Thu. Oct 22nd, 2020

2020 Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG): ‘Parasite’ makes history as first non-English language film to win top prize

The South Korean film Parasite made history tonight as the first film ever to win the Screen Actors Guild top prize, Outstanding Cast in a Motion Picture. Earlier in the evening, the introduction of the film by actors Kang Ho Song, Sun Kyun Lee and So Dam Park received the biggest audience standing ovation of the night, a moment that proved to be the bellwether of what was to come.

Five-time nominee Joaquin Phoenix won his first SAG award as Actor in a Leading Role for Joker. Phoenix used his speech to highlight his peers in his category. “We’d always lose to this one kid!” ‘It’s Leonardo,’ casting directors would say. Renée Zellweger (Judy) won her 4th SAG award and became only the second actress to win a two lead awards from the Screen Actors Guild for motion pictures (after Frances McDormand) and ties Daniel Day-Lewis for the most individual wins (3).

Laura Dern knocked down another win on her way to her first Oscar, as Female Actor in a Supporting Role for Marriage Story, getting the opportunity to thank and celebrate in front of and with her father Bruce Dern, a nominee as part of the cast of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Brad Pitt (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood) won Actor in a Supporting Role and took the time to laud his fellow actors as well as rib his director Quentin Tarantino’s foot fetish saying, “Quentin has separated more women from their shoes than the TSA.” It is his second win from nine nominations.

Tony Shalhoub (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) won his 4th SAG award as Male Actor in a Comedy Series. Phoebe Waller-Bridge continued her reign after Emmy and Golden Globe wins as Actress in a Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series for Fleabag‘s second season. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel won its second ensemble prize in a row, upsetting Fleabag and Schitt’s Creek. Despite being the Emmy champion, Peter Dinklage won his first SAG award for Game of Thrones after six nominations. The Crown won its first Ensemble award for its third season. Jennifer Aniston won her 2nd SAG award of 11 nominations, this time in Female Actor in a Drama Series for The Morning Show. She took time to shout of co-star Reese Witherspoon (“It’s been 20 years but we got here!”) and Adam Sandler on his role in Uncut Gems (“Adam Sandler, your performance is magic!”).

Michelle Williams completed her awards run, winning Female Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series for Fosse/Verdon, winning the SAG tonight after the Emmy and Golden Globe. Her counterpart Sam Rockwell won Male Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series, the third SAG win of his career, upsetting Emmy winner Jharrel Jerome (When They See Us).

Game of Thrones‘ Gwendoline Christie introduced a clip segment for heroes, invoking Black Panther, Wonder Woman and climate change activist Greta Thunberg in her opening. The clips began with traditional superheroes only to turn into a range of performances on and off screen that embodied the idea of a hero from Zach Gottsagen of The Peanut Butter Falcon to Jamie Leigh Curtis of Halloween.

Robert De Niro, who received a nomination this year as a member of the cast of The Irishman, is the 2020 recipient of the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award and be presented by Screen Actors Guild winner Leonardo DiCaprio. In his intro, DiCaprio recalled his early moviegoing days and interest by recalling his own father’s advice, “If you want to understand what great acting is, watch that man on screen.” De Niro wasted no time advocating for politicians that support immigration, diversity, reproductive rights and more: “There’s right and there’s wrong and there’s abuse of power. I have a right to use my voice.”

As was spearheaded by the Golden Globes and the Critics’ Choice Awards, the SAG Awards provided a plant-based, eco-friendly meal created by renowned chef Wolfgang Puck consisting of a romano bean salad with arugula, niçoise olives, shaved baby peppers and sweet onion vinaigrette, a paella rice salad with squash, Tuscan kale and piquillo peppers, charred harissa-glazed baby carrots, little gem lettuce, pita, sumac and lavash.

The SAG Awards has been the recipient of the Environmental Media Association (EMA) Green Seal for 11 years running in addition to having been awarded the EMA Gold Seal and the Green Production honor. The SAG Awards has also partnered for multiple years with non-profit environmental organizations such as American Forests. For the 25th Anniversary of the SAG Awards, American Forests planted 25,000 trees across the U.S. in a collaborative effort to improve the quality of air, water and wildlife habitat.

Here is the full list of winners (in bold) as they are announced.

