Our Favorite Moments from the 2017 SAG Awards

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The 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards were held in Los Angeles, CA tonight and they were nothing but incredible!

The SAG Awards is where actors from film and television come together to support and honor each other for their outstanding performances. To no surprise, the show was not only filled with awards and fashion, but also politics. Many stars took the time to make a statement about their views in response to Trump’s immigration ban, including the host of the show, Ashton Kutcher, where he said in his opening monologue “Everyone in airports that belong in my America. We love you and welcome you.” Very empowering!

We ranked up our favorite moments from the show. Check them out below:

The Red Carpet 

From John Krasinski and Emily Blunt giving us couple goals to stars such as Gina Rodriguez, Maisie Williams, and Brie Larson looking stunning in their dresses! And we can’t forget about the fangirl moment that Gina Rodriguez had with Meryl Streep. Same, girl.

Brie Larson


Gina’s fangirl moment over Meryl Streep



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Orange is the New Black Win

The cast of Orange is the New Black winning for ‘Outstanding performance by an ensemble in a comedy series’ for a third year in a row! Wow! Congrats Ladies!

Lily Tomlin’s well-deserved award 

The ‘9 to 5’ star had a mini reunion with fellow co-star Dolly Parton on stage as she won the Lifetime Achievement Award. She couldn’t be more deserving of receiving that award. Her entire speech was hilarious and kept the audience laughing. She even had some advice for fellow actors. Check it out above.

Viola Davis’ Big Win!

We couldn’t be more proud for Viola Davis! This is the first time the talented actress wins in the supporting actress category for her role in ‘Fences’. Her speeches are always amazing!

 John Lithgow Takes The Crown 

John Lithgow took home the award for ‘Best Actor in a Drama’ for his role in The Crown. In his acceptance speech, he mentions “The SAG Awards. Actors honoring other actors!” and towards the end, he makes a special shout out to an amazing and very underrated actress, Meryl Streep.

Tribute to Actors who have Passed

The SAG Award made a very touching tribute to actors who have passed over the years including Gary Marshall, Prince, Gene Wilder, Mary Tyler Moore, Alan Thicke, Carrie Fisher, and Debbie Reynolds.

Stranger Things FTW

The cast of Stranger Things won big in the category for  ‘Best Drama Series Ensemble’ Their acceptance speech was EVERYTHING! Although it looks like Winona Ryder was doing some very “Stranger Things” with her face. Her facial expressions are priceless!

Mini Superbad Reunion 

Emma Stone received the award for ‘Female Actor in Leading Role’ for her outstanding performance in La La Land! Congrats Emma! She gave an adorable yet awkward acceptance speech in which she gave a shout-out to her fellow ‘La La Land’ co-star Ryan Gosling and ‘La La Land’ director Damien Chazelle The award was presented by Jonah Hill, who some of you may remember was her co-star in the hilarious movie Superbad. The two have come a long way since their roles in that film.

HUGE win for Denzel Washington

Denzel Washington took home the award for ‘Best Actor’ for his powerful performance in ‘Fences’. Congratulations, Denzel! This is Denzel’s first SAG award win! So happy for him! “Oh, one last thing. Two. VIOLA. DAVIS”

The most empowering speech of the night 

It was a big night for ‘Hidden Figures’ as they won for ‘Best Ensemble in a Movie’. “They are hidden figures no more!” On behalf of the cast, Taraji P Henson gave the most inspiring speech. The fierce actress stated, “This story is of unity. This story is about what happens when we put our differences aside and come together as a HUMAN race. We win. Love wins. Every time” PREACH!

What was your favorite moment from the show?


Written by Veronica Toscano

Veronica Toscano is an intern at Celeb Secrets. She is a communications major with a minor in TV/Film Production at Orange Coast College. She loves mac n cheese, art museums, photography, and film. In her free time, she enjoys going out to concerts, traveling, reading, and hanging out with friends.