Winning “Da 5 Bloods”, “Ma Rainey: The Mother of the Blues”, “Minari” and “A Night in Miami”, Aaron Sorkin’s Netflix film becomes the most serious competitor to the favorite “Nomadland – Survive on América “in the Oscars race (which was not nominated for Best Cast because it is formed mainly by non-actors).
The SAGs are an important indicator of trends in the interior of Hollywood since, statistically, part of the voters will also belong to the Academy of Arts and Cinematographic Sciences, which awards the Oscars.
Frank Llangella, who played Judge Julius Hoffman in the film, recalled Martin Luther King’s words in accepting on behalf of all the actors.
“God, give us leaders,” said Reverend Martin Luther King, before being shot in cold blood on that same date in 1968 – a profound injustice. The Chicago 7 Trial began 18 months later, led by a corrupt judge – me. [O realizador e argumentista] Aaron Sorkin was determined to tell his stories and his respectful accomplishment transformed a group of disparate actors into a group. Reverend King was correct. We need leaders who will guide us to hate each other less. We owe a debt of thanks to the voices of the 7 in Chicago and especially to Aaron Sorkin, our leader, whose voice is the soul of this film “, said the actor.
Like other events of the season, the ceremony was adapted to the pandemic: it was broadcast in an edited version of one hour and delayed on Sunday night on the TNT and TBS channels.
The nominees had already joined virtually by zoom on Wednesday (those in the series) and Thursday (those in the films), when the winners were met and the speeches were recorded.
Despite written agreements involving the actors and their representatives, the list of winners in the field of films began circulating on Thursday on social media, although it was viewed with skepticism as it is April Fools’ Day.
Still, the biggest surprise of the SAG is the choice of Viola Davis as Best Actress for “Ma Rainey: The Mother of the Blues”, joining the predictable choice of colleague Chadwick Boseman as Best Actor posthumously.
The category of leading actresses will be the most uncertain for the April 25 Oscar night: the SAG chose Viola Davis, the Golden Globes chose Andra Day (“The United States vs. Billie Holiday”), who was not even nominated by the syndicate of actors, while the Critics Choice elected Carey Mulligan (“A Girl with Potential”).
The confusion may increase with the BAFTA awards (the British Academy awards) as only Vanessa Kirby (“Pieces of a Woman”) and Frances McDormand (“Nomadland”) coincide with the race for Hollywood figurines.
Expected was the choice of Daniel Kaluuya as a Secondary Actor for “Judas and the Black Messiah”, joining Chadwick Boseman as the safest bets for the actors in the Oscar race.
South Korean Youn Yuh-jung was chosen as Best Supporting Actress by “Minari”, leaning in favor of her favoritism that until now was mainly shared by Maria Bakalova (“Borat, The Next Movie”), Glenn Close (“Hillbilly Elegy “) and Amanda Seyfried (” Mank “).
For the work of the doubles, the “Wonder Woman 1984” team was awarded.
“The Crown” repeats in the series
Also in the series, luck favored Netflix mainly: winning “Better Call Saul”, “Bridgerton”, “Lovecraft Country” and “Ozark”, for the second consecutive year “The Crown” received the award for Best Drama Cast, with Gillian Anderson also to be distinguished as Best Actress for the interpretation of Margaret Thatcher.
Among the actors in the same genre, Jason Bateman received the trophy for “Ozark”.
For the award for Best Comedy Cast, “Schitt’s Creek” surpassed “Dead to Me”, “The Flight Attendant”, “Ted Lasso” and “The Great” and “Schitt’s Creek”, repeating the dominance of the Emmys and Golden Globes . The series also received an individual award for Catherine O’Hara for Best Actress.
Among the actors, Jason Sudeikis won another trophy for the series “Ted Lasso”.
“The Mandalorian” received the prize reserved for the work of the doubles in drama or comedy series.
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