Here Are Your Screen Actors Guild Award Winners

'The Trial of the Chicago 7' takes the top prize
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 5, 2021 1:24 AM CDT
Here Are Your Screen Actors Guild Award Winners
In this video grab provided by the SAG Awards, Viola Davis, right, kisses her husband Julius Tennon as she accepts the award for outstanding performance by a female actor in a leading role for "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom," during the 27th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on April 4, 2021.   (SAG Awards via AP)

The starry cast of Aaron Sorkin’s 1960s courtroom drama The Trial of the Chicago 7 took the top prize Sunday at a virtual Screen Actors Guild Awards where actors of color, for the first time, swept the individual film awards. The 27th SAG Awards, presented by the Hollywood actors’ guild SAG-Aftra, were a muted affair—and not just because the red carpet-less ceremony was condensed to a pre-recorded, Zoom-heavy, one-hour broadcast on TBS and TNT. The perceived Academy Awards frontrunner—Chloé Zhao’s Nomadland—wasn’t nominated for best ensemble, making this year’s postponed SAG Awards less of an Oscar preview than it is most years, the AP reports. Still, the win for Netflix's The Trial of the Chicago 7 marked the first time a film from any streaming service won the guild’s ensemble award.

The Academy Awards frontrunner, Nomadland, missed out on a best-ensemble nomination possibly because its cast is composed of largely non-professional actors. Zhao's film previously won at the highly predictive Producers Guild Awards, as well as at the Golden Globes. The Trial of the Chicago 7, up for best picture at the Oscars and four other awards, could pose a challenge to the frontrunner. In television categories, the ensembles of Schitt’s Creek (for comedy series) and The Crown (for drama series) added to their string of awards. The rest of the winners:

  • Actor, male (film): Chadwick Boseman, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
  • Actor, female (film): Viola Davis, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
  • Supporting actor, male (film): Daniel Kaluuya, Judas and the Black Messiah
  • Supporting actor, female (film): Youn Yuh-jung, Minari
  • Actor, male, in a TV movie or miniseries: Mark Ruffalo, I Know This Much is True
  • Actor, female, in a TV movie or miniseries: Anya Taylor-Joy, The Queen’s Gambit
  • Actor, male, in a drama series: Jason Bateman, Ozark
  • Actor, female, in a drama series: Gillian Anderson, The Crown
  • Actor, male, in a comedy series: Jason Sudeikis, Ted Lasso
  • Actor, female, in a comedy series: Catherine O’Hara, Schitt’s Creek
  • Television stunt ensemble: The Mandalorian
  • Film stunt ensemble: Wonder Woman 1984
(More Screen Actors Guild stories.)

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