Awards season 2018 is trucking along quite nicely, and as some clear frontrunners emerge in both film and television (like winners Nicole Kidman, Sterling K. Brown and Frances McDormand and the films Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and The Shape of Water), we have landed on the doorstep of yet another key award show. The Academy Awards in March may be the final show (and arguably the most prestigious), but the Screen Actors Guild Awards tonight were truly something to behold. Also, it’s fair to say this award show was a great time to get those final Oscar frontrunners in place because it’s here that they really began to emerge.
It was not only a night to spot even more awards season frontrunners; it was also a night of firsts. This year’s SAG Awards had its first-ever host, and none other than Kristen Bell was chosen to do the honors. In keeping with the spirit of the times and tying in with the Time’s Up movement, all of the actors who presented the awards were women. There were powerful speeches made by the women present and, wonderfully, women of all ages and races coming together to represent women everywhere.
It was a truly magical night, and luckily, the speeches from the various 2018 SAG winners didn’t disappoint. Here are some excerpts from the evening’s best speeches.