GALLERY: Screen Actors Guild red carpet arrivals

Cate Blanchett arrives at the 20th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in LA. Pictures: GETTY IMAGES
Cate Blanchett arrives at the 20th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in LA. Pictures: GETTY IMAGES
Amy Adam (film American Hustle).

Amy Adam (film American Hustle).

 Lupita Nyong'o (film 12 Years a Slave).

Lupita Nyong'o (film 12 Years a Slave).

 Juliette Lewis (film August: Osage County).

Juliette Lewis (film August: Osage County).

Julia Louis-Dreyfus (TV series Veep).

Julia Louis-Dreyfus (TV series Veep).

Ariel Winter (TV series Modern Family).

Ariel Winter (TV series Modern Family).

Julianne Nicholson (film August: Osage County).

Julianne Nicholson (film August: Osage County).

Amanda Peet (indie film Trust Me)

Amanda Peet (indie film Trust Me)

Anna Gunn (TV series Breaking Bad).

Anna Gunn (TV series Breaking Bad).

Anna Chlumsky (TV series Veep).

Anna Chlumsky (TV series Veep).

Morena Baccarin (TV series Homeland).

Morena Baccarin (TV series Homeland).

TV personality Kathy Griffin.

TV personality Kathy Griffin.

Cate Blanchett (film Blue Jasmine).

Cate Blanchett (film Blue Jasmine).

Chiwetel Ejiofor (film 12 Years a Slave) and Sari Mercer.

Chiwetel Ejiofor (film 12 Years a Slave) and Sari Mercer.

Natalie Dormer (TV series Game of Thrones).

Natalie Dormer (TV series Game of Thrones).

Gretchen Mol (TV series Boardwalk Empire).

Gretchen Mol (TV series Boardwalk Empire).

Isla Fisher (TV series Arrested Development).

Isla Fisher (TV series Arrested Development).

Matt Damon (TV miniseries Behind the Candelabra) and his wife Luciana Barroso.

Matt Damon (TV miniseries Behind the Candelabra) and his wife Luciana Barroso.

Sarah Paulson (film 12 Years a Slave).

Sarah Paulson (film 12 Years a Slave).

Maisie Williams (TV series Game of Thrones).

Maisie Williams (TV series Game of Thrones).

Elisabeth Rohm (film America Hustle).

Elisabeth Rohm (film America Hustle).

Kaley Cuoco (TV series The Big Bang Theory) and tennis player Ryan Sweeting.

Kaley Cuoco (TV series The Big Bang Theory) and tennis player Ryan Sweeting.

Rita Wilson (TV series Girls).

Rita Wilson (TV series Girls).

Sofia Vergara (TV series Modern Family).

Sofia Vergara (TV series Modern Family).

Emilia Clarke (TV series Game of Thrones).

Emilia Clarke (TV series Game of Thrones).

Julia Roberts (film August: Osage County).

Julia Roberts (film August: Osage County).

Kerry Washington (film Django Unchained).

Kerry Washington (film Django Unchained).

Sasha Alexander (TV series NCIS) and Michael K Williams (film 12 Years a Slave).

Sasha Alexander (TV series NCIS) and Michael K Williams (film 12 Years a Slave).

Sibel Kekilli (TV series Game of Thrones).

Sibel Kekilli (TV series Game of Thrones).

Elisabeth Moss (TV series Top of the Lake).

Elisabeth Moss (TV series Top of the Lake).

 Holly Hunter (TV miniseries Top of the Lake).

Holly Hunter (TV miniseries Top of the Lake).

Patricia Arquette (TV series Boardwalk Empire).

Patricia Arquette (TV series Boardwalk Empire).

 JoBeth Williams (TV series Dexter).

JoBeth Williams (TV series Dexter).

Julie Bowen (TV series Modern Family).

Julie Bowen (TV series Modern Family).

Jane Krakowski (TV series 30 Rock).

Jane Krakowski (TV series 30 Rock).

Sandra Bullock (film Gravity).

Sandra Bullock (film Gravity).

Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club) and his wife Camila Alves.

Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club) and his wife Camila Alves.

Betsy Brandt (TV series Breaking Bad).

Betsy Brandt (TV series Breaking Bad).

Michelle Dockery (TV series Downton Abbey).

Michelle Dockery (TV series Downton Abbey).

Malin Akerman (TV series Trophy Wife).

Malin Akerman (TV series Trophy Wife).

Helen Mirren (TV miniseries Phil Spector).

Helen Mirren (TV miniseries Phil Spector).

Jennifer Lawrence (film American Hustle).

Jennifer Lawrence (film American Hustle).

Edie Falco (TV series Nurse Jackie).

Edie Falco (TV series Nurse Jackie).

