The 24th annual SAG Awards were handed out tonight at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, and it appears there are serious front-runners for the acting Oscars.
Fox Searchlight’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri won three Actor trophies tonight, including the marquee film ensemble prize. Also, Frances McDormand won for her lead role, and Sam Rockwell won for supporting. See the full winners list below.
Gary Oldman continued his awards-season run, winning Lead Actor for his tour-de-force turn as Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour.
Likewise, the other winner in supporting category for film might be tough to beat at the Oscars: Allison Janney, for playing Tonya Harding’s mom in I, Tonya. It was her seventh SAG Awards, spanning The West Wing, American Beauty, The Help and the Harding biopic.
Nicole Kidman Praises Actresses Before Her: 'We Have Proven We Are Potent And Powerful' — SAG Awards
On the TV side, NBC gave broadcast nets a boost with two wins for This Is Us: Ensemble in a Drama Series and Sterling K. Brown for Male Actor. HBO’s Big Little Lies and Veep also won twice. Nicole Kidman and Alexander Skarsgard took trophies for playing unconventional spouses in Big Little Lies, and Veep was voted the winner for comedy ensemble — surprisingly its first — with lead Julia Louis-Dreyfus also winning for the Selina Meyer role. The actress has been undergoing chemo treatments and was unable to attend the ceremony. She tweeted this, though:
It also was Kidman’s first win in her 10th nomination.
HBO was the big winner among networks with four, followed by NBC’s two. Netflix and Showtime took one apiece. And Fox Searchlight tripled up on the competition with the three Actors for Three Billboards. Focus got the one for Darkest Hour and Neon/30WEST took the other for I, Tonya.
There was plenty of #MeToo-related talk tonight but nothing too controversial as women clearly were in the spotlight. All of the presenters were female as was the host. The SAG Awards never has had a host — until tonight. Executive producer Kathy Connell and the SAG Awards Committee are breaking a long-standing custom by assigning those duties to Kristen Bell of the Bad Moms films House of Lies alum.
Conversely, there was very little political talk Dunday night — in fact, the only time Donald Trump’s name was mentioned was during the clip for Anthony Anderson’s Black-ish nomination.
Morgan Freeman accepted tonight’s Lifetime Achievement Award. After accepting the honor from EGOT winner and fellow The Electric Company alum Rita Moreno — who was in a playful mood and noted that she’s known Freeman for 50 years — he said backstage: “I got on stage first time when I was 8 and I played Little Boy Blue in a pageant. By 12, there was no question (he wanted to be an actor.” He later blew off a reporter’s question about whether Hollywood awards are “too white.” Instead, he focused on the career honor. “You have to give that some thought because the title is Life Achievement. The inference might be to get off the stage, you’re done. My hope is that is not the case and they were saying congratulations, so far.”
Here is the complete list of winners for the 24th annual SAG Awards:
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI (Fox Searchlight)
ABBIE CORNISH / Anne
PETER DINKLAGE / James
WOODY HARRELSON / Willoughby
JOHN HAWKES / Charlie
LUCAS HEDGES / Robbie
ŽELJKO IVANEK / Desk Sgt.
CALEB LANDRY JONES / Red Welby
FRANCES McDORMAND / Mildred
CLARKE PETERS / Abercrombie
SAM ROCKWELL / Dixon
SAMARA WEAVING / Penelope
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
FRANCES McDORMAND / Mildred – “THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI” (Fox Searchlight)
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
GARY OLDMAN / Winston Churchill – “DARKEST HOUR” (Focus Features)
Oustanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
THIS IS US (NBC)
ERIS BAKER / Tess Pearson
ALEXANDRA BRECKENRIDGE / Sophie
STERLING K. BROWN / Randall Pearson
LONNIE CHAVIS / Young Randall
JUSTIN HARTLEY / Kevin Pearson
FAITHE HERMAN / Annie Pearson
RON CEPHAS JONES / William Hill
CHRISSY METZ / Kate Pearson
MANDY MOORE / Rebecca Pearson
CHRIS SULLIVAN / Toby Damon
MILO VENTIMIGLIA / Jack Pearson
SUSAN KELECHI WATSON / Beth Pearson
HANNAH ZEILE / Teenage Kate
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
CLAIRE FOY / Queen Elizabeth II – “THE CROWN” (Netflix)
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
STERLING K. BROWN / Randall Pearson – “THIS IS US” (NBC)
Life Achievement Award
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series
NICOLE KIDMAN / Celeste Wright – “BIG LITTLE LIES” (HBO)
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series
ALEXANDER SKARSGÅRD / Perry Wright – “BIG LITTLE LIES” (HBO)
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
SAM ROCKWELL / Dixon – “THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI” (Fox Searchlight)
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
ALLISON JANNEY / LaVona Golden – “I, TONYA” (Neon/30West)
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
DAN BAKKEDAHL / Roger Furlong
ANNA CHLUMSKY / Amy Brookheimer
GARY COLE / Kent Davison
MARGARET COLIN / Jane McCabe
KEVIN DUNN / Ben Cafferty
CLEA DUVALL / Marjorie Palmiotti
NELSON FRANKLIN / Will
TONY HALE / Gary Walsh
JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS / Selina Meyer
SAM RICHARDSON / Richard Splett
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PAUL SCHEER / Stevie
REID SCOTT / Dan Egan
TIMOTHY SIMONS / Jonah Ryan
SARAH SUTHERLAND / Catherine Meyer
MATT WALSH / Mike McLintock
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS / Selina Meyer – “VEEP” (HBO)
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
WILLIAM H. MACY / Frank Gallagher – “SHAMELESS” (Showtime)
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