Like many awards shows over the past year, the 27th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards are opting for a virtual event to announce the 2021 winners amid the coronavirus pandemic. With a shortened one-hour ceremony, the SAG Awards air April 4 at 9 p.m. ET on TNT and TBS.
While the event is typically held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles—the iconic venue where My Chemical Romance also made their triumphant return in 2019—this year’s ceremony will be pre-taped without an official host. Instead, several actors will appear during the presentation including Lily Collins and Daveed Diggs who both announced the nominees on Instagram in February.
Unlike other awards shows, the SAG Awards are voted on by peers who are part of SAG-AFTRA, a labor union that represents more than 160,000 actors, dancers, DJs, singers, stunt performers and voiceover artists among others.
The annual process begins with the SAG Awards Motion Picture and Television Nominating Committees, which consists of 2,500 randomly drawn active SAG-AFTRA members. Following a review of the submissions, active SAG-AFTRA members are able to vote on the final nominees in 15 categories honoring film and television.
In addition to the abbreviated and pre-taped virtual ceremony, SAG-AFTRA has also scrapped the Lifetime Achievement Award this year. First awarded in 1962 to comedian Eddie Cantor, the honor predates the annual ceremony, which did not begin until 1995. Over the years, the award has been presented to Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, Debbie Reynolds and more.
Ahead of the main event this year, People, Entertainment Weekly & TNT: Screen Actors Guild Awards Pre-Show is airing at 8 p.m. ET where the stunt category winners will be revealed. Disney’s Mulan and DC’s Wonder Woman 1984 are making history in the motion picture category as this marks the first year two female-led films have been nominated for stunts.
The blockbuster films are not alone in this record-breaking year as the late Chadwick Boseman has become the first person to be nominated four times in the film categories in one year. The beloved Marvel star has been recognized for his roles in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and Da 5 Bloods, earning nominations for his leading role and supporting role respectively. Both movies are also nominated in Outstanding Performance by Cast in a Motion Picture.
Boseman is nominated alongside Riz Ahmed, Anthony Hopkins, Gary Oldman and Steven Yeun in the leading actor category. Ahmed’s nomination for his role as Ruben Stone in Sound Of Metal—the story of a metal drummer who begins to lose his hearing—marks his second at the SAG Awards.
Additionally, Boseman is also recognized alongside Sacha Baron Cohen, Daniel Kaluuya, Leslie Odom Jr. and Jared Leto in the supporting actor category. The Thirty Seconds To Mars frontman and Oscar–winning actor is nominated for his role as Albert Sparma in the crime thriller The Little Things where he appears opposite Denzel Washington and Rami Malek.
In addition to the film categories, the SAG Awards also honor actors in television. This year, Netflix is up for 30 awards, 17 of which are on the television side. Both Bill Camp and Anya Taylor-Joy are nominated for their leading roles in The Queen’s Gambit. Ozark, The Crown, Bridgerton, Dead To Me and Cobra Kai are also being recognized across various categories.
Disney+ has also scored a few nominations with Diggs being recognized in Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series for his roles as Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson in Hamilton. The Mandalorian is also up for Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series.
This year overall, Da 5 Bloods, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Minari and The Trial Of The Chicago 7 all tie for the most nominations with three each. Head below to see the list of SAG Awards winners (in bold) who took home The Actor statuettes, which will be updated live throughout the evening as they receive their awards.
Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series
The Mandalorian – WINNER
Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
Da 5 Bloods
News Of The World
The Trial Of The Chicago 7
Wonder Woman 1984 – WINNER
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series
Bill Camp – The Queen’s Gambit
Daveed Diggs – Hamilton
Hugh Grant – The Undoing
Ethan Hawke – The Good Lord Bird
Mark Ruffalo – I Know This Much Is True – WINNER
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series
Cate Blanchett – Mrs. America
Michaela Coel – I May Destroy You
Nicole Kidman – The Undoing
Anya Taylor-Joy – The Queen’s Gambit – WINNER
Kerry Washington – Little Fires Everywhere
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
Nicholas Hoult – The Great
Daniel Levy – Schitt’s Creek
Eugene Levy – Schitt’s Creek
