The 29th Film SAG Awards: The Winners and Surprises

The 29th SAG Awards have officially been presented. Time to take a closer look at the winners of the Film categories.
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The 29th SAG Awards have officially been presented. Time to take a closer look at the winners of the Film categories.

The 2023 Awards Season is slowly coming to an end. The Producers Guild of America just crowned their winner with Everything Everywhere All at Once and the BAFTA’s also surprised with their winners. Now it’s time to take a look at who was crowned by the Screen Actors Guild.

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The SAG (Screen Actors Guild) Awards are the first voter overlap between precursor awards and the Oscars. That means people that vote for the SAGs also vote for the Academy Awards. But as the name probably indicates the SAG Awards are only featuring acting categories: Five to be precise.

One of the most important awards is the SAG Ensemble Award, which in the past often decided who can succeed at the Oscars. And with the ceremony only being a few weeks away, the Oscar race is heating up, especially with these SAG Awards winners. So, without further ado, let’s jump right into the winners of the SAG Awards Film categories:


Nominees: Everything Everywhere All at OnceThe Banshees of InisherinThe FablemansBabylonWomen Talking

Winner: The most important award of the night goes to the currents Oscar frontrunner, who also made SAG Awards history by getting 4 wins in the same evening. At this point, it is almost a lock that the multiversal family drama is coming for that Best Picture Oscar.


The Whale

Nominees: Brendan Fraser – The Whale, Austin Butler – Elvis, Colin Farrell – The Banshees of Inisherin, Bill Nighy – Living, Adam Sandler – Hustle

Winner: The Oscar race is getting more and more interesting as Brendan Fraser wins the SAG Award after Austin Butler won the BAFTA. Fraser has now won the Critics Choice Award and the SAG Award, while Austin Butler won the Golden Globe and BAFTA. Colin Farell also won a Golden Globe, but after his surprising snub by the BAFTA, he is more or less considered to be in third place. But who will win the Oscar now? That is very hard to tell as both SAG and BAFTA are very important precursors and this year might give an answer which is a bit more important for winning the prestigious golden statue. Only time will tell.


Everything Everywhere All at Once

Nominees: Michelle Yeoh – Everything Everywhere All at Once, Cate Blanchett – Tár, Danielle Deadwyler – Till, Ana De Armas – Blonde, Viola Davis – The Woman King

Winner: Another acting race is heating up as Michelle Yeoh won here after Cate Blanchett won at the BAFTA last week. The Best Actress race is in a similar position as the Best Actor race as Michelle Yeoh won the Golden Globe and SAG Award, while Cate Blanchett won the Critics Choice Award and the BAFTA. But I think with how things are looking now Yeoh has the slight upper hand in this race, as it seems like everyone just wants her to win.

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Everything Everywhere All At Once

Nominees: Ke Huy Quan – Everything Everywhere All at Once, Brendan Gleeson – The Banshees of Inisherin, Paul Dano – The Fablemans, Barry Keoghan – The Banshees of Inisherin, Eddie Redmayne – The Good Nurse

Winner: No surprise here as Ke Huy Quan just won another award on his way to the Oscars. This certainly is one of the more easy wins to predict as even with Barry Keoghan’s surprising BAFTA win, the Oscar is more or less guaranteed to go to the Everything Everywhere All at Once star.


Everything Everywhere All at Once

Nominees: Angela Basset – Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Kerry Condon – The Banshees of Inisherin, Jamie Lee Curtis – Everything Everywhere All at Once, Hong Chau – The Whale, Stephanie Hsu – Everything Everywhere All at Once

Winner: The biggest surprise of the night is the win of Jamie Lee Curtis in a competitive category as she beat Angela Basset and Kerry Condon. This could certainly shake up the Best Supporting Actress race quite a bit, but I still would consider Angela Basset to be the frontrunner, even though she has more competition than Awards pundits initially expected.


Top Gun: Maverick

Nominees: Avatar: The Way of WaterThe BatmanBlack Panther: Wakanda ForeverTop Gun: MaverickThe Woman King

Winner: No surprise that the action film of the year took home this award. Tom Cruise might even be back in this category next year with Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning Part 1.


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What do you about this year’s SAG Awards winners? What were your predictions? Who would you have liked to get a win? Let’s discuss everything in the comments down below and on our social media.



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Finn Schlote

Finn thinks and talks about movies all day, has a strong interest in how movies are made and he loves great cinematography. Comedy or horror, arthouse or big-budget blockbuster, Finn watches everything. He is a passionate Blu-Ray collector and is still waiting for a Jumper (2008) sequel.