The Crown led the British winners at the virtual SAG Awards on Sunday night.
The cast of the Netflix drama were once again victorious with a win as the Best Ensemble in a TV drama series for the show’s fourth season at the prestigious ceremony, which aired in the US.
Olivia Colman and Emma Corrin missed out on the Best Actress in a Drama Series gong, however, to their American co-star Gillian Anderson, 52, for her portrayal of Margaret Thatcher.
Leading the Brits: The Crown led the British winners at the virtual SAG Awards on Sunday night (pictured left Olivia Colman, right Emma Corrin)
The ceremony also saw Brits Sacha Baron Cohen, 49, Eddie Redmayne, 39, and Mark Rylance, 61, scoop for the Cast In Motion Picture award for The Trial of The Chicago 7.
Olivia, who stars as Queen Elizabeth II in the Netflix show, gave the acceptance speech for The Crown in the slickly produced pre-taped awards show alongside Emma, Josh O’Connor, Tobias Menzies and Marion Bailey.
Appearing like her fellow nominees via Zoom, she read a list of the first names of the supporting cast members before crediting creator Peter Morgan for the show’s success.
‘Thank you Peter Morgan for writing so many lovely parts, we all loved it, let;s do it again,’ Olivia said.
So excited: The stars celebrated their win for Best Ensemble in a TV drama series over Zoom (pictured L-R Emma, Josh O’Connor, Tobias Menzies, Olivia, Marion Bailey and Gillian Anderson)
Joint effort: Olivia, who stars as Queen Elizabeth II in the Netflix show, gave the acceptance speech, reading a list of the first names of the supporting cast members before crediting creator Peter Morgan for the show’s success
Star power: The actress was nominated in the best actress category along with Emma who joined The Crown as Princess Diana in season four, but missed out on the top prize to their American co-star Gillian Anderson
Victorious: Gillian won for her portrayal of Margaret Thatcher in the hit drama series
The Iron Lady: The actress joined the cast of The Crown in series four (pictured)
The actress also gave a shoutout to Britain’s National Health Service, adding: ‘We’re very lucky in this very peculiar year to have you.’
The Broadchurch star was nominated for her role as the monarch in the best actress category along with Emma Corrin who joined The Crown as Princess Diana in season four.
However, they lost out to their American co-star Gillian Anderson who won for her portrayal of Margaret Thatcher.
Daniel Kaluuya, meanwhile, repeated his Golden Globe win and is now a favourite to take home the best supporting actor Oscar at the Academy Awards later this month.
It was his second SAG Award; he won as part of the ensemble cast of Marvel’s Black Panther in 2019.
Gracious: Kaluuya, meanwhile, dedicated his win to Hampton who was assassinated in 1969 as well as to his late Marvel Black Panther co-star Chadwick Boseman
Talented: The actor tars as Black Panther leader Fed Hampton in Judas And The Black Messiah (pictured)
On Sunday night the actor dedicated his second win to late co-star Chadwick Boseman, as well as to Hampton who was assassinated in 1969.
Other British winners included Sacha Baron Cohen, Eddie Redmayne and Mark Rylance who won as part of the ensemble cast of The Trial of The Chicago 7.
The Aaron Sorkin movie took the night’s top trophy making it a clear contender for best picture at the Academy Awards later this month.
Top prize: Other British winners included Sacha Baron Cohen, Eddie Redmayne and Mark Rylance who won as part of the ensemble cast of The Trial of The Chicago 7
Oscar contender: Redmayne and Cohen played 1960s activists Tom Hayden and Abbie Hoffman in the ‘based on a true story’ drama scripted and directed by Aaron Sorkin
Famous face: Rylance, who found fame in Hollywood as the star of TV’s Wolf Hall and won an Oscar for Bridge of Spies, plays the attorney who defends the Chicago 7 at their 1969 trial
Big winner: The Aaron Sorkin movie took the night’s top trophy making it a clear contender for best picture at the Academy Awards later this month
Facing the unique challenges of a pandemic-era awards show, SAG-AFTRA’s awards committee decided against a Zoom-heavy affair.
Instead, the awards were handed out in a slick one-hour TV presentation Sunday night made up of pre-produced pieces and acceptance speeches taped ahead of time.
The show, that aired on TBS and TNT, also featured stars talking about being an actor in docu-series-style clips based on the ‘I am an Actor’ segments traditionally dispersed throughout the live SAG Awards telecast.
British talent was represented in the segments by Helen Mirren, Cynthia Erivo, Daisy Ridley and Riz Ahmed.
She’s a dame: Helen Mirren flew the flag for Britain in a series of clips based on the SAG Awards ‘I am an actor’ segments that were included int he pre-taped one-hour awards show
Talented: British actress Cynthia Erivo also took part, and in one segment about padding a resume when starting out, she recalled: ‘ I put down that I can horse ride, I can sword fight…’
Funny: Mirren clarified that she ‘ absolutely cannot ride a horse’ and explained there are ‘two problems with horse-riding’… getting the horse to move and then getting the horse to stop.