Jason Sudeikis – Ted Lasso – WINNER
Ramy Youssef – Ramy
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
Christina Applegate – Dead To Me
Linda Cardellini – Dead To Me
Kaley Cuoco – The Flight Attendant
Annie Murphy – Schitt’s Creek
Catherine O’Hara – Schitt’s Creek – WINNER
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
Dead To Me – Christina Applegate, Linda Cardellini, Max Jenkins, James Marsden, Sam Mccarthy, Natalie Morales, Diana Maria Riva, Luke Roessler
The Flight Attendant – Kaley Cuoco, Merle Dandridge, Nolan Gerard Funk, Michelle Gomez, Michiel Huisman, Yasha Jackson, Jason Jones, T.r. Knight, Zosia Mamet, Audrey Grace Marshall, Griffin Matthews, Rosie Perez, Terry Serpico, Colin Woodell
The Great – Belinda Bromilow, Sebastian De Souza, Sacha Dhawan, Elle Fanning, Phoebe Fox, Bayo Gbadamosi, Adam Godley, Douglas Hodge, Nicholas Hoult, Louis Hynes, Florence Keith-Roach, Gwilym Lee, Danusia Samal, Charity Wakefield
Schitt’s Creek – Chris Elliott, Emily Hampshire, Daniel Levy, Eugene Levy, Sarah Levy, Annie Murphy, Catherine O’Hara, Noah Reid, Jennifer Robertson, Karen Robinson – WINNER
Ted Lasso – Annette Badland, Phil Dunster, Brett Goldstein, Brendan Hunt, Toheeb Jimoh, James Lance, Nick Mohammed, Jason Sudeikis, Jeremy Swift, Juno Temple, Hannah Waddingham
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Sacha Baron Cohen – The Trial Of The Chicago 7
Chadwick Boseman – Da 5 Bloods
Daniel Kaluuya – Judas And The Black Messiah – WINNER
Jared Leto – The Little Things
Leslie Odom Jr. – One Night In Miami…
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Maria Bakalova – Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
Glenn Close – Hillbilly Elegy
Olivia Colman – The Father
Yuh-jung Youn – Minari – WINNER
Helena Zengel – News Of The World
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
Gillian Anderson – The Crown – WINNER
Olivia Colman– The Crown
Emma Corrin – The Crown
Julia Garner – Ozark
Laura Linney – Ozark
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
Jason Bateman – Ozark – WINNER
Sterling K. Brown – This Is Us
Josh O’Connor – The Crown
Bob Odenkirk – Better Call Saul
Regé-Jean Page– Bridgerton
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Better Call Saul – Jonathan Banks, Tony Dalton, Giancarlo Esposito, Patrick Fabian, Michael Mando, Bob Odenkirk, Rhea Seehorn
Bridgerton – Adjoa Andoh, Julie Andrews, Lorraine Ashbourne, Jonathan Bailey, Ruby Barker, Jason Barnett, Sabrina Bartlett, Joanna Bobin, Harriet Cains, Bessie Carter, Nicola Coughlan, Kathryn Drysdale, Phoebe Dynevor, Ruth Gemmell, Florence Hunt, Martins Imhangbe, Claudia Jessie, Jessica Madsen, Molly Mcglynn, Ben Miller, Luke Newton, Julian Ovenden, Rege-jean Page, Golda Rosheuvel, Hugh Sachs, Luke Thompson, Will Tilston, Polly Walker
The Crown – Gillian Anderson, Marion Bailey, Helena Bonham Carter, Stephen Boxer, Olivia Colman, Emma Corrin, Erin Doherty, Charles Edwards, Emerald Fennell, Tobias Menzies, Josh O’Connor, Sam Phillips – WINNER
Lovecraft Country – Jamie Chung, Aunjanue Ellis, Jada Harris, Abbey Lee, Jonathan Majors, Wunmi Mosaku, Jordan Patrick Smith, Jurnee Smollett, Michael Kenneth Williams
Ozark – Jason Bateman, Mckinley Belcher III, Jessica Frances Dukes, Lisa Emery, Skylar Gaertner, Julia Garner, Sofia Hublitz, Kevin L. Johnson, Laura Linney, Janet McTeer, Tom Pelphrey, Joseph Sikora, Felix Solis, Charlie Tahan, Madison Thompson
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Amy Adams – Hillbilly Elegy
Viola Davis – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom – WINNER
Vanessa Kirby – Pieces Of A Woman
Frances McDormand – Nomadland
Carey Mulligan – Promising Young Woman
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Riz Ahmed – Sound Of Metal
Chadwick Boseman – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom – WINNER
Anthony Hopkins – The Father
Gary Oldman – Mank
Steven Yeun – Minari
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Da 5 Bloods – Chadwick Boseman, Paul Walter Hauser, Nguyen Ngoc Lam, Le Y Lan, Norm Lewis, Delroy Lindo, Jonathan Majors, Van Veronica Ngo, Johnny Tri Nguyen, Jasper Paakkonen, Clarke Peters, Sandy Huong Pham, Jean Reno, Melanie Thierry, Isiah Whitlock Jr.)
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom – Chadwick Boseman, Jonny Coyne, Viola Davis, Colman Domingo, Michael Potts, Glynn Turman
Minari – Noel Kate Cho, Yeri Han, Scott Haze, Alan Kim, Will Patton, Steven Yeun, Yuh-jung Youn
One Night In Miami… – Kingsley Ben-Adir, Beau Bridges, Lawrence Gilliard Jr., Eli Goree, Aldis Hodge, Michael Imperioli, Joaquina Kalukango, Leslie Odom Jr., Lance Reddick, Nicolette Robinson
The Trial Of The Chicago 7 – Yahya Abdul-Mateen Ii, Sacha Baron Cohen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Michael Keaton, Frank Langella, John Carroll Lynch, Eddie Redmayne, Mark Rylance, Alex Sharp, Jeremy Strong – WINNER