Hollywood’s top onscreen talents were out in full force at Sunday’s 25th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium in LA.
Things got off to an exciting start, with The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel taking home all three honors in the TV comedy series categories.
Leading lady Rachel Brosnahan told her peers the award was a dream come true, saying: ‘I have wanted to be an actor for as long as I remember and to count you as my peers, let alone to stand on this stage is beyond my wildest dreams.’
Marvelous performances! Rachel Brosnahan and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel were big winners at Sunday’s SAG honors
Her castmate Tony Shaloub received the Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series award for his work in The Marvleous Mrs. Maisel.
Taking the stage to accept the third SAG honor of his career, Tony turned his thanks to fellow nominee Alan Arkin, telling audiences: ‘I just want to start by saying that the greatest honor of my life is to be honored in the same category as Alan Arkin.’
The cast of the Amazon show also took home the Outstanding Ensemble actor, calling their production a ‘love fest’ and thanking creator Amy Sherman Palladino for her leadership.
Toyn Shaloub won his third ever SAG honor for his work in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Hostess with the mostest: Hostess Meghan Mullally lead the event
Emily Blunt was surprised to earn the Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role honor for her work in hubby John Krasinski’s film A Quiet Place.
And she expressed her admiration for her other half in her acceptance speech, telling fellow actors: ‘I’m going to share this completely with my husband John Krasinski because the entire experience of doing this with you has completely pierced my heart directly.
‘You are a stunning filmmaker and I’m so lucky to be with you and to have done this film with me. Thank you for giving me the part, you would have been in major trouble if you hadn’t so you didn’t really have an option but thank you.’
Surprised! Emily Blunt was surprised to earn the Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role honor for her work in hubby John Krasinski’s film A Quiet Place.
Partner in life and in art: The A Quiet Place lead expressed her admiration for her other half John Krasinski (above) telling her fellow actors ‘You are a stunning filmmaker and I’m so lucky to be with you and to have done this film with me’
Another one for the Books: Mahershala Ali was awarded Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role for Green Book, his third SAG win of his career
Mahershala Ali was awarded Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role for his part in Green Book.
The three-time SAG winner sent his gratitude to his fellow actors, telling union members: ‘The more I am fortunate and blessed to get to do this work the more I realize how much I need you, all of you in this room to draw inspiration from and get my cues as to how to go deeper and I’m just really grateful to be among this fraternity of people, fraternity of artists who have the good fortune of getting to deal and wrestle with the human condition and trying to do that responsibly. So thank you so much. It’s just been an honor going on this journey with you.’
Keri Russell and Richard Madden presented the Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Television Movie Or Limited Series to first time winner Darren Criss for his part as murderer Andrew Cunanan in The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story.
First time’s a charm! First time winner Darren Criss won for The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
The Glee alum’s message focused on creating ‘something positive’ with his role.
‘As an actor my goal was to hopefully create something positive to use masks to create a positive change. For any of the families and friends that are still affected by the destruction he wrought I hope they know our goal was not to make a spectacle of their tragedy but to create a positive dialogue about social issues and bring to justice things that were in the shadows. I am so honored to be part of this union.’
Patricia Arquette was awarded the Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries honor for Escape at Dannemora.
Winner: Patricia Arquette was awarded the Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries honor for Escape at Dannemora
Teamwork: She thanked series creator Ben Stiller as well as castmates Benecio Del Toro and Paul Dano
She thanked series creator Ben Stiller as well as castmates Benecio Del Toro and Paul Dano.
‘I want to thank Ben stiller for your incredible support and letting me explore [her character’ Tilly and believing that there was value to the way she saw the world and felt and her sexuality and all of it.
‘Benicio you are a beast and one of the most amazing actors I’ve ever watched. You blew my mind. Paul Dano, you’re an inspiration and, truly, honest, integral, I learned so much from both of you. Eric, thank you for your incredible work. I was looking at the list of all the actors that worked on this today and it was six pages long. You were all incredible.
She added a political note at the end, saying: ‘Thank you Robert Mueller and everyone working to make sure that we have sovereignty for the United States of America.’
