SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS
UNDATED (AP) – History was made at the Screen Actors Guild Awards this year. For the first time ever, actors of color swept the individual awards in the movie category. For best male actor, the late Chadwick Boseman wins for “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” while co-star Viola Davis won for best female actor. Best male supporting actor goes to Daniel Kaluuya for “Judas and the Black Messiah” – while best female supporting actor went to Yuh-Jung Youn for “Minari.” The award for best ensemble cast goes to Aaron Sorkin’s 1960s courtroom drama, “The Trial of the Chicago 7.”
SAG AWARDS PRE-RECORDED AND ZOOMED
UNDATED (AP) – Last night’s 27th SAG Awards weren’t in person – and weren’t even live. The show was pre-recorded – and leaned heavily on Zoom. While it lacked the glitz and excitement of a typical awards show, it didn’t drag on. Since it was recorded, it could be cobbled together to fit a one-hour time slot, instead of the usual two. Taking away some of the drama this year: perceived Oscar favorite, Chloe Zhao’s “Nomadland,” was not nominated for best ensemble.
SAG AWARDS – TELEVISION
UNDATED (AP) – This year’s Screen Actors Guild Awards saw two popular TV series add to their string of triumphs. The cast of “Schitt’s Creek” won for best TV comedy while “The Crown” won for best drama series. Other TV winners included Anya Taylor-Joy for “The Queen’s Gambit”, Gillian Anderson for “The Crown,” Jason Bateman for “Ozark” and Mark Ruffalo for “I Know This Much Is True.” On the comedy side, winners were Jason Sudeikis for “Ted Lasso” and Catherine O’Hara for “Schitt’s Creek.”
SCREEN ACTORS GUILD WINNERS LIST
UNDATED (AP) – List of winners for the 27th Screen Actors Guild Awards, presented last night in a virtual ceremony:
Actor: Chadwick Boseman, “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”
Female actor: Viola Davis, “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”
Supporting actor: Daniel Kaluuya, “Judas and the Black Messiah”
Supporting female actor: Youn Yuh-jung, “Minari”
Cast: “The Trial of the Chicago 7.”
Actor in a TV movie or miniseries: Mark Ruffalo, “I Know This Much is True.”
Female actor in a TV movie or miniseries: Anya Taylor-Joy, “The Queen’s Gambit”
Actor in a drama series: Jason Bateman, “Ozark”
Female actor in a drama series: Gillian Anderson, “The Crown”
Actor in a comedy series: Jason Sudeikis, “Ted Lasso”
Female actor in a comedy series: Catherine O’Hara, “Schitt’s Creek.”
Ensemble in a drama series: “The Crown”
Ensemble in a comedy series: “Schitt’s Creek”
Television stunt ensemble: “The Mandalorian”
Film stunt ensemble: “Wonder Woman 1984”
“GODZILLA VS. KONG” HELPS HOLLYWOOD RECAPTURE SOME MIGHT
NEW YORK (AP) – It took a movie about a clash between two old monsters to help Hollywood get some of its financial strength back. “Godzilla vs. Kong” was the top movie over the weekend. Its estimated $48.5 million box office take is easily the best opening in the pandemic era. The movie played in more than 3,000 theaters. Comscore reports about 60% of theaters were open over the weekend, with most operating at or under 50% capacity. Hollywood hopes were also brightened by the fact that “Godzilla vs. Kong” was available as a stream, even as it was being shown in theaters.
ACTOR-RAPPER DMX ON LIFE SUPPORT IN NYC-AREA HOSPITAL
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) – A rapper who made a name for himself in the movies is clinging to life at a New York City area hospital. His family says DMX is on life support and a ventilator after suffering a heart attack. Various reports say the heart attack was caused by a drug overdose. DMX’s his attorney says he can’t confirm that. The family is asking for privacy. A vigil is set for this afternoon at a hospital in White Plains. Besides his rap career, DMX starred in the 1998 movie “Belly” and “Romeo Must Die.” in 2000. He starred with Jet Li (lee) and Aaliyah, the singer who died in a August, 2001 plane crash.
FASHION DESIGNER RELEAED FROM PRISON FOR ROLE IN COLLEGE SCANDAL
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli is out of prison – and on home confinement – after doing time in a college admissions bribery scheme. He’s married to ex-“Full House” star Lori Loughlin. Both pleaded guilty last year to paying a half million dollars to get their two daughters into the University of Southern California. Loughlin was freed from prison in December after serving a two-month prison term.