Christina Applegate brought her lookalike daughter Sadie Grace LeNoble, 12, to the 2023 SAG Awards on Sunday night, after saying the ceremony may be her ‘last awards show as an actor’ amid her battle with multiple sclerosis.
While arriving to the Fairmont Century Plaza in Century City, California, alongside her little girl, who she shares with husband Martyn LeNoble, the 51-year-old star carried a black cane with ‘FU [f**k you] MS’ written on the bottom as well as her preteen’s name, next to a bedazzled red heart.
For the special occasion, the Emmy winner, who was nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series, cut a glamorous figure in a black velvet tuxedo-style gown, red lipstick and her golden blonde tresses in loose waves.
Sadie, who sweetly held her mother’s hand on the red carpet as photographers snapped their photo, sported a structured black blazer, newsboy cap and a pair of black Dr. Martens boots with bright yellow laces.
Ultimately, Applegate lost her category to Jean Smart, who took home the prize for her role as Deborah Vance in HBO’s hit series, Hacks.
Doting mom: Christina Applegate brought her lookalike daughter Sadie Grace LeNoble, 12, to the 2023 SAG Awards on Sunday night, after saying the ceremony may be her ‘last awards show as an actor’ amid her battle with Multiple sclerosis
Despite her loss, Applegate cheered loudly and joyously threw her arms up in the air as Smart was declared the winner.
Earlier this month, the Married With Child star told the Los Angeles Times that this would be her ‘last awards show as an actor probably, so it’s kind of a big deal.’
‘Right now, I couldn’t imagine getting up at 5 a.m. and spending 12 to 14 hours on a set; I don’t have that in me at this moment,’ she explained.
The actress, 51, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) while shooting the third and final season of Netflix’s hit series Dead To Me in August 2021.
Her role as cynical widow Jen Harding has earned her a SAG nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series.
Though she is taking a step back from acting, Christina told the publication that she’s pursuing voiceover work.
‘Doing a s*** ton of voice-overs to make some cash to make sure that my daughter’s fed and we’re homed,’ she quipped.
Dead To Me premiered premiered in 2019 and aired its final episode in November 2022.
The comedy series follows Jen (Christina) who, after losing her husband to a hit-and-run, meets fellow widower Judy Hale (Linda Cardellini) at a grief counseling session.
Holding hands: While arriving to the Fairmont Century Plaza in Century City, California , alongside her little girl, who she shares with husband Martyn LeNoble, the 51-year-old star carried a black cane with ‘FU [f**k you] MS’ written on the bottom as well as her preteen’s name on it
Making a statement: Her cane had ‘F U MS’ on it as well as her daughter’s name
Matching: Sadie, who sweetly held her mother’s hand on the red carpet as photographers snapped their photo, sported a structured black blazer, newsboy cap and a pair of black Dr. Martens boots with bright yellow laces
The duo form an unlikely friendship that leads to Jen making Judy a part of her and her children’s lives.
But drama unfolds as it’s revealed that Judy is harboring a dark secret that will change life as they know it.
In her conversation with the LA Times, Christina said she was ‘a wreck everyday’ as she filmed Dead To Me’s final season while ‘struggling’ with her MS symptoms.
‘But most of that wreck would take place in my trailer by myself,’ she recalled.
Production took a five month break shortly so she could undergo the treatment she needed.
Filming resumed in early 2022 and wrapped by that February.
‘There were times I’d break down on set and be like, “I can’t, we have to take a break, I need a half-hour,” and everyone was so loving that it was OK,’ she continued.
Supportive daughter: For the special occasion, the Emmy winner, who was nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series, cut a glamorous figure in a black velvet tuxedo-style gown, red lipstick and her golden blonde tresses in loose waves
An honor to be nominated: Ultimately, Applegate lost her category to Jean Smart, who took home the prize for her role as Deborah Vance in HBO’s hit series, Hacks
Sweet: Despite her loss, Applegate cheered loudly and joyously threw her arms up in the air as Smart was declared the winner
Christina praised the show’s ‘incredible’ cast and crew for providing her with the support and understanding she needed to get through the difficult shoot.
Multiple sclerosis is a disease in which the immune system eats away at the protective covering of nerves, and interrupts the flow of information between the brain and the body.
Christina’s diagnosis came after years of overlooked symptoms including balance/mobility issues as well as tingling and numbness in her arms and legs.
The Sweetest Thing actress now struggles to walk without the support of a cane, which she’s previously described as her ‘new normal.’ Treatment and her lack of mobility has resulted in weight gain.
Christina previously battled breast cancer in 2008, which led to her undergoing a double mastectomy. She had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed in 2017.
