SAG Awards 2015: Julianne Moore says 'it's been a beautiful ride'

SAG Awards 2015: Julianne Moore says 'it's been a beautiful ride'
Julianne Moore's "Still Alice" performance has earned her the lead actress award from the Screen Actors Guild. (Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)

Julianne Moore can't stop thinking about the Oscars, because, well, the media won't let her.

"It's hard not to think about it when people keep bringing it up," the actress told reporters backstage after her victory for female actor in a lead movie role at the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday.


For Moore, who portrays a woman diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's in "Still Alice," and the other actors honored at the Shrine Exposition Hall in Los Angeles, the SAG Awards mark the last stop before the biggest night in the film world.

"It's been a beautiful ride," Moore continued. "It hasn't even been a year since we finished [the movie]. I'm trying to remain as calm as I can and as present. I'm incredibly grateful for everything."

Moore talked about the four months she spent preparing for the role -- which included Skype calls with people from the National Alzheimer's Assn. who had the same condition as her character.  And the reaction from those in the community has, so far, been positive, she said.

"A lot of the feedback from people in these communities was that they finally felt seen," Moore said.

She added that the film was "not made in the spirit of loss and diminishment," but to get people "thinking about what you value and what you want to do with the time you have left."