Big Moments And Red Carpet Fashion At The 24th SAG Awards

Peter Castro
January 23, 2018

The award ceremony saw celebrities in their sartorial best.

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri took the prize for outstanding cast in a motion picture, while its star Frances McDormand was given the gong for outstanding performance by a female actor in a leading role.

Alison Brie, wife of Dave Franco, spoke on the red carpet about James Franco, who faces accusations of sexual misconduct leveled by five women.

Academy Award nominations will be announced tomorrow in Hollywood. "Let's make sure that we're leading the charge with empathy and diligence".

There were big moments Sunday at the 24th annual celebration of actors, like Harvey Weinstein accusers Marisa Tomei and Rosanna Arquette naming some of the key silence breakers who lit the fuse to the movement, and big questions about what would happen if the recently accused James Franco and Aziz Ansari won in their categories (they didn't). She said, "It's a true privilege to experience and share the wide scope of humanity through storytelling".

The Outstanding Cast in a Drama Series was carried off by the powerful blended family drama, "This is Us", beating out "The Crown", "Game of Thrones", "The Handmaid's Tale", and "Stranger Things".

Bringing a touch of old school Hollywood glamour Big Little Lies actress Nicole Kidman chose a shimmering bronze column gown by Armani Prive complete with a chic chignon and classic red lip.

When Mandy Moore spotted Brown with his two trophies, she said, "You could do bicep curls".

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The big victor in the motion picture categories was, of course, "Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri" which took home Outstanding Performance by a Cast with Frances McDormand landing the Lead Actress prize and Sam Rockwell getting Outstanding Supporting Actor.

"Hey, I'm talking to you... hey, you", he was hearing saying to one member of the audience, adding: "Okay, well you just stand out, that's all".

Neither actress was on hand to accept the award.

"Everyone's story deserves to be told, especially now", she said.

HBO's most successful show now, Game of Thrones, won an award for Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Television Series.

Gabrielle Carteris, the actress and president of SAG-AFTRA, the actors union that votes for the awards, praised the Me Too movement as she told the crowd "a change is coming".

Nash then screamed out Brown's name as the "This Is Us" star became the first African American actor in SAG Awards history to win in that category.

Morgan Freeman has revealed the person that caused him to stop his acceptance of the SAG Life Achievement Award mid-speech. From the front, it's gender-specific. "Maybe I started something".

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