“Hidden Figures,” “Orange Is the New Black,” “Stranger Things” Among Winners at Politically Fueled SAG Awards
Written by Leah Jones on January 31, 2017
The cast of the film “Hidden Figures” celebrate their win at the SAGAwards; Kevork Djansezian/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) — Hidden Figures, Orange Is the New Black and Stranger Things were among the winners at the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, but politics took center stage at Sunday’s event, carried live on TBS and TNT from the Shrine Auditorium in Hollywood.
Many of the winners used their acceptance speeches to address President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration by spreading messages of unity and tolerance.
The cast of Netflix’s Stranger Things won for outstanding ensemble in a drama, and cast member David Harbour fired up the audience with his impassioned speech about unity. “We are all human beings and we are all together on this horrible, painful, joyous, exciting and mysterious ride that is being alive,” he declared.
Mahershala Ali, a first-time winner for outstanding male performance in a movie for his role in Moonlight, said he knew tolerance was possible because his mother — an ordained minister — wasn’t pleased with his decision to become a Muslim 17 years ago, but that they “put things to the side” since.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, a repeat winner for outstanding female in a comedy series for Veep, recalled that her father fled France after the Nazi invasion, and called the immigrant ban, “un-American.”
On a lighter note, Denzel Washington, who took home his first SAG Award for his role in Fences, joked that he wasn’t expecting to win Sunday, saying, “I am a God-fearing man. I’m supposed to have faith, but I didn’t have faith.”
Bryan Cranston, Sarah Paulson, John Lithgow, Claire Foy and William H. Macy were honored for performances in television, while Viola Davis and Emma Stone won for performances in movies. Orange Is the New Black took home the award for Outstanding Ensemble Cast in a Comedy Series.
Lily Tomlin was the recipient of this year’s Life Achievement Award, presented to her by her 9 to 5 co-star, Dolly Parton.
Here’s the complete list of winners from Sunday night’s Screen Actors Guild Awards:
Theatrical Motion Pictures
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Denzel Washington as Troy Maxson – Fences (Paramount Pictures)
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Emma Stone as Mia – La La Land (Lionsgate)
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Mahershala Ali as Juan – Moonlight (A24)
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Viola Davis as Rose Maxson – Fences (Paramount Pictures)
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Hidden Figures (20th Century Fox)
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series
Bryan Cranston as President Lyndon B. Johnson – All The Way (HBO)
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series
Sarah Paulson as Marcia Clark – The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX Networks)
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
John Lithgow as Winston Churchill – The Crown (Netflix)
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth II – The Crown (Netflix)
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
William H. Macy as Frank Gallagher – Shameless (Showtime)
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
Julia Louis-Dreyfus as President Selina Meyer – Veep (HBO)
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Stranger Things (Netflix)
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)
Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
Hacksaw Ridge (Lionsgate)
Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series
Game of Thrones (HBO)
Life Achievement Award
53rd Annual SAG Life Achievement Award
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