Behind the scenes at the virtual SAGs: Kaley Cuoco, Kerry Washington and Emily Hampshire let loose

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The 2021 Screen Actors Guild Awards became a virtual ceremony for the first time ever due to the Covid pandemic, meaning celebrity honourees spent the night at home. 

And the stars of the silver screen certainly made the most of being among their creature comforts on Sunday afternoon, with virtual guests running amok in their gardens and even getting into bed for the ceremony. 

Another highlight of shooting the one-hour ceremony at home was that there was no need to stick around and make any small talk after missing out on an award, as demonstrated by Kaley Cuoco. 

The 35-year-old actress was nominated for Best Female Actor in a Comedy Series for her lead role on HBO Max’s The Flight Attendant, yet lost out to Catherine O’Hara in Schitt’s Creek. 

Not one to dwell on the loss, Kaley was quick to jump back into bed after logging out from the ceremony, sharing a video of herself downing drinks while tucked up in bed. 

In a nod to Catherine’s victory, the Big Bang Theory actress could then be seen tuning into an episode of Schitt’s Creek in the clip, which she captioned: ‘Goodnight and thank you @sagawards ! 

‘Wow am I grateful to be a freakin actor. Now to continue binging my favorite show [sic]’. 

Back to bed: Another highlight of shooting the one-hour ceremony at home was that there was no need to stick around and make any small talk after missing out on an award, as demonstrated by Kaley Cuoco, who wasted no time getting into bed

Pour it up: The 35-year-old actress lost Best Female Actor in a Comedy Series andwas quick to jump back into bed after logging out from the ceremony

Back to bed: Another highlight of shooting the one-hour ceremony at home was that there was no need to stick around and make any small talk after missing out on an award, as demonstrated by Kaley Cuoco, who wasted no time getting into bed 

The SAG nominee didn’t spend too long commiserating, however, as she was quick to change out of her stunning Prabal Gurung gown and into something a little more comfortable. 

Snapping a picture grimacing in an oversized nightgown, she penned: ‘Ending my night the way I always do. In my strange sleepshirt lol.’  

The blonde beauty also rejoiced in the fact the virtual ceremony had allowed her to bring a plus one that would otherwise not have been allowed on the red carpet – her beloved pet pooch.  

Dogs allowed: The blonde beauty also rejoiced in the fact the virtual ceremony had allowed her to bring a plus one that would otherwise not have been allowed on the red carpet - her beloved pet pooch

Dogs allowed: The blonde beauty also rejoiced in the fact the virtual ceremony had allowed her to bring a plus one that would otherwise not have been allowed on the red carpet – her beloved pet pooch

Also making the most of the at-home ceremony was Kerry Washington, who was nominated for Best Female Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series for her role in Little Fires Everywhere. 

Although she lost out to the star of The Queen’s Gambit Anya Taylor-Joy, she will have no doubt been more preoccupied with toweling herself down after jumping in her pool fully-clothed.  

The actress went with an aquatic theme for her at-home gown, wowing in a custom blue Etro gown with matching Esther Williams-style swim cap. 

Kerry‘s dress featured a sweetheart neckline and low back, with beautiful circular beaded patterns throughout, while her scalloped swim cap picked up the same pattern. 

Mixing it up: The SAG nominee didn't spend too long commiserating, however, as she was quick to change out of her stunning Prabal Gurung gown and into something a little more comfortable

Wow: Earlier in the night Kaley had stunned in a pink Prabal Gurung gown

Mixing it up: The SAG nominee didn’t spend too long commiserating, however, as she was quick to change out of her stunning Prabal Gurung gown and into something a little more comfortable

The Bronx, New York-born actress, 44, stunned in the garment for a photoshoot in her sprawling garden before taking a plunge into the swimming pool.

Sharing snaps from the water, she penned: ‘#SAGAwards are going swimmingly…#MermaidVibesAlways’. 

She later uploaded a shot in her gown taken before it was given a soaking, alongside the caption: ‘Grateful to the #SAGAwards for giving me a reason to get dressed up. You gotta ditch the sweats when you’re surrounded by all the BEAUTY & BRILLIANCE in this category. 

‘Sooooooooo honored to be nominated for #LittleFiresEverywhere among you ladies, #MichaelaCoel, @anyataylorjoy, @nicolekidman & #CateBlanchett’. 

In she goes! Also making the most of the at-home ceremony was Kerry Washington, who jumped in the pool fully clothed ahead of the virtual ceremony

Soaking: Although she lost out to the star of The Queen's Gambit Anya Taylor-Joy, she will have no doubt been more preoccupied with toweling herself down

In she goes! Also making the most of the at-home ceremony was Kerry Washington, who jumped in the pool fully clothed ahead of the virtual ceremony 

Mermaid vibes: The Bronx, New York-born actress, 44, stunned in the garment for a photoshoot in her sprawling garden before taking a plunge into the swimming pool

Mermaid vibes: The Bronx, New York-born actress, 44, stunned in the garment for a photoshoot in her sprawling garden before taking a plunge into the swimming pool

Another star breaking the rules but in a less messy fashion was Schitt’s Creek star Emily Hampshire, who shared snaps of herself jumping on the bed – and with her shoes on no less. 

