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Julia Louis-Dreyfus at the 23rd Screen Actors Guild Awards in 2017.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus at the 23rd Screen Actors Guild Awards in 2017. (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)

“Veep” star Julia Louis-Dreyfus couldn’t make it to the 2018 SAG Awards Sunday night to celebrate her actress in a comedy series and comedy series ensemble wins with her castmates.

But she was there in spirit as her costars picked up their trophies.

“We miss her greatly and wish she was here, big time,” Timothy Simons, who plays Jonah Ryan, said backstage as the “Veep” win turned into a Louis-Dreyfus lovefest.

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“It's quite wonderful,” SAG-AFTRA president Gabrielle Carteris said of having all female presenters at the ceremony Sunday.

Change is coming, and we are the agents of that change. Men and women are the agents of that change. We can, and we must, create an environment where this discrimination, harassment and abuse are no longer tolerated. Make no mistake, this is not a moment in time. This is a movement. And our strength comes in our unity. 

Carteris expanded on that topic when the Los Angeles Times interviewed her on the red carpet earlier in the evening Sunday. Watch the video above.

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Morgan Freeman
Morgan Freeman (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)

Morgan Freeman accepted the 54th annual SAG Life Achievement Award tonight. And he had something on his mind.

After his thank-yous — “This is beyond honor. This is a place in history” — he raised a question that seems particularly pertinent given the current climate in the entertainment industry.

“I’m gonna tell you what’s wrong with the statue,” he said. “It works fine from the back, but from the front it’s gender-specific.

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Alison Brie channeled her show "GLOW" with bright touches to her red dress, which we appreciated. She is on our best-dressed list.
Alison Brie channeled her show "GLOW" with bright touches to her red dress, which we appreciated. She is on our best-dressed list. (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)

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"GLOW's" Sydelle Noel, whose flowing yellow dress and couture cut is on our best-dressed list.
"GLOW's" Sydelle Noel, whose flowing yellow dress and couture cut is on our best-dressed list. (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)

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Tracee Ellis Ross knows how to own the red carpet. For the SAG Awards, she chose to shine in white and bright red lipstick.
Tracee Ellis Ross knows how to own the red carpet. For the SAG Awards, she chose to shine in white and bright red lipstick. (Kirk McKoy)
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How wonderful it is that our careers today can go beyond 40 years old. Because 20 years ago, we were pretty washed up by this stage in our lives. So that’s not the case now. These actresses and so many more are proving that we are potent and powerful and viable. I just beg that the industry stays behind us, because our stories are finally being told. It’s only the beginning.

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Kristen Bell and David Harbour arrive at the 24th Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium on Sunday.
Kristen Bell and David Harbour arrive at the 24th Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium on Sunday. (Richard Shotwell / Associated Press)

We’ve got the winners — and all the nominees — from the 2018 SAG Awards, where Kristen Bell is serving as the actor-focused ceremony’s first-ever host.

"Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" topped the film categories with four nominations, including ensemble cast. On the TV side, HBO's "Big Little Lies," Netflix's "Stranger Things" and "GLOW" each earned four nominations.

Of course, the festivities started on the red carpet, where some of the stars wore black, same as at the Golden Globe Awards, while others lightened things up a bit. See the photos here

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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has had her fair share of “Me too” moments throughout her life.

During a Sundance “Cinema Cafe” chat with NPR correspondent Nina Totenberg and a small audience that included Robert Redford, she shared one of those early experiences.

As an undergraduate student at Cornell University, a chemistry instructor gave her a practice exam.

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(Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times)

I think of opera as a sickness. One must love it pathologically or one wouldn't make the sacrifice. When it's good, nothing is better. When it's bad, nothing is worse.

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Scarlett Johansson commands the stage at the 2018 L.A. Women's March
Scarlett Johansson commands the stage at the 2018 L.A. Women's March (Jae C. Hong /AP)

Addressing the 500,000 Women’s March attendees gathered in downtown Los Angeles Saturday and even more onlookers livestreaming it at home, Scarlett Johansson began her speech with a pointed barb aimed squarely at James Franco.

“How could a person publicly stand by an organization that helps to provide support for victims of sexual assault while privately preying on people who have no power?” said Johansson, one of the 300 original signatories of the Time’s Up letter calling for an end to abuse and harassment of women everywhere. 

She paused. “I want my pin back, by the way.”

Speculation on social media immediately pointed toward Franco, since the “Disaster Artist” director/star was accused of sexual misconduct by multiple women on Twitter after wearing a Time’s Up pin to the Golden Globes. Franco has denied the allegations.

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(Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)

I've learned that the major studios don't want to make movies with me — and I don't know why that is. I think they respect me, but when it comes down to it, they don't want to take a chance because I could ruin things for them. Hollywood is a fragile place, and heads roll easily here.

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