If the Oscars are so white, the SAG Awards on Saturday night proved to be the complete opposite. Hollywood gathered at the event and saw just what diversity looked like when some of our faves were honored for their work.
Top SAG awards went to Queen Latifah for her role as blues singer Bessie Smith in Bessie, Viola Davis for How to Get Away With Murder, Uzo Aduba for Orange Is the New Black and Idris Elba for his role in Luther and Beasts of No Nation.
“Welcome to diverse TV,” Elba said as he accepted his award.
“This is what happens when you have the SAG group—a group of very diverse people who understand the work that we all put in and that we all deserve the same opportunities,” Queen Latifah said in an interview with LA Times.
Davis also remarked about her win and the other actor’s wins:
“They won because the actors have craft, they have a level of excellence that reaches people—and we’re actors too. We’re artists, too. We deserve to be a part of it and I think you saw that tonight.”
Take a look at Davis’ acceptance speech below: