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We’ll keep you up-to-date on the results of these awards, which have about a success rate of about 75% when it comes to predicting the winners of the four individual acting awards at the Oscars. “Bombshell” leads with four nominations in the marquee categories, including a bid for best ensemble (the SAG Awards equivalent of Best Picture at the Academy Awards). Among its rivals for this top award are two other four-time contenders (“The Irishman” and “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”), which each include a stunt ensemble bid in their tally. Rounding out the top race are “Jojo Rabbit” and “Parasite.”
Of the television series in contention only one is up for four awards: the comedy series “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.” Four more have three nominations apiece: “Fleabag,” “The Crown,” “The Kominsky Method” and “The Morning Show.”
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TOM O’NEIL: “Parasite” is this year’s “Slumdog Millionaire.” A very foreign film about the desperate lower classes in the third world. Both films have wild, crowd-pleasing finales.
MARCUS JAMES DIXON: The writing was on the wall for “Parasite” to win when the cast got a standing ovation early in the evening just for walking out on stage. Next step, Oscars?
DANIEL MONTGOMERY: I had a feeling after that standing ovation for the cast presentation that this might be a “Parasite” ending. What an unexpected crowd-pleaser that movie has turned out to be.
LUCA GILIBERTI: Honestly, the best way to end the night! Congrats, Parasite! What an achievement!
KEVIN JACOBSEN: BEST ENSEMBLE WIN EVER.
BEST CAST IN A MOTION PICTURE: “Parasite”
DANIEL MONTGOMERY: Renee Zellweger and Joaquin Phoenix have seemed somewhat anxious onstage at previous events, but the more times they do this, the more they’re getting the hang of it LOL
BEST FEMALE ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE: Renée Zellweger (“Judy”)
MARCUS JAMES DIXON: Joaquin Phoenix just gave the classiest speech of the year. Well done, Joker!
DANIEL MONTGOMERY: At the Oscars, they should do the thing where someone presents a personal tribute to each of the acting nominees in each category, but it should all be Joaquin Phoenix.
BEST MALE ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE: Joaquin Phoenix (“Joker”)
KEVIN JACOBSEN: Hi can we not do the applause feed during the In Memoriam? So tacky.
TONY RUIZ: Michelle Williams deserves all her wins, but a win for Sam Rockwell is a wonderful and deserved surprise.
DANIEL MONTGOMERY: Well, at least Jharrel Jerome got the Emmy, but it’s disappointing that he didn’t get to take home as much hardware as past sweepers Darren Criss (“Assassination of Gianni Versace”) and even supporting actor Alexander Skarsgard (“Big Little Lies”) in recent years.
SUSAN WLOSZCZYNA: Very happy that Sam Rockwell finally got some praise for his role as a misogynist genius of a jerk.
JOYCE ENG: I will never forgive all these people for giving awards to everyone except Jared Harris for “Chernobyl.”
MARCUS JAMES DIXON: Jharrel Jerome gave the performance of the year for “When They See Us.” But congrats, Sam Rockwell.
BEST MALE ACTOR IN A TV MOVIE OR LIMITED SERIES: Sam Rockwell (“Fosse/Verdon”)
SUSAN WLOSZCZYNA: Is this show going to go into overtime? I’ve got a date with Larry David on HBO!
LUCA GILIBERTI: The crown should have gone to either Game of Thrones, The Handmaid’s Tale or Big Little Lies. GOT never winning ensemble is ridiculous.
MARCUS JAMES DIXON: Shame! Shame! Shame! Despite eight great years, the Screen Actors Guild never rewarded the cast of “Game of Thrones” with its ensemble prize. Who do they think they are, the Golden Globes?
BEST ENSEMBLE IN A DRAMA SERIES: “The Crown”
LUCA GILIBERTI: Lovely clip for Handmaid’s – hanging bodies, lol.
ZACH LAWS: Loving this “Piano” reunion with Harvey Keitel and Anna Paquin, with Ray Romano thrown in for dramatic heft.
SUSAN WLOSZCZYNA: Nice one, Daniel.
DANIEL MONTGOMERY: Anna Paquin has said more during this “Irishman” presentation than she said in “The Irishman.”
BEST MALE ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES: Peter Dinklage (“Game of Thrones”)
MARCUS JAMES DIXON: Peter Dinklage just won his first individual SAG Award, but don’t forget he previously prevailed as part of the film ensemble for “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.”
SUSAN WLOSZCZYNA: Meryl Streep is to SAG what Jack Nicholson was to the Oscars. Reaction shot heaven.
LUCA GILIBERTI: This is a goodbye to Tyrion Lannister; you did well, Peter! Very happy that he won!
KEVIN JACOBSEN: Absolutely wild that Peter Dinklage was overdue for this SAG Award despite winning FOUR Emmys previously.
SUSAN WLOSZCZYNA: An In Memorium for expired TV shows. Cute.
JOYCE ENG: I am personally offended that nobody in that room got Buscemi’s joke.
ZACH LAWS: You can almost see the steam shooting out of Donald Trump’s twitter fingers during Robert De Niro’s speech.
ZACH LAWS: That’s right, Rob. It’s what it is.
SUSAN WLOSZCZYNA: Kids who think he only does a great Robert Mueller just schooled. What a career!
ROB LICURIA: So Zach, what you’re saying is, “it is what it is”.
ZACH LAWS: So what Marcus is saying is it was the perfect length and enthralling throughout.
MARCUS JAMES DIXON: Leo’s introduction is way too long. What is this, “The Irishman”?
LIFE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: Robert De Niro
DANIEL MONTGOMERY: I should’ve known Jennifer Aniston would win this. SAG even nominated her for “Cake” (and deservedly so thank you very much)
ZACH LAWS: Jennifer Aniston giving Adam Sandler the shoutout he deserves. She’s got my vote!
