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SAG Awards ® Show Is One for the History Books T he past year has been anything but business as usual, so it's fitting that this year's SAG Awards ® on April 4 was like none that came before it. At under an hour, it may have been the shortest show in length, but it was no less packed with emotional moments and surprises. The 27th Annual SAG Awards went virtual, and it wasn't only the format that broke ground. It was the first time that all the cinematic leading and supporting honors all went to actors of color. Among awards ceremonies, the SAG Awards is one of the most inclusive, in terms of both nominees and recipients. "What an extraordinary year. It has been a year of hardship, as well as amazing resilience, and I'm so proud how our community of artists came together, bringing hope and solace to this nation," SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris told the audience. "The performances we honor tonight is storytelling at its finest: rich, inclusive and representative of our true diversity." The show began with a cold open starring Jason Sudeikis and the cast of Ted Lasso — all in character from the show — about the tough competition it faced in the Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series category. Schitt's Creek would 1. SAG Awards honoree for The Crown, Emma Corrin; 2. SAG Awards nominee for One Night in Miami …, Aldis Hodge; 3. Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series honoree Jason Sudeikis (Ted Lasso); 4. SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris; 5. Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role in a Motion Picture nominee Riz Ahmed (Sound of Metal). 1 2 3 CHELSEA LAUREN/SHUTTERSTOCK SHUTTERSTOCK X3 ANDREW H. WALKER/SHUTTERSTOCK 72 SAG-AFTRA | Spring 2021 | SHUTTERSTOCK X3 3

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