“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” was the big film winner at the SAG Awards Sunday with trophies for best ensemble cast, best actress for Frances McDormand for portraying a grieving mother and best supporting actor for Sam Rockwell.
Gary Oldman, meanwhile, won the best actor in a film award for his performance as Winston Churchill in “Darkest Hour.” “I am so deeply honoured and proud to win this magnificent award,” a clearly moved Oldman said.
Oldman said back stage that he was savouring the recognition, adding, “My feeling is enjoy the moment. It will be someone else standing up here next year.”
Oldman won the trophy over Timothee Chalamet for “Call Me by Your Name,” James Franco for “The Disaster Artist,” Daniel Kaluuya for “Get Out,” and Denzel Washington for “Roman Israel Esq.” Franco, who was recently accused by five women of sexually exploitative behavior, attended the ceremonies.
“Three Billboards” won the ensemble cast trophy over “The Big Sick,” “Get Out,” “Lady Bird,” and “Mudbound.” About 130,000 dues-current members of SAG-AFTRA were eligible to vote.
The winner of the SAG ensemble trophy has matched the Oscar best picture winner 11 times in 22 years. “Hidden Figures” won the SAG Award last year while “Moonlight” took the Oscar for best picture. “Spotlight” and “Birdman” won the SAG cast award and the Oscar for best picture in the previous two years.
“Three Billboards” dominated two weeks ago at the Golden Globes with trophies for best drama, McDormand, Rockwell and best screenplay for Martin McDonough. “The Shape of Water,” which won the Darryl F. Zanuck Award from the Producers Guild of America on Saturday, came in to the SAG Awards with nominations for Sally Hawkins and Richard Jenkins but was shut out.