Emma, Denzel and Hidden Figures win at SAG Awards

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Emma Stone continued her successful award season run.

But many were shocked as her La La Land co-star Ryan Gosling was beat out by a veteran.  

Denzel Washington took home the Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role gong in what many consider as an upset at the 23rd annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday night.



Dynamic duo: Emma Stone and Denzel Washington took home the Outstanding Performance by a Female and Male Actor in a Leading Role gongs, respectively, at the 23rd annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday night


What a moment: Nicole Kidman presented the top prize to Taraji P. Henson as her film Hidden Figures won Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture at the end of the night

That was not the only surprising moment of the night as Hidden Figures took home top honours with the Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture gong by beating out favourite Moonlight.

Before that Emma, 28, was given one of the biggest awards of the night as she accepted the Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role trophy.

The starlet seemed nervous as she stumbled through her speech.


A star is born! Emma Stone accepted the Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role gong for her role in La La Land

Perhaps the most heartwarming part of the night came when Stranger Things was named as the winner of Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.

Just before that Claire Foy was crowned for her efforts in playing Queen Elizabeth II.  

The 32-year-old star was given the Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series gong for her work in The Crown. 


Crowning achievement: Claire Foy was given the Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series gong for her work in The Crown

She thanked friend and co-star Matt Smith as she said:  ‘Thank you for making this job a joy and making me laugh.’

Earlier in the night Viola Davis added even more hardware to her already impressive award stand. 

The 51-year-old veteran actress took home the gong for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role and made an impassioned speech while accepting the prize.

She said thanked Fences writer August Wilson for putting the struggles of regular African-American people during the Civil Rights Movement.

She added: ‘We deserve to be in the canon and at the center of any narrative out there.’


Big win: Viola Davis took home the gong for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role for her role in Fences

Shortly after it was Mahershala Ali who won Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role for his role in Moonlight.

Sarah Paulson has found much success during award season and she added yet another gong as she received  Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie.

As she portrayed Marcia Clark – who she brought along with her at the event – in American Crime Story: The People V. OJ Simpson, she made sure to thank the former prosecutor. 

She said:  ‘I want to thank Marcia Clark for existing. For your strength, and your brilliance. You made me look very good.’


It’s a sweep: Sarah Paulson has found much success during award season and she added yet another gong as she received Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie

The 42-year-old actress couldn’t help but make a political stand herself as she asked viewers to donate to the  American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) in light of recent events in the US.

Bryan Cranston won Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie for his role as former president Lyndon B Johnson in All The Way.

The 60-year-old said he is often asked how the 36th president would react to the current President Trump and said that he would try to be supportive but would also use a signature phrase: ‘Just don’t piss in the soup that all of us have to eat.’


Making a stand: Julia Louis-Dreyfus won the first gong of the night – Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series – for her performance in VEEP

Earlier in the night Julia Louis-Dreyfus got political during her acceptance speech as she took home the first gong of the night. 

As she won Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series  for her performance in Veep the talented star made a political statement of her own during her acceptance speech.

She poked fun at Donald Trump before taking a serious turn and opening about her father who fled France which was occupied by the Nazis during World War II.  

William H. Macy won Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series for Shameless.

One of the highlights of the show was when Lily Tomlin was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award as she was honoured by good friend Dolly Parton.

Celebs gathered at The Shrine Auditorium to toast another year in film and television at one of the few awards ceremonies where actors are judged by their peers.


Shining star: Mahershala Ali won Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role for his role in Moonlight

The annual show is often seen as the best predictor for the Oscars, with most categories falling right in step with the Academy Awards. 

While the SAG awards only honour categories in acting, the best ensemble award category often offers a hint as to what film will snag best picture at the Oscars. 

The rising chorus for La La Land was suddenly missing a very conspicuous note on Sunday night.

The 23rd annual Screen Actors Guild nominated the leads of Damien Chazelle’s acclaimed musical, Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling. 

But the perceived Oscar front-runner was notably absent in the SAGs’ top category, best ensemble.


