SAG AWARDS shows love to Black actors, Twitter says “So Black”

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(www.BlacksinHollywood.com) – Black actors were shown love at the Screen Acting Guild Awards often called the SAG Awards.

Latifah also reference the hot topic of diversity in her acceptance speech for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries for her role as legendary blues singer Bessie Smith on HBO’s Bessie.

“Thank you, my compadres, brothers, and sisters in the struggle,” she said. Once backstage, she expanded on the issue: “The public has to continue to demand [diversity]. We’re in a capitalist society, so hopefully supply and demand will kick back in. Hopefully our business will continue to supply the demand the people are asking for … I hope we wake up and realize the old way of doing things is the old way and it’s OK to evolve … change is inevitable.”

The night’s wins even had observers tweeting a hashtag in response to #OscarsSoWhite. Yes, #SAGsSoBlack became a welcome trending topic during the ceremony.

Here is the complete list of winners:

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Beasts of No Nation
The Big Short
WINNER: Spotlight
Straight Outta Compton
Trumbo

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Bryan Cranston, Trumbo
Johnny Depp, Black Mass
WINNER: Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs
Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Cate Blanchett, Carol
WINNER: Brie Larson, Room
Helen Mirren, Woman in Gold
Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn
Sarah Silverman, I Smile Back

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
WINNER: Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
Homeland
House of Cards
Mad Men

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
John Hamm, Mad Men
Rami Malek, Mr. Robot
WINNER: Kevin Spacey, House of Cards
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
Claire Danes, Homeland
WINNER: Viola Davis, How to Get Away with Murder
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Robin Wright, House of Cards

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