Never let it be said that the Screen Actors Guild doesn't know how to surprise -- as they crowned "Hidden Figures" the best motion picture ensemble of the year, and threw a wrench in Casey Affleck's flawless awards campaign in the Best Actor race.
A commanding Taraji P. Henson accepted on behalf of "Hidden" co-stars like Janelle Monae, Octavia Spencer, Kirsten Dunst and Kevin Costner at the Sunday ceremony in Los Angeles -- saying that the three black female scientists their film centers around "are hidden figures no more."
The presumptive Academy Award winner for Best Picture, "La La Land," did not claim a nomination for its ensemble -- likely because the film is really a showcase for its stars Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling -- which led many to believe that "La La" competitor and critical darling "Moonlight" might take the top prize.
Another big surprise was Denzel Washington winning Best Actor in the motion picture category for "Fences," which also took Best Supporting Actress for his co-star Viola Davis.
Affleck, an awards season mainstaythis year for his heartbreaking turn in the Kenneth Lonergan's "Manchester by the Sea," was expected to steamroll the category on the road to February's Oscar telecast.
On the the television side, Netflix's fan darling "Stranger Things" stole the iron throne from HBO's "Game of Thrones" for the best ensemble in a TV drama. Comedy ensemble went to the women of Netflix's "Orange is the New Black."
In the limited series category, Sarah Paulson exercised more dominance for her turn as Marcia Clark in "American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson" while. Bryan Cranston took the complementing prize for his role as President Lyndon B. Johnson in HBO's "All The Way."
Julia Louis-Dreyfus' fictional President Selina Meyer got some love, earning her Best Actress in a comedy series, while William H. Macy was recognized for "Shameless."
In the drama category, it was a royal flush for "The Crown" lead Claire Foy and her Winston Churchill, John Lithgow.
Read the full list of winners below, indicated as *WINNER:
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series
Bryce Dallas Howard, "Black Mirror"
Felicity Huffman, "American Crime"
Audra McDonald, "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill"
Sarah Paulson, "The People v. O.J. Simpson" *WINNER
Kerry Washington, "Confirmation"
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series
Riz Ahmed, "The Night of Of"
Sterling K. Brown, "The People v. O.J. Simpson"
Bryan Cranston, "All The Way" *WINNER
John Turturro, "The Night Of"
Courtney B Vance, "The People v. O.J. Simpson"
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
Uzo Aduba, "Orange is the New Black"
Jane Fonda, "Grace & Frankie"
Ellie Kemper, "The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, "Veep" *WINNER
Lily Tomlin, "Grace & Frankie"
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
Anthony Anderson, "Blackish"
Tituss Burgess, "The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"
Ty Burrell, "Modern Family"
William H. Macy, "Shameless" *WINNER
Jeffrey Tambor, "Transparent"
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
"The Big Bang Theory"
"Orange Is the New Black" *WINNER
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
Sterling K. Brown, "This Is Us"
Peter Dinklage, "Game of Thrones"
John Lithgow, "The Crown" *WINNER
Rami Malek, "Mr. Robot"
Kevin Spacey, "House of Cards"
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
Millie Bobby Brown, "Stranger Things"
Claire Foy, "The Crown" *WINNER
Thandie Newton, "Westworld"
Winona Ryder, "Stranger Things"
Robin Wright, "House of Cards"
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
"Game of Thrones"
"Stranger Things" *WINNER
Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Television Series
"Game of Thrones" *WINNER
"Marvel's Luke Cage"
"The Walking Dead"
Motion Picture Honors
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Viola Davis, "Fences" *WINNER
Naomie Harris, "Moonlight"
Nicole Kidman, "Lion"
Octavia Spencer, "Hidden Figures"
Michelle Williams, "Manchester by the Sea"
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Mahershala Ali, "Moonlight" *WINNER
Jeff Bridges, "Hell or High Water"
Hugh Grant, "Florence Foster Jenkins"
Lucas Hedges, "Manchester by the Sea"
Dev Patel, "Lion"
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Amy Adams, "Arrival"
Emily Blunt, "The Girl on the Train"
Natalie Portman, "Jackie"
Emma Stone, "La La Land" *WINNER
Meryl Streep, "Florence Foster Jenkins"
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Casey Affleck, "Manchester by the Sea"
Andrew Garfield, "Hacksaw Ridge"
Ryan Gosling, "La La Land"
Viggo Mortensen, "Captain Fantastic"
Denzel Washington, "Fences" *WINNER
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Motion Picture
"Hidden Figures" *WINNER
"Manchester by the Sea"
Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
"Captain America: Civil War"
"Hacksaw Ridge" *WINNER