By Emily Strohm
February 03, 2014 12:00 PM

WINNER’S CIRCLE

Lupita Nyong’o (who won for supporting actress) sidled up to her 12 Years a Slave producer Brad Pitt. Despite becoming a fashion standout, Nyong’o insisted, “My first love is acting. That’s my focus.”

PINK LADIES

Nominees Kerry Washington (left, in Prada) and Julia Roberts enjoyed a starry soiree. “I just feel so blessed,” the expectant Washington told E! “It adds to the fun of it all.”

DATE NIGHT

Taking advantage of a night without the kids, winner Matthew McConaughey and wife Camila (in Donna Karan Atelier) enjoyed “bonus time,” he said. “This is celebration time!”

RED CARPET RETURN

It was her third time at the SAG Awards, but nominee Jennifer Lawrence told E! “It’s still nerve-racking, but [at least] I know more people now.”

LEADING LADIES

Nominees Emma Thompson (left)and Meryl Streep (in Stella McCartney) hugged it out before the ceremony. Red carpet cutup Thompson said she chose her vintage gown “because it’s beautiful and unusual, and it’s from the 1930s. So it’s about as old as I feel at the moment.”

COSTAR CONGRATS

Michael Douglas embraced his Behind the Candelabra costar Matt Damon before accepting an award for his performance as Liberace. “I’m going to savor all of this,” he said.

POPPIN’ BOTTLES

Cheers! American Hustle star Amy Adams grabbed some bubbly during the evening’s festivities.

SOLO STANDOUT

Helen Mirren (in Escada) cradled her award in the PEOPLE photo booth. “I lucked into this role,” she said of the HBO film Phil Spector.

BAD TO THE BONE

“This is such a glorious way to go out,” Bryan Cranston (above, with his costars) said after taking home Breaking Bad‘s award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series. “We’re so happy!”

TOP HONORS

Bradley Cooper was all smiles after the American Hustle star joined costars including Amy Adams, Jennifer Lawrence and Jeremy Renner to accept the award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.

FIRST AWARD SHOW TOGETHER!

Cooper stepped out for the first time with his girlfriend of nearly a year, model Suki Waterhouse.

INSIDE THE PEOPLE

ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY FOUNDATION SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS GALA

DANCE FOR JOY!

Modern Family may have won its fourth consecutive award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series, but Sofia Vergara still gets excited. “We can’t believe it! It’s amazing,” she said. “A dream come true.”

GOLDEN GIRL?

Newly Oscar nominated, SAG’s big winner Cate Blanchett called her week “extraordinary. I met Rita Moreno, and Robert De Niro gave [the award] to me, so it doesn’t get much better.”

SELF-IE IMAGE

Winner Jared Leto (right) snapped a shot with Jason Bateman before returning to his date, mom Connie. “My mother always encouraged me to pursue [the arts],” said the Dallas Buyers Club star. “That’s pretty brave.”

MODERN MEN

Hugh Dancy mingled with Modern Family‘s Ty Burrell (left), who admitted it’s still an odd feeling to walk away a winner: “I only [usually] hear my name called when I’m in trouble!”

FUNNY LADIES

Perennial SAG favorites Tina Fey (left) and Julia Louis-Dreyfus compared notes at the afterparty, where the Veep star said she’d celebrate her win “drinking with my cast and eating lots of chocolate.”

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