MOTION PICTURE

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

BOMBSHELL (Lionsgate)
Connie Britton, Allison Janney, Nicole Kidman, John Lithgow, Malcolm McDowell, Kate McKinnon, Margot Robbie, Charlize Theron

THE IRISHMAN (Netflix)
Bobby Cannavale, Robert De Niro, Stephen Graham, Harvey Keitel, Al Pacino, Anna Paquin, Joe Pesci, Ray Romano

JOJO RABBIT (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
Alfie Allen, Roman Griffin Davis, Scarlett Johansson, Thomasin McKenzie, Stephen Merchant, Sam Rockwell, Taika Waititi, Rebel Wilson

ONCE UPON A TIME… IN HOLLYWOOD (Sony Pictures Entertainment)
Austin Butler, Julia Butters, Bruce Dern, Leonardo DiCaprio, Dakota Fanning, Emile Hirsch, Damian Lewis, Mike Moh, Timothy Olyphant, Al Pacino, Luke Perry, Brad Pitt, Margaret Qualley, Margot Robbie

PARASITE (Neon) – WINNER
Hyae Jin Chang, Yeo Jeong Cho, Woo Shik Choi, Hyeon Jun Jung, Ziso Jung, Jung Eun Lee, Sun Kyun Lee, Myung Hoon Park, So Dam Park, Kang Ho Song

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

CHRISTIAN BALE / Ken Miles – “FORD v FERRARI”
LEONARDO DiCAPRIO / Rick Dalton — “ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD”
ADAM DRIVER / Charlie Barber – “MARRIAGE STORY”
TARON EGERTON / Elton John – “ROCKETMAN”
JOAQUIN PHOENIX / Arthur Fleck – “JOKER” – WINNER

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

CYNTHIA ERIVO / “Harriet” (Focus Features)
SCARLETT JOHANSSON / “Marriage Story” (Netflix)
LUPITA NYONG’O / “Us” (Universal Pictures)
CHARLIZE THERON / “Bombshell” (Lionsgate)
RENÉE ZELLWEGER / “Judy” (Roadside Attractions) – WINNER

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

JAMIE FOXX / Walter McMillian – “JUST MERCY”
TOM HANKS / Fred Rogers – “A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD”
AL PACINO / Jimmy Hoffa – “THE IRISHMAN”
JOE PESCI / Russell Bufalino – “THE IRISHMAN”
BRAD PITT / Cliff Booth – “ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD – WINNER

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role

LAURA DERN / Nora Fanshaw – “MARRIAGE STORY” – WINNER
SCARLETT JOHANSSON / Rosie – “JOJO RABBIT
NICOLE KIDMAN / Gretchen Carlson – “BOMBSHELL”
JENNIFER LOPEZ / Ramona – “HUSTLERS”
MARGOT ROBBIE / Kayla Pospisil – “BOMBSHELL”

Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture

AVENGERS: ENDGAME – WINNER
FORD v FERRARI
THE IRISHMAN
JOKER
ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD


TELEVISION

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series

BIG LITTLE LIES (HBO)
Iain Armitage, Darby Camp, Chloe Coleman, Cameron Crovetti, Nicholas Crovetti, Laura Dern, Martin Donovan, Merrin Dungey, Crystal Fox, Ivy George, Nicole Kidman, Zoë Kravitz, Kathryn Newton, Jeffrey Nordling, Denis O’Hare, Adam Scott, Alexander Skarsgård, Douglas Smith, Meryl Streep, James Tupper, Robin Weigert, Reese Witherspoon, Shailene Woodley

THE CROWN (Netflix) – WINNER
Marion Bailey, Helena Bonham Carter, Olivia Colman, Charles Dance, Ben Daniels, Erin Doherty, Charles Edwards, Tobias Menzies, Josh O’Connor, Sam Phillips, David Rintoul, Jason Watkins

GAME OF THRONES (HBO)
Alfie Allen, Pilou Asbæk, Jacob Anderson, John Bradley, Gwendoline Christie, Emilia Clarke, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Ben Crompton, Liam Cunningham, Joe Dempsie, Peter Dinklage, Richard Dormer, Nathalie Emmanuel, Jerome Flynn, Iain Glen, Kit Harington, Lena Headey, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Conleth Hill, Kristofer Hivju, Rory McCann, Hannah Murray, Staz Nair, Daniel Portman, Bella Ramsey, Richard Rycroft, Sophie Turner, Carice van Houten, Rupert Vansittart, Maisie Williams

THE HANDMAID’S TALE (Hulu)
Alexis Bledel, Madeline Brewer, Amanda Brugel, Ann Dowd, O-T Fagbenle, Joseph Fiennes, Kristen Gutoskie, Nina Kiri, Ashleigh LaThrop, Elisabeth Moss, Yvonne Strahovski, Bahia Watson, Bradley Whitford, Samira Wiley

