American Hustle” took the Screen Actors Guild Awards' top honor for outstanding cast on Saturday night, beating out Steve McQueen's acclaimed “12 Years a Slave.”

Because actors make up the largest branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the SAG Awards are considered one of the best indicators of the Oscars.

Saturday's awards were a somewhat low-key affair with a few memorable speeches but no earthquakes in a rapidly solidifying award season. The night's acting winners — Matthew McConaughey, Cate Blanchett, Lupita Nyong'o and Jared Leto — are each probably the favorites of their categories.

The awards honor outstanding work in television, too. “Breaking Bad” took honors for outstanding dramatic cast, while the ABC sitcom “Modern Family” won for ensemble in a comedy series.

Cast in a motion picture “American Hustle”

Female actor in a leading role Cate Blanchett, “Blue Jasmine

Male actor in a leading role Matthew McConaughey, “Dallas Buyers Club

Female actor in a supporting role Lupita Nyong'o, “12 Years a Slave”


Male actor in a supporting role Jared Leto, “Dallas Buyers Club”

Ensemble in a comedy series Modern Family

Ensemble in a drama series ”Breaking Bad

See the full list of winners here.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.