SAG Awards Go to ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7,’ Chadwick Boseman and Viola Davis


Aaron Sorkin’s courtroom drama “The Trial of the Chicago 7” celebrated a major award season win on Sunday night and won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Cast in a Motion Picture.

In the past decade, five of the SAG Grand Prize-winning films have won an Oscar for Best Picture, including last year when a big win for Parasite boosted the Academy Awards. After “The Trial of the Chicago 7” lost the Golden Globe for best drama to “Nomadland” and the Writers Guild Award for the original screenplay to “Promising Young Woman”, the film’s triumph at the SAG Awards could be a similar jolt .

Two men who carried away the season rolled on with SAG: the late Chadwick Boseman won the Best Actor Award for his work in “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” while Daniel Kaluuya, the star of “Judas and the Black Messiah.” “That won the support -aktor trophy.

The actress and supporting actress races were more exciting this season, and SAG took two notable wins in the form of Best Actress Winner Viola Davis for the scene stealer Yuh-Jung Youn of “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” and “Minari” won the supporting actress award.

Last year all four SAG winners were repeated at the Oscars. If that happens this year, it will be the first time all reigning Oscars have been won by people of color. “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” was also the first film since “As Good as It Gets” (1997) to win both an Oscar for best and best actor – although unlike that film, “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” missed it became a Best Picture nomination. (“As good as it can” has lost that award to “Titanic”.)

In the television categories, “Schitt’s Creek” and “The Crown” continued their dominance in the award season, winning the comedy and drama categories.

Here is a full list of the winners:

Excellent cast: “The Trial of Chicago 7”

Main actor: Chadwick Boseman, “Ma Rainey’s Black Butt”

Actress in a leading role: Viola Davis, “Ma Rainey’s Black Butt”

Actress in a supporting role: Yuh-Jung Youn, “Minari”

Actor in a supporting role: Daniel Kaluuya, “Judas and the Black Messiah”

Stunt ensemble in a film: “Wonder Woman 1984”

Ensemble in a drama series: “The crown”

Actors in a drama series: Jason Bateman, “Ozark”

Actress in a drama series: Gillian Anderson, “The Crown”

Ensemble in a comedy series: Schitt’s Creek

Actors in a comedy series: Jason Sudeikis, “Ted Lasso”

Actress in a comedy series: Catherine O’Hara, “Schitt’s Creek”

Actors in a TV movie or limited series: Mark Ruffalo, “I know so much is true”

Actress in a TV movie or limited series: Anya Taylor-Joy, “The Queen’s Game”

Stunt Ensemble in a TV Series: “The Mandalorian”



Robert Dunfee