Last night’s SAG Awards were very politically charges, as is everything these days. Performers like Kerry Washington defended the right, nay necessity of actors to be activists saying, “A lot of people are saying right now that actors shouldn’t express their opinions when it comes to politics. But the truth is, actors are activists no matter what, and we embody the worth and humanity of all people. This union helps me to do that. I am Kerry Washington, and I am an actor.” Mahershala Ali made a point to highlight the value of really seeing people regardless of surface differences. Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep), Taraji P. Henson (Hidden Figures), and David Harbour (Stranger Things) were among other winners who used their acceptance speeches to offer words of criticism, hope, and encouragement in the aftermath of the Muslim Ban, and the changing climate of the country.
Fences and Hidden Figures cleaned up with wins for Denzel Washington and Viola Davis for best Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role and Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role, respectively. Hidden Figures won Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. I have been on the edge of my seat waiting to see how well Moonlight would do this season, so Mahershala Ali’s win for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role sent me to the moon (see what I did there). In these times of divisiveness and social unrest, it’s also helpful to see a cast of such diverse women in Orange is the New Black take home a win for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series. For a full list of winners click here.
Now for the fun part.
My favorite look of the night was Kerry Washington in Roberto Cavalli Couture. As much as I love cousin Kerry, she is very hit or miss with me on the red carpet, but this was a definite win.
I will always go up for Yara Shahidi, not only because she is always age appropriate and gorgeous on the red carpet, but she gives me hope for the youth and for the future. This colorful Naeem Khan number was perfect for her, but what else should we expect from her stylist Ade Samuel?
Mahershala Ali was a lesson on impeccable tailoring in an all white Ermenegildo Zegna tux.
I am very obviously here for these Nicolas Ghesquière designed Louis Vuitton dresses (I loved Ruth Negga’s look at the Golden Globes in a similar dress). I suppose the key to pulling this off is to have a cute ass pixie haircut.
Evan Rachel Wood
Evan Rachel Wood gave us yet another bomb ass menswear look by Altuzarra. This blue velvet blazer, YES!
It has been a while since I have paid much attention to Kirsten Dunst, especially on a red capret, but I was quietly here for this very girly (Chanel-esque) Dior gown.
James Marsden has been bae since, I don’t even remember when, but geesh he looks good in Valentino. Can we get into how handsom/pretty his son is, and the fact that James Marsden has a 16 year old son. Like what the hell?!