LOS ANGELES–The Screen Actors Guild Awards presented its coveted Actor statuettes for the outstanding motion picture and primetime television performances of 2016 at the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards held Jan. 29 at the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center.
In a ceremony attended by film and television’s leading actors, the 23rd annual SAG Awards was simulcast live coast-to-coast by TNT and TBS at 8 p.m. (ET). A primetime encore presentation immediately followed on TNT. In addition, TBS and TNT subscribers were able to watch the SAG Awards live through the networks’ websites and mobile apps.
Honored with individual awards were Denzel Washington, Emma Stone, Mahershala Ali and Viola Davis for performances in motion pictures, and Bryan Cranston, Sarah Paulson, John Lithgow, Claire Foy, William H. Macy and Julia Louis-Dreyfus for performances in television. The Screen Actors Guild Awards originated awards for the outstanding performances by a motion picture cast and by television drama and comedy ensembles. The Actor® for a motion picture cast performance went this year to “Hidden Figures,” while the Actors® for television drama and comedy ensemble performances went this year to “Stranger Things” and “Orange is the New Black.”
Nominees chosen by their respective SAG Awards film and television nominating committees were announced on Dec. 14, 2016. Information on voting procedures to choose the recipients was sent to the 121,546 active voting members of SAG-AFTRA on Dec. 16. Balloting closed at noon on Friday, Jan. 27. Integrity Voting Systems, the Awards’ official election teller, sealed the results until they were announced live during the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Honorees for Outstanding Action Performances by Film and Television Stunt Ensembles were revealed by SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris and SAG Awards Committee Chair JoBeth Williams during the People, EW & TNT’s SAG Awards Red Carpet Live pre-show.
Dolly Parton presented Lily Tomlin with the 53rd Life Achievement Award, following a filmed salute to the actor, comedian, writer, producer and all-round entertainment maverick. Carteris introduced a filmed “In Memoriam” tribute to the SAG-AFTRA members lost during 2016, an honor roll that sadly included three past presidents of our union: Ken Howard, Patty Duke and William Schallert; as well as two beloved Life Achievement Awards recipients: Mary Tyler Moore and Debbie Reynolds.
In keeping with the SAG Awards tradition of highlighting the work of SAG-AFTRA members, guests enjoyed a touching film montage of honorees overcome by joy, gratitude and even astonishment at having their work as actors recognized and celebrated by their peers.
Time Inc.’s People and the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) hosted the Screen Actors Guild Post-Awards Gala for the 21st year. This exclusive event, which was held immediately following the SAG Awards on a specially extended section of the Shrine Theater, honors the philanthropic causes and good works of the members of SAG-AFTRA. The Gala benefits the SAG-AFTRA Foundation.
Theatrical Motion Picture
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Denzel Washington / Troy Maxson – “Fences” (Paramount Pictures)
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Emma Stone / Mia – “La La Land” (Lionsgate)
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Mahershala Ali / Juan – “Moonlight” (A24)
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Viola Davis / Rose Maxson – “Fences” (Paramount Pictures)
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Hidden Figures (20th Century Fox)
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series
Bryan Cranston / President Lyndon B. Johnson – “All The Way” (HBO)
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series
Sarah Paulson / Marcia Clark – “The People V. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” (FX Networks)
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
John Lithgow / Winston Churchill – “The Crown” (Netflix)
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
Claire Foy / Queen Elizabeth II – “The Crown” (Netflix)
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
William H. Macy / Frank Gallagher – “Shameless” (Showtime)
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
Julia Louis-Dreyfus / President Selina Meyer – “Veep” (HBO)
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Stranger Things (Netflix)
Millie Bobby Brown / Eleven
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
Orange is the New Black (Netflix)
Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
“Hacksaw Ridge” (Lionsgate)
Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series
“Game of Thrones” (HBO)
LIFE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD