Screen Actors Guild 2016: 6 Unforgettable Moments


There are too many unforgettable moments at the recently concluded Screen Actors Guild Awards 2016.

Here are some of the standout moments at the 22nd Annual SAG Awards that are worth a second look.

1.Idris Elba won two awards

It was a big night for the British actor.  Elba took away two trophies – Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture for his role in “Beasts of No Nation” and Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries for “Luther.”

The star became the first male actor to take home two SAG trophies in one night.

2.Leonardo DiCaprio’s winning streak

The 41-year-old actor continued to gather awards for his role in “The Revenant.” DiCaprio won his first SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role.

During his acceptance speech, he gave some encouraging words for young actors on how to become the best in their craft.

“When I was 15 years old, I was lucky enough to get a film called ‘This Boy’s Life’ and for about a year after that I watched as many films as I possibly could from Jimmy Cagney all the way to Robert De Niro,” he said.

He added, “It gave me such a tremendous respect for this craft, this craft of acting. I was in awe of their performances, and I was incredibly inspired. So for any young actors out there, I encourage you to watch the history of cinema because as the history of cinema unfolds, you realize that we all stand on the shoulders of giants.”

The actor also got a congratulatory kiss and hug from his “Titanic” co-star, Kate Winslet.

3Diversity all over

The lack of diversity in 2016 Oscar’s list of nominees sparked controversy. The SAG Awards presented a totally different picture, ABC News noted.

Aside from Elba, several other actors of color accepted awards Saturday night including “Orange is the New Black” star Uzo Aduba, “Bessie” actress Queen Latifah and “How to Get Away with Murder” star Viola Davis.

Elba also received laughs from the members of the audience when he took the podium and said, “Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to diverse TV. ”

4. Bryan Cranston cries

The “Breaking Bad” actor shed tears when he saw his 1989 “Baywatch” cameo at the SAG Awards red carpet, E News reported.

In the clip, Cranston was seen riding on a speedboat and wearing aviators.

“Oh, wow. I don’t understand how that could have been overlooked for the Emmys or the SAG Awards. It brings a tear to my eye every time,” Cranston told E Guiliana Rancic while wiping his tears away.

5. Carol Burnett won SAG’s Life Achievement honour

Tina Frey and Amy Poehler never fail with their antics and presented the SAG’s Life Achievement award to the comic legend.

Burnett recounted her childhood in Hollywood and said she and her grandmother would sometimes watch six or eight movies a week. She said imitating those films on “The Carol Burnett Show” was the highlight of her career.

6. Michael Keaton dedicates his award to Flint, Mich. 

“Spotlight” took the stage to receive their Outstanding Ensemble award. Co-stars Mark Ruffalo and Michael Keaton paid tribute to the victims in the movie, who were sexually abused by Catholic priests. However, Keaton took it a step further and mentioned those affected by the lead-contaminated water crisis Michigan.

“This is really for the disenfranchised everywhere,” Keaton said. “This is for every Flint, Mich., in the world. This is for the powerless. This is for the powerful who take advantage of the powerless, and you can hang me for that, I don’t really care.”

View complete list of SAG Awards winners here.

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