The actress admitted that it was extremely painful watching herself in Dead To Me season three.
‘I don’t like seeing myself struggling,’ she explained. ‘Also, I gained 40 pounds because of inactivity and medications, and I didn’t look like myself, and I didn’t feel like myself.
‘At some point I was able to distance myself from my own ego, and realize what a beautiful piece of television it was.
‘All the scenes I wasn’t in were so much fun to see and experience for the very first time,’ she concluded.
Christina made her first awards show appearance since being diagnosed with MS at the Critics’ Choice Awards in January, where she was also accompanied by Sadie.
In November, Christina received a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame which was her ‘first time out since diagnosed with MS,’ she said in a tweet.
Glamorous: The star rocked a bright red lipstick for a pop of color
Sweet: Applegate applauded Jean Smart for winning
Emotional: Applegate looked a tad teary-eyed as she watched Smart on stage
Speaking at the ceremony last year, Applegate teared up as she thanked her friends for helping her live every day with the condition.
‘This day means more to me that you could possibly imagine,’ she began, adding: ‘I don’t say I have friends, I have family. These people take care of me every day of my life, and without them I don’t know what I would do.’
But, she said, ‘the most important person in this world’ is her daughter, Sadie Grace.
‘You are so much more than even you know,’ the famed actress told her daughter. ‘You are so beautiful and kind and loving and smart and interesting, and I am blessed every day that I get to wake up and take you to school.
‘You are my everything,’ Applegate said. ‘Thank you for standing by my side through all of this.’
She then turned back to the audience, saying: ‘Oh and by the way: I have a disease. Did you not notice?’
Nominee: Her impressive performance as cynical widow Jen Harding has earned her a SAG nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
Dead To Me premiered premiered in 2019 and aired its final episode in November 2022. The comedy series follows Jen (Christina) who, after losing her husband to a hit-and-run, meets fellow widower Judy Hale (Linda Cardellini) at a grief counseling session; Christina and Linda seen in Dead To Me season three
Honored: In November, Christina received a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame which was her ‘first time out since diagnosed with MS,’ she said in a tweet; pictured in November
Applegate was diagnosed with MS while in production on the final season of her show, Dead to Me, which then took a five month break so that she could begin her treatment.
But the Anchorman star pushed on to continue shooting the last season.
‘I had an obligation. The powers that be were like, “Let’s just stop. We don’t need to finish it. Let’s put a few episodes together [with previously recorded footage],”‘ Applegate previously told The New York Times. ‘I said, “No. We’re going to do it, but we’re going to do it on my terms.”‘
She also shared that when production of the show — which has earned her two Emmy nominations — paused ‘There was the sense of, “Well, let’s get her some medicine so she can get better.”‘
However, the actress added that ‘There is no better’ and said, ‘I’m never going to accept this. I’m p***ed.’
Ultimately taking the break was ‘good’ for her: ‘I needed to process my loss of my life, my loss of that part of me. So I needed that time. Although it’s not like I came on the other side of it, like, “Woohoo, I’m totally fine.”‘
The Los Angeles born beauty also said that looking back there were some signs of the disease, as she talked about losing her balance in a dance scene during the first season.
‘I wish I had paid attention. But who was I to know?’ she said.
The star shared that once she returned, she needed a wheelchair to get to set due to her declined mobility, and that a sound technician had to hold up her legs in order to get certain shots.
She said she couldn’t film shots of her walking into a room because she would need assistance, and that she would lean against doors while standing to be able to stay up.
The star also said she isn’t sure whether she’ll watch the final season as it’s too painful, but that she wanted to finish shooting it for her co-star Linda Cardellini and show creator Liz Feldman.
‘If people hate it, if people love it, if all they can concentrate on is, “Ooh, look at the cripple,” that’s not up to me. I’m sure that people are going to be, like, “I can’t get past it.” Fine, don’t get past it, then. But hopefully people can get past it and just enjoy the ride and say goodbye to these two girls,’ she stated.
In the show Applegate stars as sardonic widow Jen Harding who, after the loss of her husband from a hit-and-run accident, crosses paths with free spirited Judy Hale (played by Cardellini) at a grief support group.
Their unlikely friendship, eventually, becomes complicated by secrets, lies, and an accidental murder that bonds them for life.
Dead To Me premiered its first season on the streaming platform with a 10-episode drop in May 2019. The half-hour dark comedy returned for its second season in May 2020, also with 10-episodes.
Though the series was renewed for a third season in June 2020, the coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent Hollywood production shutdown kept production at a standstill.