Claire Danes (TV series Homeland).

Claire Danes (TV series Homeland).

Bruce Dern (film Nebraska) and his daughter Laura Dern (TV series Enlightened).

Bruce Dern (film Nebraska) and his daughter Laura Dern (TV series Enlightened).

Jennifer Garner (film Dallas Buyers Club).

Jennifer Garner (film Dallas Buyers Club).

Meryl Streep (film August: Osage County).

Meryl Streep (film August: Osage County).

 Aaron Paul (TV series Breaking Bad).

Aaron Paul (TV series Breaking Bad).

Abigail Breslin (film August: Osage County)

Abigail Breslin (film August: Osage County)

Emma Thompson (film Saving Mr Banks).

Emma Thompson (film Saving Mr Banks).

Carice Van Houten (TV series Game of Thrones).

Carice Van Houten (TV series Game of Thrones).

Gwendoline Christie (TV series Game of Thrones).

Gwendoline Christie (TV series Game of Thrones).

Jared Leto (film Dallas Buyers Club).

Jared Leto (film Dallas Buyers Club).

Jason Bateman (TV series Arrested Development) and his wife Amanda Anka.

Jason Bateman (TV series Arrested Development) and his wife Amanda Anka.

Laura Fraser (TV series Breaking Bad).

Laura Fraser (TV series Breaking Bad).

Peter Dinklage (TV series Game of Thrones).

Peter Dinklage (TV series Game of Thrones).

Jessica Walter (TV series Arrested Development).

Jessica Walter (TV series Arrested Development).

Actress Rita Moreno and actor Morgan Freeman.

Actress Rita Moreno and actor Morgan Freeman.

 Kit Harington (TV series Game of Thrones).

Kit Harington (TV series Game of Thrones).

Margo Martindale (film August: Osage County).

Margo Martindale (film August: Osage County).

James Marsden (film Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues).

James Marsden (film Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues).

Singer Mariah Carey.

Singer Mariah Carey.

Pauley Perrette (TV series NCIS).

Pauley Perrette (TV series NCIS).

Sufe Bradshaw (TV series Veep).

Sufe Bradshaw (TV series Veep).

Sophie Turner (TV series Game of Thrones).

Sophie Turner (TV series Game of Thrones).

Timothy Simons (TV series Veep).

Timothy Simons (TV series Veep).

Cate Blanchett has continued her domination of Hollywood award season with a win at the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) awards.

Blanchett won the best actress SAG on Saturday night for her lead performance in Woody Allen's comedy-drama Blue Jasmine.

A week ago Blanchett claimed a Golden Globe for the role and on Thursday was nominated for an Oscar.

The SAG win confirms her as an almost unbackable favourite for the best actress Oscar at the March 2 Academy Awards.

It is also a great omen. In 2005 when Blanchett won the supporting actress SAG award she went on to win her first Oscar, supporting actress for The Aviator.

Blanchett, who played a New York socialite reduced to slumming with her sister in the Woody Allen movie, said it had been an extraordinary year - decade even - for female roles in cinema.

''It's impossible to even approach good work without working with good people. So enter Woody Allen, who writes these things and directs these things with such alarming regularity that we sort of almost take him for granted.''

Blanchett's sweep of awards season comes despite competition from some of the greats of the business.

The other SAG best actress nominees were: Meryl Streep (August: Osage County); Sandra Bullock (Gravity), Judi Dench (Philomena); and Emma Thompson (Saving Mr Banks).

American Hustle won the ensemble film award.

In other categories, Matthew McConaughey continued his run at the best actor Oscar with a SAG victory for Dallas Buyers Club.

His co-star, Jared Leto, won the supporting SAG while 12 Years a Slave's Lupita Nyong'o caused an upset in the supporting actress category.

She beat favourite Jennifer Lawrence (American Hustle) and heavyweights Julia Roberts (August: Osage County) and Oprah Winfrey (The Butler).

In the TV categories, Modern Family won the best comedy ensemble and Breaking Bad took the drama ensemble.

Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston also won the lead actor in a drama series award.

Helen Mirren, for Phil Spector, caused an upset over Top of the Lake duo Elisabeth Moss and Holly Hunter in the TV movie or mini-series category.

The SAGs were held at The Shrine auditorium in Los Angeles.

SAG is the union representing more than 100,000 actors.

And the winners are ...

Movies

Dallas Buyers Club

Blue Jasmine

Dallas Buyers Club

12 Years a Slave

American Hustle

Lone Survivor

Television

Modern Family

Veep

Modern Family

Behind the Candelabra

Phil Spector

Breaking Bad

Breaking Bad

Downton Abbey

Game of Thrones

AAP with Garry Maddox

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