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The Actors' Reunion THE TH ANNUAL SCREEN AC TORS GUILD AWARDS ® RETURNED TO A LIVE, INPERSON SHOW T he beginning of 2022 saw the return of the pageantry and glamour that's associated with awards season and no ceremony showcased that celebratory spirit better than the 28 th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards . After a special one-hour virtual show in 2021, the 28 th SAG Awards returned on Feb. 27 to a two-hour live, in-person ceremony at the historic Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California. And in the spirit of the show's theme of Together Again," show presenters included candal stars Kerry Washington and Tony Goldwyn, om y and ich el e' s ig ch ool eunion's Lisa Kudrow and Mira Sorvino, and am il on cast members Lin-Manuel Miranda, Leslie Odom Jr. and Daveed Diggs. Ariana DeBose became the first ueer Afroatina to receive the award in the Female Actor in a Supporting Role category. South Korean performers and uid am e stars Lee Jung-Jae and Jung Ho-Yeon were recognized in the respective male and female actors in a television drama series categories. DA proved to be the favorite of the night, as Troy otsur ecame the first deaf erformer to e given the Actor for Male Actor in a Supporting Role, and the cast later received the Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture award to uproarious applause. We need to thank SAG-AFTRA you voted for us," signed member Marlee Matlin. We deaf actors have come a long way and this award] validates the fact that we, deaf actors, can work just like anybody else. We look forward to more opportunities for deaf actors and Deaf culture." Jean Smart, Jessica Chastain, Kate Winslet, Jason Sudeikis, Michael Keaton and the ensemble casts of uccession and ed Lasso were among the night's other Actor recipients. o im e o Die and uid am e were also reciients in the stunt ensemle categories for film and television. The actors' party in the actors' house" was made extra special by the return of the SAG Life Achievement Award presentation, with the 57th honoree Dame Helen Mirren see page 74) . SAG-AFTRA President Fran Drescher's speech at the SAG Awards served as a reminder to attendees, the union and viewers across the nation of the importance of SAG-AFTRA's necessary work of bringing change to the industry. Along with a congratulatory word to nominees and recipients, Drescher brought focus to the work of the union's Green Council, National Sexual Harassment Prevention Committee and many other initiatives, as well as the importance of inclusivity outside of the awards. We performers are the center of the show business wheel, and we have a responsibility to the world. Let unity and inclusion be our credo and always celebrate the many diverse threads that make up the fabric of the human experience," said Drescher. This industry is the greatest inuencer on the lanet and we must always leverage that for the greater good." The 28 th Annual SAG Awards provides funds for the SAG-AFTRA Foundation to support the Foundation's numerous programs and services for union members and their families. ● 66 SAGAFTRA | Spring 2022 |

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