LOS ANGELES: South Korean thriller Parasite was the upset winner on the Display screen Actors Guild awards on Sunday, whereas Joaquin Phoenix and Renee Zellweger have been named finest actors, cementing their roles as frontrunners on the Oscars subsequent month.
Parasite, the Korean language social satire concerning the wealth hole in South Korea, beat homegrown Hollywood films with A-list casts The Irishman and As soon as Upon a Time in Hollywood to take the highest prize of finest film ensemble forged.
Parasite lead actor Track Kang Ho stated profitable on Sunday made him suppose that “perhaps we haven’t created such a nasty film.”
“I’m so honored to obtain this award. I’ll always remember such a good looking night time,” he stated by means of an interpreter.
The SAG awards, which focus totally on performances, are carefully watched as an indicator of Oscar success as a result of actors type the biggest voting group within the Academy of Movement Image Arts and Sciences.
Phoenix’s terrifying efficiency as a loner who finds fame by means of violence in Joker has swept awards season.
“I’m standing on the shoulders of my favourite actor – Heath Ledger,” Phoenix stated on Sunday, referring to the actor who received a posthumous Oscar in 2009 for his flip enjoying the comedian ebook villain.
Zellweger, likewise, has picked up many of the prizes to this point for her efficiency as a determined, ageing Judy Garland in biopic Judy.
Brad Pitt picked up one other trophy for his supporting function as an enthralling stunt man in As soon as Upon a Time in Hollywood, whereas Laura Dern was named finest supporting actress for enjoying a ruthless divorce lawyer in Netflix home drama Marriage Story.
“It was a tough half,” quipped Pitt of his function. “A man who will get excessive, takes his shirt off and doesn’t get on together with his spouse. It was a giant stretch,” he stated to laughter, riffing on his personal life as a twice-divorced Hollywood heartthrob.
DISAPPOINTING NIGHT FOR ‘IRISHMAN’
Sexual harassment drama Bombshell went into Sunday’s awards with a number one 4 nods however emerged empty-handed.
Martin Scorsese’s $170 million Netflix gangster film The Irishman had one other disappointing night time, regardless of a forged that features Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci.
A number of of the contenders for finest image on the Oscars on Feb. 9 weren’t nominated for finest film forged ensemble at SAG.
These omitted embody immersive World Struggle One movie 1917, the massive winner on the Producers Guild Awards on Saturday, in addition to darkish comedian ebook story Joker, heart-wrenching divorce drama Marriage Story, and novel adaptation Little Ladies.
De Niro, whose lead efficiency in The Irishman has been snubbed by the Oscars, Golden Globes and SAG, was given a lifetime achievement award on the SAG dinner and used his speech to take a veiled shot at U.S. President Donald Trump.
In tv, Jennifer Aniston was an upset winner for her function as a TV anchor in The Morning Present, bringing the second award this yr for the brand new Apple TV+ streaming service. Her co-star Billy Crudup received a Critics Alternative award final week.
Aniston, in her first tv function because the finish of Associates 25 years in the past, appeared visibly shocked.
“What?! Oh my gosh. That is so unbelievable,” she stated.
Comedy The Marvelous Mrs Maisel and British royal drama The Crown took the prizes for his or her TV ensemble casts. However Mrs Maisel actress Alex Borstein stated the comedy prize ought to have gone to quirky British comedy Fleabag.
Moments earlier, Fleabag creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge accepted the perfect tv comedy actress statuette, capping a yr of a number of awards for her and the present.
“This complete factor has been a dream and if I get up tomorrow and discover it’s been simply that, thanks. It’s been probably the most stunning dream,” Waller-Bridge stated.