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"Hidden Figures" wins big at a politically charged SAG Awards

Monday, January 30, 2017 - 01:52

''Hidden Figures'' takes the top award, for best ensemble, at a politically charged Screen Actors Guild Awards show. Ryan Brooks reports.

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A surprise top honor at a politically charged Screen Actors Guild Awards Sunday. (SOUNDBITE) (English) NICOLE KIDMAN SAYING: "Hidden Figures." The true story of three black female mathemeticians in the space race, blasting ahead of awards favorites "Manchester By the Sea" and "Moonlight." (SOUNDBITE) (English) TARAJI P. HENSON SAYING: "This story is of unity. This story is about what happens when we put our differences aside and we come together as a human race. Thank you so much for appreciating these women. They are hidden figures no more." "Fences" also walking away with two major awards - to the surprise of best-actor award winner Denzel Washington. (SOUNDBITE) (English) DENZEL WASHINGTON SAYING: "I said, 'you know that young boy is going to win, Denzel, you ain't going to win.' So, I didn't even prepare, but I am prepared." But from the red carpet to backstage, the night revolved around politics. Everyone seemed primed to call out U.S. President Donald Trump's ban on Muslim travellers. (SOUNDBITE) (English) ASHTON KUTCHER SAYING: Good evening, fellow SAG-AFTRA members, and everyone at home, and everyone in airports that belong in my America. You are a part of the fabric of who we are and we love you and we welcome you." On the TV side too, where Netflix dominated with awards for "The Crown," "Orange Is the New Black," and "Stranger Things," winners got stuck on Trump. (SOUNDBITE) (English) DAVID HARBOUR SAYING: "We will shelter freaks and outcasts, those who have no home. We will get past the lies. We will hunt monsters. And we will do it all with soul, with heart, and with joy." With a SAG Awards win taking the throne away from awards darling "La La Land," "Hidden Fences" now holds a firm place in the running for best picture Oscar when those awards kick off later next month.

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"Hidden Figures" wins big at a politically charged SAG Awards

Monday, January 30, 2017 - 01:52