Eddie Redmayne and Julianne Moore earned top film acting honours at the 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday (January 25).

The stars of The Theory Of Everything and Still Alice claimed their prizes as many had predicted, while JK Simmons and Patricia Arquette earned supporting acting honors for Whiplash and Boyhood.

The cast of Birdman earned the outstanding ensemble prize.

Carrie Fisher presented her mother Debbie Reynolds with the Guild’s highest honour, the 51st Annual Life Achievement Award, following a filmed salute. Liev Schreiber introduced a filmed “In Memoriam” tribute to the members who died in the past year.

In the television categories, Mark Ruffalo won best male actor in a television movie or miniseries for The Normal Heart and Frances McDormand took the female actor prize for Olive Kitteridge.

Kevin Spacey earned best actor in a drama series for House Of Cards and Viola Davis was named best female actor in a drama series for How To Get Away With Murder.

In the comedy series section, William H Macy won for Shameless and Uzo Aduba for Orange Is The New Black.

The cast of Downton Abbey took the outstanding performance ensemble in a drama series prize and the cast of Orange Is The New Black outstanding ensemble in a comedy series.