Finn Wolfhard, from left, Gaten Matarazzo, Millie Bobby Brown, Noah Schnapp, and Caleb McLaughlin pose in the press room with the awards for outstanding performance by an ensemble in a drama series for "Stranger Things" at the 23rd annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017, in Los Angeles.

Finn Wolfhard, from left, Gaten Matarazzo, Millie Bobby Brown, Noah Schnapp, and Caleb McLaughlin pose in the press room with the awards for outstanding performance by an ensemble in a drama series for "Stranger Things" at the 23rd annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017, in Los Angeles.

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There were a few surprises Sunday night during the Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Netflix series Stranger Things took home the trophy for best TV drama series ensemble, breaking the streak of Downton Abbey. William H. Macy of Shameless won best TV comedy actor in a victory against master award winner Jeffrey Tambor (Transparent). Denzel Washington was as shocked as anyone that he won outstanding performance b y a male actor in a leading role for Fences, which he also directed.

And Hidden Figures walked up and grabbed outstanding cast in a motion picture in a La La Land season. And Mahershala Ali  walked away with two statues, for supporting actor for his role in Moonlight and as part of the ensemble for Hidden Figures.

But there were a couple of non-surprises, cable and streaming services winning the night. Oh, and actors choosing to go political at the microphones.

Some were funny:

"I would like to go against the strain this evening and thank President Donald Trump for making Frank Gallagher seem so normal," Macy said about his reprobate character on Showtime's Shameless.

Some were defiant: 

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who won best TV comedy actress for her role in HBO's Veep, said "this immigrant ban is a blemish and it is un-American."

Some were hopeful:

Orange is the New Black won best ensemble in a comedy series for the third straight year. 

"We stand up here representing a diverse group of people, representing generations of families who have sought a better life here from places like Nigeria, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Colombia, Ireland," star Taylor Schilling said, "and we know that it's going to be up to us and all of you, probably, to keep telling stories that show what unites us is stronger than the forces that divide us."

But all were winners voted on by their peers.

The winners:

THEATRICAL MOTION PICTURES

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
DENZEL WASHINGTON / Troy Maxson - FENCES (Paramount Pictures)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
EMMA STONE / Mia - LA LA LAND (Lionsgate)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
MAHERSHALA ALI / Juan - MOONLIGHT (A24)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
VIOLA DAVIS / Rose Maxson - FENCES (Paramount Pictures)

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture 

HIDDEN FIGURES (20th Century Fox): MAHERSHALA ALI / Col. Jim Johnson; KEVIN COSTNER / Al Harrison; KIRSTEN DUNST / Vivian Mitchell; TARAJI P. HENSON / Katherine G. Johnson; ALDIS HODGE / Levi Jackson; JANELLE MONÁE / Mary Jackson; JIM PARSONS / Paul Stafford; GLEN POWELL / John Glenn; OCTAVIA SPENCER / Dorothy Vaughan

TELEVISION PROGRAMS

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series
BRYAN CRANSTON / President Lyndon B. Johnson - ALL THE WAY (HBO)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series
SARAH PAULSON / Marcia Clark - THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON: AMERICAN CRIME STORY (FX Networks)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
JOHN LITHGOW / Winston Churchill - THE CROWN (Netflix)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
CLAIRE FOY / Queen Elizabeth II - THE CROWN (Netflix)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
WILLIAM H. MACY / Frank Gallagher - SHAMELESS (Showtime)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS / President Selina Meyer - VEEP (HBO)

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
STRANGER THINGS (Netflix): MILLIE BOBBY BROWN / Eleven; CARA BUONO / Karen Wheeler; JOE CHREST / Ted Wheeler; NATALIA DYER / Nancy Wheeler; DAVID HARBOUR / Jim Hopper; CHARLIE HEATON / Jonathan Byers; JOE KEERY / Steve Harrington; GATEN MATARAZZO / Dustin Henderson; CALEB McLAUGHLIN / Lucas Sinclair; MATTHEW MODINE / Dr. Martin Brenner; ROB MORGAN / Officer Powell; JOHN PAUL REYNOLDS / Officer Callahan; WINONA RYDER / Joyce Byers; NOAH SCHNAPP / Will Byers; MARK STEGER / The Monster; FINN WOLFHARD / Mike Wheeler

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK (Netflix): UZO ADUBA / Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren; ALAN AISENBERG / Baxter "Gerber" Bayley; DANIELLE BROOKS / Tasha "Taystee" Jefferson; BLAIR BROWN / Judy King; JACKIE CRUZ / Marisol "Flaca" Gonzales; LEA DeLARIA / Big Boo; 
BETH DOVER / Linda Ferguson; KIMIKO GLENN / Brook Soso; ANNIE GOLDEN / Norma Romano; LAURA GOMEZ / Blanca Flores; DIANE GUERRERO / Maritza Ramos; MICHAEL J. HARNEY / Sam Healy; BRAD WILLIAM HENKE / Desi Piscatella; VICKY JEUDY / Janae Watson; JULIE LAKE / Angie Rice; SELENIS LEYVA / Gloria Mendoza; NATASHA LYONNE / Nicky Nichols; TARYN MANNING / Tiffany "Pennsatucky" Doggett; JAMES McMENAMIN / Charlie "Donuts" Coates; ADRIENNE C. MOORE / Cindy "Black Cindy" Hayes;  KATE MULGREW / Galina "Red" Reznikov; EMMA MYLES / Leanne Taylor; MATT PETERS / Joel Luschek; LORI PETTY / Lolly Whitehill; JESSICA PIMENTEL / Maria Ruiz; DASCHA POLANCO / Dayanara "Daya" Diaz; LAURA PREPON / Alex Vause; JOLENE PURDY / Stephanie Hapakuka; ELIZABETH RODRIGUEZ / Aleida Diaz; NICK SANDOW / Joe Caputo; ABIGAIL SAVAGE / Gina Murphy; 
TAYLOR SCHILLING / Piper Chapman; CONSTANCE SHULMAN / Erica "Yoga" Jones; DALE SOULES / Frieda Berlin; YAEL STONE / Lorna Morello; LIN TUCCI / Anita DeMarco; SAMIRA WILEY / Poussey Washington

STUNT ENSEMBLES

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
HACKSAW RIDGE (Lionsgate)

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series
GAME OF THRONES (HBO)

LIFE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

53rd Annual SAG Life Achievement Award
LILY TOMLIN

The Screen Actors Guild and the Associated Press contributed to this report.

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