Screen Actors Guild Awards 2024

The Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards went online this year, streaming live on Netflix! A big moment was Barbra Streisand winning the Lifetime Achievement award – everyone stood up to cheer her for her moment! The sci-fi movie “Oppenheimer” won big for its acting, and Robert Downey Jr. won the award of Best Actor. In the Television category, the drama “Succession” kept winning, with the cast taking home an award for acting together. The whole night was filled with a joyous aura as everyone was eager and excited to know the verdict.

SAG Awards 2024: A Night of Shining Stars

On the 25th of February 2024, the SAG Awards ceremony celebrated a thrilling innovation, a live stream on Netflix for the first time ever! For the first time, fans at home could now attentively watch the live event and witness the showcase of some of the highest achievements of acting in movies and TV shows of 2023. By signing the merits of the host himself- Idris Elba, whom everyone knows as a top actor, the night was automatically fun and entertaining. One of the audience’s favorite parts was getting to see the legendary Barbra Streisand being presented with the SAG Life Achievement Award. The surge of applause when she walked on was like a clap of thunder, a moment to remember.

“Oppenheimer” won some, and it is undoubted if it is referred to as a “front runner” in the annual award season. With talented actors like Christopher Nolan, Cillian Murphy, Downey Jr., Florence Pugh, Emily Blunt and Matt Damon, the movie was destined to shine (or explode!). Not to mention that the film was entirely real with no CGI.

As for the broadcast on television, HBO’s “Succession” established a formidable presence on the awards circuit. To begin with, the show stood on top of the Emmy .The series cast, who entirely reflect the ambition that the Roy family has to establish the throne, also got awarded with the Ensemble in a Drama Series award (group).

How can we forget Jeremy Allen White, for “The Bear” won the Ensemble in a Comedy Series award, and Jeremy himself won an award for his role in the series; his performance was not only funny but also touching. He gave the drive, and the hope of a guy growing up in a world at the edge of the galaxy, and it won millions of people over.

The SAG Awards are not just a glamorous party, they encourage and introduce the audience to new, appreciation-worthy creations and the people involved in them. Although the category is represented by the actual film industry members, the votes are made by their own colleagues. It is a celebration of not just actors, but also the people who come together from different spheres to put on a show. The teamwork is what creates stories, to be brought to life on screen. It is so heartening to see people in the industry help each other and connect on stage that this event then becomes a totally bigger deal. These Awards indeed gave us a glimpse of the great talented people on the big screen, but most importantly they also gave us an idea of the future.

The Screen Actors Guild Awards 2024 was an evening full of enthusiasm and fun, where great talent was recognized and awarded and the legacy was undoubtedly paid tribute to. In the wake of ‘Oppenheimer’ and ‘Succession’ ranking higher than others, the question of interest will be if they continue their successes at the Oscars and Emmys. One thing’s for sure: there is tough competition in the acting field where someone from the crowd will undoubtedly emerge with the skills of superseding limitations, and bewitching the audiences with the intensity of passion, dedication, and hard work.

Written by- Shiv Makwana | Edited by- Apurv Nayak