The Screen Actors Guild Awards honored big screen and small screen actors for their professional excellence and showcased celebrity patriots speaking against the travel ban.
The Screen Actors Guild Awards honored big screen and small screen actors for their professional excellence and showcased true patriots speaking against the travel ban.
The Screen Actors Guild Awards are always an occasion for big screen and small screen stars to shine. There is great company of fellow stars. There are glitzy outfits. There are winners. Yes, the 53rd Annual SAG Awards honored the most deserving stars, some of the winners are:
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Denzel Washington, Fences
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Emma Stone, La La Land
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Mahershala Ali, Moonlight
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Viola Davis, Fences
53rd Annual SAG Life Achievement Award
The full list of this year’s winners is available here.
But not even Hollywood’ award ceremonies are immune to current events and the most disturbing event of the moment was the “travel ban”. Our stars and celebrities made us proud to be Americans!
Simon Helberg, one of the stars of The Big Bang Theory held a sign “refugees welcome”.
Ashton Kutcher took to the stage to address Muslim travelers stranded at U.S. airports and said: “You are a part of the fabric of who we are, we welcome you, and we love you.”
Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Kerry Washington defended our intrinsically American sense of justice and freedom of religion. Kerry wore a safety pin as a symbol of her support. Julia Louis-Dreyfus said: “….this immigrant ban is a blemish, and it is un-American.”
The most dramatic speech of the evening? David Harbour‘s of Stranger Things!
“We are united in that we are all human beings, and we are all together on this horrible, painful, joyous, exciting and mysterious ride that is being alive”.
The most effective appeal? Sarah Paulson’s of The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story who urged people to donate to the ACLU. On the weekend following her speech, the American Civil Liberties Union received 24 million dollars in donations (six times the usual amount!).