Aaron Sorkin’s courtroom drama “The Trial of Chicago 7” finally nabbed a big win in awards season on Sunday night, winning the Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Cast in a Motion Picture.
In the past decade, five of SAG’s top-winning films have won the Oscar for Best Picture, including last year, when a big win for “Parasite” gave it a boost. before the Oscars. After “The Trial of the Chicago 7” lost the Golden Globe for Best Drama to “Nomadland” and the Writers Guild Award for the Original Screenplay for “Promising Young Woman,” the film’s SAG Award triumph could give it a shock similar.
Two men who swept the season continued to roll at SAG: the late Chadwick Boseman won the Best Actor award for his work in “The Black Background of My Rainey”, while the “Judas and the Black Messiah” star Daniel Kaluuya won the Trophy-Acting Support Award.
Actress and Supporting Actress races have been more exciting this season, and SAG has secured two notable victories in the form of Best Actress winner Viola Davis for “My Rainey’s Black Bottom” and “Minari,” the Thief of Yuh-Jung Youn scene, which won the award for supporting actress.
Last year, the four interim SAG winners rehearsed at the Oscars. If that happens this year, it will be the first time that all of the Acting Oscars have been won by people of color. “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” would also become the first film since “As Good as It Gets” (1997) to win both Oscars for Best Actor and Best Actress – but unlike that film, “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” missed a nomination for best photo. (“As Good as It Gets” lost this award to “Titanic”.)
In the television categories, “Schitt’s Creek” and “The Crown” continued to dominate awards season, winning the comedy and drama categories respectively.
Here is a full list of winners:
Exceptional distribution: “The Chicago 7 trial”
Actor in a leading role: Chadwick Boseman, “The Black Background of Ma Rainey”
Actress in a leading role: Viola Davis, “The Black Background of Ma Rainey”
Supporting Actress: Yuh-Jung Youn, “Minari”
Supporting actor: Daniel Kaluuya, “Judas and the Black Messiah”
Set of stunts in a movie: “Wonder Woman 1984”
Together in a Drama Series: “The crown”
Actor in a Drama Series: Jason Bateman, “Ozark”
Actress in a Drama Series: Gillian Anderson, “The Crown”
Together in a comedy series: “Schitt’s Creek”
Actor in a comedy series: Jason Sudeikis, “Ted Lasso”
Actress in a comedy series: Catherine O’Hara, “Schitt’s Creek”
Actor in a TV movie or limited series: Mark Ruffalo, “I know this to be true”
Actress in a TV movie or limited series: Anya Taylor-Joy, “The Queen’s Gambit”
Stunt Ensemble in a TV series: “The Mandalorian”