27th Screen Actors Guild Awards
DescriptionOutstanding motion picture and primetime television performances
DateApril 4, 2021 (2021-04-04)
LocationShrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, California
CountryUnited States
Presented bySAG-AFTRA
First awarded1995
Most awardsThe Crown
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
Schitt's Creek (2)
Most nominationsThe Crown
Schitt's Creek (5)
Websitewww.sagawards.org
Television/radio coverage
NetworkTNT and TBS
simultaneous broadcast

The 27th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, honoring the best achievements in film and television performances for the year 2020, were presented on April 4, 2021 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California. The ceremony was broadcast live on both TNT and TBS at 9:00 P.M. EST / 6:00 P.M. PST, airing for one hour rather than the usual two.[1] The nominees were announced by Lily Collins and Daveed Diggs on February 4, 2021 via Instagram Live.[2][3][4]

Additionally, the shortened one-hour show was pre-recorded. The winners were informed of their wins a few days before the telecast and the acceptance speeches were also pre-taped. These changes were a COVID-era decision in order to protect the guild's nominees and presenters.[5]

Michael Keaton made history by becoming the first person in SAG history to win three awards for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, winning this year for The Trial of the Chicago 7. In 2015 and 2016, he was part of the winning ensembles for Birdman (2014) and Spotlight (2015), respectively.[6]

Chadwick Boseman set the record for most nominations in a single ceremony with four: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role for Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role for Da 5 Bloods, and as part of the ensembles of both films for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.[7][8] Boseman ultimately won for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role, making history as the first actor to win the category posthumously; his widow, Taylor Simone Ledward, accepted the award.[9][10]

The ceremony also marked the first time that all four individual film acting categories were won by people of color.[11]

Winners and nominees

Chadwick Boseman, Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role winner
Chadwick Boseman, Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role winner
Viola Davis, Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role winner
Viola Davis, Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role winner
Daniel Kaluuya, Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role winner
Daniel Kaluuya, Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role winner
Youn Yuh-jung, Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role winner
Youn Yuh-jung, Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role winner
Mark Ruffalo, Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series winner
Mark Ruffalo, Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series winner
Anya Taylor-Joy, Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series winner
Anya Taylor-Joy, Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series winner
Jason Bateman, Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series winner
Jason Bateman, Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series winner
Gillian Anderson, Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series winner
Gillian Anderson, Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series winner
Jason Sudeikis, Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series winner
Jason Sudeikis, Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series winner
Catherine O'Hara, Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series winner
Catherine O'Hara, Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series winner

Film

Key
dagger Indicates a posthumous nomination
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture

Television

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series

In Memoriam

The segment honored the following who died in 2020 and early 2021:[12]

Presenters

The following individuals presented awards at the ceremony:[13]

References

  1. ^ Petski, Denise; Hammond, Pete (April 4, 2021). "SAG Awards: 'The Trial Of The Chicago 7' Wins For Motion Picture Cast; 'The Crown', 'Schitt's Creek' Lead TV — The Complete Winners List". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 5, 2021.
  2. ^ "Nominations Announced for the 27th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards". Screen Actors Guild. February 4, 2021. Retrieved February 4, 2021.
  3. ^ Hipes, Patrick (February 4, 2021). "SAG Awards Nominations: 'Ma Rainey', 'Minari' Lead Film List; 'The Crown', 'Schitt's Creek' Top TV And 'Bridgerton' Arrives – Full List". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 4, 2021.
  4. ^ "Lily Collins and Daveed Diggs to Announce the 27th Annual SAG Awards® Nominations". Screen Actors Guild. January 28, 2021. Retrieved January 28, 2021.
  5. ^ Strause, Jackie (April 4, 2021). "'Minari' Star Youn Yuh-jung Makes History at SAG Awards". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved April 5, 2021.
  6. ^ Blyth, Antonia (April 4, 2021). "SAG Awards: 'The Trial Of The Chicago 7' Wins Best Picture; Michael Keaton Sets SAG Record". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 5, 2021.
  7. ^ Hammond, Pete (February 4, 2021). "SAG Nominations Movie Analysis: Chadwick Boseman's Record Showing, 'Minari's Strength And Strong Diversity Make Up For Globes Oversights". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 5, 2021.
  8. ^ Stewart, Matthew (March 9, 2021). "SAG nominee profile: Chadwick Boseman ('Ma Rainey's Black Bottom') has set one record already this year". Gold Derby. Retrieved April 5, 2021.
  9. ^ TooFab Staff (April 5, 2021). "Chadwick Boseman Helps Make History at SAG Awards with Posthumous Win, Honored By Wife and Co-Stars". TooFab. Retrieved April 6, 2021.
  10. ^ Ramos, Dino-Ray (April 4, 2021). "Taylor Simone Ledward Accepts SAG Award For Chadwick Boseman With Words Of Hope: "Be A Crusader"". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 6, 2021.
  11. ^ Hammond, Pete (April 4, 2021). "SAG Awards Analysis: A Big Night For Netflix, Diversity, And Possible Game Changer For 'The Trial Of The Chicago 7'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 5, 2021.
  12. ^ "Chadwick Boseman, Kelly Preston, Naya Rivera and More Honored During Moving SAG Awards In Memoriam". People. April 4, 2021. Retrieved April 5, 2021.
  13. ^ Fernández, Alexia (March 25, 2021). "Henry Golding, Cynthia Erivo, Hellen Mirren and More Stars to Present at 2021 SAG Awards". People. Retrieved April 6, 2021.