'American Hustle'' wins SAG Award.


Lupita Nyong'o and Jared Leto established themselves as Oscar favorites with supporting acting wins at the Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles on Saturday, while David O. Russell's ''American Hustle'' won the award for outstanding cast, setting up the con-artist comedy as the film to beat at the Academy Awards.

Nyong'o won for supporting actress for her performance as the slave Patsy in ''12 Years a Slave.'' Leto was honored for supporting actor for his performance in the Texas HIV drama ''Dallas Buyers Club,'' in which he plays the gaunt transsexual Rayon. Leto's co-star in the film, Matthew McConaughey, won best actor, and Cate Blanchett won best actress for her role in "Blue Jasmine.''

Two big-screen veterans won awards for TV films: Michael Douglas for HBO's Liberace drama ''Behind the Candelabra,'' and Helen Mirren for the biopic ''Phil Spector,'' also on HBO.

The ''Breaking Bad'' victory lap continued as the show took honors for outstanding dramatic cast and for lead actor Bryan Cranston. Julia Louis-Dreyfus won a SAG trophy for female actor in a comedy series for ''Veep.''

''Modern Family'' won for ensemble in a comedy series and taking the male actor in a comedy series honor for Ty Burrell. SAG's lifetime achievement award was given to Rita Moreno, the 81-year-old ''West Side Story'' actress.

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus has been a mainstay at award shows recently, both for her acclaimed HBO series ''Veep'' (for which she won an Emmy) and the romantic comedy ''Enough Said'' (for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe). She won a SAG trophy for female actor in a comedy series for ''Veep,'' and slyly mocked the award season crush by first thanking the Hollywood Foreign Press and then the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.

''It's hard you know because it's awards season and things get confusing, much like elections,'' said Louis-Dreyfus. It's the sixth SAG Award for the former ''Seinfeld'' star, whose ''Enough Said'' co-star James Gandolfini was nominated posthumously for his supporting performance.

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