SAG Awards have been one of the most substantial awards in Hollywood since 1995. It indicates the success achieved in the academy awards. It has been important for a long time now because the SAG-AFTRA members are granted with various benefits, including the contracts/collective bargaining, eligibility for the SAG-AFTRA health plan, SAG-Producers Pension Plan, AFTRA retirement fund, the iActor online casting database, etc.
The Screen Actors Guild Awards Show AIRed on Sunday, April 4, as a one-hour celebration that is shorter than the usual two-hour or more telecast. This year’s awards highlighted and heightened the show’s signature “I am An Actor” stories with the help of funny interviews intrigued throughout the telecast. The show pursued its existing tradition of appreciating the past year’s excellent performances with announcements in 13 categories.
The Previous year, all the SAG Ensemble nominees persisted to win the academy awards including the SAG’s great winner “Parasite”, which bagged the Best Picture, Director, Original Screenplay, international feature for Bong Joon Ho at the Oscars. All the SAG acting winners replicated at the Academy Awards too- Renée Zellweger for “Judy”, Joaquin Phoenix for “Joker”, Brad Pitt for “Once Upon A Time in Hollywood” and Laura Dern for “Marriage Story”.
Also, SAG does not always lead to the Academy Awards. Amongst the SAG nominees who could not make it to the Oscars are Emily Blunt for “A Quiet Place”, who bagged the SAG Award, Lupita Nyong’o for “Us”, Taron Egerton for “Rocketman” and Jennifer Lopez for “Hustlers”.
NOMINEES AND WINNERS IN DIFFERENT CATEGORIES:
The Nominees for The Cast in a Motion Picture were-
- Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
- One Night in Miami
- Trial of Chicago 7
“Trial of Chicago 7” won this award.
The Nominees for The Male Actor in a Leading Role in a Motion Picture were-
- Riz Ahmed for Sound of Metal
- Chadwick Boseman for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
- Anthony Hopkins for The Father
- Gary Oldman for Mank
- Steven Yeun for Minari
“Chadwick Boseman” won this award.
The Nominees for The Female Actor in a Leading Role in a Motion Picture were-
- Amy Adams for Hillbilly Elegy
- Viola Davis for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
- Vanessa Kirby for Pieces of a Woman
- Frances McDormand forNomadland
- Carey Mulligan for Promising Young Woman
“Viola Davis” won this award.
The Nominees for The Male Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture were-
- Sacha Baron Cohen for The Trial of the Chicago 7
- Chadwick Boseman for Da 5 Bloods
- Daniel Kaluuya for Judas and the Black Messiah
- Jared Leto for The Little Things
- Leslie Odom, Jr. for One Night in Miami
“Daniel Kaluuya” won this award.
The Nominees for The Female Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture were-
- Maria Bakalova for Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
- Glenn Close for Hillbilly Elegy
- Olivia Colman for The Father
- Youn Yuh-Jung for Minari
- Helena Zengel for News of the World
“Youn Yuh” won this award.
The Nominees for The Ensemble in a Drama Series were-
- Better Call Saul
- The Crown
- Lovecraft Country
“The Crown” won this award.
The Nominees for The Male Actor in a Drama Series were-
- Jason Bateman for Ozark
- Sterling K. Brown for This Is Us
- Josh O’Connor for The Crown
- Bob Odenkirk for Better Call Saul
- Rege-Jean Page for Bridgerton
“Jason Bateman” won this award.
The Nominees for The Female Actor in a Drama Series were-
- Gillian Anderson for The Crown
- Olivia Colman for The Crown
- Emma Corrin for The Crown
- Julia Garner for Ozark
- Laura Linney for Ozark
“Gillian Anderson” won this award.
The Nominees for The Ensemble in Comedy Series were-
- Dead to Me
- The Flight Attendant
- The Great
- Schitt’s Creek
- Ted Lasso
“Schitt’s Creek” won this award.
The Nominees for The Male Actor in a Comedy Series were-
- Nicholas Hoult for The Great
- Dan Levy for Schitt’s Creek
- Eugene Levy for Schitt’s Creek
- Jason Sudeikis for Ted Lasso
- Ramy Youssef for Ramy
“Jason Sudeikis” won this award.
The Nominees for The Female Actor in a Comedy Series were-
- Christina Applegate for Dead to Me
- Linda Cardellini for Dead to Me
- Kaley Cuoco for The Flight Attendant
- Annie Murphy for Schitt’s Creek
- Catherine O’Hara for Schitt’s Creek
“Catherine O’Hara” won this award.
The Nominees for The Male Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series were-
- Bill Camp for The Queen’s Gambit
- Daveed Diggs for Hamilton
- Hugh Grant for The Undoing
- Ethan Hawke for The Good Lord Bird
- Mark Ruffalo for I Know This Much Is True
“Mark Ruffalo” won this award.
The Nominees for The Female Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series were-
- Cate Blanchett for Mrs. America
- Michaela Coel for I May Destroy You
- Nicole Kidman for The Undoing
- Anya Taylor-Joy for The Queen’s Gambit
- Kerry Washington for Little Fires Everywhere
“Anya Taylor” won this award.
The Nominees for The Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture were-
- Da 5 Bloods
- News of the World
- The Trial of the Chicago 7
- Wonder Woman 1984
“Wonder Woman 1984” won this award.
The Nominees for The Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series were-
- The Boys
- Cobra Kai
- Lovecraft Country
- The Mandalorian
“The Mandalorian” won this award.
The Highlight of the Screen Actors Guild Awards were “Trial of the Chicago 7”, with the best actor honored to the Late actor “Chadwick Boseman”. We wish more of such exciting nominees to be present next year as the chart is filled with upcoming blockbusters ranging from the marvel series releasing their different new versions to many other action films down the timeline of 2021.