The Screen Actors Guild awards are short and sweet — at least compared to other big awards shows. And if you don't watch the red carpet coverage... so yeah, there's some stipulations here. Anyway, the show itself clocks in at an easy two hours, so you don't have to wait quite as long as the Oscars and Golden Globes for the biggest awards of the night. One of these? The SAG award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture, which went to Julianne Moore for her role in Still Alice. She was up against a number of talented actresses from a wide variety of films including Jennifer Aniston for Cake, Felicity Jones for The Theory of Everything, Rosamund Pike for Gone Girl, and Reese Witherspoon for Wild.
Moore got on stage in her beautiful green dress and told a lovely story.
When I was on As The World Turns —yeah!— I was so excited when they wrote two parts for me, the classic twin sister role, the good and the evil one, and I couldn't wait to do it and ... then I realized it was super boring to act by myself. And what I really loved ... is being with another actor and feeling that intimacy.
Moore went on to thank her fellow actors in Still Alice, such as Alec Baldwin and Kristen Stewart. She then thanked the community, and told all the kids in drama clubs out there that they are the real actors. Aww.
So, the next obvious question here is what does this mean for the Oscars, which are coming up on Feb. 22. Moore is up against, Marion Cotillard, Two Days, One Night, Felicity Jones, The Theory of Everything, Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl, and Reese Witherspoon, Wild.
Here is Moore's acceptance speech:
And here is Zach Galifianakis' acceptance speech for Birdman's big win, which, you know, LOL: