SAG awards: Stranger Things and Hidden Figures win big as actors get political

Screen Actors Guild gave top prizes to the stars of the fact-based Nasa drama and the sci-fi show while powerful speeches against Donald Trump took center stage

Benjamin Lee in New York / The Guardian – January 30, 2017

 

The stars of Hidden Figures and Stranger Things were the big winners at this year’s Screen Actors Guild awards while political speeches dominated the evening.




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The cast of the drama based on a true story about three women who played an integral role at Nasa won the big prize of the night for best ensemble in a motion picture. Accepting the award, star Taraji P Henson said: “This story is of unity and this story is about what happens when we put our differences aside … Love wins.”


Taraji P. Henson and Janelle Monae accept their award for Cast in a Motion Picture for “Hidden Figures” during the 23rd Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles.

Taraji P. Henson and Janelle Monae accept their award for Cast in a Motion Picture for “Hidden Figures” during the 23rd Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles. Photograph: Mike Blake/Rueters


One of the film’s stars, Mahershala Ali, won the award for best supporting actor for his role in Moonlight, while Claire Foy and John Lithgow both won dramatic television awards for roles in the Netflix hit The Crown and the cast of Stranger Things won for best ensemble in a drama series.