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SAG Awards: Black Panther nabs top film prize; Rami Malek, Glenn Close among winners

By Kimberly Nordyke
Tue, 01, 19

This Is Us was named best drama series ensemble, while The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel won the award for best performance by a comedy series cast.

The 2019 SAG Awards were handed out Sunday night. Black Panther won the biggest film honor of the night, taking home the best cast ensemble prize, SAG-AFTRA’s equivalent of a best picture award.

Other big SAG Award winners included Glenn Close, named best actress in a leading role for The Wife, and Rami Malek, who was tapped as best actor in a film for Bohemian Rhapsody.

Also on the film side, Emily Blunt won the SAG Award for best supporting actress for A Quiet Place, while Mahershala Ali was named best supporting actor for Green Book.

Meanwhile, the first three SAG Awards of the night were in the TV comedy series categories, with The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel sweeping the trio of honors. The show’s cast won best ensemble in a comedy series, while Rachel Brosnahan was tapped as best actress and Tony Shalhoub was named best actor.

Elsewhere in the TV categories, the This Is Us cast earned best drama series ensemble honors, Jason Bateman was tapped as best actor in a drama serie for Ozark and Sandra Oh was named best actress for Killing Eve.

Darren Criss (The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story) and Patricia Arquette (Escape at Dannemora) won the prizes for best actor and actress in a TV movie or limited series, respectively.

The 25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards aired live on TNT and TBS. Some of Hollywood’s biggest names turned out for the silver carpet outside the Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall in Los Angeles in anticipation of the show.

Megan Mullally hosted this year’s SAG Awards ceremony. She’s only the show’s second host ever, following n the heels of Kristen Bell last year.

In advance of the televised ceremony, 2019 SAG Awards ambassador Harry Shum Jr. and Sydney Sweeney announced the honorees for outstanding action performances by film and television stunt ensembles during the official preshow. Those awards went to the stunt teams behind Black Panther and GLOW, respectively.

Also during the show, Alan Alda received the 2019 SAG Awards’ Life Achievement Award. The actor kept his promise to The Hollywood Reporter that it was unlikely he’d give a political speech at the SAG Awards. “Unless,” he adds, “something happens that night and everybody can’t help talk about it.”

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Hollywood Reporter