SAG Awards 2018: Gary Oldman Wins Best Actor in Leading Role, Sam Rockwell Is Best Supporting Actor

The 'Darkest Hour' star took home his first ever award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role and Rockwell won the best supporting actor for his role in 'Three Billboards'.

AceShowbiz - The 2018 Screen Actor Guild Awards continues announcing its winners at the event held on Sunday, January 21. After Allison Janney took home the award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role for her role in "I, Tonya", Sam Rockwell received the award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role.

Rockwell was honored with the prize for his performance in Martin McDonagh's black comedy film "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri". He beat out other strong competitors including his co-star Woody Harrelson as well as Steve Carell ("Battle of the Sexes"), Willem Dafoe ("The Florida Project") and Richard Jenkins ("The Shape of Water").

The live show held at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles with Kristen Bell serving as the host also honored Morgan Freeman with the Life Achievement Award for his work in film, in addition to his humanitarian accomplishments.

In his acceptance speech, the "Lucy" actor said, "This is beyond an honor. This is a place in history." He added, "Oh, and one more thing, I wasn't going to do this. I'm going to tell you what's wrong with this statue, it works from the back, from the front it's gender specific. Maybe I started something."

Later in the night, Gary Oldman was announced as the winner of Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role for his role in "Darkest Hour". Directed by Joe Wright, the British war drama stars the 59-year-old actor as Winston Churchill and follows his early days as Prime Minister, as Hitler closes in on Britain during World War II.

Oldman won the prize after he beat out fellow nominees in the category, including the likes of James Franco ("The Disaster Artist") and Denzel Washington ("Roman J. Israel, Esq.") as well as budding actors Timothee Chalamet ("Call Me by Your Name") and Daniel Kaluuya ("Get Out").

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