Three Billboards Sweeps SAG Awards

This Is Us, Veep had big wins on the TV side
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 22, 2018 12:53 AM CST
Three Billboards Sweeps SAG Awards
Frances McDormand and the cast of "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" accept the award for outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture at the 24th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall on Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, in Los Angeles.   (Photo by Vince Bucci/Invision/AP)

(Newser) – The Western-inspired revenge tale Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri swept the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday with wins for best ensemble, best actress for Frances McDormand, and best supporting actor for Sam Rockwell. It was almost an exact repeat of the major Golden Globe Awards wins, with Gary Oldman winning best actor for his portrayal of Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour and Allison Janney taking supporting actress for playing Tonya Harding's mother in I, Tonya, the AP reports. Rockwell took his moment on stage to give a shout out to McDormand. "Frances, you're a powerhouse," he said. "I stand shoulder to shoulder with you and all the incredible women in this room who are trying to make things better. It's long overdue."

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The awards show featured a roster of nearly all female presenters and Kristen Bell as its inaugural host. Big television winners included NBC's This Is Us, which took the ensemble award for drama and won Sterling K. Brown the outstanding actor award, and HBO's Veep, which got outstanding comedy ensemble and a best actress win for Julia Louis-Dreyfus. HBO's Big Little Lies picked up best actor in a miniseries wins for both Alexander Skarsgard and Nicole Kidman. "I'm so grateful today that our careers can go beyond 40 years old," Kidman said in her acceptance speech. "We are potent and powerful and viable." The Crown's Claire Foy won best female actor in a drama series for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II. Morgan Freeman received a lifetime achievement award.

(Read more Screen Actors Guild stories.)

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