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SAG Awards Winners: Diversity Prevails

SAG Awards Winners: Diversity Prevails
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SAG Awards Winners: Diversity Prevails

Every actor dreams of winning their own Oscar, but for most of them, the second best thing would be getting recognized by fellow artists for a job well done. That’s how it works at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, actors recognizing co-actors. Most importantly, amidst alleged racial discrimination and snubbing issues flooding the awards season, at the 2016 SAG Awards, diversity wins.

Last Saturday, January 30, names of the most deserving Hollywood artists were hailed and honored at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, CA for the SAG Awards. Among these brilliant stars were Alicia Vikander, Leonardo DiCaprio, Queen Latifah, and projects like “Orange is the New Black”, “Mad Max Fury Road”, and many other names and titles.

According to E! news, there’s a lot of jaw-dropping moments last Saturday, like Susan Sarandon’s cleavage, Jon Hamm being snubbed for the last season of “Mad Men”, and an OITNB star having a nip slip upon meeting Leo.

But what’s more important and memorable for this night was that these actors made a huge statement with regards to recognizing artists of color. While it doesn’t manifest in the #OscarsSoWhite trending issue, SAG Awards proved that talent and brilliance matter more than your skin color, race, language, or gender. Us Weekly reports that black actors like Uzo Aduba and Idris Elba who won big at SAG’s, urged people to make the hashtag #SAGSoBlack trend.

Basically, beyond all the anecdotes and phenomenal happenings at the event, these winning names deserve to be celebrated. Here’s a peak on the list of the 2016 SAG Awards winners.

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series

Jeffrey Tambor, “Transparent”

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series

Uzo Aduba, “Orange is the New Black”

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series

“Orange is the New Black”

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role

Alicia Vikander, “The Danish Girl”

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

“Spotlight”

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Revenant”

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

Brie Larson, “Room”

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

Idris Elba, “Beasts of No Nation”

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series

“Downtown Abbey”

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series

Kevin Spacey, “House of Cards”

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series

Viola Davis, “How to Get Away with Murder”

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries

Idris Elba, “Luther”

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries

Queen Latifah, “Bessie”

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture

“Mad Max Fury Road”

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series

“Game of Thrones”

About Erika Ivene Verder Columna

Erika is a freelance writer and blogger since the early 2000's. She finds comfort in writing about entertainment, fashion, lifestyle, food, and parenting. This 26-year-old stay-at-home mom loves to cook and surf the internet. She is a mother to a bright and energetic little boy, Javy.

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