SAG Awards 2017: ‘Hidden Figures’ big honor, Taraji P. Henson’s powerful speech

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Taraji P. Henson (Photo Credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

The 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG) ended on a high note with Taraji P. Henson’s drop the mic moment following her acceptance speech alongside fellow actors Janelle Monae and Octavia Spencer. Henson stars as Katherine Johnson in Hidden Figures which earned the Screen Actors Guild Award for outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture Sunday night, beating out Moonlight, Manchester by the Sea, Fences and Captain Fantastic.

She dedicated a passionate speech that highlighted the women who are hidden figures no more: NASA computers Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson.

“This film is about unity. We stand here as proud actors thanking every member of this incredible guild for voting for us, for recognizing our hard work. But the shoulders of the women that we stand on are three American heroes: Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson. Without them, we would not know how to reach the stars.”

“These women did not complain about the problems, their circumstances, the issues. We know what was going on in that era. They didn’t complain. They focused on solutions. Therefore, these brave women helped put men into space. We cannot forget the brave men that also worked with us. God rest his soul in peace, John Glenn.”

“This story is of unity. This story is about what happens when we put our differences aside and we come together as a human race. We win. Love wins every time.”

“Thanks so much for appreciating these women — they are hidden figures no more.”

Here is the complete list of the winners of the 23rd annual SAG Awards, presented by SAG-AFTRA:

TV

Outstanding performance by a female actor in a comedy series

Uzo Aduba, “Orange Is the New Black”
Jane Fonda, “Grace and Frankie”
Ellie Kemper, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”
WINNER: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep”
Lily Tomlin, “Grace and Frankie”

Outstanding performance by a male actor in a comedy series

Anthony Anderson, “Black-ish”
Tituss Burgess, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”
Ty Burrell, “Modern Family”
WINNER: William H. Macy, “Shameless”
Jeffrey Tambor, “Transparent”

Outstanding performance by an ensemble in a comedy series

“The Big Bang Theory”
“Black-ish”
“Modern Family”
WINNER: “Orange Is the New Black”
“Veep”

Outstanding performance by a female actor in a television movie or limited series

Bryce Dallas Howard, “Black Mirror”
Felicity Huffman, “American Crime”
Audra McDonald, “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill”
WINNER: Sarah Paulson, “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”
Kerry Washington, “Confirmation”

Outstanding performance by a male actor in a television movie or limited series

Riz Ahmed, “The Night Of”
Sterling K. Brown, “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”
WINNER: Bryan Cranston, “All the Way”
John Turturro, “The Night Of”
Courtney B. Vance, “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”

Outstanding performance by a male actor in a drama series

Sterling K. Brown, “This Is Us”
Peter Dinklage, “Game of Thrones”
WINNER: John Lithgow, “The Crown”
Rami Malek, “Mr. Robot”
Kevin Spacey, “House of Cards”

Outstanding performance by a female actor in a drama series

Millie Bobby Brown, “Stranger Things”
WINNER: Claire Foy, “The Crown”
Thandie Newton, “Westworld”
Winona Ryder, “Stranger Things”
Robin Wright, “House of Cards”

Outstanding performance by an ensemble in a drama series

“The Crown”
“Downton Abbey”
“Game of Thrones”
WINNER: “Stranger Things”
“Westworld”

Stunt ensemble

WINNER: “Game of Thrones”
“Daredevil”
“Luke Cage”
“The Walking Dead”
“Westworld”

Motion Pictures

Outstanding performance by a female actor in a supporting role

WINNER: Viola Davis, Fences
Naomie Harris, “Moonlight”
Nicole Kidman, “Lion”
Octavia Spencer, “Hidden Figures”
Michelle Williams, “Manchester by the Sea”

Outstanding performance by a male actor in a supporting role

WINNER: Mahershala Ali, Moonlight
Jeff Bridges, “Hell or High Water”
Hugh Grant, “Florence Foster Jenkins”
Lucas Hedges, “Manchester by the Sea”
Dev Patel, “Lion”

Outstanding performance by a female actor in a leading role

Amy Adams, “Arrival”
Emily Blunt, “The Girl on the Train”
Natalie Portman, “Jackie”
WINNER: Emma Stone, La La Land
Meryl Streep, “Florence Foster Jenkins”

Outstanding performance by a male actor in a leading role

Casey Affleck, “Manchester by the Sea”
Andrew Garfield, “Hacksaw Ridge”
Ryan Gosling, “La La Land”
Viggo Mortensen, “Captain Fantastic”
WINNER: Denzel Washington, Fences

Outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture

“Captain Fantastic”
“Fences”
WINNER: Hidden Figures
“Manchester by the Sea”
“Moonlight”

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