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SAG Awards 2018: Women take center stage

22 January 2018

The 2018 SAG Awards are Sunday night (Jan. 21), the last of Hollywood's major award shows before the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences unveils this year's Oscar nominations on Tuesday.

"The list is so long and I would love to say so more many names, but I can't right now". However, unlike most awards shows, the SAG Awards are focused on the ensemble or the "collaborative art" of films - rather than the individual actor.

"She won a Golden Globe, Emmy, and Critics" Choice award for the role.

She said she watches the work of fellow actors and actresses and "I learn so much" even watching them over and over again.

Gabrielle Carteris, president of SAG-AFTRA, the union behind the ceremony, commended those in the union who have spoken out against discrimination and harassment within the industry. She also said it's important to come together.

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Among TV shows, Stranger Things, Big Little Lies, and Glow each received four nominations.

"I'm incredibly nervous because this is reality colliding with fantasy", said Kidman, admitting to a case of the flu.

Co-stars Laura Dern and Reese Witherspoon were two of the other finalists in the Best Actress in a Miniseries category. "Everyone's story deserves to be told, especially now".

One of the evening's highlights was the presentation of a lifetime achievement award to Morgan Freeman.

"These moments in life usually call for an entire litany of thank you's". "This is a place in history".

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The This Is Us star nabbed the honor of Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series for his role of Randall Pearson on NBC's hit show. And I honestly never thought that I'd grow up to be the first lady, but you know what? "This is beyond honor", Freeman said.

The cast of "This Is Us" reacted to their win with huge cheers of surprise.

Tell us what you think! Foy was not at the event.

That said, two of this year's strongest contenders - Guillermo del Toro's fantastical fable The Shape of Water and Steven Spielberg's Pentagon Papers drama The Post - were left out of the SAG ensemble category. She then went on to make fun of and recognize some of the night's nominees.

On stage, star Milo Ventimiglia, who plays patriarch Jack Pearson, thanked the show's loyal viewers.

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SAG Awards 2018: Women take center stage