With awards season now well underway, the SAG Awards took place to showcase the hottest TV and film talent in Hollywood.
The Crown enjoyed a successful night, with actors Claire Foy and John Lithgow scooping the awards for Best Female Actor in a TV drama series and Best Male Actor in a TV drama series respectively for the Netflix series. And Emma Stone carried on her streak of luck by winning Best Female Actor for La La Land, although her co-star Ryan Gosling missed out the award for Best Male Actor, which instead went to Denzel Washington for Fences.
But the night wasn’t all about the the films. In light of Donald Trump’s recent Muslim Ban, many celebrities spoke out against his policies, including Taylor Schilling, of Orange Is The New Black fame, which scooped the Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble award. She said “What unites us is stronger than the forces that seek to divide us.”
Sarah Paulson, who won the award for Best Actress in a TV mini-series for OJ Simpson vs. The People, also urged people to donate to the American Civil Liberties Union, while Ashton Kutcher opened the ceremony by saying to refugees, “You are a part of the
fabric of who we are. And we love you, and we welcome you.”
And the red carpet, as always, showcased some of the best looks of the year yet. Emily Blunt, Octavia Spencer and Meryl Streep all stepped out debuting stunning looks. So see below for the best-dressed of the night…
Although Downton Abbey failed to pick up the award for Best Ensemble, Dockery, who plays Lady Mary, couldn’t have looked further from her reserved character in an Elie Saab striped technicolour dress and simple black heels.
Blunt missed out on the award for Outstanding Peformance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role with The Girl on the Train, but looked stunning in a floor-length bejewelled Roberto Cavalli gown.
While she missed out on the award for Female Actor in a Leading Role for Florence Foster Jenkins, Meryl stunned on the red carpet in a floor-length white Valentino gown.
Nicole Kidman certainly stood out on the red carpet in a sequin green Gucci dress, adorned with parrot-style sleeves.
The Crown star, who has already taken home a Golden Globe for her role in the series, went for a more conservative look, with a sheer Valentino gown.
The Game of Thrones star went for a simple look with a sequined, black Vivienne Westwood jumpsuit.
The actress, who was nominated for comedy The Big Bang Theory, wore a block striped floor-length gown to the awards. She also spoke out on the news of Trump’s Muslim Ban, saying, “I’m a child of civil rights activist and a grandchild of refugees… I’m allowed to have opinions, too.”
Lady Edith Crawley actress Laura Carmichael joined her fellow Downton stars in a floral Christopher Kane number.
The actress debuted a glamorous look on the red carpet in a black Michael Kors dress with sequinned sleeves.
Her film Hidden Figures bagged one of the most competitive awards of the night for Best Ensemble Performance in a film, and Spencer made sure to look the part of a winner in a stunning Tadashi Shoji gown.