“Parasite” has formally contaminated Hollywood’s award season. Bong Joon Ho’s Korean class satire grew to become the primary overseas language movie to take prime honors from the Display screen Actors Guild on Sunday, setting itself up as a reputable greatest image contender to the front-runner “1917” at subsequent month’s Academy Awards.
The perfect ensemble win for “Parasite” came visiting the starry epics “As soon as Upon a Time … in Hollywood” and “The Irishman.” It was a shock however solely to a level. “Parasite,” up for six Oscars together with greatest image, has emerged as maybe the stiffest competitors for Sam Mendes’ “1917,” which won at the highly predictive Producers Guild Awards on Saturday.
However “Parasite” was the clear crowd favourite Sunday on the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, the place even the solid’s look introducing the movie drew a standing ovation. But till the SAG Awards, the various honors for “Parasite” have seldom included awards for its actors, none of whom have been nominated for an Oscar.
“Though the title is ‘Parasite,’ I feel the story is about coexistence and the way we will all stay collectively,” stated Music Kang Ho, one of many movie’s stars, by means of a translator.
As a result of actors make up the biggest proportion of the Academy of Movement Image Arts and Sciences, their picks are intently watched as an Academy Awards harbinger.
However the final two years, the SAG ensemble winner has not gone on to win greatest image: “Black Panther” final yr and “Three Billboards Exterior Ebbing, Missouri” in 2018. And this yr’s front-runner, “1917,” extra acclaimed for its technical acumen, wasn’t nominated by the display screen actors.
If “Parasite” can pull off the upset on the Feb. 9 Oscars, it might be the primary overseas language movie to take action.
Earlier than the win for “Parasite,” the SAG Awards have been most notable as a reunion for Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston. They every took house awards and celebrated the opposite’s win.
Pitt is headed towards his first appearing Academy Award for his supporting efficiency in “As soon as Upon a Time … in Hollywood,” and he added to his front-runner standing with a win from the actors’ guild. Alongside the way in which, his speeches have been full of one-liners and he did not disappoint Sunday. Pitt, who stated he was nursing a flu, regarded down at his award and stated, “I’ve obtained so as to add this to my Tinder profile.”
He added: “Let’s be trustworthy, it was a troublesome half. A man who will get excessive, takes his shirt off and does not get on along with his spouse. It was an enormous stretch.” The viewers laughed and clapped, together with — because the cameras captured — Aniston, his ex-wife.
Aniston later received an award of her personal for greatest feminine actor in a drama collection for the Apple TV Plus present “The Morning Present.” “What!” she stated upon reaching the stage. Aniston completed her speech with a shout-out to her “Homicide Thriller” co-star Adam Sandler, whose efficiency in “Uncut Gems” has gone largely unrewarded this season regardless of appreciable acclaim.
“Your efficiency is extraordinary and your magic is actual. I like you, buddy,” stated Aniston.
Backstage, Pitt watched Aniston’s acceptance speech. After she obtained off stage, they warmly congratulated one another on their first particular person SAG Awards.
Together with Pitt, all of the Oscar favorites saved their momentum, together with wins for Renee Zellweger (“Judy”), Joaquin Phoenix (“Joker”) and Laura Dern (“Marriage Story”).
As anticipated, Phoenix took greatest efficiency by a number one male actor. After individually praising every fellow nominee, Phoenix concluded with a nod to his Joker predecessor. “I am standing right here on the shoulders of my favourite actor, Heath Ledger,” stated Phoenix.
Dern additionally additional established herself as the perfect supporting actress favourite with a win from the actors guild. On her solution to the stage, she hugged her father, Bruce Dern, a part of the “As soon as Upon a Time … in Hollywood” ensemble.
Phoebe Waller-Bridge continued her awards sweep for “Fleabag,” a winner on the Emmys and the Golden Globes. Waller-Bridge added a SAG win for greatest feminine actor in a comedy collection and took a second to replicate on the present’s parade of accolades.
“This entire factor actually has been a dream, and if I get up tomorrow and uncover it was simply that, then thanks,” stated Waller-Bridge. “It’s been probably the most lovely dream.”
“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” additionally continued its streak, profitable greatest comedy collection ensemble for the second straight yr, together with a win for Tony Shalhoub. However accepting the ensemble award, the present’s shocked Alex Borstein stated she had voted for “Fleabag.”
“Truthfully this is mindless,’ stated Borstein. “‘Fleabag’ is good.’”
Robert De Niro was given the guild’s lifetime achievement award, an honor introduced by Leonardo DiCaprio who, like De Niro, is a frequent main man for Martin Scorsese. (The 2 co-star in Scorsese’s upcoming “Killers of the Flower Moon.”) A raucous standing ovation greeted the 76-year-old actor.
De Niro, a fiery critic of Donald Trump, referenced the president in his remarks.
“There’s proper and there is fallacious. And there is frequent sense and there is abuse of energy. As a citizen, I’ve as a lot proper as anyone — an actor, an athlete, anyone else — to voice my opinion,” stated De Niro. “And if I’ve a much bigger voice due to my scenario, I will use it at any time when I see a blatant abuse of energy.”
“Sport of Thrones” closed out its eight-season run with wins for Peter Dinklage for greatest male actor in a drama collection and for greatest stunt ensemble work. “The Crown” took greatest ensemble in a drama collection. And each “Fosse/Verdon” stars — Michelle Williams and Sam Rockwell — received for his or her performances within the miniseries.