LOS ANGELES — The 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards was a night of celebrating winning television and movies. And the biggest winners were the movie Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and the television series Big Little Lies, which each won three awards.
Frances McDormand, star of Three Billboards, received lots of love from Holly Hunter, her old college roommate, and the co-star of Raising Arizona .
“We’ve been friends for decades, you know, since 1981,” Hunter told USA TODAY after the awards show ended. “It was just great to see her incredible acknowledgement. She’s a powerhouse.”
Director Jordan Peele was honored that Sterling K. Brown mentioned in his acceptance speech that his This Is Us “white family (is) thankfully nothing like the family in Get Out.”
“That was awesome!” Peele, told USA TODAY during a commercial break. “Every time that guy wins, he brings tears to your eyes.”
Backstage after winning her SAG award for Big Little Lies, Nicole Kidman told reporters that her husband, Keith Urban, is “my biggest supporter (and) every chance I get, I honor what he does.” But that doesn’t mean he’ll be joining the cast of HBO’s Big Little Lies, returning for Season 2. “I don’t think having a cameo on one of my films would interest him, (but) I sleep with him!”
William H. Macy, who won a SAG for an outstanding performance of a male actor in a comedy series for his work on Shameless, spoke out about being an actor in today’s Hollywood.
“It’s hard to be a man these days,” he said. I think a lot of us feel like we’re under attack and feel like we need to apologize. Perhaps we do. Perhaps we are. But we’ll keep talking.”
“We had a meeting, a bunch of guys got together under the auspices of Time’s Up [an anti-harassment initiative started by Hollywood’s leading men],” the star said. “And that’s good for men. Men don’t talk enough, and they don’t talk to other men. And we talked.”
Lets hope the days of harassment are over, but not the days of looking at pretty dresses. Because, here are the dresses we couldn’t stop staring at last night.