Rami Malek of Bohemian Rhapsody and Glenn Close of The Wife won best actor and best actress at the Screen Actors Guild Awards Sunday night, repeating their Golden Globe victories right on the heels of Oscar nominations a week ago. That seems to give them momentum headed into the Academy Awards, which will be presented next month.
Malek and Close both won their Globes in the drama category, with Christian Bale (Vice) and Olivia Colman (The Favourite) winning for comedy, so the SAGs represent the first true head-to-head wins for the frontrunners.
The same cannot be said for supporting actress, which the SAGs presented to Emily Blunt for A Quiet Place. Blunt was also nominated for a SAG for best leading actress for Mary Poppins Returns, but she was passed over in both categories for the Oscars. The presumptive frontrunner the the supporting actress Oscar, Regina King for If Beale Street Could Talk, was not even nominated for a SAG. Mahershala Ali, who won the SAG and the Oscar two years ago for Moonlight, won again last night for Green Book.
The SAGs don’t present best picture, but best ensemble, which last night went to Black Panther, which is also nominated for the best picture Oscar (and six more awards), but none for acting. Black Panther also won for stunt ensemble.
In television, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel swept the comedy awards (ensemble, actress Rachel Brosnahan and actor Tony Shalhoub). Jason Bateman won best actor in a drama for Ozark; Sandra Oh repeated her Globe win for best actress in a TV drama for Killing Eve; and This Is Us won drama ensemble. GLOW won best stunt ensemble. For best miniseries, the Globes once again predicted the winners: Darren Criss won for The Assassination of Gianni Versace, and Patricia Arquette won for Escape at Dannemora.
— Arnold Wayne Jones