Award shows resemble life; all of them come with their highs and lows. These award shows are one of the main causes for instigating gossip amongst people, and the 2022 Screen Actors Guild Awards were nothing short of some memorable moments that will be edged in history.
It is never too late to look back at the top 5 memorable moments from the SAG Awards, so here they are!
1. Martin Short’s Introduction
Starting off any type of show on a lighter note is never a bad idea, and Short got the ball rolling with laughter, as he stood next to Selena Gomez, both ravishing in black. The comedian got the crowd giggling as he announced, “Well here we are Selena, the Shag Awards, honouring this year’s best performance in Adult film.”
“It’s the Sag award,” Gomez replied, to which Short joked, “Ah well, that, you see, makes so much more sense. I was surprised to see Meryl Streep.”
2. Selena Gomez Goes Barefoot to Present on Stage
Have you ever seen a celebrity jog up to the stage without their shoes? Well, Selena Gomez decided to ditch her Christian Louboutin heels after they betrayed her on the red carpet, making her hit the stage barefoot. “The Only Murders in the Building” co-star presented the award for the outstanding female actress in a supporting role to “West Side Story” star Ariana Debose.
3. The Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper Reunion
The costars from “A Star Is Born” lovingly embraced one another in the form of a hug during the award ceremony. The feeling of deja vu triggered many fans from Gaga’s and Cooper’s overwhelming chemistry more than three years ago throughout the press tour of “A Star is Born.” Gaga was nominated for outstanding performance by a female actor in a leading role for her portrayal in “House of Gucci,” and Cooper was nominated for outstanding performance by a male actor in a supporting role in “Licorice Pizza.”
4. Two Birds, One Stone
Troy Kotsur became the first deaf male actor to win a solo SAG award. The CODA actor got emotional as he celebrated his big win for outstanding male performance by a male supporting role. In his speech, he says, “I know you all are artists, and I know you all know what it’s like to be a starving actor. Back then I used to sleep in my car, I slept in my dressing room backstage, I couch-surfed and all of that. You feel me, right?” he signed in ASL on stage as his interpreter translated his words off camera. “So thank you so much.” He won a second SAG Award with his CODA castmates for outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture.
5. The Russia-Ukraine Conflict Speech
A number of actors used the platform at the SAG 2022 Awards to talk about the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine, with many offering their support for the people of Ukraine as they expressed their sympathy and empathy for both the Ukrainians and the Russians who are not able to speak up. “Succession” star Brian Cox said at the end of his acceptance speech, “It’s particularly awful in terms of [how] it’s affecting other people, particularly in our profession,” he said. “The president of Ukraine was a comic.” He added: “The thing that’s really distressed me is what’s happening in Russia, to our fellow actors, and actresses, and performers, and writers and critics. They are told under pain of high treason that they cannot say a word about Ukraine. And I think that is pretty awful, and I think we should all stand together for those people in Russia who don’t like what’s going on — the artists. I think we should join in celebrating them and hoping that they can actually make a shift. Because I believe they can.”
Published by: HOLR Magazine.