Honored: The Banshees Of Inisherin (pictured) and Everything Everywhere All At Once and topped the feature film nominations announced for the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Wednesday morning
Arthouse hits: Both films scored nominations for their acting ensembles, as well as nods in most of the individual actor categories after scoring rave reviews; still from Everything Everywhere All At Once
The 29th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be broadcast live on Netflix’s YouTube channel.
The Banshees Of Inisherin and Everything Everywhere All At Once were among the most nominated feature films.
Among the television nominees, Better Call Saul and Ozark scored several nods.
The Banshees Of Inisherin, Martin McDonagh’s film about two Irish men’s fractured friendship among that country’s civil war, earned a nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, along with individual nods for Colin Farrell in the lead male actor category and Brendan Gleeson and Barry Keoghan in the supporting male category.
Kerry Condon was also nominated in the supporting female actor category.
The Michelle Yeoh–starring Everything Everywhere All At Once, which has grossed more than $100 million against just a $14 million budget, was also a hit with SAG voters.
Yeoh, who scored a major career comeback with Everything Everywhere All At Once, was nominated for lead female actor.
Ke Huy Quan, best known as a child actor in Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom and The Goonies, cemented his return to Hollywood with a nomination for supporting male actor.
Stephanie Hsu, who plays the actors’ daughter in the film, was nominated in the supporting female actor category, as was Jamie Lee Curtis, who plays a villainous IRS agent.
Another comeback film, the Darren Aronofsky–directed drama The Whale, scored a lead nomination for its star Brendan Fraser, while his costar Hong Chau was nominated in the supporting female actor category.
Ana de Armas, who was nominated at the previous night’s Golden Globe Awards ceremony for her fictional Marilyn Monroe film Blonde, scored another nomination for the controversial drama.
Other nominees for feature films included Angela Bassett for supporting female actress for her Marvel superhero film Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
Eddie Redmayne was a surprise supporting male actor nominee for his creepy performance in The Good Nurse, and Adam Sandler scored a lead male actor nomination for Hustle, despite the film barely having an awards season profile.
There was more variety in the male and female lead actor categories, with several nominees being the only representatives of their films.
Cate Blanchett’s acclaimed performance in Tár was recognized, as was Viola Davis for The Woman King and Danielle Deadwyler for the Civil Rights Movement drama Till.
Austin Butler scored a lead male actor nomination for playing the title role in the music biopic Elvis, while Bill Nighy scored a nomination for the drama Living.
The Fabelmans, which won Best Picture, Drama, award at the Golden Globes, was nominated for the Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture category, while Paul Dano was nominated in the supporting actor category for playing a fictionalized version of director Steven Spielberg’s father.
Despite not receiving any individual nominations, the early Hollywood dramedy Babylon and Women Talking both received nominations for their full casts.
Nominees: Ozark (pictured) and Better Call Saul were among the major TV nominees. Jason Bateman and Laura Linney were both nominated in lead drama categories
Among the television nominees, Ozark scored several nods. Jason Bateman and Laura Linney were both nominated in the lead categories, as was their costar Julia Garner.
Garner also received a second nod in the limited series category for her work in Inventing Anna.
Better Call Saul received several nominations for lead actors Bob Odenkirk and Jonathan Banks in the same category, along with the ensemble award.
Adam Scott was nominated for his performance in Apple’s Severance, and the show also received an ensemble nomination.
Elizabeth Debicki’s nomination for playing Princess Diana on The Crown wasn’t exactly a surprise, but Jeff Bridge’s nomination for The Old Man flew under the radar.
The awards favorite The White Lotus earned two nominations, one for actress Jennifer Coolidge and one for the whole ensemble cast.
Only Murders In The Building did well among the comedy series nominees with nods for stars Steve Martin and Martin Short in the male actor category, along with a full cast nod.
Quinta Brunson, who won a Golden Globe for Abbott Elementary, was nominated for the series along with the rest of the cast in the ensemble category.
Barry scored ensemble and individual nominations for stars Bill Hader and Anthony Carrigan.
Finale: Better Call Saul received several nominations for lead actors Bob Odenkirk and Jonathan Banks in the same category, along with the ensemble award
Other ensemble nominees included The Bear (which also got a nomination for star Jeremy Allen White) and Hacks (which got an additional nod for its star Jean Smart).
Christina Applegate and Rachel Brosnahan rounded out the female nominees for Dead To Me and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, respectively.
Television movies and limited series actors were also honored, though only with individual nominations.
Taron Egerton and Golden Globe winner Paul Walter Hauser scored nods for Blackbird, while Evan Peters and Niecy Nash were both nominated for the chilling thriller Dahmer.
