Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards 2021

The SAG Awards this year was a brief one-hour pre-taped virtual extravaganza that was easily missed if you didn’t already have it in your calendar. Normally the SAG Awards forecast the Oscars, but not this year as the jury opted to nominate and award some obscure picks, which will make things interesting come Oscar time. I was pleased that the film The Trial of the Chicago 7 picked up a win and was equally satisfied that movie Da 5 Bloods received a nod too. As far as actors go, it appears that Chadwick Boseman is sweeping this year’s awards season for Best Lead Actor for his role in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, which will most likely include an Oscar, but the rest of the gilded statuettes are clearly up for grabs. BTW the SAG Awards made history with all four major film category wins going to performers of color. Nice. Let’s  see if this trend follows through to the Oscars.

P.S. Awards shows are so fun to attend in person as nothing beats the excitement in the room when the person you are rooting for wins. As was the case with producer pal Michelle Gayse who was recognized for her excellence in film at a past AMPIA Awards Ceremony, which I along with journalist friend Tammi Christopher proudly attended. Can’t wait until life resumes, and we can all happily congregate together again.

SAG categories and winner are listed below in BOLD only for motions pictures, but I was really thrilled that Canadian Comedy Series Schitt’s Creek picked up a win along with the show’s star Catherine O’Hara. Go Canada!

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Maria Bakalova, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
Glenn Close, Hillbilly Elegy
Olivia Colman, The Father
WINNER: Yuh-Jung Youn, Minari
Helena Zengel, News of the World

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Sacha Baron Cohen, The Trial of the Chicago 7
Chadwick Boseman, Da 5 Bloods
WINNER: Daniel Kaluuya, Judas and the Black Messiah
Jared Leto, The Little Things
Leslie Odom, Jr., One Night in Miami…

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Amy Adams, Hillbilly Elegy
WINNER: Viola Davis, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Vanessa Kirby, Pieces of a Woman
Frances McDormand, Nomadland
Carey Mulligan, Promising Young Woman 

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Riz Ahmed, Sound of Metal
WINNER: Chadwick Boseman, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Anthony Hopkins, The Father
Gary Oldman, Mank
Steven Yeun, Minari

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Da 5 Bloods
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
One Night In Miami…
WINNER: The Trial of the Chicago 7

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
Da 5 Bloods
News of the World
The Trial of the Chicago 7
WINNER: Wonder Woman 1984

At past AMPIA Awards Ceremony with pals Michelle Gayse and Tammi Christopher.

2 thoughts on “Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards 2021

  1. I think it’s cool that I can look at these lists of movies and say that I’ve seen a handful of them thanks to this blog. I would’ve otherwise missed out on some really great stuff. Happy to see Chadwick Boseman win but man is that still sad. 😦

    On a happy note, I love Schitt’s Creek and very happy to know that Mrs. McCallister won a category!


    1. Awww thanks Christopher! Schitt’s Creek is a Canadian Treasure! ha ha – Keep watching movies – I hope to have another post up soon – just so busy right now! 🙂


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