SAG Awards, And Why Sacramento Can’t Stop Being Talked About [VIDEO]

The 24th Screen Actors Guild Awards happened last night, and there were a lot of firsts, and a lot of snubs as well. Get the details here.

By nowproducerdave on January 22, 2018
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The SAG Awards happened last night. That’s the “Screen Actors Guild” Awards, and there was a lot that happened.

First, Kristen Bell hosted, which is a first for the SAG show. Not that she was the first woman to host, but she’s the first host ever for the Awards show. The first host, as well as first woman host. She also gave a nice, heartfelt shoutout to “a very special” friend of hers. You think she’s going into a nice “thank-you” to her husband, Dax Shepard, but gives a quick shout-out to one of Sacramento’s own:

Greta Gerwig, of course grew up here in Sacramento and attended St. Francis High School (which is arguably “the school” in the movie “Lady Bird,” also arguably based on her own life here in Sacramento), received some nice gifts from Greta’s parents, and are planning an Oscar watching party when that happens in March. See here for more details.

Frances McDormand of “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” thanked everyone for the award before giving some credit to the “young ones” entering the industry who need “doorstops” too. Obvious humor, of course. We think.

Sterling K. Brown became the first black actor to win a SAG award in the “Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series.” That’s a long award name, wow. Congratulations to him! He of course won for his role on “This is Us.”

There was a typo on the show. Judi Dench was nominated for an award in the “Female Actor in a Leading Roll” category. Twitter users then began comparing her to various forms of bread. If you didn’t catch that, they meant “role,” not “roll.”

Morgan Freeman won an award for Lifetime Achievement. Pretty awesome, considering he wasn’t in any movies until the age of 50. He gave a speech, thanking his family, business partners, SAG-AFTRA, and also had a little something to say about the specifics of the statue given to him:

Speaking of statues, if you’re curious about how the actual award is made in the first place, here’s a great little look behind-the-scenes. Really interesting.

As far as snubs and surprises, well, “Stranger Things” didn’t get any love. Speaking of no love, “Lady Bird” didn’t get anything. Nothing for any of the stars or director of the movie. “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” got a ton of love though, winning in three categories. Another surprise went to “This is Us.” Not because we don’t think it’s a great show, I think it’s just that nobody was really expecting it, if that makes sense. Anyway, check out another list of “Snubs and Surprises” here, and the full list of winners here.

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