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SAG Awards: Black Panther Wins Big Ahead Of The Oscars

Black Panther has won the top film award at the 25th Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday, putting it in strong contention for an Oscars win.

Black Panther beat other heavyweights like  A Star is Born, Bohemian Rhapsody, Crazy Rich Asians and BlacKkKlansman to receive the award for outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture. It also won the award for the best stunt ensemble.

The best actor awards were won by Glenn Close for The Wife and Rami Malek won for his performance in Bohemian Rhapsody.

Emily Blunt beat Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz to win the award for best female actor in a supporting role in the motion picture section of the awards for her role in the horror film, A Quiet Place, while Mahershala Ali took home the award for best male supporting actor for his role in Green Book.

Emily Blunt poses in the Winner’s Gallery during the 25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards
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 Emily Blunt poses in the Winner’s Gallery during the 25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Photograph: Terence Patrick/Getty Images for Turner

The SAG awards is usually a great predictor of what the Academy Awards as the best picture winners at the SAG almost always win the Oscars for same category.

In the TV categories, Sandra Oh’s exceptional performance in Killing Eve won her the award for best female actor in a drama series, while Jason Bateman received the corresponding award for a male performer for his performance in the money laundering family drama, Ozark.

Tony Shalhoud and Rachel Brosnahan of The Marvelous Mrs Maisel received the awards for outstanding male and female actor in a comedy series respectively, and the entire cast of the movie won the award for outstanding performance by an ensemble in a comedy series.

Ozark and The Marvelous Mrs Maisel both received the most nominations, with four each in three categories. Barry, Glow, The Handmaid’s Tale and The Kominsky Method followed close behind with three nominations each.

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