Friday, June 21, 2024

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.

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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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