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SAG Awards 2021: more gold for Netflix, and the 12 shows you must watch next

Streaming giant Netflix had another strong awards season showing, dominating both TV and movie categories at the 27th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards.  

The Trial of The Chicago 7, The Crown and Schitt’s Creek won for outstanding performances by a motion picture cast and by television drama and comedy ensembles. The Chicago 7 win will boost Netflix’s Oscar hopes for the courtroom drama, as it faces off against favourite Nomadland.

In a ceremony pre-taped for transmission, Chadwick Boseman, Viola Davis, Daniel Kaluuya and Yuh-Jung Youn were lauded for performances in motion pictures, while Mark Ruffalo, Anya Taylor-Joy, Jason Bateman, Gillian Anderson, Jason Sudeikis and Catherine O’Hara took gongs for their television equivalent.

The stunt team from Wonder Woman 1984 were honoured for film, while the stunt ensemble from The Mandalorian were rewarded for TV.

Jason Bateman wins Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor Drama at the SAG 2021 Awards
Jason Bateman wins for Ozark at the SAG 2021 Awards

SAG Awards 2021 winners in full:

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
The Trial of the Chicago 7 (Netflix) 

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Chadwick Boseman (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Viola Davis (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
The Crown

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
Jason Bateman (Ozark)  

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
Gillian Anderson (The Crown)  

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Youn Yuh-Jung (Minari

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Daniel Kaluuya (Judas and the Black Messiah)  

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
Schitt’s Creek

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
Catherine O’Hara (Schitt’s Creek)  

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
Jason Sudeikis (Ted Lasso)  

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Anya Taylor-Joy (The Queen’s Gambit

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Mark Ruffalo (I Know This Much Is True)

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
Wonder Woman 1984

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series
The Mandalorian

While there’s a certain inevitability to the winning roster, it’s the SAG nominees which are perhaps offer more to those looking for their next TV binge watch. Wondering where to go after the latest Line of Duty? Consider these nominees which just missed out on SAG performance glory:

For movies, add Da 5 Bloods (Netflix), Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (Netflix), Minari and One Night in Miami (Amazon Studios) to your watchlist.

For TV drama and comedy, line up Better Call Saul (Netflix), Bridgerton (Netflix), Lovecraft Country (Sky Atlantic), Ozark (Netflix), Dead to Me (Netflix), The Flight Attendant (Sky One), The Great (StarzPlay/C4) and Ted Lasso (Apple TV+).

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