Sunday January 29, 2017

SAG Awards Website

Screen Actors Guild Awards 2017

Trump's dizzying first week in office culminated with an executive order blocking U.S. entry to refugees from around the world for 90 days or longer. The order trapped travelers at airports and upended the lives of refugees. There were protests along with scattered support. On Saturday night, a federal judge blocked part of the order, preventing those being detained at U.S. airports from being deported. Across the world, refugees and even some permanent U.S. residents with green cards grappled with the far-reaching effects of the abrupt border closure, which experts said was likely to increase, not decrease, the threat of terrorism. And array of Christian leaders denounced Trump's plan to give priority to Christian refugees when arrivals resume. Protests continue at many international airports and cities.

Sunday night at the SAG Awards actors expressed their opinions ...

  SAG Awards 2017 gets political   CNN - January 30, 2017
From the moment the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony began Sunday, the stars wasted no time diving right into politics. From "Scandal" star Kerry Washington explaining that actors are activists to Ashton Kutcher declaring "I am a citizen of the world," Hollywood did not shy away from what was on the mind of many in attendance -- President Trump's travel ban.

  Trump travel ban attacked at Screen Actors Guild awards   BBC - January 30, 2017
Hidden Figures was the surprise winner of the top prize at this year's Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards, which was dominated by anger over Donald Trump's policies on immigration. The film, which tells the true story of black female mathematicians during the 1960s space race, won the best ensemble prize at the Los Angeles ceremony. Denzel Washington was named best actor for Fences. Several winners attacked Mr Trump's ban on immigration from seven countries. The tone was set by host Ashton Kutcher, who began the evening by greeting "everyone at home and everyone in airports that belong in my America". Julia Louis-Dreyfus called the immigration ban "a blemish" and "un-American" as she won best comedy TV actress for Veep. And there were cheers for actress Taylor Schilling when she described the award-winning cast of Orange is the New Black as "a diverse group of people, representing generations of families who have sought a better life here".

Outstanding male actor in a leading role: Denzel Washington, Fences
Outstanding female actor in a leading role: Emma Stone, La La Land
Outstanding male actor in a supporting role: Mahershala Ali, Moonlight
Outstanding female actor in a supporting role: Viola Davis, Fences
Outstanding cast in a motion picture: Hidden Figures

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