Christopher Nolan's 'Oppenheimer' Poised for Oscar Glory, Dominates SAG Awards


New Delhi: It looks like we already have a winner in the run-up to the long-awaited Oscars, the latest nod of validation for filmmakers, actors and creators.

Christopher Nolan's hit biopic Oppenheimer, which has dominated awards season, once again dominated this year's Screen Actors Guild Awards. The awards instituted by the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists gave their vote of confidence to Nolan and his team.

The cast of the biographical epic won best ensemble, beating out Barbie and Killers of the Flower Moon. Cillian Murphy once again cast a male actor in a lead role: “This is extremely, extremely special to me because it comes from you guys,” the actor said.

Robert Downey Jr won male actor in a supporting role for playing Lewis Strauss in the film. This being his second SAG win in 23 years, he won the trophy for Ally McBeal in 2001.

Lily Gladstone won best actress in a leading role for Killers of the Flower Moon, eclipsing current favorite Emma Stone. Margot Robbie, who was also nominated, has taken it in stride in the face of the snubs that have come her way and Barbie.

“This has been a difficult year for all of us,” said Lily Gladstone, referring to the 2023 actors’ strike. “We bring empathy to a world that so badly needs it.”

The Holdovers star Da'Vine Joy Randolph took home Best Female Actress in a Supporting Role, the actor has been the toast of all the major awards this year.

To the surprise of everyone, including the actor himself, Pedro Pascal was chosen best actor in a drama series for The Last of Us.

Joking that he was drunk because he didn't think he would win. “I'm going to have a panic attack and I'm going to leave,” he said in his acceptance speech.

Elizabeth Debicki was named actress in a drama series for The Crown, beating Succession's Sarah Snook.

The Bear won three awards, including comedy ensemble, '

Ali Wong won another award for her role in the Netflix series Beef, taking home the award for Best Female Actress in a Television Movie or Limited Series, while her co-star Steven Yeun won once again for Male Actor.

In tribute to South Korean actor and Parasite actor Lee Sun Kyun, who tragically passed away in December 2023.

Naomi Watts said: “Last year we lost many extraordinary actors. The absence of those who touched the world with their talent is deeply felt.”