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Viola Davis, Emma Stone, Bryan Cranston, Denzel Washington Receive 2017 SAG Awards

Theater luminaries topped the list.

Denzel Washington and Viola Davis in the film adaptation of August Wilson's Fences.
Denzel Washington and Viola Davis in the film adaptation of August Wilson's Fences.
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Recipients of the 2017 Screen Actors Guild Awards were announced during a televised ceremony on January 29.

Denzel Washington and Viola Davis, who won Tony Awards for their performances in August Wilson's Fences on Broadway in 2010, took home SAG Awards for their work in the 2016 film adaptation of the drama, which Washington directed. Bryan Cranston, who won a Tony in 2014 for Robert Schenkkan's All the Way, was honored with a SAG trophy for his work in its HBO film version.

Sarah Paulson (Talley's Folly) added a SAG Award to her collection of trophies for her performance as Marcia Clark in The People v. O.J. Simpson, while fellow stage vet William H. Macy (Speed-the-Plow) took home the honor for Shameless. Multiple Tony winner John Lithgow (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels) was awarded the Male Actor in a Drama Series prize for his work as Winston Churchill in The Crown. Emma Stone (Cabaret) was honored for her work in La La Land.

The company of Orange Is the New Black, which features a host of theater luminaries including Lea DeLaria (On the Town), Dale Soules (Hands on a Hardbody), Uzo Aduba (Godspell), Danielle Brooks (The Color Purple), Kate Mulgrew (Equus), Elizabeth Rodriguez (The Motherf*cker With the Hat), and current Tell Hector I Miss Him stars Selenis Leyva and Dascha Polanco, received the award for Best Ensemble in a Comedy Series. The cast of Stranger Things, which features theater favorites David Harbour (Glengarry Glen Ross) and Gaten Matarazzo (Les Misérables), received the Best Ensemble in a Drama Series trophy.

Tony winner Lily Tomlin (The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe) was honored with a lifetime achievement award.

Click here for a full list of winners.