Sunday night, January 29th, were awarded SAG Awards, annual awards of the Union of American Actors, located this year at the 23rd edition.
“SAG-AFTRA represents more than 160,000 actors, announcers, broadcaster journalists, dancers, DJs, news writers, news editors, program hosts, puppeteers, recording artists, singers, stunt performers, voiceover artists and other professionals. SAG-AFTRA members are the faces and voices that entertain and inform America and the world. SAG-AFTRA members work together to secure the strongest protections for media artists into the 21st century and beyond,” Is the description of the event on the official site.
“Lauded by critics for its style, simplicity and genuine warmth, the Screen Actors Guild Awards® presented by SAG-AFTRA, which made its debut in 1995, has become one of the industry’s most prized honors. The only televised awards shows to exclusively honor performers, it presents thirteen awards for acting in film and television in a fast moving two hour show which airs live,” they also said.
Without La La Land nominated for Best Ensemble award the most important of the evening was given to those who play the Hidden Figures. Emma Stone received the award for best actress and Denzel Washington was awarded for best actor (this being his first significant defeat in the race for Oscar Casey Affleck).
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