2021 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Mark Ruffalo and Anya Taylor-Joy take first awards

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Mark Ruffalo was the first-ever winner of the 2021 Screen Actors Guild Awards and took the honor of Best Male Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series for his role in I Know This Much Is True.

Ruffalo received the award virtually from home, beating fellow nominees Bill Camp, Daveed Diggs, Hugh Grant and Ethan Hawke.

“Trading doesn’t happen in a vacuum,” Ruffalo said in his acceptance speech. ‘It happens between people. And in a magical place created by a director like Derek and a writer like Wally Lamb. Mental illness is a reality, and I just think it’s really important that we are honest and open about it and have no fear and no shame. ‘

Honored: Mark Ruffalo was the first-ever winner of the 2021 Screen Actors Guild Awards and was honored for Best Male Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series for his role in I Know This Much Is True

Honored: Mark Ruffalo was the first-ever winner of the 2021 Screen Actors Guild Awards and was honored for Best Male Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series for his role in I Know This Much Is True

The Zoom-style awards show saw celebrities watch their peers virtually accept tribute.

Subsequently, Anya Taylor-Joy won the award for Best Female Actor in a Television or Limited Series for her performance in The Queen’s Gambit.

Taylor-Joy beat Cate Blanchett, Michaela Coel, Nicole Kidman and Kerry Washington to the gong.

Jason Sudeikis then took the Best Male Actor In A Comedy Series Award for his role in Ted Lasso wearing a ‘My Body My Choice’ sweater while sitting on a plush sofa.

Star-studded: Ruffalo took the award virtually from home, beating fellow nominees Bill Camp, Daveed Diggs, Hugh Grant and Ethan Hawke

Star-studded: Ruffalo took the award virtually from home, beating fellow nominees Bill Camp, Daveed Diggs, Hugh Grant and Ethan Hawke

Star-studded: Ruffalo took the award virtually from home, beating fellow nominees Bill Camp, Daveed Diggs, Hugh Grant and Ethan Hawke

Subsequently, Anya Taylor-Joy won the award for Best Female Actor in a Television or Limited Series for her role in The Queen's Gambit

Subsequently, Anya Taylor-Joy won the award for Best Female Actor in a Television or Limited Series for her role in The Queen's Gambit

Subsequently, Anya Taylor-Joy won the award for Best Female Actor in a Television or Limited Series for her role in The Queen’s Gambit

Man, oh man, are you kidding me? Wow. Thank you. To all my fellow players. I wanted to thank my mom for taking me to plays and musicals in Kansas City every time they came by, be it a ghost from the opera. I want to thank my dad for taking me to movies. Took me to “Beverly Hills Cop” when I was nine years old, and I knew I wanted to be a black cop in Detroit. I’ll get there. And again, I thank my fellow castmates for making me better for just having the job again. Thanks again, great. ‘

Catherine O’Hara was the recipient of Best Female Actor in a Comedy Series for her performance on Schitt’s Creek.

I share this with Annie Murphy. I am flattered that anyone could believe I could be her mother. Annie is a beautiful soul, and of course to Eugene and Dan Levy, and they are great writers. Telling their stories gave me and everyone in the city from which I am currently estranged every possible opportunity to love, be loved, fool ourselves and thrive to be the best we can be. As if that wasn’t enough, now this, thank you. ‘

The Zoom-style awards show saw celebrities watch their peers virtually accept tribute

The Zoom-style awards show saw celebrities watch their peers virtually accept tribute

The Zoom-style awards show saw celebrities watch their peers virtually accept tribute

The favorite series Schitt’s Creek became the winner of Best Ensemble In A Comedy Series.

Dan Levy received the award along with his father Eugene Levy and sister Sarah Levy, who both star on the show.

‘Oh my God! Oh man! Okay, first of all, to share this award with my brilliant sister and incredible father is absolutely extraordinary, ”said a delighted Dan. First of all, thank you very much to SAG-Aftra for this amazing honor. I want to take a moment to acknowledge the rest of this incredible ensemble of actors who have made comedy seem absolutely effortless with their skill and dedication.

The incomparable Catherine O’Hara, Annie Murphy, Emily Hampshire, Karen Robinson, Noah Reed, Jennifer Robertson and the great Chris Elliott, and it’s worth mentioning the great contributions of Riz, Dustin and John over the years . Thank you to everyone who voted for us. What a way to say goodbye, and thank you very much.