Diversity Is The Big Winner At The 2016 SAG Awards | TV News

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Diversity Is The Big Winner At The 2016 SAG Awards | TV News

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The Screen Actors Guild Awards provided a much needed counterbalance on Saturday, with the Oscar Awards controversy still dragging Hollywood through the mud over the lack of ethnic diversity within the Academy and industry at large. Rebuffing the Oscars narrative, four black actors won awards at this year’s SAG Awards, Idris Elba – who took home two awards – Viola Davis, Uzo Abuda, and Queen Latifah.

 

During the evening, Idris Elba referenced the Oscars, saying “Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to diverse TV”, the actor controversially overlooked entirely for the Oscars. The top award of the evening went to Spotlight – for outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture, Micheal Keaton dedicating the award to “the disenfranchised everywhere, for every Flint, Michigan in the world, for the disadvantaged and the powerless”.

 

Actress Uzo Aduba poses in the press room at the 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 30, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.  AFP PHOTO/FREDERIC J. BROWN / AFP / FREDERIC J. BROWN        (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

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