SAG Awards 2021 Winners: Chadwick Boseman, Viola Davis, Anya Taylor-Joy Take Home Top Honors

Aaron Sorkin's The Trial of the Chicago 7, Netflix's The Crown, and Schitt's Creek also took home awards.

by | April 4, 2021 | Comments

The 27th Screen Actors Guild Awards were handed out in a pre-recorded award ceremony on Sunday, April 4, honoring achievements in acting in both film and television. The cast of Aaron Sorkin’s The Trial of the Chicago 7 won for Best Ensemble in a Motion Picture, while all the solo acting prizes in the Film category went to Black and Asian performers: Viola Davis and the late Chadwick Boseman swept the leading actor contests for their roles Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, while Daniel Kaluuya (Judas and The Black Messiah) and Yuh-Jung Youn (Minari) won the supporting categories. If you are unfamiliar with the latter, check out our in-depth chat with her, which breaks down the essential viewing of her five-decade career. On the TV side, Schitt’s Creek and The Crown continue to rack up awards, as do Anya Taylor-Joy (The Queen’s Gambit) and Jason Sudeikis (Ted Lasso). Read on for the full list of winners.


Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role in a Motion Picture

Chadwick Boseman

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role in a Motion Picture


Viola Davis

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Daniel Kaluuya

Judas and the Black Messiah

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture


Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series

Mark Ruffalo

I Know This Much Is True

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series

Anya Taylor-Joy

The Queen’s Gambit

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series

Catherine O'Hara

Schitt’s Creek

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series

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