Black Actresses Steal the Show at the Screen Actor’s Guild Awards


By Victor Trammell

For 2016, black women in Hollywood have dominated the list of stars for the role of Best Supporting Actress at the Screen Actor’s Guild Awards (SAG).

According to an online article published by this past Wednesday (December 14th), Taraji P. Henson (pictured) and Viola Davis are among the nominees primed to win the SAG Award for “Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role.”

The SAG Awards is Hollywood’s biggest platform to honor guilds for actors and actresses in the industries of television and film. Janelle Monáe and Kerry Washington are two other amazing black female entertainers etched on the list of nominees who are going to honored at the 2017 SAG Awards.

“Moonlight’s Naomie Harris and Fences Viola Davis face Hidden Figures Taraji P. Henson in the “Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role” category. Entertainment Weekly reports that this is the first time since 2008 that women of color nabbed most of that category’s nominations,” wrote Sameer Rao, a celebrity news blogger for Color Lines.

Davis and Henson were the big winners in the SAG genre of film. However, black celebrities were also heralded by SAG in the world of television as well. Some other big names for the black men in Hollywood came up too.

“In television, “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” continued its winning streak with acting nominations for Sterling K. Brown and Courtney B. Vance in the “Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series” category.” Rao also wrote.

The SAG Awards ceremony is going to be televised live on TNT and TBS on January 29, 2017. To read the full list of all the actors and actresses, which were nominated for SAG Awards off the strength of film and television projects that were released in in 2016, please click here.







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