Limited series: Jessica Chastain was nominated for the limited series and TV movie category for George And Tammy (pictured), while Amanda Seyfried was nominated for The Dropout and Steve Carrell was nominated for The Patient
Sam Elliott’s work on the Yellowstone prequel 1883 was also recognized, as were Emily Blunt for The English and Amanda Seyfried for The Dropout.
Rounding out the A-lister nominations in the categories were Oscar winner Jessica Chastain for George And Tammy and Steve Carrell for the thriller The Patient.
The event will also be honoring acting legend Sally Field with the SAG Life Achievement Award for her work spanning over five decades earning over 70 acting credits.
The 76-year-old actress who exclaimed, ‘You like me! Right now! You like me!’ when she won her second Oscar for Best Actress in 1984’s Places in the Heart, is no stranger to Hollywood honors. Field has won Best Actress twice as she also scored for 1984’s Places In The Heart.
Hollywood royalty: The event will also be honoring acting legend Sally Field, 76, with the SAG Life Achievement Award for her work spanning over five decades earning over 70 acting credits (Pictured January 5 in Palm Springs)
You Like Me: During her acceptance speech for Best Actress at the 1985 Oscars ceremonies, Sally endeared the audience when she told them, ‘You like me! Right now! You like me!’ (Pictured in Los Angeles in March 1985)
The talented actress has also won the SAG Award in the Outstanding Actress in a Drama series category for Brothers & Sisters. She has been nominated a total of 8 times.
Field has also received three Emmy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, a Cannes Film Festival Award, and nominations for a Tony Award and two British Academy Film Awards.
There will also be plenty of A-list presenters including Zendaya and Ariana DeBose who is hot off of her viral BAFTAs rap.
Also presenting will be Aubrey Plaza, Jenna Ortega, Amy Poehler, Eugene Levy, Jason Bateman, Jeff Bridges, Adam Scott, and Matt Bomer in addition to SAG-AFTRA president Fran Drescher.
2023 SAG AWARD WINNERS – FULL LIST
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Austin Butler – Elvis
Colin Farrell – The Banshees Of Inisherin
Brendan Fraser – The Whale – WINNER
Bill Nighy – Living
Adam Sandler – Hustle
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Cate Blanchett -Tar
Viola Davis – The Woman King
Ana de Armas – Blonde
Danielle Deadwyler – Till
Michelle Yeoh – Everything Everywhere All At Once – WINNER
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Paul Dano – The Fablelmans
Brenda Gleeson – The Banshees of Inisherin
Barry Keoghan – The Banshees of Inisherin
Ke Huy Quan – Everything Everywhere All At Once – WINNER
Eddie Redmayne – The Good Nurse
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Angela Bassett – Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
Hong Chau – The Whale
Kerry Condon – The Banshees of Inisherin
Jamie Lee Curtis – Everything Everywhere All At Once – WINNER
Stephanie Hsu – Everything Everywhere All At Once
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
The Banshees Of Inisherin
Everything Everywhere All At Once – WINNER
Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
Avatar: The Way Of Water
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
Top Gun: Maverick – WINNER
The Woman King
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series
Steve Carell – The Patient
Taron Egerton – Black Bird
Sam Elliott – 1883 – WINNER
Paul Walter Hauser – Black Bird
Evan Peters – Dahmer – Monster
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series
Emily Blunt – The English
Jessica Chastain – George & Tammy – WINNER
Julia Garner – Inventing Anna
Niecy Nash-Betts Dahmer – Monster
Amanda Seyfried – The Dropout
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
Jonathan Banks – Better Call Saul
Jason Bateman – Ozark – WINNER
Jeff Bridges – The Old Man
Bob Odenkirk – Better Call Saul
Adam Scott – Severance
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
Jennifer Coolidge – The White Lotus – WINNER
Elizabeth Debicki – The Crown
Julia Garner – Ozark
Laura Linney – Ozark
Zendaya – Euphoria
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
Anthony Carrigan – Barry
Bill Hader – Barry
Steve Martin – Only Murders In The Building
Martin Short – Only Murders In The Building
Jeremy Allen White – The Bear – WINNER
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
Christina Applegate – Dead To Me
Rachel Brosnahan – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Quinta Brunson – Abbott Elementary
Jenna Ortega – Wednesday
Jean Smart – Hacks – WINNER
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Better Call Saul
The White Lotus – WINNER
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
Abbott Elementary – WINNER
Only Murders In The Building
Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Television Series
House Of The Dragon
The Lord Of The Rings: The Rings Of Power
Stranger Things – WINNER
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