On Sunday, January 29, 2017, the 23rd Screen Actors Guild Awards, SAG Awards took place at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles and Lily Tomlin got the 53rd Annual SAG Life Achievement Award.
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Here are 15 other things you should know about the awards.
1. “Hidden Figures” starring Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae and Taraji P. Henson won an Outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture at the SAG Awards.
2. Emma Stone won Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role in the movie ‘La La Land.’
3. ‘Game of Thrones’ featuring Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke and Kit Harington, won Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble at SAG Awards 2017.
4. Hacksaw Ridge took the award for Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture, a tough win against Captain America: Civil War, Doctor Strange, Jason Bourne and Nocturnal Animals. Bourne and Nocturnal Animals.
5. The movie, ‘Stranger Things’ was the preferred Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, over The Crown, Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones, and Westworld.
6. Denzel Washington won Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role in the movie ‘Fences.’
7. Mahershala Ali and Viola Davis won the awards for best-supporting actor and actress respectively in the movie ‘Fences.’
8. As anticipated, ‘Orange Is the New Black’ overtook ‘The Big Bang Theory,’ ‘Black-ish,’ ‘Veep,’ and ‘Modern Family’ to get the award of Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series.
9. The Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series went to John Lithgow for the movie ‘The Crown,’ even though the other nominees, Sterling K. Brown [This Is Us], Peter Dinklage [Game of Thrones] Rami Malek [Mr. Robot], Kevin Spacey [House of Cards] were strong contenders.
10. The Outstanding Performance in a Drama Series went to Claire Foy [The Crown], making Millie Bobby Brown [Stranger Things], Thandie Newton [Westworld], Winona Ryder [Stranger Things], and Robin Wright, [House of Cards] go home with nothing.
11. His role in ‘Shameless’ fetched William H. Macy the award of Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series.
12. Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series was given to Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep.
13. Bryan Cranston was honored with the Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Mini-series or Television Movie, courtesy of ‘All the Way.’
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14. Game of Thrones emerged over all winner for Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Television Series, beating Marvel’s Daredevil, Marvel’s Luke Cage, The Walking Dead, and Westworld.
15. Bryce Dallas Howard [Black Mirror], Felicity Huffman [American Crime], Audra McDonald [Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill], and Kerry Washington [Confirmation] saw Sarah Paulson, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story emerge as winner in the Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Mini-series or Television Movie category.