With all the controversy surrounding the Oscars and the #OscarsSoWhite movement, it was refreshing to see the SAG Awards show the Academy how it’s done. The 22nd Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles offered a little something different to some well deserving actors with awards handed out to Queen Latifah, Uzo Aduba, Viola Davis and Idris Elba. Also, “Orange is the New Black,” which happens to have one the most diverse casts on television took home best comedy ensemble award for the second year in a row.
Leonardo DiCaprio also took home an award and his first SAG award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role for ‘The Revenant.’ I don’t know how in hell this man has not won at least one SAG Award or Oscar before this.
Anyway, it was good to see some different names in the win column for once. Check out some of the speeches below as several used their platform to speak to society’s issues.