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‘Fences’ stars shine in ‘politically driven’ 2017 SAG Awards
Actors Denzel Washington and Viola Davis from the 2016 drama film “Fences” won the top honours at the 23rd Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG-AFTRA) where stars talked about politics right from the moment the awards ceremony began.
However, the highlight of the awards gala was how the stars slammed US President Donald Trump’s executive order on banning citizens, including refugees, from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the US.
From “Scandal” star Kerry Washington explaining that actors are activists to Ashton Kutcher declaring “I am a citizen of the world”, Hollywood did not shy away from criticising Trump’s ‘Muslim ban’.Kutcher, who was announcing the award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series, greeted “everyone in airports that belong in my US”.
“You are a part of the fabric of who we are. And we love you and we welcome you,” Kutcher said.
Here are the lists of winners
• Best female actor in a TV comedy series
– Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
• Best male actor in a TV comedy series
– William H Macy, Shameless
• Best cast in a TV comedy series
– Orange is the New Blackw
• Best female supporting actor
– Viola Davis, Fences
• Best male supporting actor
– Mahershala Ali, Moonlight
• Best female actor in a TV movie or miniseries
– Sarah Paulson, The People v OJ Simpson: American Crime Story
• Best male actor in a TV movie or miniseries
– Bryan Cranston, All the Way
• Best male actor in a TV drama series
– John Lithgow, The Crown
• Best female actor in a TV drama series
– Claire Foy, The Crown
• Best cast in a TV drama series
– Stranger Things
• Best female actor
– Emma Stone, La La Land
• Best male actor
– Denzel Washington, Fences
• Best ensemble performance