her name as she made her way down the red carpet.
She is nominated for best TV miniseries actress for "The Lizzie Borden Chronicles."
Hyland stars on "Modern Family," which is nominated for best TV comedy cast.
Early arrivals such as Cox and "Downton Abbey" star Joanne Froggatt were sporting wine-colored dresses.
The stunt casts of "Mad Max: Fury Road" and "Game of Thrones" have received the first Screen Actors Guild Awards bestowed on Saturday.
The honors were announced on the red carpet before the SAG Awards are announced Saturday evening in Los Angeles. The show honors outstanding performances by actors in film and television.
More than 100 stunt performers were honored for their work on the latest "Mad Max" film.
Nearly three dozen stunt performers will share the television stunt ensemble award for HBO's fantasy series, "Game of Thrones."
Red carpet arrivals are underway and the full SAG Awards ceremony begins at 8 p.m. Eastern.
Although the SAG Awards are best known for their film honors, half of the winners announced Saturday night will be for acting performances on the small screen.
In the top two TV categories, best ensemble in a drama will be decided between "Downton Abbey," ''Game of Thrones," ''Homeland," ''House of Cards" and "Mad Men." The comedy side pits "The Big Bang Theory," ''Modern Family," ''Key & Peele," ''Orange Is the New Black," ''Transparent" and "Veep."
In addition, the great TV comedian Carol Burnett will accept the SAG lifetime achievement award from presenters Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.
Hollywood beset by a crisis over diversity is convening for the 22nd annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, where the top film honor may be a toss-up between the ensembles of two fact-based tales: "The Big Short" and "Spotlight."
The awards to be broadcast live from the Shrine Auditorium on TNT and TBS at 8 p.m. Eastern come amid an uproar over a second straight year of all-white Academy Awards acting nominees. The issue has spawned cries for an Oscar boycott and precipitated membership changes for the academy.
This year's SAG nominees, however, aren't as homogenous as the Oscars. Among the five nominees for best film ensemble are the N.W.A biopic "Straight Outta Compton" and the child soldier drama "Beasts of No Nation," whose star Idris Elba is also nominated.