And The Award Goes To..

The Screen Actor’s Guild Awards was entertaining and invoked a multitude of emotions.

From Mahershala Ali’s emotional acceptance speech to Dolly Parton’s comedic introduction of  the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient, Lily Tomlin

This year’s ceremony was one that pulled at the heart strings of it’s viewers with a singular call-to-action:

Love

{Below are a few of my favorites of the night}

Marshaala Ali

“I think what I’ve learned from working on Moonlight is we see what happens when you persecute people,” the House of Cards actor began. “They fold into themselves, and what I was so grateful about in having the opportunity to play Juan was playing a gentleman. I saw a young man folding into himself as a result of the persecution of his community and taking that opportunity to uplift him and tell him that he mattered, that he was okay, and accept him. And I hope that we do a better job of that.”

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Dolly Parton

“I might say Lily is getting an award for something I’ve spent my whole life trying to avoid, a SAG award. I see something sagging, I’m calling Dr. Markowitz, to get that nipped, tucked, and stuffed right away.”

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2017 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient Lily Tomlin 

“Live your life so that when you are being honored for your achievements the people called upon to make laudatory remarks can feel reasonably honest about their comments. Otherwise, in these times, all their words of phrase might be perceived as alternative facts. Or worse yet, fake news.”

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Denzel Washington for “Fences”

“Everybody can’t be right. I think this is an opportunity, actually, to look at ourselves and say, ‘Are we together, really, and are we holding our officials accountable to make sure they’re working together?’ This is what’s happening, and God only knows where it’s going.”

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“This film is about unity. The shoulders of the women that we stand on are three American heroes: Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson. Without them, we would not know how to reach the stars. These women did not complain about the problems, the circumstances, the issues. They focused on solutions. Therefore, these brave women helped put men into space….This story is about what happens when we put our differences aside, and we come together as a human race. We win. Love wins every time … They are hidden figures no more!”

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