The SAG Awards is one of the most significant award shows setting the stage for the Oscars, and this year’s ceremony was one for the ages. Despite its scaled-down format, the show brought several surprises and historic wins that could change the course of this year’s Oscar race.
In a category dominated by POC-led movies, Aaron Sorkin’s The Trial of the Chicago 7 managed to come out victorious and pick up the award for outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture. With this win, Michael Keaton became the first actor with three wins in this category, after winning with Birdman (2014) and Spotlight (2015).
This year’s SAG Awards were also a historic night for actors of color, who dominated all four acting categories in the movie field. Chadwick Boseman and Viola Davis were rewarded for their performances in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, while Daniel Kaluuya (Judas and the Black Messiah) and Youn Yuh-Jung (Minari) picked up the awards for their supporting roles.
The TV winners were much easier to predicts, and The Crown and Schitt’s Creek dominated the field with two wins each. Jason Sudeikis (Ted Lasso) and Anya Taylor-Joy (The Queen’s Gambit) were also amongst the major winners and cemented their status as Emmy front-runners.
The SAG Awards brought several pretty unexpected wins that could upend this year’s Oscar race. The winners in some categories are even more difficult to call after this ceremony, but we’ll know who’ll come out victorious in just three weeks.
Full List of 2021 Screen Actors Guild Awards Winners:
Cast in a Motion Picture
THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7
Female Actor in a Leading Role
VIOLA DAVIS / Ma Rainey – “MA RAINEY’S BLACK BOTTOM”
Male Actor in a Leading Role
CHADWICK BOSEMAN / Levee – “MA RAINEY’S BLACK BOTTOM”
Female Actor in a Supporting Role
YUH-JUNG YOUN / Soonja – “MINARI”
Male Actor in a Supporting Role
DANIEL KALUUYA / Fred Hampton – “JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH”
Ensemble in a Drama Series
Female Actor in a Drama Series
GILLIAN ANDERSON / Margaret Thatcher – “THE CROWN”
Male Actor in a Drama Series
JASON BATEMAN / Marty Byrde – “OZARK”
Ensemble in a Comedy Series
Female Actor in a Comedy Series
CATHERINE O’HARA / Moira Rose – “SCHITT’S CREEK”
Male Actor in a Comedy Series
JASON SUDEIKIS / Ted Lasso – “TED LASSO”
Female Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series
ANYA TAYLOR-JOY / Beth Harmon – “THE QUEEN’S GAMBIT”
Male Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series
MARK RUFFALO / Dominick Birdsey/Thomas Birdsey – “I KNOW THIS MUCH IS TRUE”
Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
WONDER WOMAN 1984
Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series