The actress shunned the glamorous gowns typically expected for such a ceremony in favour of an adrogynous look that channelled the style of her character, Stevie. 

The brunette beauty opted for something totally different as she donned an oversized cream Polo Ralph Lauren linen suit with rolled up cuffs.

Blue-tiful! The actress went with an aquatic theme for her at-home gown, wowing in a custom blue Etro gown with matching Esther Williams-style swim cap

Wow: Kerry‘s dress featured a sweetheart neckline and low back, with beautiful circular beaded patterns throughout, while her scalloped swim cap picked up the same pattern

Blue-tiful! The actress went with an aquatic theme for her at-home gown, wowing in a custom blue Etro gown with matching Esther Williams-style swim cap

Ditch the sweats! She later uploaded a shot captioned, 'Grateful to the #SAGAwards for giving me a reason to get dressed up. You gotta ditch the sweats when you’re surrounded by all the BEAUTY & BRILLIANCE in this category'

Ditch the sweats! She later uploaded a shot captioned, ‘Grateful to the #SAGAwards for giving me a reason to get dressed up. You gotta ditch the sweats when you’re surrounded by all the BEAUTY & BRILLIANCE in this category’

The 39-year-old actress offset it with a black tie, black beret and high top Converse sneakers with the laces undone, and later teamed the outfit with thick rimmed black glasses.

Quite literally jumping for joy after their Netflix series picked up two awards  on the night, she shared pictures leaping on the cream bedsheets. 

She shared a throwback snap from the 2020 ceremony where she had wowed in a J Mendal gown, penning: ‘How it started’, compared with a snap in her suit that she captioned, ‘How it’s going (still pretty into it)’.

The actress also quipped that she had swapped the red carpet for the bed carpet with her look.    

Naughty! Another star breaking the rules but in a less messy fashion was Schitt's Creek star Emily Hampshire, who shared snaps of herself jumping on the bed - and with her shoes on no less

Naughty! Another star breaking the rules but in a less messy fashion was Schitt’s Creek star Emily Hampshire, who shared snaps of herself jumping on the bed – and with her shoes on no less

Then: She shared a throwback snap from the 2020 ceremony where she had wowed in a J Mendal gown

Now: Quite literally jumping for joy after their Netflix series picked up two awards on the night, she shared pictures leaping on the cream bedsheets

Then and now: She shared a throwback snap from the 2020 ceremony where she had wowed in a J Mendal gown, penning: ‘How it started’, compared with a snap in her suit that she captioned, ‘How it’s going (still pretty into it)’

Schitt’s Creek, The Crown, and Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom were the big winners of the night, with all three projects taking home two trophies each.

Schitt’s Creek won the awards for Outstanding Ensemble in a Comedy Series and Outstanding Female Actor in a Comedy Series, The Crown was the recipient of Outstanding Ensemble in a Drama Series and Outstanding Female Actor in a Drama Series, and Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom was the winner of Outstanding Male Actor in a Leading Role in a Motion Picture and Outstanding Female Actor in a Leading Role in a Motion Picture. 

Mark Ruffalo was the very first winner of the awards show, scooping up the honor for Best Male Actor In A Television Movie Or Limited Series for his role in I Know This Much Is True. 

Next, Anya Taylor-Joy won the award for Best Female Actor In A Television Or Limited Series for her role in The Queen’s Gambit.

Taylor-Joy beat out Cate Blanchett, Michaela Coel, Nicole Kidman, and Kerry Washington for the gong. 

Following on, Jason Sudeikis accepted the award for Best Male Actor In A Comedy Series for his role in Ted Lasso wearing a ‘My Body My Choice’ sweater while sitting upon a plush sofa.  

Next Daniel Kaluuya won the award for Male Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture, while Yuh-Jung Youn accepted the honor for Female Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture. 

Gillian Anderson from The Crown won the award for Best Female Actor In A Drama Series.

Having her moment: Mindy Kaling didn't let the at-home ceremony dull her sparkle as she staged a stunning shoot inside her home living room

Having her moment: She showed off her extensive book collection as she twirled for the camera in her gown

Having her moment: Mindy Kaling didn’t let the at-home ceremony dull her sparkle as she staged a stunning shoot inside her home living room, showing off her extensive book collection as she twirled for the camera in her gown 

No raining on his parade! Ozark actor Skylar Gaertner gave fans a glimpse of one of the problems of taking a shoot at home instead of a covered red carpet as he battled with the rain and wind in Atlanta, Georgia

No raining on his parade! Ozark actor Skylar Gaertner gave fans a glimpse of one of the problems of taking a shoot at home instead of a covered red carpet as he battled with the rain and wind in Atlanta, Georgia

Jason Bateman dedicated his award to healthcare workers and ‘the miracle work from scientists’ as he accepted the award for Best Male Actor In A Drama Series for his role in Ozark. 

