Parasite, Pitt and Waller-Bridge among winners at SAGs

January 20, 2020
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South Korean film Parasite has won the biggest award of the night at the Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Bong Joon Ho’s black comedy about two families, one rich and one poor, won the prize for best ensemble cast in a movie, beating Once Upon A Time in Hollywood, The Irishman, Bombshell and Jojo Rabbit.

Collecting the prize at the awards ceremony in Los Angeles, the film’s lead actor Song Kang Ho said through a translator: “Although the title is Parasite, I think the story is about co-existence and how we can all live together.

“But to be honoured with the best ensemble award, it occurs to me, maybe we haven’t created such a bad movie.

“I am so honoured to receive this award in front of such amazing actors that I admire, I will never forget this beautiful night.”

The cast of Parasite - and director Bong Joon Ho (third from the left) - celebrate their win
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The cast of Parasite – and director Bong Joon Ho (third from the left) – celebrate their win

The SAGs, which celebrates both film and TV, is voted for by actors and is one of the final major ceremonies before the Academy Awards.

AS SAG guild members overlap with Academy Award voters, a win here is considered a strong bellwether for Oscar potential.

In the film categories, Joaquin Phoenix won best actor win for his portrayal of a troubled loner in Joker, while Renee
Zellweger did likewise by winning best actress for Judy.

Brad Pitt won outstanding supporting actor for his portrayal of an ageing stuntman in Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood and Laura Dern won the best supporting actress prize for Marriage Story.

Brad Pitt accepts the award for outstanding performance by a male actor in a supporting role for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
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Brad Pitt wins best male actor in a supporting role

Robert De Niro was honoured with a lifetime achievement award.

Phoebe Waller-Bridge took home yet another prize for Fleabag, adding to her Golden Globes, Critics’ Choice Awards and Emmy wins.

Taking to the stage to collect her gong for best female actor in a comedy series, she said: “At some point, it will all hit me and I will have a good old cry about it.

“Tonight as a Fleabag gang we will soak this up… in a room I never imagined I would be in.

“This whole thing really has been a dream and if I wake up tomorrow and discover it has been just that then thank you, it has been the most beautiful dream.”

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