Just as I predicted, Idris Elba won Best Supporting Actor tonight at SAG for “Beasts of No Nation”. Even though he is REALLY the lead in this film, and his win in a lily-white field shows that the #Oscarssowhite conflagration/controversy can’t be blamed on the 150,000 members(or more) of the Screen Actors Guild. He’s a great actor, and I wish all the world could know it, and perhaps they will.
He’s a big star in his native England, and has been for years. And I will make another prediction. He will NOW go on to win the Oscars in the upcoming years, as he should have done tonight.
“Orange is the New Black” won Best Comedy TV series and African-American Uzo Aduba won Best Actress in a Comedy TV series. This is her SECOND consecutive win in this category! Diversity is reigning tonight! Good!
And now Queen Latifah wins Best Actress in a TV mini-series or movie for playing Bessie Smith!