The SAG Awards last night celebrated the craft of acting by highlighting the best performances of last year. In my opinion, true actors are brilliant humans. Their ability to transport you into another world, to speak the truths of other being is something extraordinary. That's why the SAGs will always be one of my favorite award shows - simply because I love actors.
That being said, I haven't been too keen on the award shows this seasons. Perhaps I'm just not keen on the films nominated this year or perhaps the recent catastrophic events, not just in the industry, but in the world have highlighted just have trivial and begin these parades of glamour are. But anyway, it's still a celebration of the craft, regardless of the fanfare.
Nicole Kidman gave powerful and emotional speech after her win for Leading Actress in a Limited Series, highlighting the importance of stories being told for women over 40. Frances McDormand gave praise to representation in Hollywood and the power of good storytelling (as well as encouraging the support for the younger generation of actors). Finally, Morgan Freeman, winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award (and the dad you've never had when he brilliantly called out a disrespectful audience member), reminded us simply of what it means to be an actor. This year's SAG Awards were not ground breaking, but they were hinted with ideas for change.
24th Screen Actor Guild Awards
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