Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri was the big winner at the SAG Awards Sunday (Jan 21) with trophies for best ensemble cast and best actress for Frances McDormand for her portrayal as a grieving mother.
Gary Oldman won the actor award for Darkest Hour for his portrayal of Winston Churchill at the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards.“I am so deeply honoured and proud to win this magnificent award,” a clearly moved Oldman said.
Oldman won the trophy over Timothee Chalamet for Call Me By Your Name, James Franco for The Disaster Artist, Daniel Kaluuya for Get Out and Denzel Washington for Roman Israel Esq. The awards kicked off on Sunday night with a pair of big wins for This Is Us, Big Little Lies and Veep. NBC’s This Is Us won best drama series with Sterling K. Brown winning the best drama series actor.
Claire Foy won the trophy for drama series actress for The Crown. It was the second consecutive SAG trophy for Foy, who portrays the young Queen Elizabeth II in the Netflix series.
Nicole Kidman and Alexander Skarsgard won the acting trophies for HBO’s Big Little Lies. They portrayed a couple in a toxic relationship in the HBO series. It was the first SAG Award for both actors. Kidman has been nominated 10 times.“The thing I like to tell actors is that you are just one role away from this,” she said backstage.
William H. Macy repeated as winner for best actor in the comedy series for Shameless.
Allison Janney won the SAG supporting actress trophy for her role as a monster mother in I, Tonya and Sam Rockwell won for the supporting actor award for portraying a racist deputy in Three Billboards Outside, Ebbing, Missouri.“If you’re a struggling actor out there, hang in there,” Rockwell said in his acceptance speech.Veep was the top early winner at the SAG Awards, with the cast taking the best comedy series trophy and Julia Louis-Dreyfus repeating as the best actress in the category.
Orange Is The New Black had won the series trophy for the past three years.
It was the third win for Louis-Dreyfus, who won the award in 2014 and 2017, while Uzo Abada won the trophy in 2015 and 2016 for Orange Is The New Black.
Louis-Dreyfus, who is being treated for breast cancer, was not present to accept the award but tweeted her thanks.
The awards ceremony, telecast from the Shrine Auditorium on TBS and TNT, included multiple mentions of the #MeToo movement with Kristen Bell serving as the first-ever host and the awards presenters all being female.“We are living in a watershed moment,” Bell said. “Fear and anger never win the race.”
Presenters Marisa Tomei and Rosanna Arquette call out some of the women who have spoken up about sexual harassment with Arquette saying, “We all owe you a debt of gratitude.”
SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris said that the movement is making a difference.“Truth is power and women are stepping into our power,” she said. ”We are making a difference. Change is coming and we are the agents of that change.”
Rita Moreno presented the SAG Life Achievement Award to Morgan Freeman, who had presented her with the same award in 2014. “This is beyond honour; this is a place in history” he said. – Reuters
The complete list of winners at Screen Actors Guild Awards
Actor: Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour
Actress: Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Supporting actor: Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Supporting actress: Allison Janney, I, Tonya
Cast: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Stunt ensemble: Wonder Woman
Actor In A Drama Series: Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us
Actress In A Drama Series: Claire Foy, The Crown
Actor In A Comedy Series: William H. Macy, Shameless
Actress In A Comedy Series: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Actor In A Movie Or Miniseries: Alexander Skarsgard, Big Little Lies
Actress In A Movie Or Miniseries: Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies
Drama Series Cast: This Is Us
Comedy Series Cast: Veep
Stunt Ensemble: Game Of Thrones
Life Achievement: Morgan Freeman