The SAG Awards: Another Win for Women

 

The awards season continues with the Screen Actors Guild Awards taking the stage tonight. These awards exclusively honor performers in film and television and focus on individual as well as ensemble performances.

The awards show spotlight continues to shine on women. While the Golden Globes featured women united in black, the SAG awards featured a woman host and all-female presenters.

So how did the winning shows and movies score based on Picture Parity’s rating of the representation of women in front of and behind the camera? Overall, pretty well!

 

Movies – we recommend supporting movies with a rating of 5/10 or over

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Theatrical Motion Picture: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – 3.5

This is the only winner to overlap with one from the Golden Globes and as we noted when covering those awards, although Three Billboards didn’t rate well, it featured a strong woman played by Golden Globe and now SAG award winner, Frances McDormand.

Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture: Wonder Woman – 5.5

Wonder Woman was one of the highest grossing movies of 2017 and starred and was directed by a woman. We’re pleased by the acknowledgement that women-led productions are successful!

 

Television shows – we recommend supporting television shows with a rating of 7/10 or over

Outstanding Performance by a Cast an Ensemble in a Drama Series: This is Us – 6

This show doesn’t meet our overall threshold but we appreciate the representation of diversity and the non-stereotypical casting for this show.

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Veep – 8.5

A strong show for representation of women in front of and behind the camera. Star Julia Louis-Dreyfus won Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series.

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Television Series: Game of Thrones – 7

We’re pleased to see another show led by strong female performances and representation behind the scenes, acknowledged.

Overall, it was a good night for women and we’re excited to see the spotlight on shows exhibiting parity for women in entertainment.

Were any of the winners a surprise to you? Anyone you were rooting for that was shut out? What was your favorite part of the night?

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