SAG Awards 2024 winners: Lily Gladstone and Oppenheimer triumph, Succession upset

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Lily Gladstone, 37, made history as they upset A-listers Emma Stone and Margot Robbie while Oppenheimer triumphed in most of the major film categories at  the 30th annual SAG Awards which took place Saturday at the iconic Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

SAG Awards 2024

Cillian Murphy earned the Male Actor in a Leading Role gong while Robert Downey Jr. took home Male Actor in a Supporting Role with the entire ensemble earning top honor Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for Oppenheimer at the end of the night.

Meanwhile critically-acclaimed Succession was upset several times in the television categories including Elizabeth Debicki who beat out Sarah Snook for The Crown and The Last Of Us star Pedro Pascal who triumphed over Kieran Culkin, Brian Cox, and Matthew Macfadyen but the HBO series did ultimately take home top honor Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.

Robert Downey Jr.
Cillian Murphy

See What Lily Won

The 37-year-old Native American actress Lily – who uses she/they pronouns – earned the coveted Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role for her incredible work in Killers Of The Flower Moon. It was a historic win as she is the first-ever Indigenous performer to earn a SAG Award in that category.

Lily

Their Competitors

They triumphed over a who’s who in Hollywood including: Annette Bening – ‘Nyad’, Carey Mulligan – ‘Maestro’, Margot Robbie – ‘Barbie’, and Emma Stone – ‘Poor Things’.

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Her Moving Acceptance Speech

Lily teared up as they began her moving acceptance speech in her native Blackfoot language before saying: ‘My friends, fellow actors, I feel the good in what you have done — what you do.

‘This has been a hard year for all of us. Those in this room, those not in this room, I’m so proud that we have gotten here in solidarity with all of our other unions.’

The talented actress went on to stress the importance of ‘visibility’ and speaking one’s truths.

They said: ‘It’s truly a gift that we get to do this for a living. That’s the win. It was getting to be here, it was getting to be on set. It was getting to tell stories.

‘It’s so easy to distance ourselves. It’s so easy to close off, to stop feeling, and we all bravely keep feeling, and that humanizes people. That brings people out of the shadows; it brings visibility.’

The star concluded the speech with an empowering message while stressing the importance of storytelling.

Lily concluded: ‘Keep telling stories to everybody in this room, to everybody watching abroad. Those of you who are not actors but have a voice, have a story that needs to be heard.

‘Thank you for all of the compassionate souls in this room and all of the storytellers here tonight. Keep speaking your truths, and keep speaking up for each other.’

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