FILMS “Chicago Sevens Trial” and “Ma Rainey: Mother of the Blues” are the biggest winners of the Society of Screen Actors (SAG) awards, which is the last grand ceremony before the Oscars.
The TV series “The Trial of the Chicago Seven”, based on the US protests against the Vietnam War in 1968 and its infamous trial, won the Best Actor Award on Sunday, including Sasha Barron Cohen and Eddie Ray Des Moines, Frank Langra and Mark Rollance.
Langella attributed this award to director Aaron Sorkin, who said that his “voice is the soul of this movie.”
Chadwick Boseman died of cancer in August last year at the age of 43. He was posthumously awarded Best Actor for his role as an ambitious trumpeter in “Manny Lanney: Mother of the Blues” in the 1930s.
The award was accepted by Bosman’s widow, Simone Ledward Boseman.
Viola Davis won the best actress award for her role as a jazz singer and dancer in “Maranni: Mother of Blues.”
SAG Awards are closely monitored because they are considered a key indicator of the success of the Oscars, and because actors constitute the largest voting group in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, this year’s SAG Awards were actually held and reduced to one-hour speeches, which contained jokes about how the actors spent their free time during the lockdown.
Helen Mirren talked about the close contact with bears during the pandemic, Sterling K. Brown showed off her juggling skills, and Jimmy Fallon played the harmonica .
“Minari” is a Korean-language story that tells the story of an immigrant family in Arkansas in the 1980s. The play won the South Korean veteran Youn Yuh-jung’s Best Supporting Actress Award for the role of its grandmother.
“I’m very happy and very happy,” said Young, now 73.
British actor Daniel Kaluuya won the best supporting actor award for the late Black Panther leader Fred Hampton in the movie “Judah and the Black Messiah”.