SAG Awards 2021: Chadwick Boseman, Viola Davis win best actor honors for ‘Ma Rainey’

The late Chadwick Boseman looks like even more of a lock come Oscar night while his “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” co-star Viola Davis also won Sunday at the Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Boseman took best actor in a motion picture and Davis snagged best actress at the SAG Awards, a reimagined one-hour special that focused on actors and their craft rather than a usual live awards ceremony because of COVID-19. In addition, Daniel Kaluuya won best supporting actor for “Judas and the Black Messiah” and Yuh-jung Youn earned supporting actress for “Minari.”

“This one’s for Chadwick Boseman and this one’s for Fred Hampton,” Kaluuya said in his acceptance speech honoring the “Da 5 Bloods” actor he was competing against as well as Kaluuya’s real-life role in “Black Messiah.”

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In TV categories, “Schitt’s Creek” won best comedy ensemble and star Catherine O’Hara took best comedy actress, “The Crown” ruled the best drama cast contingent, Jason Bateman (“Ozark”) and Gillian Anderson (“The Crown”) got best drama actor trophies, and Jason Sudeikis (“Ted Lasso”) earned best comedy actor.

Check out all the SAG winners (in bold) from Sunday’s livestreamed pre-show and televised special.


Ensemble cast

“Da 5 Bloods”

“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”


“One Night in Miami”

“The Trial of the Chicago 7”


Riz Ahmed, “Sound of Metal”

WINNER: Chadwick Boseman, “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”

Anthony Hopkins, “The Father”

Gary Oldman, “Mank”

Steven Yeun, “Minari”


Amy Adams, “Hillbilly Elegy”

WINNER: Viola Davis, “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”

Vanessa Kirby, “Pieces of a Woman”

Frances McDormand, “Nomadland”

Carey Mulligan, “Promising Young Woman”

Supporting actor

Sacha Baron Cohen, “The Trial of the Chicago 7”

Chadwick Boseman, “Da 5 Bloods”

WINNER: Daniel Kaluuya, “Judas and the Black Messiah”

Jared Leto, “The Little Things”

Leslie Odom Jr., “One Night in Miami”

Supporting female actor

Maria Bakalova, “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm”

Glenn Close, “Hillbilly Elegy”

Olivia Colman, “The Father”

WINNER: Yuh-jung Youn, “Minari”

Helena Zengel, “News of the World”

Stunt ensemble

“Da 5 Bloods”


“News of the World”

“The Trial of the Chicago 7”

WINNER: “Wonder Woman 1984”


Ensemble in a drama series

“Better Call Saul”


WINNER: “The Crown”

“Lovecraft Country”


Ensemble in a comedy series

“Dead to Me”

“The Flight Attendant”

“The Great”

WINNER: “Schitt’s Creek”

“Ted Lasso”

Actor in a drama series

WINNER: Jason Bateman, “Ozark”

Sterling K. Brown, “This Is Us”

Josh O’Connor, “The Crown”

Bob Odenkirk, “Better Call Saul”

Regé-Jean Page, “Bridgerton”

Actress in a drama series

WINNER: Gillian Anderson, “The Crown”

Olivia Colman, “The Crown”

Emma Corrin, “The Crown”

Julia Garner, “Ozark”

Laura Linney, “Ozark”

Actor in a comedy series

Nicholas Hoult, “The Great”

Daniel Levy, “Schitt’s Creek”

Eugene Levy, “Schitt’s Creek”

WINNER: Jason Sudeikis, “Ted Lasso”

Ramy Youssef, “Ramy”

Actress in a comedy series

Christina Applegate, “Dead to Me”

Linda Cardellini, “Dead to Me”

Kaley Cuoco, “The Flight Attendant”

Annie Murphy, “Schitt’s Creek”

WINNER: Catherine O’Hara, “Schitt’s Creek”

Actor in a TV movie or miniseries

Bill Camp, “The Queen’s Gambit”

Daveed Diggs, “Hamilton”

Hugh Grant, “The Undoing”

Ethan Hawke, “The Good Lord Bird”

WINNER: Mark Ruffalo, “I Know This Much Is True”

Actress in a TV movie or miniseries

Cate Blanchett, “Mrs. America”

Michaela Coel, “I May Destroy You”

Nicole Kidman, “The Undoing”

WINNER: Anya Taylor-Joy, “The Queen’s Gambit”

Kerry Washington, “Little Fires Everywhere”

Stunt ensemble

“The Boys”

“Cobra Kai”

“Lovecraft Country”

WINNER: “The Mandalorian”


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