SAG Awards 2022: Jessica Chastain, Will Smith, Squid Game and more big winners

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Jessica Chastain beat Olivia Colman, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Hudson and Nicole Kidman to win the SAG award and said the win made her feel like the “luckiest person ever”. Photo/Getty Images

Jessica Chastain was “completely stunned” to be named Best Actress at the Screen Actors Guild Awards today (Sunday LA time).

The 44-year-old actress was nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her work on The Eyes of Tammy Faye. She beat Olivia Colman, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Hudson and Nicole Kidman to win the SAG award and said the win made her feel like the “luckiest person ever”.

Giving his acceptance speech onstage at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Chastain said, “Whoa. Wow. Okay, I’m really surprised. Thank you SAG-AFTRA for this, I’m completely stunned. I’m the person luckiest ever…

“I’ve wanted to be an actor my whole life, and ever since I was a kid, it’s been the only thing I’ve really thought about, and there’s been years of studying and auditioning and not finding a job. job. And I know how it feels and I know the loneliness of how it feels.

“And so, for those of you who are struggling and feeling invisible, I just want you to keep going because you’re one job away, I promise! And the thing that really kept me going, it’s you. It was everyone in that room and it was that community.”

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Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role was awarded to Will Smith for his portrayal of Richard Williams in King Richard. Tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams – the real girls of the film’s subject – sat next to him when the award was announced.

He said: “It may have been one of the greatest moments of my career right now because my name was called for King Richard sitting next to Venus Williams and her sister.”

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role was awarded to Will Smith for his portrayal of Richard Williams in King Richard.  Photo/Getty Images
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role was awarded to Will Smith for his portrayal of Richard Williams in King Richard. Photo/Getty Images

Will hailed Richard as “a dreamer like no one you’ve ever known” before thanking teammates Aunjanue Ellis, Saniyya Sidney and Demi Singleton.

CODA took home one of the biggest prizes of the night. The mostly deaf cast of the Apple TV+ comedy-drama – which tells the story of Ruby (Emilia Jones), who serves as a translator for her family – made history by winning the Performance by a Cast in a Motion accolade Picture.

Marlee Matlin, who plays Ruby’s mother, Jackie, signed a speech on behalf of the cast.

An unseen performer said on his behalf “We Deaf actors have come a long way. This validates that we Deaf actors can work like anyone else. We look forward to more opportunities for deaf actors, deaf culture.”

Earlier in the evening, Troy Kotsur became the first deaf actor to win a solo award after winning Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role.

Earlier in the evening, Squid Game also made history as the first Korean TV show and first foreign-language series to win a SAG, with solo wins for show stars Lee Jung-jae. and Hoyeuon Jung, as well as the award for outstanding action. performance as a stunt ensemble.

Ariana DeBose won her first SAG Award for her work on West Side Story, while in the TV comedy categories Jason Sudeikis won for Ted Lasso and Jean Smart was recognized for her work on Hacks. The TV Movie or Limited Series awards went to Michael Keaton for Dopesick and Kate Winslet for Mare of Easttown.

The coveted honor of Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series went to Succession, while the comedic equivalent went to Ted Lasso.

SAG Awards 2022 Full list of winners:

Performance by a cast in a film:

CODA

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role:

Will Smith – King Richard

Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role:

Jessica Chastain – Tammy Faye’s Eyes

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role:

Troy Kotsur – Coda

Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role:

Ariana DeBose – Westside Story

Best Stunt Set:

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Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series:

Succession

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series:

Lee Jung-Jae – Squid Game

Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Drama Series:

Jung Ho-yeon – Squid Game

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series:

Ted Lasso

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series:

Jason Sudeikis – Ted Lasso

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series:

Jean Smart – Hacks

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a TV Movie or Limited Series:

Michael Keaton – Dopesick

Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Television Movie or Limited Series:

Kate Winslet – Easttown Mare

Outstanding Action Performance as a Stunt Ensemble:

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