Marvel Studios’ Black Panther continues to surprise many not because of how many awards it’s been nominated for but with how many wins it’s taking home. At the 2019 SAG Awards last night, the film took home the top prize of Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, beating out films like BlacKkKlasman, Bohemian Rhapsody, Crazy Rich Asians, and A Star is Born.
And no surprise to anyone, Rami Malek won Best Actor for his lead performance in Bohemian Rhapsody, while Mahershala Ali won Best Supporting Actor for his role as Don Shirley in Green Book. Emily Blunt won a supporting actress award for her performance in A Quiet Place, while Glenn Close won Best Actress for The Wife.
And once again, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel continues to impress with three wins in Television. Check out the full list of winners below.
The Screen Actors Guild Awards (or SAG) recognizes the best performances in both film an television. It is often seen as a predictor of who will be nominated for the top acting honors for the Oscars and Emmys, with actors and actresses voting on who wins these awards.
It comes as no surprise that Rami Malek and Christian Bale have earned themselves honors for their performances in Bohemian Rhapsody and Vice, respectively. Emily Blunt and Lady Gaga are also being recognized with nominations for their performances in Mary Poppins Returns and A Star Is Born. Blunt also earned a supporting nod for her performance in A Quiet Place. Some of the more popular films like Crazy Rich Asians and Black Panther didn’t get as many individual noms, but their collective efforts are being recognized for Outstanding Performance by a Cast.
As for the TV side of things, Atlanta, Barry, GLOW, The Kominsky Method, and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel have earned nominations for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series, while The Americans, Better Call Saul, This Is Us and Ozark took home nominations for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series. Check out the full list, below.
The SAG Awards honor and recognize the best the performances of the year, and are often seen as an early indicator of who will win the Academy Awards for Best Actor and Actress, and Best Supporting Actor and Actress. Basically, each guild has their own awards ceremony to honor those within the industry and guild. And now that awards season is in full swing we are about to get to see more and more names being nominated for their work.
Following yesterday’s Golden Globe nominees, comes the SAG nominations. And what you will see is a strange disparity between the two as The Shape of Water got shut out of the Best Ensemble, while The Big Sick got recognized for Best Supporting Actress and Best Ensemble. Check out the nominations below.
If there is one thing you can expect from these guild awards, it’s the unexpected. The outcome of these awards, such as the SAG Awards, are oftentimes a precursor to the winners of the Academy Awards. On Saturday, the PGA handed out multiple Screen Actors Guild awards to La La Land, and even the Netflix series Stranger Things earned top honors. But the SAG Awards showed us that even films you never thought could win, can pull off a well-deserved upset. Last night, Hidden Figures, Fences, Moonlight, and Stranger Things earned all kinds of awards, beating out some stiff competition.
Check out the full list of SAG Awards winners here below.
Last week, veteran actress Betty White took the stage at the The Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards to accept the Lifetime Achievement Award.
You can watch the 3-minute video here below of White’s acceptance speech — and I highly suggest you do.
I’ve tagged this post as “humor” — because trust me, White is a riot and you’ll laugh because she’s genuinely funny (not because she’s a ‘sweet old lady.’) But, I have to warn you — as funny as it is, is how endearing it was as well. I found myself getting quite teary-eyed when the 88-year-old Golden Girls actress talked about how she still had many more years left in her professional career and what getting this award meant to her.
The award was presented to White by her Proposal co-star Sandra Bullock (you’ll also find out what White thinks of Bullock, who controversially just won the Golden Globe award for Best Actress in a Drama for her role in The Blind Side).