‘The 7 of Chicago’ and Chadwick Boseman Win

Aaron Sorkin’s “The 7 of Chicago” won the best cast category at the SAG Awards on Sunday, the US actors’ union award, a good thermometer for the Oscars. Meanwhile, Chadwick Boseman posthumously received the award for best actor, for “The Supreme Voice of the Blues”.

“We need leaders to guide us towards hating ourselves less,” said Frank Langella, who plays a racist judge in “The Chicago 7,” a judicial drama centered on suppressing protests against the Vietnam war.

“We owe a debt of thanks to the voices of the 7 in Chicago,” he added, referring to the seven defendants at the 1969 trial portrayed in the film.

The SAG ceremony this year was pre-recorded, and lasted only an hour, due to the covid-19 pandemic.

Chadwick Boseman, the protagonist of “Black Panther”, who died last year at the age of 43 from cancer, won the best actor category for “The Supreme Voice of the Blues”, a drama set in the 1920s Chicago.

Boseman is also nominated for an Oscar for best actor. Only two actors won the Academy Award posthumously: Peter Finch, for Sidney Lumet’s “Rede de Intrigas” (1976); and Heath Ledger, for “Batman: The Dark Knight” (2008), by Christopher Nolan.

Viola Davis won the SAG among actresses, also for “The Supreme Voice of the Blues”. The SAG award is considered to be one of the most reliable indicators of the chances of winning the Oscar, as the actors make up the largest group of voters in the Academy.

The Oscar ceremony is scheduled for April 25.

Check out the full list of SAG winners:

  • Best cast: “Os 7 de Chicago” (Yahya Abdul-Mateen, Sacha Baron Cohen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Michael Keaton, Frank Langella, John Carroll Lynch, Eddie Redmayne, Mark Rylance, Alex Sharp, Jeremy Strong)
  • Best actress: Viola Davis, for “A Voz Suprema do Blues”
  • Best actor: Chadwick Boseman, for “A Voz Suprema do Blues”
  • Best supporting actress: Yuh-Jung Youn, for “Minari”
  • Best supporting actor: Daniel Kaluuya, for “Judas and the Black Messiah”
  • Best cast in a dramatic series: “The Crown” (Gillian Anderson, Marion Bailey, Helena Bonham Carter, Stephen Boxer, Olivia Colman, Emma Corrin, Erin Doherty, Charles Edwards, Emerald Fennell, Tobias Menzies, Josh O’Connor, Sam Phillips)
  • Best Actress in a Drama Series: Gillian Anderson, por “The Crown”
  • Best actor in a dramatic series: Jason Bateman, por “Ozark”
  • Best cast in a comic series: “Schitt’s Creek” (Chris Elliott, Emily Hampshire, Daniel Levy, Eugene Levy, Sarah Levy, Annie Murphy, Catherine O’Hara, Noah Reid, Jennifer Robertson, Karen Robinson)
  • Best actress in a comic series: Catherine O’Hara, for “Schitt’s Creek”
  • Best actor in a comic series: Jason Sudeikis, for “Ted Lasso”
  • Best actress in a miniseries or telefilm: Anya Taylor-Joy, for “The Gambit of the Queen”
  • Best actor in a miniseries or telefilm: Mark Ruffalo, por “I Know This Much is True”
  • Best stunt cast in cinema: “Wonder Woman 1984”
  • Best stunt cast on TV: “The Mandalorian”

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