The 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards was held on Sunday night in Los Angeles, Carlifornia as Hollywood actors came together to celebrate their fellow co-stars at the annual event.
For the first time ever, the show featured Kristen Bell as the ceremony’s first-ever host which makes it a night to remember and she provided quite the entertainment for the big night. She opened up the show by cracking some hilarious jokes, but then turned her attention to the “Time’s Up” movement and the progress to be made.
The night was a girl power theme as the show slated a line-up of all-female presenters, which includes Halle Berry, Emma Stone, and Lupita Nyong’o.
From Kristen Bell’s dramatic red-carpet moment with David Harbour to Kate Hudson and Goldie Hawn’s mother-daughter bit, this year’s ceremony had its fair share of jaw-dropping moments and classic one-liners. Here, are some memorable moments from the 2018 SAG Awards:
Kristen Bell’s Powerful Speech
In her opening monologue, Bell spoke about how she was the first host ever for the SAG Awards. Bell joked and called herself the “first lady” and said, “I honestly never thought I would grow up to be the first lady but I kinda like it.”
Bell poked fun at first lady Melania Trump, and said that her platform would be to fight against cyberbullies. Then Bell’s monologue took a serious turn as she talked about empathy.
“Everyone’s story deserves to be told, especially now. We are living in a watershed moment and as we march forward, let’s make sure we’re leading the charge with empathy and diligence, because fear and anger never win the race.”
Nicole Kidman Rousing Acceptance Speech
Nicole Kidman went home with her first SAG award for “Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries” after 10 nominations.
In her acceptance speech, she talked about how Hollywood has made strides in backing women.
“How wonderful it is that our careers today can go beyond 40 years old,” she said in her acceptance speech adding that she hopes the industry continues to tell women’s stories.
She shared her award with co-stars Reese Witherspoon and Laura Dern.
Sterling K. Brown Becomes The First African American Actor To Win In His Category
The “This Is Us” star made history as he won the SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series.
According to Brown, people think actors are weird, but said, “Everybody is weird and strange. We just embrace ourselves for who we are.”
The actor thanked his colleagues on “This is Us” and his actress wife, Ryan Michelle Bathe.
Morgan Freeman Receives Lifetime Achievement Award
The lifetime achievement award was presented by Rita Moreno who praised Freeman for his commitment to education and various other charitable organizations before she presented a montage of his performances.
The 80-year-old veteran who wore a baseball cap, took the stage and Moreno said, “Morgan, pick up your hat. Okay, now we can see you.” Freeman said to the audience, “You have no idea how long I had to put up with that.”
“These moments in life usually call for an entire litany of thank you’s. I can’t do that because I don’t know all of your names, so I won’t try, this is be beyond an honour. This is a place in history.”
Freeman closed his speech by talking about the male statuette and said, “I’m going to tell you what’s wrong with this statue … From the front, it’s gender-specific.” He smiled and said, “Maybe I started something,” before taking his award.
Freeman happens to be the one who presented the same award five years ago to Rita Moreno.
Goldie Hawn & Kate Hudson Presented An Award Together
The mother- daughter duo had some hilarious jokes on stage as they presented the SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series to the cast of “This Is Us.”
Brie Larson And Lupita Nyong’o Announcement Of The Night
Brie Larson and Lupita Nyong’o presented the award for outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture but it was Larson’s announcement that made the night a memorable one.
Larson and Nyong’o talked about the “Time’s Up” movement and Larson announced that SAG-AFTRA will have a new code of conduct on set to prevent sexual misconduct and ensure that actors could be vulnerable on set and continue to give outstanding performances.
Here are your winners!
Motion Picture Awards
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Gary Oldman, “Darkest Hour”
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Frances McDormand, “Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri”
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Sam Rockwell, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Allison Janney, “I, Tonya”
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Theatrical Motion Picture
“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Alexander Skarsgard, “Big Little Lies”
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Nicole Kidman, “Big Little Lies”
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
Sterling K. Brown, “This Is Us”
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
Claire Foy, “The Crown”
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
William H. Macy, “Shameless”
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep”
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
“This Is Us”
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Television Series
“Game of Thrones”
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