'Three Billboards' sweeps female-led SAG Awards


Allison Janney poses with the trophy for Best Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role in the press room at the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Exposition Center in Los Angeles. Lifetime achievement award recipient Morgan Freeman kept his remarks brief.

'Some actors spend their entire careers waiting for the ideal role.

Gabrielle Carteris, president of SAG-AFTRA, the union behind the ceremony, commended those in the union who have spoken out against discrimination and harassment within the industry.

'He is innovative, fearless and completely unbound by expectations.

After thanking creator Dan Fogelman and the show's writers, Ventimiglia spent some time acknowledging the crew that keeps production going, including the production assistants and the "people who run us to and from set".

"We miss her greatly", he said.

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The leading television nominee is HBO's "Big Little Lies", with actresses Nicole Kidman, Laura Dern and Reese Witherspoon all competing in the best actress in a miniseries or movie category. "I can't do that because I don't know all of your names, so I won't try", Freeman said while accepting the Screen Actors Guild's Life Achievement Award.

"I just beg that the industry stays behind us because our stories are finally being told".

"The Crown's" Claire Foy won best female actor in a drama series for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II.

Freeman stopped mid-speech to look directly at someone in the audience and tell them, "I'm talking to you", seemingly because they were talking during his time on stage. He did not attend last week's Critics' Choice Awards.

And while the moment was precious, Chalamet talked about his decision not to bring his mom to the Golden Globes during a recent appearance on The Tonight Show.

The day's first awards went to "Game of Thrones" and "Wonder Woman", which were honored for best stunt ensemble honors handed out on the red carpet. Subsequent shows have featured more varied fashion trends, but the emphasis has been on issues, not exclusively awards, during Hollywood's celebratory season. The SAG red carpet saw the return of colorful frocks and far fewer Time's Up pins - although some actors, like Kumail Nanjiani and Gina Rodriguez, were still sporting theirs. "We can control our own destiny".