The prestigious Screen Actors Guild Awards are conferred by the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists. Founded in the year 1952, the SAG recognizes excellent performances delivered in prime-time TV and movies. The award is a statuette called The Actor. It is a male figure, 16 inches tall, weighs more than 5.4 kg, and cast in solid bronze, and holding both a mask of tragedy and a mask of comedy.
The SAG Awards is regarded as one of the major events in the Hollywood film industry since 1995. The 28th SAG Awards were held on February 27. The who’s who of the tinsel town assembled in Santa Monica after going through the mandatory COVID-19 testing and ensuring that the safety protocols are maintained. So many popular faces, all together once more, was indeed a sight to behold.
Some Unadulterated Fun on Zoom
The mood in the room was kind of somber. However, those who were on Zoom seemed to be having a great time. The entire cast of Ted Lasso was over the moon when Jason Sudeikis grabbed the award in the best actor in a comedy series category. It also won the best ensemble in a comedy series. As a result, the party was on for them and they were seen having a whale of a time in the remote room. It was crazy!
The Importance of Translators and Interpreters
Troy Kotsur laid his hands on a SAG award for his performance in CODA, thus becoming the first deaf male actor to achieve this feat. (For your information, CODA also won the award in the best ensemble in a motion picture category and Marlee Martin accepted the offer on behalf of the entire team.) Hoyeon Jung, of Squid Game, received a SAG Award as well. One thing was common between these two and that is a translator or an interpreter. While Troy had to convey his feelings to the public, Jung spoke mostly in Korean. Award shows should belong to everyone and that’s what happened this year.
The 90s Revisited
Global politics is in a critical phase now and things have turned gloomy. All in all, it’s indeed a stressful time for everyone. But what if someone takes you back down memory lane and makes you nostalgic? Nothing better than that, right?
At the 28th edition of the Screen Actors Guild Awards, Mira Sorvino and Lisa Kudrow were seen reprising their iconic characters, Romy and Michele. People loved them then. People fell in love with them all over again. Even Fran Drescher’s speech about being sustainable in Hollywood was lapped up by the audience. By the way, Fran Drescher is not only The Nanny actor that you know. She is also the SAG-AFTRA president.
Helen Mirren Won Hearts. Again!
Helen Mirren is 76 and she still looks like a million bucks. Her journey in Hollywood has been long enough and therefore, the experience she has gathered over the decades is priceless. She has plenty of iconic roles to her credit and that does make her nothing less than a legend.
This evening, Cate Blanchett appeared on the stage and was joined by Kate Winslet who was present there through Zoom. Together, the two honored Helen with the Screen Actors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award. The actress has given her fans a lot to celebrate and this Sunday was a special day for her as well as for them.
It Was a Great Night for Jessica Chastain
The ravishing Jessica Chastain looked a bit nervous at the beginning and no one knows why. However, the speech that she delivered after winning the SAG Award for her amazing portrayal in The Eyes of Tommy Faye warmed the hearts of all those who were present at the award ceremony.
Jessica has always had an enterprising career. Despite all the lows and struggles, a fighter never stops. Well, Jessica is one such character who has never been down and out. Instead, she chose to keep moving ahead. The high moments in her career have certainly taken her to the big league and her hard work has paid off. Therefore, being Chastainiac for the night was pretty normal.
The 2022 SAG Awards was certainly a night to remember. Despite all the hard times that the world has seen in the last two years, Hollywood is back on its feet again and this Sunday night, a toast was raised for all those who have put the dark times on the back burner and surged ahead.