‘CODA’ wins prime honor on the Screen Actors Guild Awards
“CODA,” a coming-of-age drama centered on the one listening to member of a deaf household, took the highest honor at Sunday’s twenty eighth Screen Actors Guild Awards, Hollywood’s first marquee awards present of the yr.
The movie triumphed in a greatest movie ensemble area, which additionally included the Nineteen Sixties-set story “Belfast,” the doomsday satire “Don’t Look Up,” the true-crime melodrama “House of Gucci” and the sports activities biopic “King Richard.”
Marlee Matlin, accepting the ensemble prize on behalf of the “CODA” solid, devoted the award to kids of deaf adults world wide.
“We — deaf actors — have come a great distance,” Matlin mentioned by means of an American Sign Language interpreter. “This validates the truth that we, deaf actors, can work identical to anyone else. We stay up for extra alternatives for deaf actors, deaf tradition.”
Jane Campion’s “The Power of the Dog,” this yr’s main Oscar contender, did not land a greatest ensemble nomination. But three of the movie’s actors — Benedict Cumberbatch, Kirsten Dunst and Kodi Smit-McPhee — have been up for particular person prizes.
Will Smith nabbed a trophy for his function as Richard Williams, the daddy of tennis stars Venus and Serena, in “King Richard.” Jessica Chastain was acknowledged for her portrayal of Tammy Faye Messner, the ex-wife of televangelist Jim Bakker, in “The Eyes of Tammy Faye.”
Smith, tears streaming down his cheeks, mentioned listening to his identify referred to as whereas sitting subsequent to Venus Williams was “one of many biggest moments of my profession.”
The supporting efficiency statuettes went to Troy Kotsur (“CODA”) and Ariana DeBose (“West Side Story”), two first-time nominees.
Kotsur, who’s deaf and delivered his acceptance speech by means of an American Sign Language interpreter, thanked Apple TV+ for offering “assist and entry.” The firm acquired the movie on the Sundance Film Festival for $25 million.
The ceremony was held on the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California. TBS and TNT aired the telecast, and the present can be accessible to stream Monday on HBO Max.
The outcomes on the SAG Awards don’t all the time match up with these of the Academy Awards. The solid of Aaron Sorkin’s “The Trial of the Chicago 7” nabbed the movie ensemble award eventually yr’s SAG ceremony, whereas greatest image on the Oscars went to “Nomadland.”
Two years in the past, nevertheless, SAG Awards victory for Bong Joon Ho’s “Parasite” foreshadowed the film’s history-making night time on the 92nd Academy Awards, the place it grew to become the primary non-English-language movie to win greatest image.
In the tv races, the ensembles of the HBO drama “Succession” and the Apple TV+ comedy “Ted Lasso” added to their collections of trade plaudits.
TV appearing winners included Lee Jung-jae (“Squid Game”), Jung Ho-yeon (“Squid Game”), Jason Sudeikis (“Ted Lasso”), Jean Smart (“Hacks”), Michael Keaton (“Dopesick”) and Kate Winslet (“Mare of Easttown”).
Keaton, acknowledged for his function on a miniseries in regards to the opioid dependancy disaster, devoted his award to his nephew and sister. Fighting again tears and pausing to gather his ideas, he defined that he misplaced his nephew to drug dependancy.
The display veteran Helen Mirren obtained the Life Achievement Award. Winslet launched the section in a video message, and Cate Blanchett offered the honour.
“I suppose I’m nonetheless alive, so by that measure, I’m eligible,” Mirren joked in her acceptance speech. She paid tribute to the craft of appearing, alternating between earnest tributes to her friends and salty one-liners.
Covid jokes, Ukraine tributes
The night kicked off with a short “Hamilton” reunion. Lin-Manuel Miranda, Leslie Odom Jr. and Daveed Diggs took the stage to introduce the night’s theme: “Together once more.”
“Finally, we return to a world the place all we now have to do to hang around like that is dress up, present up, get swabbed, sanitized, masked, vaccinated, boosted, rapid-tested and PCR-cleared inside 48 hours,” Odom joked. “Who’s able to social gathering?”
Diggs, for his half, quipped that Covid protocols can be intently monitored by the guards from “Squid Game,” a dystopian survival collection.
Odom struck a extra critical word minutes later, nevertheless, addressing the digital camera to say the attendees have been “holding a spot in our hearts for the individuals of Ukraine” as Russian President Vladimir Putin’s forces invade the nation.
“Succession” star Brian Cox, accepting the drama collection ensemble prize, acknowledged the battle in Ukraine, too.
Cox, surrounded by his “Succession” solid mates, acknowledged that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy was a comic and performer earlier than taking workplace in 2019. He then blasted the Russian authorities for putting limits on what artists can say in regards to the battle.
“They are instructed, underneath ache of excessive treason, that they can not say a phrase about Ukraine, and I feel that’s fairly terrible,” Cox mentioned. He referred to as on the viewers to rejoice Russians who take a stand towards Putin’s offensive in a democratic nation.
The SAG Awards often observe the Golden Globe Awards within the Hollywood calendar. But this yr, the Globes ceremony was not broadcast on community tv or livestreamed on-line. (The present sometimes airs on NBC.)
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, reeling from a public relations storm over moral lapses and an absence of inside variety, introduced its awards winners on social media.