It was a night of celebration in Hollywood, California as the 2023 Screen Actors Guild Awards winners were announced and honored. From comedy performances to drama-driven heroes, these are all the winners of this impactful awards show.
Best Film: “The Breaking Point”
The night’s big winner was the drama film “The Breaking Point”, which won five awards, including Best Film. Directed by Omar Reynolds and starring Billie Porter, the film follows a father struggling to keep his family together as he faces illness and an economic downturn. The touching storyline earned it the night’s highest honor, plus four others.
Best Actor: Bill Murray for “Lost in Translation”
Bill Murray was awarded Best Actor for his powerful performance in the 2003 film “Lost in Translation”. Set against a backdrop of Tokyo, the story follows an American actor stuck in an existential crisis and finds solace with a young photography student. Murray’s incredible performance captures the transformative power of friendship and earned him the award for Best Actor on the night.
Best Actress: Emma Stone for “La La Land”
Emma Stone earned Best Actress of the evening for her stunning performance in the critically acclaimed 2016 film “La La Land”. As Mia, a determined and ambitious young woman desperate to make it big as an actress in Hollywood, Stone portrayed the struggles of staying true to your dreams even when everything around you is telling you to give up. Her powerful portrayal cemented her name as one of Hollywood’s most talented actresses.
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: “Moonlight”
“Moonlight”, a story of identity, love and acceptance took home one of the top achievements of the night for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. The incredible cast included Mahershala Ali (Best Supporting Actor), André Holland, Janelle Monáe and Naomie Harris who all deserve recognition for their inspiring performances in this award-winning film.
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Lead Role: Mahershala Ali for “Moonlight”
Mahershala Ali gave a powerful and emotionally charged performance as Juan, a drug dealer parenting the young protagonist played by actor Alex R. Hibbert. This role took home several accolades including the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 2023. Ali accepted his Screen Actors Guild Award with graciousness and appreciation for having “the opportunity to be part of this special film.”