Similarly, Olivia Colman thanked the National Health Service as she accepted the award for Best Ensemble In A Drama Series for The Crown on behalf of the cast. 

On top of awards, there were skits and the annual ‘I’m An Actor’ segment featuring a slew of who’s who in Hollywood. 

An In Memoriam segment also paid tribute to those lost in the past year, including Chadwick, Naya Rivera, Dustin Diamond, and Christopher Plummer.  

SAG WINNERS 2021

Cast in a Motion Picture

Da 5 Bloods

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Minari

One Night In Miami

Trial of the Chicago 7 – WINNER

 

Male Actor in a Leading Role in a Motion Picture

Riz Ahmed, Sound of Metal

Chadwick Boseman, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom – WINNER

Anthony Hopkins, The Father

Gary Oldman, Mank

Steven Yeun, Minari

Mank: Gary Oldman is up for Male Actor in a Leading Role in a Motion Picture

Mank: Gary Oldman is up for Male Actor in a Leading Role in a Motion Picture

Female Actor in a Leading Role in a Motion Picture

Amy Adams, Hillbilly Elegy

Viola Davis, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom – WINNER

Vanessa Kirby, Pieces of a Woman

Frances McDormand, Nomadland

Carey Mulligan, Promising Young Woman

 

Male Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Sacha Baron Cohen, The Trial of the Chicago 7

Chadwick Boseman, Da 5 Bloods

Daniel Kaluuya, Judas and the Black Messiah – WINNER

Jared Leto, The Little Things

Leslie Odom, Jr., One Night in Miami

Up for one: Sasha Baron Cohen is also nominated for The Trial of the Chicago 7

Up for one: Sasha Baron Cohen is also nominated for The Trial of the Chicago 7 

Female Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Maria Bakalova (Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

Glenn Close, Hillbilly Elegy

Olivia Colman, The Father

Youn Yuh-Jung, Minari – WINNER

Helena Zengel, News of the World) 

 

Ensemble in a Drama Series

Better Call Saul

Bridgerton

The Crown – WINNER

Ozark 

Lovecraft Country

Leading the way: The Crown received an impressive five nods at the SAG Awards

Leading the way: The Crown received an impressive five nods at the SAG Awards 

 

Male Actor in a Drama Series

Jason Bateman, Ozark – WINNER

Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us

Josh O’Connor, The Crown

Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul

Rege-Jean Page, Bridgerton 

 

Female Actor in a Drama Series 

Gillian Anderson, The Crown – WINNER

Olivia Colman, The Crown

Emma Corrin, The Crown

Julia Garner, Ozark

Laura Linney, Ozark

Crowned: Gillian Anderson has received a nod for her role in Netflix hit The Crown

Crowned: Gillian Anderson has received a nod for her role in Netflix hit The Crown

Ensemble in a Comedy Series

Dead to Me

The Flight Attendant

The Great

Schitt’s Creek – WINNER

Ted Lasso

 

Male Actor in a Comedy Series

Nicholas Hoult, The Great

Dan Levy, Schitt’s Creek

Eugene Levy, Schitt’s Creek

Jason Sudeikis, Ted Lasso – WINNER

Ramy Youssef, Ramy

 

Female Actor in a Comedy Series

Christina Applegate, Dead to Me

Linda Cardellini, Dead to Me

Kaley Cuoco, The Flight Attendant

Annie Murphy, Schitt’s Creek

Catherine O’Hara, Schitt’s Creek – WINNER

 

Male Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series

Bill Camp, The Queen’s Gambit

Daveed Diggs, Hamilton

Hugh Grant, The Undoing

Ethan Hawke, The Good Lord Bird

Mark Ruffalo, I Know This Much Is True – WINNER

Drama: Hugh Grant and Nicole Kidman are also nominated for The Undoing

Drama: Hugh Grant and Nicole Kidman are also nominated for The Undoing 

Female Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series

Cate Blanchett, Mrs. America

Michaela Coel, I May Destroy You

Nicole Kidman, The Undoing

AnyaTaylor-Joy, The Queen’s Gambit -WINNER

Kerry Washington, Little Fires Everywhere

 

Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture

Da 5 Bloods

Mulan

News of the World

The Trial of the Chicago 7

Wonder Woman 1987  – WINNER

 

Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series

The Boys

Cobra Kai 

Lovecraft Country

The Mandalorian – WINNER

Westworld

 

 

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