STRANGER THINGS (Netflix)
Millie Bobby Brown, Cara Buono, Jake Busey, Natalia Dyer, Cary Elwes, Priah Ferguson, Brett Gelman, David Harbour, Maya Hawke, Charlie Heaton, Andrey Ivchenko, Joe Keery, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Dacre Montgomery, Michael Park, Francesca Reale, Winona Ryder, Noah Schnapp, Sadie Sink, Finn Wolfhard

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series

STERLING K. BROWN / Randall Pearson – “THIS IS US”
STEVE CARELL / Mitch Kessler – “THE MORNING SHOW”
BILLY CRUDUP / Corey Ellison – “THE MORNING SHOW”
PETER DINKLAGE / Tyrion Lannister – “GAME OF THRONES” – WINNER
DAVID HARBOUR / Jim Hopper – “STRANGER THINGS”

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series

JENNIFER ANISTON / Alex Levy – “THE MORNING SHOW” – WINNER
HELENA BONHAM CARTER / Princess Margaret – “THE CROWN”
OLIVIA COLMAN / Queen Elizabeth II – “THE CROWN”
JODIE COMER /Villanelle – “KILLING EVE”
ELISABETH MOSS / Offred/June – “THE HANDMAID’S TALE”

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series

BARRY (HBO)
Nikita Bogolyubov, Darrell Britt-Gibson, D’Arcy Carden, Andy Carey, Anthony Carrigan, Troy Caylak, Rightor Doyle, Patricia Fa’asua, Alejandro Furth, Sarah Goldberg, Nick Gracer, Bill Hader, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Michael Irby, John Pirruccello, Stephen Root, Henry Winkler

FLEABAG (Prime Video)
Sian Clifford, Olivia Colman, Brett Gelman, Bill Paterson, Andrew Scott, Phoebe Waller-Bridge

THE KOMINSKY METHOD (Netflix)
Jenna Lyng Adams, Alan Arkin, Sarah Baker, Casey Thomas Brown, Michael Douglas, Lisa Edelstein, Paul Reiser, Graham Rogers, Jane Seymour, Melissa Tang, Nancy Travis

THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL (Prime Video)
Caroline Aaron, Alex Borstein, Rachel Brosnahan, Marin Hinkle, Stephanie Hsu, Joel Johnstone, Jane Lynch, Leroy McClain, Kevin Pollak, Tony Shalhoub, Matilda Szydagis, Brian Tarantina, Michael Zegen

SCHITT’S CREEK (Pop TV)
Chris Elliott, Emily Hampshire, Daniel Levy, Eugene Levy, Sarah Levy, Dustin Milligan, Annie Murphy, Catherine O’Hara, Noah Reid, Jennifer Robertson, Karen Robinson

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series

ALAN ARKIN / Norman Newlander – “THE KOMINSKY METHOD”
MICHAEL DOUGLAS / Sandy Kominsky – “THE KOMINSKY METHOD”
BILL HADER / Barry – “BARRY”
ANDREW SCOTT / The Priest – “FLEABAG”
TONY SHALHOUB / Abe Weissman – “THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL” – WINNER

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series

CHRISTINA APPLEGATE / Jen Harding – “DEAD TO ME”
ALEX BORSTEIN / Susie Myerson – “THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL”
RACHEL BROSNAHAN / Midge Maisel – “THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL”
CATHERINE O’HARA / Moira Rose – “SCHITT’S CREEK”
PHOEBE WALLER-BRIDGE / Fleabag – “FLEABAG” – WINNER

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series

MAHERSHALA ALI / Wayne Hays – “TRUE DETECTIVE”
RUSSELL CROWE / Roger Ailes – “THE LOUDEST VOICE”
JARED HARRIS / Valery Legasov – “CHERNOBYL”
JHARREL JEROME / Korey Wise – “WHEN THEY SEE US”
SAM ROCKWELL / Bob Fosse – “FOSSE/VERDON” – WINNER

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series

PATRICIA ARQUETTE / Dee Dee Blanchard – “THE ACT”
TONI COLLETTE / Det. Grace Rasmussen – “UNBELIEVABLE”
JOEY KING / Gypsy Rose Blanchard – “THE ACT”
EMILY WATSON / Ulana Khomyuk – “CHERNOBYL”
MICHELLE WILLIAMS / Gwen Verdon – “FOSSE/VERDON” – WINNER

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series

GAME OF THRONES – WINNER
GLOW
STRANGER THINGS
THE WALKING DEAD
WATCHMEN

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