Actors on Actors: 7 Must-Know Moments from the 2019 SAG Awards

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The Screen Actors Guild Awards – better known as the SAG Awards – are atypical in the sense that the jury is made up of actors, with outstanding performances in both film and television recognized by the Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists. And unlike other awards shows, the ceremony wraps up within a mere two hours. That’s not to say there aren’t always a handful of memorable moments, as evidenced by the 25th edition that took place at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles last night. Some made history, others made us gush. Here, Savoir Flair recaps the seven worth knowing.

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Opening Act

She joked about starring in Casablanca, she playfully offered her condolences to Emma Stone for turning 30, and she celebrated diversity done right in the likes of Black Panther and Crazy Rich Asians. At a time when award-show hosts are either too dry, too political, or too controversial, Megan Mullally got it just right as the host of the SAG Awards. Our favorite moment? When she appeared as Karen Walker alongside Smitty, the fan-favorite bartender from Will and Grace.

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Still #CoupleGoals

Remember when we declared John Krasinski and Emily Blunt one of Hollywood’s cutest couples after seeing them together at the recent Critics’ Choice Awards? Well, there are no other candidates in the running, as far as we’re concerned. Watch Blunt’s acceptance speech for her supporting role in A Quiet Place and Krasinski’s reaction to her win, below, to see what we mean.

Actors on Actors: 7 Must-Know Moments from the 2019 SAG Awards
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Sheer Joy

Fans and audiences alike were thrilled when the This Is Us cast won in the Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series category, beating the likes of The Americans, The Handmaid’s Tale, and more – and their collective reaction is sure to put a smile on anyone’s face.

 

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Gold Standard

Not only did Black Panther make history as the first superhero movie ever to be awarded for outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture, but it’s also the biggest-grossing film to walk away with the guild’s top honor. Will an Oscar win follow? Watch this space.

Actors on Actors: 7 Must-Know Moments from the 2019 SAG Awards
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Surprise Appearance

“Somewhere in the middle of the road of my life, I found myself in the dark wood of unemployment and debt. But instead of switching careers like a sane person, I took a job at a local Trader Joe’s to see if I could hang in there with my career. And, um, it’s actually worked out pretty well. I’m Geoffrey Owens and I am an actor.” Enough said.

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Stay Playful

Raise your hand if you grew up living for M*A*S*H episodes and loving Alan Alda. The beloved actor was presented with the SAG Lifetime Achievement Award for his legendary career that spans about six decades. As for his acceptance speech? Rife with inspirational words and nothing short of tear-jerking.

Actors on Actors: 7 Must-Know Moments from the 2019 SAG Awards
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Read Me

Let’s face it, no award ceremony would be complete if at least one actor didn’t turn into an instant meme. Enter: Timothée Chalamet, who made headlines purely because the world can’t stop asking, “What on Earth was Timothée Chalamet reading?”

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