The 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards was held on January 21 in Los Angeles, hosted by Kristen Bell. The event had everything – girl power, feminist speeches, honouring deserving people, and creating history.
This Is Us actor Sterling K Brown, who plays Randall Pearson in the show, created history after winning the Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series award, being the first African-American to do so. And boy, was it worth it.
And the Actor for best reactions during the #SAGAwards goes to Sterling K. Brown’s wife, Ryan Michelle Bathe: https://t.co/SFFSlMKCH6 pic.twitter.com/KQuDZorksN
— E! News (@enews) January 22, 2018
The #MeToo campaign, too, was highlighted at the event. Bell described it as a “a watershed moment”, while Nicole Kidman spoke of how women’s careers can still go on even after turning 40.
Aziz Ansari, who won the Golden Globe for his performance in Master of None, didn’t win any award. Given the sexual misconduct allegations against him that was had the whole town talking last week, Ansari, unsurprisingly, skipped this event.
Sam Rockwell, who won the Best Supporting Actor award for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, became the first male winner to support Time’s Up on the podium. “I stand shoulder to shoulder with you and all the incredible women in this room trying to make things better,” he said.
And Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who couldn’t attend the show amid her cancer battle, created history by becoming the most decorated actor in the history of the SAG Awards, with nine wins overall.
I wish I could have been @SAGawards tonight but have to admit it’s pretty fun to watch in my pj’s. So honored to win. So proud to be a union member. So happy for my @VeepHBO bozos for winning ensemble award. Miss being at the table with you all. How was the chicken?
— Julia Louis-Dreyfus (@OfficialJLD) January 22, 2018
Here are all the winners of the evening: