Theodore Melfi’s spage programme biopic Hidden Figures was the surprise winner at the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards last night, which was dominated by anger over Donald Trump’s policy on foreign immigrants.
The film – which stars Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe, Kevin Costner, Jim Parsons, Kirsten Dunst, Mahershala Ali, and Glen Powell – claimed the top prize of Outstanding Cast in a Motion Picture, beating the likes of Hacksaw Ridge, Manchester by the Sea, and more. Netflix’s Stranger Things and Orange is the New Black retained equal awards in their respective television categories, meanwhile Claire Foy and John Lithgow of The Crown took home wins for their performances in the streaming service’s period drama.
Speeches from all winners targeted Trump’s position on the banning of Syrian refugees, and the suspension of all nationals from seven Muslim-majority countries for 120 days. Among the winners was Mahershala Ali for his supporting role in Moonlight; a Muslim man himself.
Kenneth Longeran’s sobering drama was perhaps the biggest snub of the evening; leaving empty handed despite four nominations as Denzel Washington swooped in to claim Casey Affleck’s prize for his work in his directorial feature, Fences.
Check out the full list of winners below:
Outstanding Male Actor in a Leading Role: Denzel Washington, Fences
Outstanding Female Actor in a Leading Role: Emma Stone, La La Land
Outstanding Male Actor in a Supporting Role: Mahershala Ali, Moonlight
Outstanding Female Actor in a Supporting Role: Viola Davis, Fences
Outstanding Cast in a Motion Picture: Hidden Figures
Outstanding Male Actor in a TV Movie or Limited Series: Bryan Cranston, All the Way
Outstanding Female Actor in a TV Movie or Limited Series: Sarah Paulson, The People Versus OJ Simpson
Outstanding Male Actor in a Drama Series: John Lithgow, The Crown
Outstanding Female Actor in a Drama Series: Claire Foy, The Crown
Outstanding Male Actor in a Comedy Series: William H Macy, Shameless
Outstanding Female Actor in a Comedy Series: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Outstanding Ensemble in a Drama Series: Stranger Things
Outstanding Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Orange is the New Black
Outstanding Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series: Game of Thrones
Outstanding Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture: Hacksaw Ridge