A life of excellence: Veteran actor Alan Alda was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award
Fellow legend: The MASH star was welcomed onto the stage by fellow legend Tom Hanks, who commended Alda for ‘not just for his decades of work and praise worthy credits but for how he has shown us all who we are and what we all can be’
Alda thanked the ‘brotherhood and sisterhood of actors’ he gets to call his peers
Veteran actor Alan Alda was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award.
The MASH star was welcomed onto the stage by fellow legend Tom Hanks, who commended Alda for ‘not just for his decades of work and praise worthy credits but for how he has shown us all who we are and what we all can be.’
Alda thanked the ‘brotherhood and sisterhood of actors’ he gets to call his peers.
‘I see more than ever now how proud I am to be a member of our brotherhood and sisterhood of actors,’ he began. ‘When we get a chance to act, it’s our job, at least in part, to get inside a character’s head and to search, to search for a way to see life from that person’s point of view, another person’s vision of the world.
‘And then to let an audience experience that. It may never have been more urgent to see the world through another person’s eyes than when a culture is divided so sharply, actors can help at least a little just by doing what we do.
Stand out: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series went to Jason Bateman for Ozark
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series went to Jason Bateman for Ozark.
He sent a hopeful message to those working actors still waiting for their big break in his speech.
‘I know there’s a lot of our fellow union members that are not here or are not working as frequently as they might want to, and that was certainly the case for me for a long time. And you wonder if you got it. You wonder if you’re any good ‘cuz what we’re doing is we’re just liars up there, you know, and we’re wondering if people are buying it.
‘You know, everybody is just a job away. For me it was Arrested [Development]. I am very, very grateful to that show. I just want to say to the people at home and not working as frequently as they want, you’re just one job away. You’re plenty talented. Hang in there.’
Killer role: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series went to Sandra Oh for Killing Eve, marking her fourth career SAG win
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series went to Sandra Oh for Killing Eve, marking her fourth career SAG win.
She thanked her peers for their ongoing support, telling her fellow SAG-AFTRA members: ‘I have felt your support so tremendously the past years…’
Sandra also recalled an anecdote about Jamie Foxx, who ‘pulled [her] aside and he said: “Keep going.”‘
This Is Us took home the Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.
Mandy Moore acted as spokesperson as the group of 15 castmembers took the stage.
‘We have the best crew in the business. We’re a little biased. All of the background actors, guest actors, again, everyone has been saying it tonight but our show wouldn’t be what it is without you,’ she gushed.
Justin Hartley ended the speech by saying: ‘Thank you so much for embracing a show that is about life and its unpredictable loss and its sweet victories and all of that amazing stuff.’
Rami Malek held back tears as he took the stage to accept his Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role award for playing rocker Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody.
The Mr. Robot actor talked about the ‘power’ he felt from playing the legendary rock star.
‘I get some power from [Mercury] that is about stepping up and living your best life, being exactly who you want to be, and accomplishing everything you so desire. And I feel that and he allows us all to feel that, so this is, again, for him. Thank you very much.’
Star power: A Star Is Born earned the most SAG Award nominations, with four. Above leads Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper appear
Super ensemble: Black Panther was nominated for a SAG Award for best ensemble. Above Lupita Nyong’o, from left, Chadwick Boseman and Letitia Wright appear
With A Star Is Born leading nominations, all eyes will be on Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper as the 25th Screen Actors Guild Awards begins on Sunday night.
The film has nominations for best ensemble, Bradley Cooper (best male actor), Lady Gaga (best female actor) and Sam Elliott (best supporting male actor).
The other nominees for the group’s top award, best ensemble, are Black Panther, Bohemian Rhapsody, BlacKkKlansman and Crazy Rich Asians.
The SAG Awards are one of the most reliable bellwethers of the Academy Awards, but several of this year’s top Oscar contenders failed to land a best ensemble nomination.
Rock and roll: Rami Malek is a favorite in to win in the Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role category. The above image released by Twentieth Century Fox shows Joe Mazzello, from left, Ben Hardy, Rami Malek and Gwilym Lee
A Spike Lee joint: BlacKkKlansman was nominated for three awards. The above still released by Focus Features shows Adam Driver, left, and John David Washington, who are both nominated
The two leading Oscar nominees — Roma and The Favourite — were bypassed by the actors guild. The Favourite still earned nods for its three lead actresses — Olivia Colman, Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz — but Roma was shut out entirely.
Both films landed 10 Oscar nods.
