Return of the Classics at the 24th Annual SAG Awards

Posted 2018/01/24 793 0

The title of this year’s 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards could have very well been “Classics Revived” as several of the recipients and nominees have been some of Hollywood’s classics for the past twenty to forty years. The awards were held at Shrine Auditorium located in beautiful Los Angeles, California on January 21st, 2018 and broadcasted on TBS as well as TNT. Kristen Bell was honored to not only preside over the awards but to the SAG Awards first-ever host. SAGs traditional awards were given presented by actors both old and new.


Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor and Female Actor in a Leading Role

Gary Oldman and Frances McDormand were the recipients of the Outstanding Performance for a Leading Role award for their films “Darkest Hour” and “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing” respectively. McDormand is a previous recipient another SAG award as well as a Primetime Emmy back in 2014. Oldman has been both nominated for and won several different SAG awards since the early 1990s as an actor and as a director.

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor and Female Actor in a Supporting Role

Sam Rockwell and Allison Janney were both surprised to receive the award for the Outstanding Supporting Role. Rockwell’s role in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” earned him the award which he quickly credited McDormand for her excellent acting. Allison Janney won her SAG award for the biographical film, “I, Tonya” by Craig Gillespie.

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture


Not surprisingly since many of this year’s nominees were from the cast of this film, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” was nominated and received the SAG award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast. A crime film directed, written, and produced by Martin McDonagh was nominated for several awards and won many of them including Best Motion Picture, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Screenplay. Among the other nominations included “The Big Stick”,”Mudbound”, “Get Out”, and “Lady Bird”.

Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture

“Wonder Woman” made her mark on the SAG awards receiving the Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble Award followed closely by other nominations such as “War for the Planet of the Apes”, “Baby Driver”, “Logan”, and “Dunkirk”. Made by Warner Bros. Pictures and Staring Gal Gadot, the film was the recipient of other awards such as the 2017 Critics’ Choice Award and Best Action Movie.

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor and Female Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie

Both Alexander Skarsgard and Nicole Kidman of “Big Little Lies” walked away with the award for Outstanding Performance in a Miniseries. “Big Little Lies” is an HBO drama series by David E. Kelly and directed by Jean-Marc Vallée and taken from the novel of Liane Moriarty. Both Kidman and Skarsgard have been previously nominated and won several SAG awards between them.

Outstanding Others

“This Is Us” won the best performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series with several actors being old hats at the SAG award nominations and “Veep” won the Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series following suit with much the same.

This year’s back to the classics shows that although actors and actresses may be seasoned, they still have a great deal of talent up their sleeves.


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