The 27th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards went down Sunday, April 4th at 9 pm on TNT and TBS in a compressed format due to the pandemic. The one-hour, pre-taped event did not have a host, and was preceded by a preshow hosted by Jason George and JoBeth Williams. After being postponed, all winners’ acceptances were pre-recorded, but miraculously, news of wins did not slip ahead of time.
Aaron Sorkin’s “The Trial of the Chicago 7” earned Best Cast in a Motion Picture for Netflix, while Netflix’s “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” also won big for film, snagging a posthumous Best Actor for Chadwick Bosemanand Best Actress for Viola Davis. On the television side, another Netflix production, “The Crown,” won big in drama for Best Drama Ensemble, and Best Actress in a Drama Series for Gillian Anderson. “Schitt’s Creek” was a big winner in comedy, scooping up Best Comedy Ensemble and Best Comedic Actress for Catherine O’Hara.
The show honored the outstanding performances from the past year by selecting winners in 13 categories. Going in, “Da 5 Bloods,” “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” “Minari” and “The Trial of the Chicago 7” led film nominations with three apiece.
On the television side, multiple cast members from “The Crown,” “Schitt’s Creek,” “Ozark” and “The Queen’s Gambit” received acting nominations, and many “Bridgerton” fans were psyched to see the show in the mix following the Golden Globes snub.
Riz Ahmed, Sterling K. Brown, Lily Collins, Common, Ted Danson, Viola Davis, Daveed Diggs, Cynthia Erivo, Jimmy Fallon, Josh Gad, Henry Golding, Ethan Hawke, Mindy Kaling, Dan Levy, Helen Mirren, Rita Moreno, Daisy Ridley, Mary Steenburgen and Jason Sude were among the presenters Sunday night.
The SAGs are widely seen as a harbinger of what is to come at the Oscars, making this year’s takeaways especially interesting because Academy frontrunner “Nomadland” was not nominated for acting awards.
SAG Award Winners include:
Cast in a Motion Picture: “The Trial of the Chicago 7” Best Actor: CHADWICK BOSEMAN / Levee – “MA RAINEY’S BLACK BOTTOM” Best Actress: VIOLA DAVIS / Ma Rainey – “MA RAINEY’S BLACK BOTTOM” Best Supporting Actor: DANIEL KALUUYA / Fred Hampton – “JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH” Best Supporting Actress: YUH-JUNG YOUN / Soonja – “MINARI” Best Stunt Ensemble: “Wonder Woman 1984”
Best Drama Ensemble: “The Crown” Female Actor in a Drama Series: GILLIAN ANDERSON / Margaret Thatcher – “THE CROWN” Male Actor in a Drama Series: JASON BATEMAN / Marty Byrde – “OZARK” Female Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series: ANYA TAYLOR-JOY / Beth Harmon – “THE QUEEN’S GAMBIT” Male Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series: MARK RUFFALO / Dominick Birdsey/Thomas Birdsey – “I KNOW THIS MUCH IS TRUE” Best Comedy Ensemble: “Schitt’s Creek” Best Comedy Actor: JASON SUDEIKIS / Ted Lasso – “TED LASSO” Best Comedy Actress: CATHERINE O’HARA / Moira Rose – “SCHITT’S CREEK” Best Stunt Ensemble: “The Mandalorian’