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SAG Awards 2021: Award Winners and Fashions

The SAG Awards 2021 kicked off Sunday night, filled with star affair. As other award shows this season, the 27th SAG Awards was virtual. But the virtual showing didn’t take away from the celebration. Instead, it served as a safe way to honor some of the most anticipated shows and films of the year. But, there was no red carpet this year. Instead, the backgrounds of homes and yards made it all the more relatable. The SAG Awards 2021 was only one hour, but it made an impact on those nominated and viewers alike. Here are some of the sweeps and fashion hits of this year’s award show.

The Biggest Winners

Catherine O'Hara Says She Shares 2021 SAG Award with Annie Murphy |
(Courtesy of People)

After dominating the awards season, few were shocked at the success “Schitt’s Creek” found. The beloved comedy show earned two awards last night. Actress Catherine O’Hara walked away with the award for “Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series”. Plus, “The Crown” earned awards for its feat this past year. The popular show walked away securing two awards including “Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series”.

SAG Awards Make History With 4 Actors of Color Taking Top Film Honors – NBC  Chicago
(Courtesy of NBC Chicago)

Not to mention, history was made in this year’s show. Viola Davis and the late Chadwick Boseman led nominations, both winning for the highly-awarded “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”. “Minari” also walked away as winners. Youn Yuh-jung won for her supporting role in the film. She also was the first Korean actress to win in the category, according to HuffPost. The coveted “Judas and the Black Messiah” also brought home a top award. Actor Daniel Kaluuya secured the win for “Outstanding Supporting Role” as well. With these four actors, the leading and supportive awards were each won by an actor of color. Now, fans await to see how they will fair for the Oscars.

The Fashions

(Courtesy of US Magazine)

The other big winners this year included featured styles. Despite the virtual show, actors still sported high fashion. Helen Mirren stunned in her color-blocking number with full sleeves. Journee Smollett also looked like the belle of the virtual ball in her high-low Zuhair Murad gown. But everyone didn’t sport bright colors. Some actors like “Bridgerton” star Nicola Coughlan made a statement. She graced our screens in a victorian-inspired dress, complete with black sleeves and ruffles.

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(Courtesy of Vanity Fair)

But the ladies weren’t the only ones dressed for the occasion. Many actors wore printed suits. Daveed Diggs and Aldis Hodge both appeared in printed suits, accented in shades of gold. But some stars brought other eye-catching looks to the virtual show. Leslie Odom Jr. appeared in a matching turtleneck and suit—complete with ombré effects.

SAG Awards 2021 Red Carpet See All the Looks
(Courtesy of Vanity Fair)

Cover photo courtesy of Los Angeles Times.

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Brianna Ormond is a senior at Rutgers University as a Journalism and Media Studies major, Political Science and Africana Studies double minor. She enjoys listening to music and binging Netflix in her spare time.
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