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Viola Davis, Daniel Kaluuya, The Crown Win Big at This Year’s 2021 SAG Awards

Viola Davis accepting the SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, with husband Julius Tennon by her side. Photo: 27th Annual SAG Awards/Getty Images for WarnerMedia

Win from home is the new work from home, as awards season continued apace on Sunday, April 4, with the 27th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, which aired as a completely prerecorded ceremony (so no repeats of tech issues, like Daniel Kaluuya getting muted during his acceptance speech at the Golden Globes). The hour-long show celebrated performances by actors in 15 categories across film and TV.

Surprising approximately no one who has been tuning in to this year’s awards season, Ted Lasso, Schitt’s Creek, The Queen’s Gambit, and The Crown remained television awards favorites tonight. Jason Sudeikis took home Best Male Actor in a Comedy Series for his starring role in Ted Lasso, while Catherine O’Hara won Best Female Actor in a Comedy Series for her turn as the flamboyant Moira Rose in Schitt’s Creek, which also won this year’s Best Ensemble in a Comedy Series.

Meanwhile, Anya Taylor-Joy was named Best Female Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series for The Queen’s Gambit, and Mark Ruffalo won Best Male Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series for I Know This Much Is True. Over in the drama department, Gillian Anderson received Best Female Actor in a Drama Series for her work on The Crown, which also won Best Ensemble in a Drama Series, and Jason Bateman took home Best Male Actor for his role on Ozark.

As for the evening’s film awards, Aaron Sorkin’s The Trial of the Chicago 7 took home Outstanding Cast in a Motion Picture, while Viola Davis and the late Chadwick Boseman won Outstanding Female Actor and Outstanding Male Actor, respectively, for their work in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. Minari’s Youn Yuh-jung and Judas and the Black Messiah’s Daniel Kaluuya received this year’s Best Supporting Actor awards, making 2021 the first year performers of color won all four film acting categories. Check out the rest of this year’s winners below.

Winners

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Da 5 Bloods
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Minari
One Night in Miami
The Trial of the Chicago 7

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role in a Motion Picture
Riz Ahmed, Sound of Metal
Chadwick Boseman, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Anthony Hopkins, The Father
Gary Oldman, Mank
Steven Yeun, Minari

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role in a Motion Picture
Amy Adams, Hillbilly Elegy
Viola Davis, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Vanessa Kirby, Pieces of a Woman
Frances McDormand, Nomadland
Carey Mulligan, Promising Young Woman

Outstanding Performance by a Ensemble in a Drama Series
Better Call Saul
Bridgerton
The Crown
Lovecraft Country
Ozark

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
Jason Bateman, Ozark
Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us
Josh O’Connor, The Crown
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
Regé-Jean Page, Bridgerton

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
Gillian Anderson, The Crown
Olivia Colman, The Crown
Emma Corrin, The Crown
Julia Garner, Ozark
Laura Linney, Ozark

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Maria Bakalova, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
Glenn Close, Hillbilly Elegy
Olivia Colman, The Father
Youn Yuh-Jung, Minari
Helena Zengel, News of the World

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Sacha Baron Cohen, The Trial of the Chicago 7
Chadwick Boseman, Da 5 Bloods
Daniel Kaluuya, Judas and the Black Messiah
Jared Leto, The Little Things
Leslie Odom Jr., One Night in Miami

Outstanding Performance by a Ensemble in a Comedy Series
Dead to Me
The Flight Attendant
The Great
Schitt’s Creek
Ted Lasso

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
Christina Applegate, Dead to Me
Linda Cardellini, Dead to Me
Kaley Cuoco, The Flight Attendant
Annie Murphy, Schitt’s Creek
Catherine O’Hara, Schitt’s Creek

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
Nicholas Hoult, The Great
Dan Levy, Schitt’s Creek
Eugene Levy, Schitt’s Creek
Jason Sudeikis, Ted Lasso
Ramy Youssef, Ramy

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series
Cate Blanchett, Mrs. America
Michaela Coel, I May Destroy You
Nicole Kidman, The Undoing
Anya Taylor-Joy, The Queen’s Gambit
Kerry Washington, Little Fires Everywhere

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series
Bill Camp, The Queen’s Gambit
Daveed Diggs, Hamilton
Hugh Grant, The Undoing
Ethan Hawke, The Good Lord Bird
Mark Ruffalo, I Know This Much Is True

Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
Da 5 Bloods
Mulan
News of the World
The Trial of the Chicago 7
Wonder Woman 1987

Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series
The Boys
Cobra Kai
Lovecraft Country
The Mandalorian
Westworld

Viola Davis, Daniel Kaluuya, The Crown Top 2021 SAG Awards