As in previous editions, the Hollywood Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG Awards) were marked by a new movement. Although in other years different actresses have shown their position at the beginning of the #MeToo movement, this time support for Ukraine from various Hollywood stars was highlighted.
While some actors arrived at the event wearing blue and yellow ribbons in support of the country attacked by Russia, Hollywood stars Brian Cox and Michael Keaton were more direct and they sent pro-Ukrainian messages in their speeches.
While accepting the award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series for SuccessionCox thanked the awards and his colleagues for later Support Volodymyr Zelensky, President of Ukraine.
In this, Cox condemned what is happening in this country, assuring that “it is particularly horrific in terms of how it affects others, especially those in our profession. The President of Ukraine was a comedian, a great comic artist and we should show him respect..
Likewise, the performer pointed out how the fact also impacts Russian artists. “I am also shocked by what is happening in Russia: my fellow actors, actresses, artists, writers and critics are being told, on pain of high treason, that they cannot say a word about Ukraine. I think it’s awful,” he added.
“I think we should all unite, also for the people in Russia who are not in favor of what is happening, especially artists. We should come together and celebrate them and hope that they can really make a difference, because I think they can.
On the other hand, Michael Keaton was recognized for his outstanding performance in drug. According to Variety, the interpreter highlighted the Ukrainian president, to whom he assured that they had to stand out to “fight the fight”.
He also assured that there is “a legitimate argument” that the awards ceremonies are being criticized at the moment, reiterating the importance of using cinema and television. portray the problems of the world.
Support for Ukraine from the red carpet
However, many other Hollywood stars sympathized with Ukraine shortly before the event. This was the case of Lady Gaga, who on the red carpet assured that “so many things are happening in the world, My heart really goes out to Ukraine..
“My heart goes out to Ukraine” – Lady Gaga pic.twitter.com/f76JADchhY
— Lady Gaga now 💓⚔️ (@ladygaganownet) February 28, 2022
On the other hand, during a conversation with AP, different interpreters also raised their voices for war. “We are using our voices in the best possible way right now, this is the time to unite and stay together”Ariana DeBose assured.
Hamilton actor Leslie Odom Jr. also spoke out on the red carpet, saying that while “tonight is a party, while at the same time we have a place in our hearts for the Ukrainian people and we send our thoughts, prayers and hopes for the impending peace.
This was also the case of Andrew Garfield, who ensured that the evening took place at “a very difficult day to celebrate”. “We keep what is happening in Ukraine in our hearts,” she added.
Douglas Hodge, Michael Douglas, Tyler Perry, Shari Belafonte and Jon Bernthal also showed their support. using ribbons in the colors of the Ukrainian flag as a sign of support for what is happening in this country.
Discover here the winners of the SAG Awards
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Murray Bartlett, “The White Lotus”
Oscar Isaac, “Scenes from a Wedding”
Michael Keaton, “Dopesick” (winner)
Ewan McGregor, Halston
Evan Peters, “Easttown mare”
Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Jennifer Coolidge, “The White Lotus”
Cynthia Erivo, “Genius: Aretha”
Margaret Qualley, “Maid”
Jean Smart, “Easttown Mare”
Kate Winslet, “Easttown Mare” (Winner)
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
Brian Cox, “Succession”
Billy Crudup, “The Morning Show”
Kieran Culkin, “Succession”
Lee Jung-jae, “Squid Game” (Winner)
Jeremy Strong, “Succession”
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
Jennifer Aniston, “The Morning Show”
Jung Ho-yeon, “Squid Game” (Winner)
Elisabeth Moss, “The Handmaid’s Tale”
Sarah Snook, “Succession”
Reese Witherspoon, “The Morning Show”
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
Michael Douglas, “The Cominsky Method”
Brett Goldstein, “Ted Lasso”
Steve Martin, “Only Murders in the Building”
Martin Short, “Only Murders in the Building”
Jason Sudeikis, “Ted Lasso” (winner)
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
Elle Fanning, “The Big One”
Sandra Oh, “The Chair”
Jean Smart, “Hacks” (Winner)
Juno Temple, “Ted Lasso”
Hannah Waddingham, “Ted Lasso”
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
“The Handmaid’s Tale”
“The Morning Show”
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
“The Kominsky Method”
“Only Murders in the Building”
“Ted Lasso” (winner)
Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series
“The Falcon and the Winter Soldier”
“Squid Game” (Winner)
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Javier Bardem, “Being the Ricardos”
Benedict Cumberbatch, “The Power of the Dog”
Andrew Garfield, “Tick, Tick… Boom”
Will Smith, “King Richard” (winner)
Denzel Washington, “The Tragedy of Macbeth”
Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
Jessica Chastain, “The Eyes of Tammy Faye” (Winner)
Olivia Colman, “The Lost Girl”
Lady Gaga, “House of Gucci”
Jennifer Hudson, “Respect”
Nicole Kidman, “Being the Ricardos”
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Ben Affleck, “The Tender Bar”
Bradley Cooper, “Licorice Pizza”
Troy Kotsur, “CODA” (winner)
Jared Leto, “House of Gucci”
Kodi Smit-McPhee, “The Power of the Dog”
Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Caitriona Balfe, “Belfast”
Cate Blanchett, “Nightmare Alley”
Ariana DeBose, “West Side Story” (winner)
Kirsten Dunst, “The Power of the Dog”
Ruth Negga, “Passing by”
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
“Don’t look up”
Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
“The Matrix Resurrections”
“No Time to Die” (winner)
“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings”