VIDEOS – Union actors awarded for the first time, the star of The Revenant his trophy for best actor. A good omen for the Oscars on 28 February. As a snub to the Academy Awards, the guild, who also awarded Spotlight , made great emphasis on diversity.
Nothing opposes his triumph at the Oscars on 28 February. Leonardo DiCaprio has crossed the final hurdle Saturday, the ultimate uncertainty that separated him from his future Oscar. The actors’ union has named the star of his trophy for Best Actor for his astonishing performance in The Revenant . As Oscar, DiCaprio was nominated numerous times for SAG awards but had never won anything. His most serious rivals appeared Bryan Cranston, biopic of the star on the Hollywood screenwriter Trumbo and Matt Damon ( Only on Mars ).
“I’m terribly excited because this statuette comes from you dear colleagues. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, “said the cheers Leonardo DiCaprio who had to eat raw liver and buffalo bathing in icy rivers for his role. Encouraging her peers to look at the history of cinema “because we rest on the shoulders of giants,” the artist of 41 years thanked the director Alejandro Inarritu for its “wild authenticity,” his enemy on the screen, Tom Hardy, and his parents for having “taken auditions after school” when he was 15.
For 11 years the SAG awards and Oscars on the same wavelength
The winners of SAG is an indicator extremely reliable actors who will be crowned at the Oscars a few weeks later. The actors are the professional branch the most affluent and most numerous Academy Awards. For 11 years the SAG and the Oscars have always been on the same wavelength in the best actor category.
The evening also cemented the favorite status Brie Larson, who walks away with the statuette for best actress for Room, where she plays a young mother who finds freedom after years of confinement in a small piece. She described as “inspiration” prodigy actor of nine, Jacob Tremblay, who plays his son and thanked “films have given him company when she was young and did not find its place.” The SAG also distinguished another rising star of cinema Swedish Alicia Vikander. With this award, the star of The Danish girl can finally get ahead of Kate Winslet ( Steve Jobs ) and Rooney Mara ( Carol ).
However, the SAG have the Oscars face their weaknesses by presenting the statuette for Best Supporting Actor Idris Elba in for Beast of No Nation Netflix. The British-Ghanaian origin shook Leone is one of the players from the forgotten minority Academy Award nominations, which retained only white actors. Realizing a feat, Idris Elba has even made a double by winning TV side a Best Actor trophy for Luther. The actor has also thumbed his nose at the Oscars by launching a clip of Beast of No Nation a resounding “welcome to television diversity”.
A lesson in diversity
The diversity was at the heart of this ceremony where the colors of players triumphed in television, Queen Latifah ( Bessie ), Viola Davis ( How to get away with murder ) through the team of The New Black is Orange , voted best comedy. “Look at this scene [bringing together multi-ethnic actresses], this is what we mean when we talk about diversity,” exclaimed Laura Prepon. The series on Netflix detained, “put on the center stage of the women who come in all the colors of the rainbow sky,” added Samira Wiley, “This is what people want to see (on screen) because they (themselves) like that, “she said.
Faced with Will Smith and his wife Jada Pinkett-Smith or producer Spike Lee who will boycott the Oscars February 28, Viola Davis has called on his side rather go see the film and played by blacks made: “The most important thing is not to think that the stories with black characters concern not everyone. ”
So many passionate speeches that almost makes you forget the winner of the most coveted statuette of the evening, one of the best distribution of film, awarded to Spotlight that recurs in the Oscar race. After a victory on two SAG is followed by a triumph at the Oscars. Mark Ruffalo and Michael Keaton will have paid tribute to victims of sexual abuse committed by priests, about the drama, and “all those who feel disenfranchised as in Flint, Michigan.”