After several delays the 2021 Screen Actors Guild Awards finally taken place in Los Angeles on Sunday.
The 27th edition of the awards ceremony, which was honouring performances in film and television for 2020, was originally set for January 24.
However, in July last year it was pushed to March 14 because of the coronavirus pandemic.
That date was no longer suitable as the rescheduling of the Grammy Awards on the same day meant the SAG Awards needing rearranging once again.
But for many celebrities it was worth the wait – even if they still couldn’t attend in person.
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom saw its cast handed both the male and female Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role awards, with Chadwick Boseman and Viola Davis being recognised for their performances.
Viola Davis recognised the “beautiful Chadwick Boseman” in her acceptance speech, while Chadwick’s widow Taylor Simone Ledward accepted the late actor’s award.
However, despite both lead actors winning their respective solo categories, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom was pipped to the top award of the night by The Trial Of The Chicago 7.
The drama which tells the true story of a group of anti-Vietnam War protesters accused of attempting to incite riots at the 1968 Democratic National Convention, won the award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.
Chadwick Boseman, who tragically died in August last year with colon cancer, was also nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role for his part in Da 5 Bloods.
However, he didn’t win with the award being presented to Daniel Kaluuya for his role in Judas and the Black Messiah.
Daniel did pay tribute to the star in his acceptance speech, though.
In other key categories, Best Television Drama Series Cast Ensemble was awarded to The Crown.
Gillian Anderson also won the award for Best Female Actor in a Drama Series for her role in the royal drama, while Jason Bateman won the male equivalent for his acting in Ozark.
Schitt’s Creek won the award for Best Ensemble in a Comedy Series.
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