‘Black Panther’ stuns at 25th annual SAG Awards

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The REEL 360 team did not see this coming. Marvel’s superhero hit, Black Panther, beat out favorites A Star is Born, Bohemian Rhapsody, BlacKkKlansman, and even Crazy Rich Asians to take home the coveted Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture at the 25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Not only did it pick up the award for “Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture,” but the critically acclaimed solo adventure for T’Challa also nabbed “Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture.” Both of these are pretty prestigious, especially when you look at the stiff competition Black Panther faced.

“I didn’t think I was going to have to speak,” as a visibly surprised Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman said to the audience. He added, “We knew that we had something special that we wanted to give the world, that we could be full human beings in the roles that we were playing, that we could create a world that exemplified the world that we wanted to see. We knew that we had something that we wanted to give. I know that you can’t have a Black Panther now without a 2 on it.”

Panther winning also adds to the confusion that is the 2018-2019 awards season. There is still no clear front-runner.

The awards, which were hosted by Megan Mullally, were held Sunday, Jan. 27 at the Los Angeles Shrine Auditorium Expo Hall. The show got off to a somewhat odd, somewhat cringe-worthy start when the usually funny Mullally took the stage with (the mostly funny) Alec Baldwin to present the trophy for outstanding performance by a male actor in a comedy series.

All was good until the two began speaking and throwing sexual jokes, which felt oddly timed in the #metoo era.

“Give it to me,” Mullally said in a suggestive tone even though she was referring to the winner’s envelope that Baldwin was holding. Baldwin responded with his own suggestive quips.

The audience didn’t seem to know whether to laugh or gag watching the two go at it.

Honored with individual awards were Mahershala Ali, Emily Blunt, Rami Malek and Glenn Close for performances in motion pictures, and Patricia Arquette, Jason Bateman, Rachel Brosnahan, Darren Criss, Sandra Oh and Tony Shalhoub for performances in television.

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Tom Hanks presented to his friend Alan Alda (calling him by his real name, “Alphonso D’Abruzzo”) the 55th Life Achievement Award, following a filmed salute to one of the world’s most respected and beloved actors. A filmed “In Memoriam” tribute honored the SAG-AFTRA members lost during 2018.

In a poetic gesture, the final award of the evening was presented by Jodie Foster, who was the first ever to receive an Actor for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role. Tom Hanks was the first ever to receive an Actor for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role. Both actors were on the inaugural SAG Awards and returned as presenters for the show’s Silver Anniversary.

The complete list of recipients for the 25h Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards follows:

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
   RAMI MALEK / Freddie Mercury – “BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY” (20th Century Fox)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
   GLENN CLOSE / Joan Castleman – “THE WIFE” (Sony Pictures Classics)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
   MAHERSHALA ALI / Dr. Donald Shirley – “GREEN BOOK” (Universal Pictures)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
   EMILY BLUNT / Evelyn Abbott – “A QUIET PLACE” (Paramount Pictures)

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
   BLACK PANTHER (Marvel Studios)
   ANGELA BASSETT / Ramonda
   CHADWICK BOSEMAN / T’Challa/Black Panther
   STERLING K. BROWN / N’Jobu
   WINSTON DUKE / M’Baku
   MARTIN FREEMAN / Everett K. Ross
   DANAI GURIRA / Okoye
   MICHAEL B. JORDAN / Erik Killmonger
   DANIEL KALUUYA / W’Kabi
   LUPITA NYONG’O / Nakia
   ANDY SERKIS / Ulysses Klaue
   FOREST WHITAKER / Zuri
   LETITIA WRIGHT / Shuri

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
   BLACK PANTHER (Marvel Studios)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series
   DARREN CRISS / Andrew Cunanan – “THE ASSASSINATION OF GIANNI VERSACE:
   AMERICAN CRIME STORY” (FX Networks)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series
   PATRICIA ARQUETTE / Tilly Mitchell – “ESCAPE AT DANNEMORA” (Showtime)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
   JASON BATEMAN / Martin “Marty” Byrde – “OZARK” (Netflix)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
   SANDRA OH / Eve Polastri – “KILLING EVE” (BBC America)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
   TONY SHALHOUB / Abe Weissman – “THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL” (Prime
   Video)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
   RACHEL BROSNAHAN / Miriam “Midge” Maisel – “THE MARVELOUS MRS.
   MAISEL” (Prime Video)

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
   THIS IS US(NBC)
   ERIS BAKER / Tess Pearson
   STERLING K. BROWN / Randall Pearson
   NILES FITCH / Teenage Randall
   MACKENZIE HANCSICSAK / Young Kate
   JUSTIN HARTLEY / Kevin Pearson
   FAITHE HERMAN / Annie Pearson
   JON HUERTAS / Miguel Rivas
   MELANIE LIBURD / Zoe
   CHRISSY METZ / Kate Pearson
   MANDY MOORE / Rebecca Pearson
   LYRIC ROSS / Déjà
   CHRIS SULLIVAN / Toby Damon
   MILO VENTIMIGLIA / Jack Pearson
   SUSAN KELECHI WATSON / Beth Pearson
   HANNAH ZEILE / Teenage Kate

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
   THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL (Prime Video)
   CAROLINE AARON / Shirley Maisel
   ALEX BORSTEIN / Susie Myerson
   RACHEL BROSNAHAN / Miriam “Midge” Maisel
   MARIN HINKLE / Rose Weissman
   ZACHARY LEVI / Benjamin
   KEVIN POLLAK / Moishe Maisel
   TONY SHALHOUB / Abe Weissman
   BRIAN TARANTINA / Jackie
   MICHAEL ZEGEN / Joel Maisel

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series
   GLOW (Netflix)

The 55th Annual SAG Life Achievement Award
   ALAN ALDA

SOURCE: SCREEN ACTORS GUILD

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