AceShowbiz - SAG-AFTRA has honored the best in acting at this year's SAG Awards. In movie categories, Emily Blunt and Rami Malek celebrated their first SAG wins, while Glenn Close and Mahershala Ali brought home their second SAG trophies from the Sunday, January 27 ceremony.
The "A Quiet Place" actress won Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role for her role in the horror hit, beating out other strong contenders including Amy Adams ("Vice (2018)"), Margot Robbie ("Mary Queen of Scots"), as well as "The Favourite" stars Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz.
In her acceptance speech, Blunt paid homage to her husband John Krasinski who directed the movie. "The entire experience of doing this with you has completely pierced my heart directly," she said of working with her husband. "You are a stunning filmmaker. I'm so lucky to be with you and to have done this film with you," she added, bringing her actor husband to tears.
Malek won the Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role for his portrayal of Freddie Mercury in "Bohemian Rhapsody". He defeated other nominees such as Christian Bale ("Vice (2018)") and Bradley Cooper ("A Star Is Born"). He thanked the Queen frontman in his speech, saying, "I get some power from him that's about stepping up and living your best life, being exactly who you want to be and accomplishing everything you so desire."
Close bagged the trophy for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role, thanks to her role in "The Wife". She won her first SAG Award in 2004 for Outstanding Female Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie for her role in TV remake "The Lion in Winter". "One of most powerful things we have as human beings are two eyes looking into two other eyes," she said onstage, stressing the importance of acting. She added, "I am so proud to be in this union!"
Ali won the Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role for his performance in "Green Book". He won his first SAG Award for the same category in 2017 for his role in "Moonlight". He was grateful for the opportunity to play Don Shirley in the movie, saying backstage after accepting the prize, "I felt I could do something with that character."
"Black Panther" bagged two awards for best cast ensemble and best stunt ensemble in a motion picture. Meanwhile, actor/comedian/filmmaker/author Alan Alda was honored with the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award, which was presented by Tom Hanks.
Full List of Movie Winners at the 2019 SAG Awards