Legend: William H. Macy won Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series for Shameless

La La Land has been marching toward best-picture winner at the Oscars, picking up a nomination in the coveted category, after breaking records at the Golden Globes. Granted, La La Land, largely focused on its leads, doesn’t scream ensemble.

But if it goes on to win best picture, it will be only the second to do so without a SAG ensemble nod in the category’s history. 

Only Mel Gibson’s Braveheart managed it 20 years ago. 

However, this is simply being nominated in the category. The statistics for those ensembles that win at the SAG awards is a bit different. 


What an honour: Lily Tomlin was one of the highlights of the show as she was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award


BFFs: She was presented with the prize by good pal Dolly Parton

The Screen Actors Guild has handed out the ensemble award 21 times (SAG only began giving out ensemble awards in 1996), but of the films that were awarded the honour only 11 went on to land best picture at the Oscars (52%). 

Still, actors, the largest group in the Academy of Motion Pictures, hold considerable sway. (SAG, though, is much larger, with about 160,000 members, compared to about 1,200 actors in the academy.) 

The best ensemble nominees were Barry Jenkins’ coming-of-age tale Moonlight, Kenneth Lonergan’s Massachusetts family drama Manchester by the Sea, the rousing NASA drama Hidden Figures and, in a surprise, the Viggo Mortensen-led bohemian romp Captain Fantastic. 

Manchester by the Sea led all films with four nominations, including best actor for Casey Affleck and supporting nods for Michelle Williams and Lucas Hedges.


Par for the course: The entire cast of Orange Is The New Black accepted Ensemble in a Comedy Series for the third consecutive year

In television, series newcomers The Crown, Westworld and Stranger Things all picked up three nominations each, alongside Emmys favorite The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story and Game of Thrones.

Netlfix dominated with 17 total nominations, followed by HBO’s 13.

Individual film SAG nominees have historically aligned about four-out-of-five with Oscar acting categories. The other lead actor nominees were Denzel Washington (Fences) and Andrew Garfield (Hacksaw Ridge). After being passed over by the Globes, Tom Hanks, star of Clint Eastwood’s Sully, might be on the outside this awards season.

Up for best actress alongside Stone are Amy Adams (Arrival), Natalie Portman (Jackie), Meryl Streep (Florence Foster Jenkins) and, in a real twist, Emily Blunt, star of the tepidly reviewed The Girl on the Train.

Nominees are selected by separate movie and TV nominating panels, each comprised of more than 2,000 randomly selected SAG members.


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2017 SAG AWARD WINNERS

  

MOVIES

 

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 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 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 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 Cast in a Motion Picture

Captain Fantastic

Fences

Hidden Figures – WINNER

Manchester by the Sea

Moonlight

 

Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture

Captain America: Civil War

Dr. Strange

Hacksaw Ridge – WINNER

Jason Bourne

Nocturnal Animals

 

TELEVISION

 

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

The Crown

Downton Abbey

Game of Thrones

Stranger Things – WINNER

Westworld

 

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series

Anthony Anderson, Black-ish

Tituss Burgess, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Ty Burrell, Modern Family

William H. Macy, Shameless – WINNER

Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

 

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 an Ensemble in a Comedy Series

The Big Bang Theory

Black-ish

Modern Family

Orange Is The New Black – WINNER

Veep

 

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie

Riz Ahmed, The Night Of

Sterling K. Brown, American Crime Story: The People V. OJ Simpson

Bryan Cranston, All The Way – WINNER

John Turturro, The Night Of

Courtney B. Vance, American Crime Story: The People V. OJ Simpson

 

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie

Bryce Dallas Howard, Black Mirror

Felicity Huffman, American Crime

Audra McDonald, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill

Sarah Paulson, American Crime Story: The People V. OJ Simpson – WINNER

Kerry Washington – Confirmation

 

Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Television Series

Game of Thrones – WINNER

Daredevil

Luke Cage

The Walking Dead

Westworld

 

 

 







Courtesy: Daily Mail Online

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