SAG Awards Make History As All Film Acting Awards Go To People Of Colour

 

The 27th annual Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards have officially made history with each of the four film acting awards going to people of colour for the very first time…

 

 

13 awards were given out (virtually) during the one-hour pre-tapped ceremony, with winners – such as Daniel Kaluuya, late Chadwick Boseman, Viola Davis, and Youn Yuh-Jung – giving brief acceptance speeches.

 

 

Kaluuya won Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role for the Black Panther Party chairman Fred Hampton in Judas and the Black Messiah. Accepting the award, he shared, I share this light with all the nominees…This one’s for Chadwick Boseman and this one is for Chairman Fred Hampton. Thank you so much.’

 

 

Meanwhile, Boseman posthumously won Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role for the role of Levee Green in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. Viola Davis was also awarded Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role for her role in Ma Rainey.

 

 

Upon accepting her award, Davis thanked screenwriter August Wilson and the ‘beautiful Chadwick Boseman’, ‘Thank you, August, for leaving a legacy to actors of colour that we can relish for the rest of our life.’

 

 

Last but not least, Youn was awarded Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role for the role of Soon-ja in Minari. She is also the first Korean to win in this category!

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