Fences, Hidden Figures and Stranger Things among the winners at the 23rd annual SAG Awards

The 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards was a politically fueled event, as actors from across the turbulent USA took to the stage in between the celebrating, to express their lack of support for president Donald Trump.

Coming off of the heels of Meryl Streep’s emotional speech at the Golden Globes earlier this month, SAG winners Julia Louis-Dreyfus (who incidentally plays a fictional vice-president on Veep), Emma Stone and Bryan Cranston all threw in their two cents.

The highlight of the night was David Harbour’s intense speech after Stranger Things won for Best Ensemble in a Drama Series. The boisterous, wonderfully written rally cry not withstanding, it was almost overshadowed by Winona Ryder’s wide range of facial expressions which have sent the internet into an absolute frenzy.

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Despite cleaning house at the Golden Globes, La La Land was surprisingly absent from the Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture category, though Emma Stone took home Best Actress. Hidden Figures , meanwhile, picked up the win for Best Cast, of which Moonlight had been the favourite. The true story of a trio of African American woman who were integral in a NASA space launch was an important win at an extremely rocky time in the States.

Denzel Washington picked up his first SAG for Fences, beating out Casey Affleck and Ryan Gosling. The actor was more surprised than anyone as he accepted his award for his portrayal of Troy Maxson, a 1950s’ sanitation worker who never came to terms with missing out on a baseball career. His co-star, Viola Davis also won for Best Supporting Actress.

Meanwhile, Lily Tomlin was given the Lifetime Achievement award by friend and 9 to 5 co-star Dolly Parton. She was recognised not only for her contribution to film & television (she currently stars in the SAG nominated Grace & Frankie), but for her humanitarian work.

You can see the complete list of nominees and winners below.

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Captain Fantastic
Fences
Hidden Figures — WINNER
Manchester by the Sea
Moonlight

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge
Ryan Gosling, La La Land
Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic
Denzel Washington, Fences — WINNER

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Amy Adams, Arrival
Emily Blunt, The Girl on the Train
Natalie Portman, Jackie
Emma Stone, La La Land — WINNER
Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Mahershala Ali, Moonlight — WINNER
Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water
Hugh Grant, Florence Foster Jenkins
Lucas Hedges, Manchester by the Sea
Dev Patel, Lion

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Viola Davis, Fences — WINNER
Naomie Harris, Moonlight
Nicole Kidman, Lion
Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures
Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea

Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
Captain America: Civil War
Doctor Strange
Hacksaw Ridge — WINNER
Jason Bourne
Nocturnal Animals

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
The Crown
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
Stranger Things — WINNER
Westworld

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
The Big Bang Theory
Black-ish
Modern Family
Orange Is the New Black — WINNER
Veep

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
John Lithgow, The Crown — WINNER
Rami Malek, Mr. Robot
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
Millie Bobby Brown, Stranger Things
Claire Foy, The Crown — WINNER
Thandie Newton, Westworld
Winona Ryder, Stranger Things
Robin Wright, House of Cards

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
Anthony Anderson, Black-ish
Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
William H. Macy, Shameless — WINNER
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
Uzo Aduba, Orange Is the New Black
Jane Fonda, Grace and Frankie
Ellie Kemper, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep — WINNER
Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie
Riz Ahmed, The Night Of
Sterling K. Brown, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Bryan Cranston, All the Way — WINNER
John Turturro, The Night Of
Courtney B. Vance, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie
Bryce Dallas Howard, Black Mirror
Felicity Huffman, American Crime
Audra McDonald, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill
Sarah Paulson, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story — WINNER
Kerry Washington, Confirmation

Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Television Series
Game of Thrones — WINNER
Marvel’s Daredevil
Marvel’s Luke Cage
The Walking Dead
Westworld

53rd Annual SAG Life Achievement Award
Lily Tomlin

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