Sea-change at SAG Awards as people of colour take all 4 top acting awards


The Screen Actor’s Guild Awards are often seen as a precursor to the Oscars and after the most diverse nominations yet, it looks like change is on the horizon. 


The SAG Awards were held on Easter Sunday in a muted hour long pre-recorded production but the message was no less powerful. Voted by their acting peers, it was no surprise that Chadwick Boseman won posthumously for his final performance in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom with Viola Davis winning best actress for the same movie.


The surprise came in the form of Yuh-Jung Youn who won best female supporting actor for Minari and British star of Get Out Daniel Kaluuya won male supporting for Black Messiah. Kaluuya also presented this Easter weekend’s episode of Saturday Night Live.


The big winner of the night was The Trial Of The Chicago 7 which won Best Film and Best Ensemble cast, the first major title win for a Netflix movie. 


Over in the TV categories there were ensemble wins for Schitt’s Creek and The Crown with acting gongs going to Anya Taylor-Joy (The Queen’s Gambit), Gillian Anderson (The Crown), Jason Sudeikis (Ted Lasso), Jason Bateman (Ozark) and Mark Ruffalo (I Know This Much Is True).