Sarah Taryam, Arts Editor
Awards season is well and truly underway with the 28th Screen Actors Guild Awards taking place on Sunday. Last year the event was held over zoom but this year it was back to business as usual with a live audience. This week we take a look at the winners of the SAG Awards which are known to be a good indicator of what will happen at the Oscars.
Lead Actress went to Jessica Chastain for her role in “The Eyes of Tammy Faye.” In the biographical drama film, based on a 2000 documentary, Chastain plays television personality Tammy Faye Bakker. The movie follows her life from simple beginnings growing up in Minnesota through the rise and fall of her TV career and marriage to Jim Bakker. In the past, the SAG Awards and the Oscars have matched 19 times out of 27 in this category. Chastain definitely has a good chance at winning an Academy Award.
Will Smith took Lead Actor for his role as tennis stars Serena and Venus Williams’ father in “King Richard.” There has been a lot of hype surrounding this movie and Smith’s acting. Smith is a serious contender for an Oscar for his role which has received rave reviews from critics and audiences. The movie has made $35 million at the box office.
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