SAG Awards make historical past as actors of shade sweep high movie classes

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In this video grab provided by the SAG Awards, Viola Davis, right, accepts the award for outstanding performance by a female actor in a leading role for "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom," as her husband Julius Tennon looks on during the 27th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on April 4, 2021.


4 actors made Display Actors Guild Awards historical past on Sunday after being the primary folks of shade to brush the highest 4 classes in movie appearing

The SAG Awards are a carefully watched Oscar harbinger. Actors make up the most important department of the Academy of Movement Footage Arts and Sciences, and SAG winners typically line up with Oscar ones.

Final 12 months, “Parasite” went on to win finest image on the Academy Awards, and the entire particular person SAG winners — Renée Zellweger, Brad Pitt, Laura Dern, Joaquin Phoenix — gained on the Oscars, too.

These awards this 12 months went to a gaggle completely of actors of shade, probably setting the stage for a traditionally numerous slate of Oscar winners: Chadwick Boseman, finest male actor for “Ma Rainey’s Black Backside”; Viola Davis, finest feminine actor for “Ma Rainey’s Black Backside”; Yuh-Jung Youn, finest feminine supporting actor for “Minari”; and Daniel Kaluuya, finest male supporting actor for “Judas and the Black Messiah.”

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In this video grab provided by the SAG Awards, Viola Davis, right, accepts the award for outstanding performance by a female actor in a leading role for "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom," as her husband Julius Tennon looks on during the 27th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on April 4, 2021.

On this video seize offered by the SAG Awards, Viola Davis, proper, accepts the award for excellent efficiency by a feminine actor in a number one function for “Ma Rainey’s Black Backside,” as her husband Julius Tennon seems to be on throughout the 27th annual Display Actors Guild Awards on April four, 2021.
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As Yahoo Leisure famous, the 2021 present marked the primary time that folks of shade took residence the highest appearing awards in movie on the SAG awards since they bought their begin in 1995. The outlet revealed that Yuh-Jung Youn’s win for finest feminine actor in a supporting function is especially groundbreaking for the awards as she is the primary Asian girl to take residence a high SAG Award. 

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“I do not know the way to describe my emotions,” Youn stated throughout her acceptance speech. “I have been acknowledged by Westerners. It is vitally, very honored, particularly by my fellow actors who select me as a supporting actress.”

In the meantime, Netflix’s “Ma Rainey’s Black Backside” proved fruitful for the late Chadwick Boseman in addition to Viola Davis, who was up towards earlier SAG favorites Carey Mulligan and Frances McDormand.

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“Thanks, August, for leaving a legacy for actors of shade that we are able to relish the remainder of our lives,” stated Davis, referring to playwright August Wilson.

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It was an enormous evening for Netflix as effectively with its different awards contender “The Trial of the Chicago 7” introduced residence the highest prize. Written and directed by Sorkin, “The Trial of the Chicago 7” had been set for theatrical launch by Paramount Footage earlier than the pandemic hit, resulting in its sale to Netflix. The streamer remains to be after its first best-picture win on the Oscars.

The Related Press contributed to this report.



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