Hidden Figures: Femme-Centric Historical Drama Wins Top SAG Award

Fox’s historical drama Hidden Figures won the SAG Award for top ensemble cast on Sunday in an awards show that also saw “Fences,” “Moonlight,” and “La La Land” receive recognition.

Henson dedicated the award to the trio of female African-American mathematicians at NASA who played a vital role in John Glenn’s orbital flight in  1962 —  Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson, along with Glenn. “They are hidden figures no more.”

SAG Awards Winners List

“Hidden Figures” won over “Manchester by the Sea,” “Captain Fantastic,” “Fences,” and “Moonlight.” Awards season frontrunner “La La Land” was shut out of the category as voters apparently considered it more of a two-hander than ensemble piece.

The winner of the SAG ensemble trophy has matched the Oscar best picture winner 11 times in 21 years. “Spotlight” and “Birdman” have won the SAG cast award and the Oscar for best picture in the past two years, while “American Hustle” won the SAG cast award in 2014 and was shut out at the Oscars.

Denzel Washington won the best actor award for “Fences” and castmate Viola Davis took the supporting award.

Emma Stone took the best actress award for her role as a struggling actress in “La La Land.”

Mahershala Ali took the supporting actor trophy for “Moonlight.”

Stone topped Amy Adams for “Arrival,” Emily Blunt for “The Girl on the Train,” Natalie Portman for “Jackie,” and Meryl Streep for “Florence Foster Jenkins.”

Davis won the award over Naomie Harris for “Midnight,” Nicole Kidman for “Lion,” Octavia Spencer for “Hidden Figures,” and Michelle Williams for “Manchester by the Sea.”

Ali topped Jeff Bridges for “Hell or High Water,” Hugh Grant for “Florence Foster Jenkins,” Lucas Hedges for “Manchester by the Sea,” and Dev Patel for “Lion.”

Netflix’s freshman series “Stranger Things” won the drama series trophy, repeating Saturday’s triumph at the Producers Guild of America Awards.

John Lithgow and Claire Foy won the drama series actor awards for Netflix’s “The Crown” for their portrayals of Winston Churchill and Queen Elizabeth, respectively. Lithgow credited Meryl Streep for her Jan. 8 Golden Globes speech blistering President Donald Trump. “My exact thoughts,” he added.