Reactions to SAG Film Awards: Forum posters cheer for ‘Hidden Figures’ and Denzel Washington

Our forum posters, many of whom are Hollywood insiders who hide their identities behind screen names, are busy commenting on Sunday’s SAG Film Awards. (Read what they had to say on the TV side too.) They are most excited about the predicted wins by Viola Davis (“Fences”) in Supporting Actress and Mahershala Ali (“Moonlight”) in Supporting Actor.

They are also enthusiastic, for the most part, about that those upsets in Best Ensemble by “Hidden Figures” and by Denzel Washington’s Best Actor victory for “Fences” over Oscar frontrunner Casey Affleck (“Manchester by the Sea”).

Below, just a sampling of what they had to say about the top races at the 2017 SAG Film Awards. Take a read and then join in the discussion, if you dare.

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BEST FILM ENSEMBLE: “Hidden Figures”

Philip: WOW! HAHA IT WASN’T “MOONLIGHT!” GO “HIDDEN FIGURES!”

Jesse Seale: I knew there was going to be a surprise winner

Hunterbergfeld: Most deserving award of the season! Congrats “Hidden Figures.” I am still appalled by Taraji’s snub. I switched it out last minute ahhh. Taraji is amazing! Great speech!

Nikster: PREACH TARAJI PREACH

BEST ACTOR: Denzel Washington, “Fences”

lovelylovely: Denzel? Woah.

claydavis: do we have one race to talk about in those slugfests now. everything else is a lock.

Atypical: Get that Oscar, DENZEL!!!!!!

Mad Max Guitar: Casey Affleck is the next Russell Crowe

BEST ACTRESS: Emma Stone, “La La Land”

Philip: EMMA!

Jesse Seale: Emma is the new Jennifer Lawrence

Sasha: And the race is officially over

Teridax: EMMA STONE YYYYYEEEEESSSSSS!!!!!! MAY ALL HER HATERS BE FOREVER SILENCED!!!!

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BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Mahershala Ali, “Moonlight”

jasonface: A Muslim-American winning SAG yes

Jesse Seale: Ali is tearing up in his speech right now

Hunterbergfeld: Congrats Ali!!! Deserving actor and a deserving performance!!!!

Atypical: Mahershala Ali is winning that Oscar! What a speech!

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Viola Davis, “Fences”

Jesse Seale: Hello Oscar winner Viola Davis

Atypical: Get it Viola!!!

claydavis: she’s getting into lock of the century territory

Jesse Seale: Tribute to August Wilson by Viola might boost his Oscar chances. I don’t know, what do you all think.

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