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‘Trial of the Chicago 7’ shines at 2021 Screen Actors Guild Awards

Los Angeles, US, Apr 4 (efe-epa).- Aaron Sorkin’s “The Trial of the Chicago 7” triumphed at Sunday night’s 27th Screen Actors Guild Awards, taking the most important Outstanding Cast in a Motion Picture award, ahead of nominees such as “Minari” and “Da 5 Bloods.”

For the first time in the history of the SAG Awards, the five most important gongs went to African-American and Asian performers, including best cast.

Viola Davis and, posthumously, Chadwick Boseman won the awards for best actor and actress in leading roles, both in “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” in a gala that usually anticipates the winners of the upcoming Oscars.

In the supporting role categories, Daniel Kaluuya repeated his Golden Globes triumph for his performance in “Judas and the Black Messiah,” while Yuh-Jung Youn won for hers in “Minari.”

Last year the main winners at this ceremony – Renee Zellweger, Brad Pitt, Joaquin Phoenix, Laura Dern and the “Parasite” cast – all repeated their triumphs at the Oscars.

But this time there is a difference: “Nomadland,” a favorite for the Academy Awards, did not compete in the best cast category since the weight of the film falls entirely on Frances McDormand, who lost to Davis in the lead actress category.

So it remains to be seen if “The Trial of the Chicago 7” and “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” manage to beat “Nomadland” at the Oscars on Apr. 25.

The virtual ceremony, organized into a one-hour format and with prerecorded speeches by the winners, also honored the most outstanding works on the small screen.

As in the last Golden Globes, “The Crown” and “Schitt’s Creek” swept the board, taking away the awards for best cast in a drama and comedy series, respectively.

Gillian Anderson won best female actor in a drama series for her portrayal of Margaret Thatcher in “The Crown,” while Catherine O’Hara (“Schitt’s Creek”) did the same in the comedy section.

Jason Bateman won best male drama actor for “Ozark,” while Jason Sudeikis triumphed with “Ted Lasso,” the star comedy of Apple TV+.

Finally, Anya Taylor-Joy won best actress in a miniseries thanks to “The Queen’s Gambit,” while Mark Ruffalo (“I Know This Much is True”) won the men’s section.

Among the platforms, Netflix prevailed in both the film and television categories, with the majority of the winners – “The Trial of the Chicago 7,” “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” “The Crown,” “The Queen’s Gambit” and “Ozark” – are part of its catalog. EFE-EPA


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