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  • by Jeff Beck

The Winners of the 28th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards

The Screen Actors Guild has just finished handing out their awards for 2021, and it's fair to say that there were a number of unexpected surprises, starting with "CODA" being the big winner of the evening, garnering both of its awards for Best Cast and Best Supporting Actor (Troy Kotsur).

As for the other film awards, Jessica Chastain suddenly pulled ahead in the Oscar race with her unexpected victory in Best Actress for "The Eyes of Tammy Faye," an award that many were predicting to go to Nicole Kidman. Meanwhile, Will Smith and Ariana DeBose's victories were highly predicted this evening, so no surprises there as they continue their path to the Oscars.

Looking at the TV side, the only surprises of any kind were seeing "Squid Game" win first for Stunt Ensemble, and then for both Drama Actor (Lee Jung-Jae) and Actress (Jung Ho-Yeon). For a moment there, it seemed it like it was going to go all the way to Best Drama Cast, but it was halted by "Succession," which took its one win in that category this evening.

As for overall surprises, it was pretty shocking to see the top two contenders for Best Picture, "Belfast" and "The Power of the Dog," go home empty-handed this evening (not so much a surprise to see "House of Gucci" go 0/3). However, as we've seen quite recently, winning an award here is obviously not a prerequisite for the big award come Oscar night.

The next big event on the awards calendar is the Directors Guild of America Awards on March 12th, followed on the very next day by the BAFTA Awards and the Critics Choice Awards, so be sure to check back for the winners.

In the meantime, please see below for a complete list of tonight's SAG Award winners:

Best Cast: CODA

Best Actor: Will Smith, King Richard

Best Actress: Jessica Chastain, The Eyes of Tammy Faye

Best Supporting Actor: Troy Kotsur, CODA

Best Supporting Actress: Ariana DeBose, West Side Story

Best Cast (Drama): Succession

Best Cast (Comedy): Ted Lasso

Best Actor (Drama): Lee Jung-Jae, Squid Game

Best Actress (Drama): Jung Ho-Yeon, Squid Game

Best Actor (Comedy): Jason Sudeikis, Ted Lasso

Best Actress (Comedy): Jean Smart, Hacks

Best Actor (TV Movie or Mini-Series): Michael Keaton, Dopesick

Best Actress (TV Movie or Mini-Series): Kate Winslet, Mare of Easttown

Best Stunt Ensemble (Motion Picture): No Time to Die

Best Stunt Ensemble (Comedy or Drama Series): Squid Game

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