2017 Screen Actors Guild Awards Full Winners List

Awards
The 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards were held tonight at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. While the SAG awards aren’t as high profile as the Golden Globes or the Academy Awards, the winners are usually an indicator of who will take home the Oscars next month. The one outlier here being La La Land which shockingly was not nominated for Best Ensemble – the SAG equivalent to Best Picture. Understandably, La La Land was a two-hander between Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, however. It wouldn’t be the first time two actors were nominated for an ensemble as Key and Peele received a nomination for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series just last year. Not only did La La Land sweep the Golden Globes, it has also been nominated for 14 Academy Awards, sharing the all-time record high for Oscar nominations with Titanic and All About Eve.

But with La La Land out of the race, there were really only two viable winners here tonight, one being Moonlight and the other Manchester by the Sea. Coming as a great surprise, Hidden Figures took home Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture which does actually make much more sense than Manchester and Moonlight being that Hidden Figures is more of an ensemble than Moonlight, nor do small indie flicks like Manchester usually win these kinds of awards.

In television, there was a lot of love shown towards genre-related entertainment. Game of Thrones, Westworld, Stranger Things, The Crown, and The People v. O.J. Simpson all received three nominations each. What’s remarkable about the nominations for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Drama Series is that 3 out of the 5 nominations including Game of Thrones, Westworld, Stranger Things, The Crown are all freshman series. When it comes to television, the SAG awards usually like to repeat themselves and nominate the same shows as the year before.

In the end, Stranger Things was able to take home the award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series. The win for the 16-member cast led by children seemed fitting as Stranger Things’ biggest strength was its characters. Hats off to the casting director, Carmen Cuba, for putting together a group of kids whose chemistry rivals that of The Goonies. Winona Ryder and David Harbour crushed it with fantastic performances but the series’ core is the friendship between the group of children, most notably the connection between Mike (Finn Wolfhard) and Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) — a relationship that mirrored E.T. and Elliot without becoming a rehash.

Unfortunately, Captain America: Civil War was not able to win for Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble. The win instead went to Hacksaw Ridge which made absolutely no sense to me considering the incredible action performed by the cast, directed by both The Russo Brothers and Chad Stahelski and David Leitch.

Game of Thrones was also able to beat out both Luke Cage and Daredevil for Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Drama Series. Not very surprising there considering it hasn’t lost in this category in 5 years and season 6 had the incredible “Battle of the Bastards”, the absolute greatest medieval battle sequence ever put to the screen — film or television. But it would have been nice to see some of our heroes get some love.

Lily Tomlin was also named the 53rd recipient of SAG-AFTRA’s highest tribute — the SAG Life Achievement Award for her career achievements and humanitarian accomplishments.

You can check out the full list of winners below.

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

Captain Fantastic
Fences
Hidden Figures
— WINNER
Manchester by the Sea
Moonlight

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge
Ryan Gosling, La La Land
Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic
Denzel Washington, Fences — WINNER

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

Amy Adams, Arrival
Emily Blunt, The Girl on the Train
Natalie Portman, Jackie
Emma Stone, La La Land — WINNER
Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

Mahershala Ali, Moonlight — WINNER
Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water
Hugh Grant, Florence Foster Jenkins
Lucas Hedges, Manchester by the Sea
Dev Patel, Lion

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role

Viola Davis, Fences — WINNER
Naomie Harris, Moonlight
Nicole Kidman, Lion
Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures
Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble

Captain America: Civil War
Doctor Strange
Hacksaw Ridge
— WINNER
Jason Bourne
Nocturnal Animals

TELEVISION

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series

The Crown
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
Stranger Things
— WINNER
Westworld

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series

The Big Bang Theory
Blackish
Modern Family
Orange Is the New Black
— WINNER
Veep

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series

Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
John Lithgow, The Crown — WINNER
Rami Malek, Mr. Robot
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series

Millie Bobby Brown, Stranger Things
Claire Foy, The Crown — WINNER
Thandie Newton, Westworld
Winona Ryder, Stranger Things
Robin Wright, House of Cards

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series

Anthony Anderson, Blackish
Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
William H. Macy, Shameless — WINNER
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series

Uzo Aduba, Orange Is the New Black
Jane Fonda, Grace and Frankie
Ellie Kemper, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep — WINNER
Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries

Riz Ahmed, The Night Of
Sterling K. Brown, The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Bryan Cranston, All the Way — WINNER
John Turturro, The Night Of
Courtney B. Vance, The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries

Bryce Dallas Howard, Black Mirror
Felicity Huffman, American Crime
Audra McDonald, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill
Sarah Paulson, The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story — WINNER
Kerry Washington, Confirmation

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble

Game of Thrones — WINNER
Daredevil
Luke Cage
The Walking Dead
Westworld

Michael Mistroff

Michael Mistroff

Michael Mistroff is a Film/TV fan with a passion for Star Wars, Marvel, DC, and Stranger Things.