While the Oscars ignore some of Hollywood’s best actors and actresses, the SAG Awards seem to have gotten it right. Uzo Aduba, Queen Latifah and Viola Davis all nabbed SAG Awards tonight. Celebrate with the ladies inside…
We are BEAMING with Black Girl Joy after three of our fave actresses brought home awards at the 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards.
“Orange Is The New Black” breakout star Uzo Aduba returned to this year’s award to add a few more trophies to her collection. Just like last year, Uzo copped the first award of the evening winning the Best Female Actor In a Comedy Series for her role as “Crazy Eyes” on the hit Netflix original series.
This is her 2nd SAG Award in the category. Her facial expression says it all!
Peep her acceptance speech below:
And that’s not all for Uzo…
Repeating history for a 2nd time, the entire “OITNB” cast, including Laverne Cox, Samira Wiley and Vicky Jeudy, won for Best Ensemble In a Comedy Series. Their cast mate Danielle Brooks likely couldn’t make the awards show due to her Broadway stint on “The Color Purple.”
The cast totally embraces women of all colors, shapes and sizes and we love it! Congrats to them for winning the award for the 2nd year in a row.
Queen Latifah brought home the Best Female Actor In a TV Movie for her role as musical legend Bessie Smith in the HBO biopic. It was well deserved as she nailed Bessie in the film.
This makes Queen’s third SAG Award that will join her collection of trophies.
And as you can see, she was super excited about her win.
During her acceptance speech, she encouraged people who don’t fit the mold that society says you should fit in to keep fighting and going after your dreams. Check it:
And yet another winner…
The fabulousness that is Viola Davis won Best Performance By An Actress In a Drama Series for her role as the tough, no ish taking lawyer Annalise Keaton in the hit ABC series “How To Get Away With Murder.” This win marks the esteemed actress’ 4th SAG Award.
During her acceptance speech, she addressed how people react to her character Annalise Keaton not being likable. She said, “Why do I have to be a hero? Why do I have to be a mentor? My job as an actor is just to create a human being.” Peep her full speech above.
After winning her award, Viola (with her husband Julius Tennon on her arm) stopped to chop it backstage about how important this award means to her.
In the press room…
The Award winning actress addressed the Oscars boycott (“Openness is more important than boycotting”) and talked about diversity NOT being a trending topic. Check it above.
Congrats to all the ladies!