THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7 (L to R) SACHA BARON COHEN as Abbie Hoffman, JEREMY STRONG as Jerry Rubin in THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7. Cr. NIKO TAVERNISE/NETFLIX © 2020

The Trial Of Chicago 7, Wins Big At 2021 SAG Awards

As the BAFTAs and the big one, The Oscars fast approach last night The Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards were held. It was a big night for the streaming Giants Netflix, as Aaron Sorkin‘s The Trial Of The Chicago 7 wins top honours.

The 27th SAG Awards took place last night (Sunday 4th April), a rather muted pre recorded 1 hours event. As mentioned night that turned out to be a big night for Netflix with The Crown, Ozark, The Queen’s Gambit and Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom all winning for the channel.

Aaron Sorkin‘s 1960’s court room drama that saw democracy of America dragged through the mud. When unrelated political activists who were accused of inciting a riot at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago.

The award itself wasn’t exactly for ‘best picture’ but ‘best ensemble’, which some critics say should be the top honour in all awards.

The best actor in leading roles were both won by the leads in the same film with Chadwick Boseman and Viola Davis for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. With Daniel Kaluuya best actor in a supporting role with Judas And The Black Messiah with best Female actor in supporting role going to Youn Yuh-jung, Minari.

The SAG Awards may have been a tradition of the winners here usually go onto win at The Oscars?

THE WINNERS
Cast in a motion picture – The Trial Of The Chicago 7
Male actor in a leading role – Chadwick Boseman, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Female actor in a leading role – Viola Davis, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Male actor in a supporting role – Daniel Kaluuya, Judas And The Black Messiah
Female actor in a supporting role – Youn Yuh-jung, Minari
Ensemble in a drama series – The Crown
Ensemble in a comedy series – Schitt’s Creek
Male actor in a drama series – Jason Bateman, Ozark
Female actor in a drama series – Gillian Anderson, The Crown
Male actor in a comedy series – Jason Sudeikis, Ted Lasso
Female actor in a comedy series – Catherine O’Hara, Schitt’s Creek
Male actor in a television movie or miniseries – Mark Ruffalo, I Know This Much Is True
Female actor in a television movie or miniseries – Anya Taylor-Joy, The Queen’s Gambit
Stunt ensemble in a motion picture – Wonder Woman 1984
Stunt ensemble in a comedy or drama series – The Mandalorian