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‘Fences,’ ‘Hidden Figures,’ ‘Stranger Things’ Win at 2017 SAG Awards

‘Fences,’ ‘Hidden Figures,’ ‘Stranger Things’ Win at 2017 SAG Awards
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Actors celebrated actors in a ceremony full of emotional highs and lows at the 2017 Screen Actors Guild Awards Jan. 29. As voted upon by SAG-AFTRA members across the country, the winners of the guild’s top honors represented some of the best talent film and TV had to offer in 2016.

Netflix emerged a big winner in both individual and ensemble TV categories. After 17 nominations, the streaming service took home four the Actor statues: outstanding performance by an ensemble in a drama series (“Stranger Things”), outstanding performance by an ensemble in a comedy series (“Orange Is the New Black”), outstanding performance by a female actor in a drama series (Claire Foy for “The Crown”), and outstanding performance by a male actor in a drama series (John Lithgow for “The Crown”).

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Also emerging triumphant was “Fences,” which earned stars Denzel Washington and Viola Davis their first and fifth SAG wins, respectively. The Paramount Pictures film was nominated for outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture, but fell to 20th Century Fox’s NASA drama “Hidden Figures.” A visibly shocked Taraji P. Henson accepted the award on behalf of the ensemble, thanking astronaut John Glenn and the three female mathematicians on whom the film is based: Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, and Katherine Johnson.

Emma Stone of Lionsgate’s “La La Land” accepted her third SAG award, for leading female actor, and Mahershala Ali of A24’s “Moonlight” won his first for supporting male actor. Bryan Cranston earned his fifth statue for the HBO TV movie “All the Way,” while Sarah Paulson of FX’s “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” took home her first. Rounding out the winners were William H. Macy for Showtime’s “Shameless,” his third SAG Award, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus for HBO’s “Veep”—her seventh. 

Taking home this year’s Life Achievement Award was Lily Tomlin, introduced by her longtime friend and collaborator Dolly Parton. Tomlin used her speech to provide actors everywhere with some useful tips. “Now, after 50 years in the business, I find young actors are asking me for sage advice,” she said wryly. “So along with telling them to wear sunscreen, I suggest a few other things I think you may find helpful. Don’t leave the house when you’re drunk.... And don’t be anxious about missing an opportunity. Behind every failure is an opportunity someone wished they had missed.” 

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The ceremony also included a touching In Memoriam tribute honoring Garry Marshall, Gene Wilder, Mary Tyler Moore, Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds, and many more.

For a full list of 2017 SAG Awards honorees, see below, or visit the official website. Congratulations to all the winners!

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
“Captain Fantastic” (Bleecker Street)
“Fences” (Paramount Pictures)
***“Hidden Figures” (20th Century Fox)
“Manchester by the Sea” (Roadside Attractions and Amazon Studios)
“Moonlight” (A24)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Amy Adams, “Arrival” (Paramount Pictures)
Emily Blunt, “The Girl On the Train” (Universal Studios)
Natalie Portman, “Jackie” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
***Emma Stone, “La La Land” (Lionsgate)
Meryl Streep, “Florence Foster Jenkins” (Paramount Pictures)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Casey Affleck, “Manchester by the Sea” (Roadside Attractions and Amazon Studios)
Andrew Garfield, “Hacksaw Ridge” (Lionsgate)
Ryan Gosling, “La La Land” (Lionsgate)
Viggo Mortensen, “Captain Fantastic” (Bleecker Street)
***Denzel Washington, “Fences” (Paramount Pictures)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
***Viola Davis, “Fences” (Paramount Pictures)
Naomie Harris, “Moonlight” (A24)
Nicole Kidman, “Lion” (Weinstein Co.)
Octavia Spencer, “Hidden Figures” (20th Century Fox)
Michelle Williams, “Manchester by the Sea” (Roadside Attractions and Amazon Studios)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
***Mahershala Ali, “Moonlight” (A24)
Jeff Bridges, “Hell or High Water” (Lionsgate/CBS Films)
Hugh Grant, “Florence Foster Jenkins” (Paramount Pictures)
Lucas Hedges, “Manchester by the Sea” (Roadside Attractions and Amazon Studios)
Dev Patel, “Lion” (Weinstein Co.)

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
“The Crown” (Netflix)
“Downton Abbey” (PBS)
“Game of Thrones” (HBO)
***“Stranger Things” (Netflix)
“Westworld” (HBO)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
Millie Bobby Brown, “Stranger Things” (Netflix)
***Claire Foy, “The Crown” (Netflix)
Thandie Newton, “Westworld” (HBO)
Winona Ryder, “Stranger Things” (Netflix)
Robin Wright, “House of Cards” (Netflix)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
Sterling K. Brown, “This Is Us” (NBC)
Peter Dinklage, “Game of Thrones” (HBO)
***John Lithgow, “The Crown” (Netflix)
Rami Malek, “Mr. Robot” (USA)
Kevin Spacey, “House of Cards” (Netflix)

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
“The Big Bang Theory” (CBS)
“Black-ish” (ABC)
“Modern Family” (ABC)
***“Orange Is the New Black” (Netflix)
“Veep” (HBO)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
Uzo Aduba, “Orange Is the New Black” (Netflix)
Jane Fonda, “Grace and Frankie” (Netflix)
Ellie Kemper, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” (Netflix)
***Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep” (HBO)
Lily Tomlin, “Grace and Frankie” (Netflix)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
Anthony Anderson, “Black-ish” (ABC)
Tituss Burgess, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” (Netflix)
Ty Burrell, “Modern Family” (ABC)
***William H. Macy, “Shameless” (Showtime)
Jeffrey Tambor, “Transparent” (Amazon Studios)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Bryce Dallas Howard, “Black Mirror” (Netflix)
Felicity Huffman, “American Crime” (ABC)
Audra McDonald, “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill” (HBO)
***Sarah Paulson, “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” (FX)
Kerry Washington, “Confirmation” (HBO)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Riz Ahmed, “The Night Of” (HBO)
Sterling K. Brown, “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” (FX)
***Bryan Cranston, “All the Way” (HBO)
John Turturro, “The Night Of” (HBO)
Courtney B. Vance, “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” (FX)

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
“Captain America: Civil War” (Walt Disney Studios)
“Doctor Strange” (Walt Disney Studios)
***“Hacksaw Ridge” (Lionsgate)
“Jason Bourne” (Universal Pictures)
“Nocturnal Animals” (Focus Features)

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series
***“Game of Thrones” (HBO)
“Daredevil” (Netflix)
“Luke Cage” (Netflix)
“The Walking Dead” (AMC)
“Westworld” (HBO)

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