The SAG awards: A night of political statements

Now in its 23rd year, the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards, a ceremony that recognizes the best performances in both motion pictures and television, h

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Now in its 23rd year, the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards, a ceremony that recognizes the best performances in both motion pictures and television, held  in the early hours of Monday January 30th at the  Los Angeles’ Shrine Auditorium. Unlike other awards ceremony, the SAGs usually doesn’t have a host, rather relying heavily on the on its star-studded ensemble of presenters to carry the show.

The awards ceremony which saw a few African Americans carting home the top awards didn’t waste time getting political as presenters and award recipients aired their protest against President Trump’s executive order to ban some Muslim countries, refugees and immigrants from coming into the  country.

The executive order was also a point of protest on the red carpet with actors wearing safety pins in solidarity with refugees while some had solidarity signs written across their chest and carrying placards.

Here is a full list of the winners  

Best female actor in a TV comedy series
Uzo Aduba, Orange Is the New Black
Jane Fonda, Grace and Frankie
Ellie Kemper, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
WINNER: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, ‘Veep’
Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie

Best male actor in a TV comedy series
Anthony Anderson, ‘Black-ish’
Tituss Burgess,’Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’
Ty Burrell, ‘Modern Family’
WINNER: William H Macy, ‘Shameless’
Jeffrey Tambor, ‘Transparent’

Best cast in a TV comedy series
The Big Bang Theory
Black-ish
Modern Family
WINNER: ‘Orange is the New Black’
Veep

Best female supporting actor
WINNER: Viola Davis, ‘Fences’
Naomie Harris, Moonlight
Nicole Kidman, Lion
Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures
Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea

Best male supporting actor
WINNER: Mahershala Ali, ‘Moonlight’
Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water
Hugh Grant, Florence Foster Jenkins
Lucas Hedges, Manchester by the sea
Dev Patel, Lion

Best female actor in a TV movie or miniseries
Bryce Dallas Howard, Black Mirror
Felicity Huffman, American Crime
Audra McDonald, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill
WINNER: Sarah Paulson, ‘The People v OJ Simpson: American Crime Story’
Kerry Washington, Confirmation

Best male actor in a TV movie or miniseries
Riz Ahmed, The Night Of
Sterling K Brown, The People v OJ Simpson: American Crime Story
WINNER: Bryan Cranston, ‘All the Way’
John Turturro, The Night Of
Courtney B Vance, The People v OJ Simpson: American Crime Story

Best male actor in a TV drama series
Sterling K Brown, This Is Us
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
WINNER: John Lithgow, The Crown
Rami Malek, Mr Robot
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards

Best female actor in a TV drama series
Millie Bobby Brown, Stranger Things
WINNER: Claire Foy, ‘The Crown’
Thandie Newton, Westworld
Winona Ryder, Stranger Things
Robin Wright, House of Car

Best cast in a TV drama series
The Crown
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
WINNER: ‘Stranger Things’ 
Westworld

Best female actor
Amy Adams, Arrival
Emily Blunt, The Girl on the Train
Natalie Portman, Jackie
WINNER: Emma Stone, ‘La La Land’
Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins

Best male actor
Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge
Ryan Gosling, La La Land
Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic
WINNER: Denzel Washington, ‘Fences’

Best ensemble performance
Captain Fantastic
Fences
WINNER: ‘Hidden Figures’
Manchester by the Sea
Moonlight


Mahershala Ali, Best male supporting actor for ‘Moonlight’


Viola Davis, Best female supporting actor for ‘Fences’


Sarah Paulson, Best female actor in a TV movie or miniseries for ‘The People v OJ Simpson: American Crime Story’


Bryan Cranston, Best male actor in a TV movie or miniseries for ‘All the Way’


Claire Foy, Best female actor in a TV drama series for ‘The Crown’


Denzel Washington, Best male actor for
‘Fences’


Emma Stone, Best female actor foe ‘La La Land’


Hidden Figures’ for Best ensemble performance


Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Best female actor in a TV comedy series for ‘Veep’


John Lithgow, Best male actor in a TV drama series for ‘The Crown’


‘Orange is the New Black’ for Best cast in a TV comedy series

 
‘Stranger Things’ for Best cast in a TV drama series


William H Macy, Best male actor in a TV comedy series for ‘Shameless’