So much HollyGOOD at the 2021 SAG Awards

Hey, Hollywooders! Did you tune in to last night’s Screen Actors Guild Awards?

No worries, we’re here to share all of the HollyGOOD highlights.

What are the SAG Awards?

The Screen Actors Guild Awards is an annual awards show presented by SAG-AFTRA, which represents over 160,000 in the performance industry including actors, broadcast journalists, dancers, news writers, and more. Members are described as “ the faces and voices that entertain and inform America and the world.”

The SAG Awards presents 13 awards for outstanding performances in Hollywood movies and television, focusing on both individual actor and ensemble performances. Many view the winners of the SAG Awards as potential Oscar award winners, too.

This esteemed award show has a HollyGOOD cause too: the SAG-AFTRA Foundation. The foundation has raised and granted over $6.5 million in disaster relief to over 7,000 SAG-AFTRA members who urgently needed assistance due to the pandemic and corresponding industry shutdown.

This year’s SAG Awards was one for the record books

For the first time ever since the awards show was introduced in 1995, all four film acting awards went to people of color.

This year, the late and great Chadwick Boseman ties the record for the most Actor Nominations in a single year for his male support role in Da 5 Bloods, his lead role in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, and for being part of the ensemble for both films. He holds the tie with Jamie Foxx who received four Actor nominations in 2005 for Ray, Collateral, and Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story, and with Maggie Smith for The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and Downton Abbey.

No SAG awards red carpet, but celebs still slayed at home

Here are just a few HollyGOOD looks worth celebrating, I type as I work from my couch in loungewear. Maybe I should try dressing up every now and then, huh?

Viola Davis

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Dan Levy

Kerry Washington

Alan Kim

Emma Corrin

Leslie Odom Jr.

Anya Taylor-Joy

Regé-Jean Page

Kaley Cuoco is all of us, except 10x more glam, binging Schitt’s Creek in her SAG Awards fit

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Jamie Chung with a statement-making #StopAsianHate clutch

Full list of SAG Award 2021 winners plus where to watch

Here is the full list of SAG Award 2021 winners, plus where to watch each award-winning movie and TV show.

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

Chadwick Boseman as Levee in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (watch on Netflix)


Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

Viola Davis as Ma Rainey in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (watch on Netflix)


Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

Daniel Kaluuya as Fred Hampton in Judas And The Black Messiah (out now in theaters – buy movie tickets here)


Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role

Yuh-Jung Youn as Soonja in Minari (still playing in movie theaters – buy movie tickets or rent on demand)


Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

The Trial Of The Chicago 7 (watch on Netflix)

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Bobby Seale

Sacha Baron Cohen as Abbie Hoffman

Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Richard Schultz

Kelvin Harrison Jr. as Fred Hampton

Michael Keaton as Ramsey Clark

Frank Langella as Judge Julius Hoffman

John Carroll Lynch as David Dellinger

Eddie Redmayne As Tom Hayden

Mark Rylance as William Kunstler

Alex Sharp as Rennie Davis

Jeremy Strong as Jerry Rubin


Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture

Wonder Woman 1984 (rent on demand here)


Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series 

Mark Ruffalo as Dominick Birdsey/Thomas Birdsey – I Know This Much Is True (watch on HBO Max)


Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series

Anya Taylor-Joy as Beth Harmon – The Queen’s Gambit (watch on Netflix)


Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series

Jason Bateman as Marty Byrde – Ozark (watch on Netflix)


Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor In A Drama Series

Gillian Anderson as Margaret Thatcher – The Crown (watch on Netflix)


Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series

Jason Sudeikis as Ted Lasso – Ted Lasso (watch on Apple TV+)


Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series

Catherine O’Hara / Moira Rose – Schitt’s Creek (watch on Netflix)


Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series

The Crown (watch on Netflix)

Gillian Anderson as Margaret Thatcher

Marion Bailey as Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother

Helena Bonham Carter as Princess Margaret

Stephen Boxer as Denis Thatcher

Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth Ii

Emma Corrin as Princess Diana

Erin Doherty as Princess Anne

Charles Edwards as Martin Charteris

Emerald Fennell as Camilla Shand

Tobias Menzies as Prince Philip, Duke Of Edinburgh

Josh O’Connor as Prince Charles

Sam Phillips as Equerry


Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series

Schitt’s Creek (watch on Netflix)

Chris Elliott as Roland Schitt

Emily Hampshire as Stevie Budd

Daniel Levy as David Rose

Eugene Levy as Johnny Rose

Sarah Levy as Twyla Sands

Annie Murphy as Alexis Rose

Catherine O’Hara as Moira Rose

Noah Reid as Patrick Brewer

Jennifer Robertson as Jocelyn Schitt

Karen Robinson as Ronnie Lee


Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series 

The Mandalorian (watch on Disney+)

Outstanding quotes from 2021 SAG Award winners

Each one of these Hollywood actors left us with some inspiring words.

