'Hidden Figures' Big Surprise Winner At SAG Awards

'Hidden Figures' Big Surprise Winner At SAG Awards

By Robert Dougherty Jan 30, 2017 09:23 AM
Photo Credit: 20th Century Fox

The SAG Awards were the last major pre-Oscars award show that La La Land couldn't dominate, since its snub for Best Ensemble was its only real awards season setback. Conventional wisdom suggested either Moonlight or Manchester by the Sea would win and further clear up who La La Land's top Oscar competition was, yet it was Hidden Figures who closed the night with the big victory instead.

On the same weekend that Hidden Figures crossed $100 million domestic at the box office, it racked up its biggest award by far, with Taraji P. Henson capping a night of emotional acceptance speeches on behalf of Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, Kevin Costner, Jim Parsons, Kristen Dunst, Moonlight Best Supporting Actor winner Mahershala Ali and the cast.

The only other result that defied the typical award season convention this year came from Best Actor, where Casey Affleck's momentum was haulted by a Denzel Washington victory. Since the last Best Actor SAG winner not to take home the Oscar was Pirates of the Caribbean's Johnny Depp in 2003, it could signal that Affleck doesn't have things locked up at the Oscars after all, although Ali, Best Actress winner Emma Stone and Best Supporting Actress winner Viola Davis may be another matter.

While the SAG Awards were the rare show this month not controlled by La La Land, it still took another big step with a Producers Guild Award victory the previous night. A victory for Damien Chazelle at the Directors Guild Awards on Feb. 4 may help seal up that race as well, leaving Best Actor as perhaps the only real question mark left before the Oscars themselves on Feb. 26.

In the meantime, the full list of SAG Awards winners for movies and television is below.

Best Ensemble: Hidden Figures

Best Actor Film: Denzel Washington – Fences

Best Actress Film: Emma Stone – La La Land

Best Supporting Actor Film: Mahershala Ali – Moonlight

Best Supporting Actress Film: Viola Davis – Fences

Best Stunt Ensemble Film: Hacksaw Ridge

Best Ensemble TV Drama: Stranger Things

Best Ensemble TV Comedy: Orange is the New Black

Best Actor TV Drama: John Lithgow – The Crown

Best Actress TV Drama: Claire Foy – The Crown

Best Actor TV Comedy: William H. Macy – Shameless

Best Actress TV Comedy: Julia Louis-Dreyfus – Veep

Best Actor Miniseries/Movie: Bryan Cranston – All the Way

Best Actress Miniseries/Movie: Sarah Paulson – The People vs O.J. Simpson

Best Stunt Ensemble TV: Game of Thrones

Tags: Hidden Figures (2017), La La Land (2016), Taraji P. Henson, Denzel Washington, Emma Stone, Mahershala Ali, Viola Davis
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