4 actors made Display screen Actors Guild Awards historical past on Sunday after being the primary folks of colour to comb the highest 4 classes in film acting.
The SAG Awards are a carefully watched Oscar harbinger. Actors make up the biggest department of the Academy of Movement Footage Arts and Sciences, and SAG winners typically line up with Oscar ones.
Final 12 months, “Parasite” went on to win greatest image on the Academy Awards, and all the particular person SAG winners — Renée Zellweger, Brad Pitt, Laura Dern, Joaquin Phoenix — gained on the Oscars, too.
These awards this 12 months went to a bunch totally of actors of colour, probably setting the stage for a traditionally various slate of Oscar winners: Chadwick Boseman, best male actor for “Ma Rainey’s Black Backside”; Viola Davis, greatest feminine actor for “Ma Rainey’s Black Backside”; Yuh-Jung Youn, greatest feminine supporting actor for “Minari”; and Daniel Kaluuya, greatest male supporting actor for “Judas and the Black Messiah.”
As Yahoo Entertainment famous, the 2021 present marked the primary time that individuals of colour took residence the highest appearing awards in movie on the SAG awards since they received their begin in 1995. The outlet revealed that Yuh-Jung Youn’s win for greatest feminine actor in a supporting position is especially groundbreaking for the awards as she is the primary Asian lady to take residence a high SAG Award.
“I do not know find out how to describe my emotions,” Youn stated throughout her acceptance speech. “I have been acknowledged by Westerners. It is rather, very honored, particularly by my fellow actors who select me as a supporting actress.”
In the meantime, Netflix’s “Ma Rainey’s Black Backside” proved fruitful for the late Chadwick Boseman in addition to Viola Davis, who was up towards earlier SAG favorites Carey Mulligan and Frances McDormand.
“Thanks, August, for leaving a legacy for actors of colour that we are able to relish the remainder of our lives,” stated Davis, referring to playwright August Wilson.
It was a giant night time for Netflix as effectively with its different awards contender “The Trial of the Chicago 7” introduced residence the highest prize. Written and directed by Sorkin, “The Trial of the Chicago 7” had been set for theatrical launch by Paramount Footage earlier than the pandemic hit, resulting in its sale to Netflix. The streamer continues to be after its first best-picture win on the Oscars.
The Related Press contributed to this report.