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Drew Barrymore Dropped by Hosting Gig Amid Brouhaha

National Book Awards drops her as host

(Newser) - Drew Barrymore was already getting a lot of online flak for resuming her talk show amid the Hollywood strikes , followed by show staffers kicking out two audience members who were wearing WGA pins at the first taping, but now there's some tangible fallout: The National Book Awards has rescinded...

Wearing WGA Pins, 2 Get Kicked Out of Barrymore Taping

Rep says Barrymore herself didn't know anything about it

(Newser) - Two would-be audience members at Monday's controversial taping of The Drew Barrymore Show were kicked out because they were wearing WGA pins. Dominic Turiczek and Cassidy Carter, students in New York City, didn't realize the Hollywood strike was going on when they scored free tickets to the show,...

Drew Barrymore Makes a Dicey Decision Amid Hollywood Strikes

Her talk show will return, sans writers

(Newser) - Drew Barrymore was one of the first actors to make headlines when the Writers Guild of America went on strike, dropping out as host of the MTV Movie & TV Awards in solidarity with the striking screenwriters. But now she's explaining a controversial decision: Despite the fact that not...

For Studios, Real Pain Will Arrive Around Labor Day

Actors walkout takes work stoppage to another level

(Newser) - The numbers vary, but many Americans say they'd be in trouble quickly if they lost their income. Not half could cover expenses for three months, Bankrate reports; many would tap out sooner. The scale is much different, but the Hollywood studios are feeling a little of that during the...

Actors Prepare for First Strike Since 1980

Union's national board will vote on strike today

(Newser) - Hollywood film and TV actors could be joining writers on the picket lines in the very near future after talks between the actors' union and studios and streaming services ended without a deal. The Screen Actors Guild- American Federation of Television and Radio Artists says its national board will vote...

Actors 'Lock Elbows' in Big Move Against Studios

SAG-AFTRA union members overwhelmingly vote for strike if deal isn't reached by June 30

(Newser) - As writers in Hollywood remain on strike , it now looks like another group may soon join them. Members of the SAG-AFTRA union, which represents 160,000-plus movie and TV actors and other performers, voted Monday evening to authorize a strike if an acceptable new contract isn't reached with studios...

'This Moment No Longer Belongs to Just Me'

Ke Huy Quan is first Asian male to win SAG award for supporting actor

(Newser) - At the Screen Actors Guild awards Sunday night, Ke Huy Quan made some history. The 51-year-old Vietnamese-American became the first Asian male to win a SAG award for best supporting actor. If Quan's name isn't familiar, it's because he's been out of show business since the...

At SAG Awards, Seen as Oscars Bellwether, One Movie Won Big

'Everything Everywhere All at Once' dominates

(Newser) - The unlikely awards season juggernaut Everything Everywhere All at Once marched on at the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday, and even gathered stream with wins not just for best ensemble, female lead actor Michelle Yeoh, and male supporting actor Ke Huy Quan, but also for Jamie Lee Curtis in...

After SAG Awards Win, Oscar Buzz Spikes for Will Smith

'King Richard' role may earn him first Academy Award; same for Jessica Chastain for Tammy Faye biopic

(Newser) - It's not a guarantee that if you win a Screen Actors Guild Award you'll also be taking home an Academy Award, but your odds do shoot up. That's why there's now Oscar buzz around Will Smith and Jessica Chastain, who both took home the top acting...

CODA Takes Top Honors at an Unpredictable SAG Awards

'Succession,' 'Squid Game,' 'Ted Lasso,' Will Smith also take home awards

(Newser) - In an upset, the deaf family drama CODA took top honors at an unpredictable and history-making 28th Screen Actors Guild Awards that also saw wins for the leads of Squid Game, the cast of Ted Lasso, and Will Smith. The ceremony, held Sunday at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California,...

Here Are Your Screen Actors Guild Award Winners

'The Trial of the Chicago 7' takes the top prize

(Newser) - The starry cast of Aaron Sorkin’s 1960s courtroom drama The Trial of the Chicago 7 took the top prize Sunday at a virtual Screen Actors Guild Awards where actors of color, for the first time, swept the individual film awards. The 27th SAG Awards, presented by the Hollywood actors’...

Screen Actors Guild Says Trump Can Never Rejoin

'An attack against one is an attack against all'

(Newser) - Donald Trump resigned from the Screen Actors Guild before the union could formally expel him—but if he ever wants to return, that door is now closed. The SAG-AFTRA national board passed a resolution Sunday "preemptively denying any potential re-admission applications by former member Donald J. Trump," USA ...

Trump Resigns From SAG With Epic Letter

He addresses union president Gabrielle Carteris in defiant note

(Newser) - Donald Trump is officially no longer a member of the Screen Actors Guild, but not because the union expelled him, as it seemed to be on the verge of doing . No, the former president resigned before he could be kicked out, via a letter to current SAG-AFTRA president Gabrielle Carteris....

For Chadwick Boseman, 4 Posthumous Nominations

Actor nominated by Screen Actors Guild for his work in 2 films

(Newser) - Chadwick Boseman received four posthumous nominations from the 27th Screen Actors Guild Awards on Thursday, while the Korean-American family drama Minari and Spike Lee's Vietnam veteran drama Da 5 Bloods were among the nominees for best ensemble. Boseman, who died last August at age 43 , was nominated not...

Trump Might Be Getting Kicked Out of the SAG

'Donald Trump attacked the values that this union holds most sacred'

(Newser) - After leaving the White House, President Trump may lose his SAG card, too. The Screen Actors Guild said Tuesday that the SAG-AFTRA board voted "overwhelmingly" that there is probable cause that Trump violated its guidelines for membership, the AP reports. The charges, the guild said, are for Trump's...

SAG Awards Include a Pitt-Aniston Moment

Both win, as does 'Parasite'

(Newser) - Parasite has officially infected Hollywood's award season. Bong Joon Ho’s Korean class satire became the first foreign language film to take top honors from the Screen Actors Guild on Sunday, setting itself up as a legitimate best picture contender to the frontrunner 1917 at next month’s Academy...

SAG Awards Nominees Out, and Some Big Names Missing

Robert DeNiro didn't make the cut

(Newser) - The list of nominees for the 26th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, which air Jan. 19 on TNT and TBS, was revealed Wednesday. USA Today points out some of the most notable snubs, among them, Eddie Murphy for Dolemite Is My Name (he did get a Golden Globe nom),...

Black Panther Takes Top Honor at SAG Awards

Glenn Close, Rami Malek won lead acting categories

(Newser) - Black Panther took the top award at Sunday's 25th Screen Actors Guild Awards, giving Ryan Coogler's superhero sensation its most significant awards-season honor yet and potentially setting up Wakanda for a major role at next month's Academy Awards. The two leading Oscar nominees—Roma and The Favourite—...

A Shining Star, Plenty of Snubs at SAG Nominations

'Vice' misses out on best ensemble nod

(Newser) - A Star Is Born leads nominations for the 25th Screen Actors Guild Awards with four nods including best ensemble, firmly establishing Bradley Cooper's romantic revival as this year's Academy Awards front runner, reports the AP . In nominations announced Wednesday in West Hollywood, the actors guild—one of the...

Three Billboards Sweeps SAG Awards
Three Billboards
Sweeps SAG Awards

Three Billboards Sweeps SAG Awards

This Is Us, Veep had big wins on the TV side

(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...

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