Downton Abbey took home the Screen Actors Guild Awards for Best Cast in a Drama Series although Michelle herself was not so lucky in her individual category for playing the part of Lady Mary Crawley, with Claire Danes winning the Best Actress in a Drama Series Award for her role as Carrie Mathison in Homeland.
Nonetheless Michelle looked more than pleased with the cast award and was laughing so much with the rest of the Downton actors that she was in danger of escaping from her vintage Chado Ralph Rucci black dress. The black satin outfit had sheer panels on both sides that showed off a lot of sideboob but were perhaps not designed for someone jumping about and celebrating.
Michelle was not the only Downton star to travel to LA for the awards show as she was joined by fellow cast members Phyllis Logan, Allen Leech, Amy Nuttall and Sophie McShera.
It was Downton’s Mrs Hughes, aka actress Phyllis Logan who led the cast on stage to accept the award last night saying as she accepted the award on behalf of the cast: ‘We would like to thank, first of all, SAG for even bothering to consider us against this fantastic category that we’re in. We’re just absolutely overwhelmed by it all.’
It seems that the classic black dress and variations on that theme was far and away the most popular choice at the awards last night with other wearers including Best Supporting Actress Award winner Ann Hathaway, Juliane Moore, Claire Danes, Tina Fey, Sigourney Weaver, Naya Rivera and Amy Poehler.
Here is a list of the major winners at last night’s 2013 Screen Actors Guild Awards:
Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
Actress: Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
Supporting actor: Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln
Supporting actress: Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables
Stunt ensemble: Skyfall
Actor in a movie or miniseries: Kevin Costner, Hatfields & McCoys
Actress in a movie or miniseries: Julianne Moore, Game Change
Actor in a drama series: Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Actress in a drama series: Claire Danes, Homeland
Actor in a comedy series: Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Actress in a comedy series: Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Drama series cast: Downton Abbey
Comedy series cast: Modern Family
Stunt ensemble: Game of Thrones