Wednesday, May 22, 2024

SAG Awards 2020 Winners: “Parasite” Wins! First Foreign Film Ever! Plus Actors Joaquin, Brad Pitt, Renee Zellweger, Laura Dern, “Mrs. Maisel,” “The Crown”


UPDATE: “Parasite” won Best Cast Ensemble, the first foreign film ever to win the SAG Award. Little Neon Films distributed it. Now the Cannes Film Festival winner will go to the Oscars in lead against Golden Globe winners “1917” and “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.”

The four actors who won tonight will take the Oscars in three weeks: Joaquin Phoenix, Renee Zellweger, Laura Dern, and Brad Pitt. The only movie not nominated here, “1917,” will take on SAG’s winner for cast ensemble, “Parasite.”

The SAG Awards got off to a great start tonight with Eugene Levy and his son, Dan Levy, from “Schitt’s Creek” kicking it off with a hilarious sketch. Bodes well for the evening. Winner of Best Ensemble for film is a good indicator of the Oscar.

Sort of funny when you realize that if even if Al Pacino and Robert De Niro get nothing for “The Irishman,” they also appeared in other hit films. De Niro is  in “Joker” and Pacino is in “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.” All good!

Upset: Jennifer Aniston won! She beat a formidable group of actors: Olivia Colman, Helena Bonham Carter, Elisabeth Moss. Wow.

Female Actor, Movies, Supporting Role: Laura Dern, for “Marriage Story”

8:32pm: The “Parasite” cast gets a standing ovation from the audience. This is amazing. Maybe they’ve won Best Ensemble.

Male Actor, Movies, Supporting Role: Brad Pitt, for “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” Quote: “Quentin Tarantino has separated more women from their shoes than the TSA”

Lead Actor: Joaquin Phoenix, “Joker”

Lead Actress: Renee Zellweger, “Judy”


Outstanding Male Actor, Comedy Series: Tony Shalhoub, for “Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”

Female Actor in a Comedy Series: Phoebe Waller Bridge, for “Fleabag”

Comedy, Ensemble: “Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (and I must say, thank goodness) Congrats to Amy Sherman Palladino and Dan Palladino

Female Actor in TV Movie or Ltd. Series: Michelle Williams, for “Fosse/Verdon”

Female Actor in a Drama Series: Jennifer Aniston! for “The Morning Show” (good for her!)

Male Actor, Drama Series: Peter Dinklage, “Game of Thrones”

Drama, Ensemble: “The Crown”

Male Actor, TV Movie or Limited Series: Sam Rockwell, “Fosse/Verdon”


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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