SAG Awards Announce Diverse List of Winners

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The Queen of ‘Lead Actress in a Television Series’ continues her reign this awards show season. Anya Taylor-Joy took home another win for her role as Elizabeth Harmon in The Queen’s Gambit. Taylor-Joy won this category at the Golden Globes and the Critics Choice earlier this year. The Miami-born actress has been turning heads all awards show season with her stunning and stylish wardrobe choices. The SAG Awards were no different. Vera Wang dressed the Argentine-British actress and Tiffany adorned Taylor-Joy with jewels that “sure do know how to make a girl feel her best” said the SAG Award Winner.

The 2021 Screen Actors Guild Awards-the awards that are from actors to actors-were announced to the world on Easter Sunday (April 5).

This year’s show was different from past years due to COVID-19. But, it also set itself apart from other award shows this season in a few ways. There was no host, no red carpet, and no set. Instead, the show was pre-taped and edited together for air in a series of mini video segments; this meant that winners were told days before their win. This also meant that said winners had to sign a nondisclosure agreement prior to the airing.

Other headlines from the SAG Awards were also surrounding the winners. Most of those who took home trophies in major categories were minorities; Outstanding Lead Actor, the late Chadwick Boseman whose wife Taylor Simone Ledward accepted on his behalf, and Lead Actress, Viola Davis went to Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. The Supporting Actor and Actress roles followed suit. Daniel Kaluuya won for his role as Fred Hampton in Judas and the Black Messiah, while Minari gave Youn Yuh-jung a win. The Trial of the Chicago 7 took him Best Ensemble.

As for the lone Latina on the winners list, Taylor-Joy has two projects coming up including Edgar Wright’s The Last Night in Soho and the yet-to-be-titled David O. Russel project with Robert Deniro, Margot Robbie, and Christian Bale.