SAG Awards 2021: Chadwick Boseman wins best actor award for ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’
The late Chadwick Boseman added to his awards-season haul Sunday with a Screen Actors Guild Award, as three different entertainers of color took home top honors.
For the first time for SAG Awards history, every one of the four movie honors for singular actors went to performers of color; Boseman won best actor for his portrayal of a headstrong horn player in “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.”
His co-star Viola Davis, who plays blues icon Ma Rainey, won best entertainer for the film, which focuses on a hostile account meeting during the 1920s.
Daniel Kaluuya won best supporting actor for playing Black Panther Party Chairman Fred Hampton in the historical drama “Judas and the Black Messiah,” while Yuh-Jung Youn was named best supporting entertainer for her performance as a grandma in “Minari,” about a Korean-American family resolved to begin a new life in country Arkansas.
“ ‘If you see the world unbalanced, be a crusader that pushes heavily on the seesaw of the mind,’ ” Boseman’s wife, Simone Ledward Boseman said during a video-streamed acceptance on his behalf. “That’s a quote by Chadwick Boseman.”
Sunday’s top honor of outstanding cast in a motion picture went to “The Trial of the Chicago 7,” a historical drama about Vietnam War protesters.
Boseman, who kicked the bucket a year ago at 43 following a private four-year batter with colon cancer, left a mark on the world before Sunday’s function as the principal entertainer to be named for four film respects at a solitary SAG Awards ceremony.
He was likewise up for best supporting entertainer for the Spike Lee coordinated conflict dramatization “Da 5 Bloods.” His other nods came as part of the outstanding cast nominations for “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” and “Da 5 Bloods.”
During his acknowledgment discourse Sunday, Kaluuya dedicated his award to both Hampton and Boseman, whom he featured close by in the 2018 Marvel superhuman film “Black Panther.” Davis, then, hailed “the beautiful Chadwick Boseman” during her speech.
“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” denoted the final movie of Boseman’s career, and his presentation has additionally won honors at the Golden Globes, NAACP Image Awards and Critics Choice Awards.
The virtual SAG Awards ceremony was pretaped and abbreviated to an hour because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Chosen people were educated who won their individual classes before Sunday’s transmission on TNT and TBS, permitting the victors to provide speeches ahead of time.
The honors were decided on by individuals from the Screen Actors Guild.
On the TV side of Sunday’s ceremony, “Schitt’s Creek,” about a rich family losing its fortune, proceeded with its entertainment pageant strength by winning remarkable execution by an outfit in a comedy series.
“Thank you so much to SAG-AFTRA for this insane honor,” co-creator and star Dan Levy said. “I want to take a moment to acknowledge the rest of this incredible ensemble of actors who made comedy look absolutely effortless with their skill and their dedication.”
Catherine O’Hara, who plays family matriarch Moira Rose on “Schitt’s Creek,” likewise won best execution by an entertainer in a satire arrangement, which means she’s presently cleared the significant TV praises after already winning the same honor at the Emmys, Golden Globes, TCA Awards and Critics Choice Awards.
Entering the function, “Schitt’s Creek” and the illustrious dramatization arrangement “The Crown” drove all TV shows or films with five nominations apiece.
Both got two distinctions, with “The Crown” winning outstanding performance by a gathering in a dramatization arrangement, and Gillian Anderson winning best entertainer in the class for her depiction of Margaret Thatcher.
Anya-Taylor Joy, in the interim, brought home the trophy for actress in a TV film or restricted arrangement for her depiction of a chess prodigy in Netflix’s gorge commendable “The Queen’s Gambit.”