SAG Awards 2023: The Winners

As awards season progresses, the film and television industry gives everyone the opportunity to recognize excellence. On Sunday, it was the actors’ time to shine, as they stood in the spotlight.

The 2023 Screen Actors Guild Awards, available to watch for the first time on Netflix’s YouTube channel, presented the Actor trophies to the actors who excelled in movies and television series over the past year. Known to be a predictor of Oscar success, the SAG Awards were accurate in their predictions of winners in the acting categories in the prior year, with Lead Actor Will Smith, Lead Actress Jessica Chastain, Supporting Actor Troy Kotsur, and Supporting Actress Ariana Debose all taking home Oscars.

The multiversal adventure Everything Everywhere All at Once made history Sunday night, racking up a record-breaking four Actor wins from its five nominations. The film also won top honors from the Producers Guild Awards and Directors Guilds Awards, setting it up for future success. It was rewarded with the Best Ensemble statue, as well as trophies for Michelle Yeoh, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Ke Huy Quan, who became the first Asian actor to win the Supporting Actor category. The Banshees of Inishirin, which had five nominations, failed to take home any awards. Brendan Fraser, on the other hand, was awarded Best Actor for his work in The Whale. This is the first time since 1998 that the four acting winners at the BAFTAs and the SAG Awards have been completely different, making the overall Oscar race more unpredictable.

After winning two awards at the Golden Globes, The White Lotus, the HBO comedy-drama series was awarded the Best Drama Series Ensemble trophy and Jennifer Coolidge was granted an Actor award. The other honors were spread among the other contenders, with Abbott Elementary taking home the Best Comedy Ensemble award and Ozark winning an Actor award for Jason Bateman. Jean Smart (Hacks) and Jeremy Allen White (The Bear) were also rewarded.

The SAG Awards is voted on by the SAG-AFTRA organization, which comprises of over 120,000 members. During the event, Sally Field was honored with the SAG Life Achievement Award.

Here is the full list of all the actors who took home awards.

FILM NOMINEES

Motion Picture Cast

Babylon
The Banshees of Inisherin
WINNER: Everything Everywhere All at Once
The Fabelmans
Women Talking

Male Actor in a Leading Role — Motion Picture

Austin Butler, Elvis
Colin Farrell, The Banshees of Inisherin
WINNER: Brendan Fraser, The Whale
Bill Nighy, Living
Adam Sandler, Hustle

Female Actor in a Leading Role — Motion Picture

Cate Blanchett, Tár
Viola Davis, The Woman King
Ana de Armas, Blonde
Danielle Deadwyler, Till
WINNER: Michelle Yeoh, Everything Everywhere All at Once

Male Actor in a Supporting Role — Motion Picture

Paul Dano, The Fabelmans
Brendan Gleeson, The Banshees of Inisherin
Barry Keoghan, The Banshees of Inisherin
WINNER: Ke Huy Quan, Everything Everywhere All at Once
Eddie Redmayne, The Good Nurse

Female Actor in a Supporting Role — Motion Picture

Angela Bassett, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
Hong Chau, The Whale
Kerry Condon, The Banshees of Inisherin
WINNER: Jamie Lee Curtis, Everything Everywhere All at Once
Stephanie Hsu, Everything Everywhere All at Once

Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture

Avatar: The Way of Water
The Batman
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
WINNER: Top Gun: Maverick
The Woman King


TELEVISION NOMINEES

Drama Series Ensemble

Better Call Saul
The Crown
Ozark
Severance
WINNER: The White Lotus

Comedy Series Ensemble

WINNER: Abbott Elementary
Barry
The Bear
Hacks
Only Murders in the Building

Male Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series

Steve Carell, The Patient
Taron Egerton, Blackbird
WINNER: Sam Elliott, 1883
Paul Walter Hauser, Blackbird
Evan Peters, Dahmer

Female Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series

Emily Blunt, The English
WINNER: Jessica Chastain, George & Tammy
Julia Garner, Inventing Anna
Niecy Nash, Dahmer
Amanda Seyfried, The Dropout

Male Actor in a Drama Series

Jonathan Banks, Better Call Saul
WINNER: Jason Bateman, Ozark
Jeff Bridges, The Old Man
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
Adam Scott, Severance

Female Actor in a Drama Series

WINNER: Jennifer Coolidge, The White Lotus
Elizabeth Debicki, The Crown
Julia Garner, Ozark
Laura Linney, Ozark
Zendaya, Euphoria

Male Actor in a Comedy Series

Anthony Carrigan, Barry
Bill Hader, Barry
Steve Martin, Only Murders in the Building
Martin Short, Only Murders in the Building
WINNER: Jeremy Allen White, The Bear

Female Actor in a Comedy Series

Christina Applegate, Dead to Me
Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Quinta Brunson, Abbott Elementary
Jenna Ortega, Wednesday
WINNER: Jean Smart, Hacks

Stunt Ensemble in a TV Series

Andor
The Boys
House of the Dragon
Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power
WINNER: Stranger Things

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