Iconic: The actress posed for her official SAG Awards portrait in a series of striking photos
Lovely: Backdropped by palm trees and fuchsia flowers, The Queen star accessorised with drop diamond earrings and accentuated her features with a swipe of pink lipstick
In a segment about padding their resume when starting out, Erivo, whose breakthrough on film came in 2019’s Harriet, recalled: ‘I put down that I can horse ride, I can sword fight…’
Helen, however, clarified that she ‘absolutely cannot ride a horse’ and explained that there are ‘two problems with horse-riding’… getting the horse to move and then getting the horse to stop.
Looking ahead, the 75-year-old Oscar-winning actress, who looked stunning in a red sequin dress, expressed excitement about being able one day to return to movie theaters.
‘My hopes for the coming year are that we find ourselves in a big darkened [room] with a tub of popcorn…’ she shared.
Shared her story: SAG member and British actress Daisy Ridley also appeared in the pre-taped awards show
Acting journey: London-born actor Riz Ahmed, nominated for Sound Of Metal, shared his stories about starting out as an actor and his hopes for the future
Success: British-American actress Anya Taylor-Joy won the outstanding actress in a TV movie of miniseries for Netflix’s The Queen’s Gambit
Netflix hit: British-American actress Lily Collins also appeared on the show and spoke about auditioning for David Fincher’s Netflix movie Mank while filming her series Emily in Paris in France
Rising star: The Crown’s Josh O’Connor, who plays Prince Charles, posted this portrait photo taken for the SAG Awards to his Instagram Sunday night
SAG WINNERS 2021
Cast in a Motion Picture
Da 5 Bloods
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
One Night In Miami
Trial of the Chicago 7 – WINNER
Male Actor in a Leading Role in a Motion Picture
Riz Ahmed, Sound of Metal
Chadwick Boseman, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom – WINNER
Anthony Hopkins, The Father
Gary Oldman, Mank
Steven Yeun, Minari
Mank: Gary Oldman is up for Male Actor in a Leading Role in a Motion Picture
Female Actor in a Leading Role in a Motion Picture
Amy Adams, Hillbilly Elegy
Viola Davis, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom – WINNER
Vanessa Kirby, Pieces of a Woman
Frances McDormand, Nomadland
Carey Mulligan, Promising Young Woman
Male Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Sacha Baron Cohen, The Trial of the Chicago 7
Chadwick Boseman, Da 5 Bloods
Daniel Kaluuya, Judas and the Black Messiah – WINNER
Jared Leto, The Little Things
Leslie Odom, Jr., One Night in Miami
Up for one: Sasha Baron Cohen is also nominated for The Trial of the Chicago 7
Female Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Maria Bakalova (Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
Glenn Close, Hillbilly Elegy
Olivia Colman, The Father
Youn Yuh-Jung, Minari – WINNER
Helena Zengel, News of the World)
Ensemble in a Drama Series
Better Call Saul
The Crown – WINNER
Leading the way: The Crown received an impressive five nods at the SAG Awards
Male Actor in a Drama Series
Jason Bateman, Ozark – WINNER
Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us
Josh O’Connor, The Crown
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
Rege-Jean Page, Bridgerton
Female Actor in a Drama Series
Gillian Anderson, The Crown – WINNER
Olivia Colman, The Crown
Emma Corrin, The Crown
Julia Garner, Ozark
Laura Linney, Ozark
Crowned: Gillian Anderson has received a nod for her role in Netflix hit The Crown
Ensemble in a Comedy Series
Dead to Me
The Flight Attendant
Schitt’s Creek – WINNER
Male Actor in a Comedy Series
Nicholas Hoult, The Great
Dan Levy, Schitt’s Creek
Eugene Levy, Schitt’s Creek
Jason Sudeikis, Ted Lasso – WINNER
Ramy Youssef, Ramy
Female Actor in a Comedy Series
Christina Applegate, Dead to Me
Linda Cardellini, Dead to Me
Kaley Cuoco, The Flight Attendant
Annie Murphy, Schitt’s Creek
Catherine O’Hara, Schitt’s Creek – WINNER
Male Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series
Bill Camp, The Queen’s Gambit
Daveed Diggs, Hamilton
Hugh Grant, The Undoing
Ethan Hawke, The Good Lord Bird
Mark Ruffalo, I Know This Much Is True – WINNER
Drama: Hugh Grant and Nicole Kidman are also nominated for The Undoing
Female Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series
Cate Blanchett, Mrs. America
Michaela Coel, I May Destroy You
Nicole Kidman, The Undoing
AnyaTaylor-Joy, The Queen’s Gambit -WINNER
Kerry Washington, Little Fires Everywhere
Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
Da 5 Bloods
News of the World
The Trial of the Chicago 7
Wonder Woman 1987 – WINNER
Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series
The Mandalorian – WINNER