The SAG Awards also have something the Oscars don’t: a host. Megan Mullally will emcee the show from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.
Tom Hanks will present Alan Alda with the Life Achievement Award.
The best picture winner at the Academy Awards has always first been nominated for best ensemble by the SAG Awards except in 1996, when Braveheart won best picture, and last year, when Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water overcame the SAG omission to win best picture. The actors guild instead awarded Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri its top prize.
Crazy talented cast: Crazy Rich Asians is nominated in the Best Ensemble category. This image released by Warner Bros. Entertainment shows Michelle Yeoh, from left, Henry Golding and Constance Wu
Guest of honor! This year’s show will honor Alan Alda with the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award
Actors easily make up the largest percentage of the academy, so their preferences can have an especially large impact on the Oscar race.
This year’s picks, chosen by the 2,500 nominating members of SAG-AFTRA, included a few head scratchers. If the guild liked the cast of ‘The Favourite’ well enough to nominate three of its stars, why did it prefer the ensemble of ‘Bohemian Rhapsody,’ a film widely seen as Rami Malek’s one-man show?
Ahead of this year’s show, the Screen Actors Guild also took the unusual step of publicly criticizing the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for pressuring stars to appear only on the Oscars.
The film academy has declined to comment.
SAG AWARD NOMINATIONS 2019
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role:
Christian Bale, ‘Vice’
Bradley Cooper, ‘A Star Is Born’
Rami Malek, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ – WINNER
Viggo Mortensen, ‘Green Book’
John David Washington, ‘BlacKkKlansman’
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role:
Emily Blunt, ‘Mary Poppins Returns’
Glenn Close, ‘The Wife’ – WINNER
Olivia Colman, ‘The Favourite’
Lady Gaga, ‘A Star Is Born’
Melissa McCarthy, ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role:
Mahershala Ali, ‘Green Book’ – WINNER
Timothee Chalamet, ‘Beautiful Boy’
Adam Driver, ‘BlacKkKlansman’
Sam Elliott, ‘A Star Is Born’
Richard E. Grant, ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role:
Amy Adams, ‘Vice’
Emily Blunt, ‘A Quiet Place’ – WINNER
Margot Robbie, ‘Mary Queen of Scots’
Emma Stone, ‘The Favourite’
Rachel Weisz, ‘The Favourite’
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture:
‘A Star Is Born’
‘Crazy Rich Asians’
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries:
Antonio Banderas, ‘Genius: Picasso’
Darren Criss, ‘Assassination of Gianni Versace’ – WINNER
Hugh Grant, ‘A Very English Scandal’
Anthony Hopkins, ‘King Lear’
Bill Pullman, ‘The Sinner’
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries:
Amy Adams, ‘Sharp Objects’
Patricia Arquette, ‘Escape at Dannemora’ – WINNER
Patricia Clarkson, ‘Sharp Objects’
Penelope Cruz, ‘Assassination of Gianni Versace’
Emma Stone, ‘Maniac’
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series:
Jason Bateman, ‘Ozark’ – WINNER
Sterling K. Brown, ‘This is Us’
Joseph Fiennes, ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’
John Krasinski, ‘Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan’
Bob Odenkirk, ‘Better Call Saul’
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series:
Julia Garner, ‘Ozark’
Laura Linney, ‘Ozark’
Elisabeth Moss, ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’
Sandra Oh, ‘Killing Eve’ – WINNER
Robin Wright, ‘House of Cards’
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series:
Alan Arkin, ‘The Kominsky Method’
Michael Douglas, ‘The Kominsky Method’
Bill Hader, ‘Barry’
Tony Shalhoub, ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ – WINNER
Henry Winkler, ‘Barry’
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series:
Alex Borstein, ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’
Alison Brie, ‘Glow’
Rachel Brosnahan, ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ – WINNER
Jane Fonda, ‘Grace and Frankie’
Lily Tomlin, ‘Grace and Frankie’
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series:
‘Better Call Saul’
‘The Handmaid’s Tale’
‘This Is Us’ – WINNER
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series:
‘The Kominsky Method’
‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ – WINNER
Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series:
‘Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan’
‘The Walking Dead’
Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture:
‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’
‘Avengers: Infinity War’
‘The Ballad of Buster Scruggs’
‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’