SUSAN WLOSZCZYNA: Good for Jennifer Aniston! She has been under-estimated as an actress for evah – I thought she should have been up for “Cake.” Nice shout-out for Adam Sandler, too.
LUCA GILIBERTI: I love Olivia, but Jen deserved this! YAY! Also yay to finally seeing a clip of Elisabeth at an awards show again!
JOYCE ENG: Brad and Jen photo op incoming. Tabloids are shaking.
MARCUS JAMES DIXON: How the heck did Jennifer Aniston just win this but lose the Golden Globe? Everything is wrong with the world!
BEST FEMALE ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES: Jennifer Aniston (“The Morning Show”)
ZACH LAWS: I’m sure Martin Scorsese is taking a bathroom break during this Marvel tribute.
KEVIN JACOBSEN: Something I never really expected going into this award season is just how great Michelle Williams is at giving speeches. Each one is thoughtful and different from the others.
TONY RUIZ: Michelle Williams May have swept, and it may be a dull win. But it’s also a performance for all time. So I’m never going to complain.
JOYCE ENG: Very much here for PWB’s and Michelle’s single-season sweeps.
BEST FEMALE ACTOR IN A TV MOVIE OR LIMITED SERIES: Michelle Williams (“Fosse/Verdon”)
DANIEL MONTGOMERY: “Game of Thrones” reunion with Sophie Turner and Pedro Pascal presenting together — or maybe not. I can never remember who on that show even had scenes together while the characters were all on different continents.
SUSAN WLOSZCZYNA: Pitt should have won more acting awards in his career – he is great at thank-you speeches and also, well, easy on the eyes (mind flashes on his six-pack reveal).
ZACH LAWS: Brad Pitt proves we’ve been taking him for granted all these years. The man is a movie star, but he’s always been a great actor as well.
DANIEL MONTGOMERY: I think Brad Pitt is angling for a guest-spot on “Maisel” next season with this stand-up set at the podium. He’s selling it, though.
BEST MALE ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE: Brad Pitt (“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”)
TONY RUIZ: The reaction to Parasite…are we underestimating the love for the film in the industry?
DANIEL MONTGOMERY: Wow, first standing ovation of the night and it’s for the “Parasite” cast just presenting a clip from their movie. Hollywood seems to LOVE that movie.
LUCA GILIBERTI: JLo may not have won, but how great was it to see a clip of hers at the SAG Awards! Wrong clip for Dern, by the way.
ZACH LAWS: How lovely for Laura Dern to win with her father in attendance.
JOYCE ENG: I still can’t believe Laura and Bruce didn’t come together.
MARCUS JAMES DIXON: #JusticeForJurassicPark
CHRIS BEACHUM: Laura Dern and Bruce Dern together again! Perfect!!
DANIEL MONTGOMERY: Laura Dern hugging her dad Bruce on her way to accept her first-ever SAG Award was a lovely moment.
BEST FEMALE ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE: Laura Dern (“Marriage Story”)
TONY RUIZ: Never underestimate SAG going for a show with the biggest cast.
SUSAN WLOSZCZYNA: Alex Borstein is my Spanx-wearing spirit animal and spoke the truth!
KEVIN JACOBSEN: Haven’t seen a winner this baffled and embarrassed to win since Adele over Beyoncé that one time at the Grammys.
DANIEL MONTGOMERY: I love how the “Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” cast speech is basically them explaining they were rooting for “Fleabag.” The speeches have all been great and gracious so far, and the night just started.
MARCUS JAMES DIXON: “This is a mistake!” jokes Rachel Brosnahan. No, Rachel. This is justice for all of those unjustified “Fleabag” wins earlier this awards season.
SUSAN WLOSZCZYNA: Zach – of course, she did. She IS Susie!
ZACH LAWS: Did Alex Borstein just drop an F-bomb?
TONY RUIZ: Fleabag is an absolute masterpiece. And I’m thrilled that after tonight, we won’t see it again.
BEST ENSEMBLE IN A COMEDY SERIES: “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”
KEVIN JACOBSEN: Here to present “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” Dakota Fanning, Margaret Qualley and Bruce Dern – name a more iconic trio, truly
LUCA GILIBERTI: The ceremony is cleanly produced – well done! Great clips and great overall design.
BEST FEMALE ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES: Phoebe Waller-Bridge (“Fleabag”)
SUSAN WLOSZCZYNA: Poor hot Priest. He needs to show up on Maisel and do a stand-up routine.
MARCUS JAMES DIXON: Tony Shalhoub dedicating his trophy to late “Mrs.Maisel” cast member Brian Tarantina was a beautiful way to start the evening.
LUCA GILIBERTI: Never underestimate SAG’s repeat mentality!
BEST MALE ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES: Tony Shalhoub (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”)
SUSAN WLOSZCZYNA: They should give Levy’s eyebrows their own SAG.
KEVIN JACOBSEN: The cast of “Schitt’s Creek” should honestly host every award show.
JEFFREY KARE: Now I know I should’ve settled on “Avengers: Endgame.”
SUSAN WLOSZCZYNA: The most of anything in categories like stunts, makeup and hair and costumes usually are good bets, no matter the quality of its source. I learned my lesson the hard way when I didn’t pick Suicide Squad for makeup and hair that year.
MARCUS JAMES DIXON: Stunts go to “Game of Thrones” and “Avengers: Endgame,” aka the biggest, most popular contenders eligible. We should all remember this for next year!
BEST STUNT ENSEMBLE IN A MOTION PICTURE: “Avengers: Endgame”
BEST STUNT ENSEMBLE IN A TELEVISION SERIES: “Game of Thrones”