I am a cinema nerd thus automatically, it makes me a sucker for the awards season. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, that has taken a hit in the Bollywood in the last two years, but the West seems to be back on track as recently the Screen Actors Guild Awards 2022 were held, and I was ecstatic to see the films that I had watched and the series I had binged, getting the recognition they so well deserved.
In the TV category, it was the Korean drama Squid Game, which became all the rage last year, that swept the drama category. While Lee Jung-jae won the award for Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Drama Series, his co-star Jung Ho-Yeon won the Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Drama Series award. On top of that, the series was adjudged the winner in the Outstanding Performance By A Stunt Ensemble In A Comedy Or Drama Series category.
The Jason Sudeikis-starrer Ted Lasso, which tells the story of a American Football coach hired to be the manager of a UK-based soccer team, emerged a big winner in the comedy category as the series won the award for Outstanding Performance By An Ensemble In A Comedy Series while Jason won the Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Comedy Series trophy. Jean Smart won the award in the female category for her work in Hacks.
In the Television Movie or Limited Series category, Michael Keaton won in the male category for his role in Dopesick, while Kate Winslet won in the female category for Mare Of Easttown. The series Succession took home the trophy for Outstanding Performance By An Ensemble In A Drama Series.
Coming to the films section, Will Smith, for his portrayal of Richard Williams in King Richard, took home the honour of Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Leading Role, while Jessica Chastain took the award in the female category for her part in The Eyes Of Tammy. In the Supporting Actors category, Troy Kotsur from Coda emerged victorious amongst the men, while Ariana DeBose won amongst the women for West Side Story. Coda also won the award for Outstanding Performance By A Cast In A Motion Picture, while No Time To Die won the Outstanding Performance By A Stunt Ensemble In A Motion Picture award.
Helen Mirren was given the Life Achievement Award at this year’s edition and the SAG 2022 has laid the perfect foundation for the upcoming Oscars 2022. Now, I am excited to see if there will be a huge change in the winners or the same films and people will enjoy this momentum there as well.