Hidden Figures, Stranger Things Win Big at SAGs

Shameless, Veep, Crown stars also scored SAGs
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 30, 2017 1:33 AM CST
Hidden Figures, Stranger Things Win Big at SAGs
Taraji P. Henson, from right, Janelle Monae, and Saniyya Sidney accept the award for outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture for "Hidden Figures."   (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

The cast of Hidden Figures won the Screen Actors Guild Award for best film cast on Sunday, beating out several other Oscar best picture contenders. The movie, which tells the story of a group of black female mathematicians who were crucial to the United States' successes during the early days of the space program, stars Octavia Spencer, Taraji P. Henson, and Janelle Monae. Emma Stone won the SAG for best film actress for her role in La La Land, while Denzel Washington won the best film actor award for his performance in Fences, the AP reports. La La Land, which received a record-tying 14 Oscar nominations, wasn't nominated for the SAG best cast award.

The kid-dominated Stranger Things proved the surprise SAG top TV winner, with Shameless star William H. Macy scoring his own upset victory over Jeffrey Tambor of Transparent. "I'm shocked. I'm probably not as shocked as Jeffrey, but I'm pretty shocked. I would like to go against the strain this evening and thank President Donald Trump for making Frank Gallagher seem so normal," Macy said, referring to the reprobate dad he plays. Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who was honored as best TV comedy actress for Veep, also slammed Trump, saying his immigration order "is a blemish and it is un-American." Two stars of Netflix's British royal saga The Crown were winners: Claire Foy, who starred as Queen Elizabeth II, and John Lithgow for his portrayal of Winston Churchill. Click for a full list of winners. (More SAG Awards stories.)

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