UPDATING SAG Awards: “CODA,” Will Smith, Jessica Chastain, “Succession,” “Squid Game” Actors, Jean Smart, Ariana DeBose, Troy Kotsur, Jason Sudeikis, “Ted Lasso”
Biggest surprise so far at the SAG Awards: The Korean stars of Netflix’s “Squid Game” won Best Actor and Actress in a Drama. Respectively Lee Jung-Jae and Ho Yeon Jung. Gobsmacked? That’s the power of the Netflix PR department.
HBO’s “Succession”won Best Drama Ensemble, TV.
In movies, Ariana DeBose from “West Side Story” is Best Supporting Actress. Troy Kotsur, from “CODA,” is the first deaf person to win a SAG for Best Supporting Actor.
Best Actress — Jessica Chastain, “The Eyes of Tammy Faye”
Best Actor- Will Smith, “King Richard”
Best Ensemble: “CODA” — Puts Apple TV Plus release in front runner position for the Oscar.
In comedy TV, Jean Smart won Best Actress for “Hacks,” Jason Sudeikis Best Actor for “Ted Lasso.” “Ted Lasso” also is Best Comedy Ensemble.
The spectacular Helen Mirren received the Lifetime Achievement Award.