The 27th annual SAG Awards aired on Sunday night, and in a season where awards shows had to shift considerably in order to celebrate their winners, SAG still stood out from the pack and did it their way.
It’s the only show where the actors honor the actors, so it’s always been a standout during awards season. But, this year, they took the COVID restriction in a different direction and unlike other shows, SAG streamlined the entire process with pre-taped hour-long event. According to Huffington Post:
“Though the actual awards were handed out in video sessions with nominees days before the telecast ― actors honored in the 13 categories were required to sign nondisclosure agreements before the tapings ― the rest of us weren’t able to find out who won until the acceptance speeches broadcast Sunday night.”
A few of our faves walked away with statuettes and were honored by their peers for their remarkable performances.
Viola Davis won Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role in a Motion Picture for her portrayal in “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.” But it was the sheer shock of the moment exhibited by Davis that was one of our favorite moments (and now GIF)…
Daniel Kaluya won Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture for his role in “Judas and the Black Messiah” and his speech honored those who came before him.
And lastly, Chadwick Boseman won Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role in a Motion Picture for his final performance in “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” and she has done all awards season, his wife, Taylor Simone Ledward, spoke eloquently on his behalf.
Congrats to all of the winners!