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Lupita Nyong'o the only black actor to win at 20th Annual SAG Award

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For anyone who has seen "12 Years a Slave," it is no surprise why Lupita Nyong'o won a Screen Actors Guild (SAG) award for her performance as Patsey. The 20th annual SAG awards show aired on Sat., Jan. 18.

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There may be debate about who was a better performer between her and Oprah Winfrey, who was also in the same category for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role. Winfrey was nominated for her role as Gloria Gaines in "The Butler."

Other African-American actors who were nominated but didn't take home the trophy were:

  • Chiwetel Ejiofor in "12 Years a Slave": Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
  • Forest Whitaker in "Lee Daniels: The Butler": Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
  • Barkhad Abdi in "Captain Phillips": Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
  • Kerry Washington in "Scandal": Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
  • Don Cheadle in "House of Lies": Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
  • Angela Bassett in "Betty & Coretta": Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries

"Lee Daniels: The Butler" and "12 Years a Slave" were also nominated for the Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture award.

All of the SAG winners for the night were:

  • "American Hustle": Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
  • Matthew McConaughey in "Dallas Buyers Club": Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
  • Cate Blanchett in "Blue Jasmine": Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
  • Jared Leto in "Dallas Buyers Club": Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
  • "Breaking Bad": Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
  • "Modern Family": Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
  • Bryan Cranston in "Breaking Bad": Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
  • Maggie Smith in "Downton Abbey": Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
  • Ty Burrell in "Modern Family": Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus in "Veep": Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
  • Michael Douglas in "Behind the Candelabra": Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
  • Helen Mirren in "Phil Spector": Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
  • "Lone Survivor": Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
  • "Game of Thrones": Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series

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