“Oh, my God…Thank you to George C. Wolfe and Denzel Washington, Todd Black, Jeremy Shamos, John Coyne, Dusan Brown, Taylour Paige, Glynn Turman, and Michael Potts, Colman Domingo, the beautiful Chadwick Boseman. Thank you, August [Wilson], for leaving a legacy to actors of color that we can relish for the rest of our lives.” Viola Davis

“You know, acting, it doesn’t happen in a vacuum. It happens between people. And a magical place created by a director, like Derek Cianfrance, and a writer, like Wally Lamb. Mental illness is a real thing. And I just think it’s really important that we’re honest and open about it and have no fear and have no shame.”Mark Ruffalo

“I don’t know how to describe my feelings, I’m being recognized by Westerners. Oh, it is very, very honored. Especially by my actor fellow, choose me as a supporting actress. I don’t know. Am I saying right? My English is not good? I’m very pleased and happy. And thanks to SAG-AFTRA. I’m sorry, everything is not familiar. Thank you so much. Thank you, Olivia, and Glenn Close, Maria [Bakalova], and everybody. Thank you.Yuh-Jung Youn

“I share this light with all the nominees. Like everyone who was part of making Judas and the Black Messiah, you can’t make a film without an incredible group of people that come together and want to say a truth. You know what I’m saying, so I want to share this with LaKeith Stanfield, Dominique Fishback, to Jermaine Fowler, and all the incredible day players that show up. And Chairman Fred Hampton for guiding us and showing us his power, even though 52 years later. This one’s for Chadwick Boseman and this one is for Chairman Fred Hampton.” –  Daniel Kaluuya

“Thank you so much to SAG-AFTRA and to all of my fellow nominees, Laura [Linney] and Julia [Garner], and Queenie Olivia [Colman], who has won every award under the sun. And to Emma [Corrin], you deserve this along with me for such a mature and accomplished performance. And to the entire Crown ensemble, who in my eyes has not got enough attention for all of the depth that you bring to every episode. And that’s Helena Bonham Carter, and Tobias Menzies, and Josh O’Connor, and Erin Doherty, and Marion Bailey, and Charlie Edwards, and, of course, Stephen Boxer, my very own DT. And thanks to all of you for making this experience special. And last but never least, Peter Morgan, for creating so many multidimensional roles for all of us actors to sink your teeth into and win awards for. And thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.”Gillian Anderson

“I’m so unbelievably honored to be even in this room, even though it’s not a room, it’s all mental. But you know what I mean. It was such a privilege every single day to get to work with the playmates that I got to work with. They were so peaceful and supportive and kind…And a show isn’t made by one person. It’s made by everybody. And I’m just so, so grateful that I get to do this.” Anya Taylor-Joy

“God give us leaders, said the Reverend Martin Luther King before he was shot down in cold blood on this very date in 1968. A profound injustice. The trial of the Chicago Seven began 18 months later, ruled by a corrupt judge –– me. Aaron Sorkin was determined to tell their story, and his loving and respectful direction transformed a group of disparate actors into an ensemble. Reverend King was right, we need leaders to guide us toward hating each other less. We owe a debt of thanks to the voices of the Chicago Seven, and most especially, Aaron Sorkin, our leader whose voice is the soul of this movie.” Frank Langella

“I am sure that they would all agree that the biggest thank yous go to the health care workers attended to us all during this last year and the miracle work from the scientists that have given us the vaccines that are not only going to let us continue making fake life, but most importantly, the real life that we’re all yearning to get back to. So this is dedicated to them. And everybody go get your shot and let’s all get back to normal. Thank you.” Jason Bateman

“I share this with Annie Murphy. I’m flattered anyone might believe I could be her mother. Annie is a beautiful soul. And of course, for Eugene and Daniel Levy and their amazing writers. Their hilariously empathic storytelling gave me and everyone in the town from which I am currently estranged, every possible chance to love, be loved, make happy fools of ourselves, and blossom into the best we could be. And as if that wasn’t enough, know this. Thank you.”Catherine O’Hara

“If you see the world unbalanced, be a crusader that pushes heavily on the seesaw of the mind. That’s a quote by Chadwick Boseman. Thank you, Screen Actors [Guild]. Thank you, Chad. Thank you.” Simone Ledward Boseman on behalf of Chadwick Boseman

One theme is common throughout all of the acceptance speeches: an actor’s performance requires collaboration with other actors and filmmakers, and also a collaboration with you, the audience. If it weren’t for regular people like us, the movies and TV shows we love wouldn’t exist. I don’t know about you, but that makes me feel pretty special, and takes some of the guilt away from my weekend binge-watch sessions.

We can’t wait to see all of the looks and hear all of the acceptance speeches by actors at the 2021 Oscars in just a few weeks!

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