SAG Awards updates: Diversity wins, along with ‘Spotlight,’ ‘Downton Abbey’ and ‘Orange Is the New Black’
“Downton Abbey,” “Spotlight,” and “Orange Is the New Black” won the ensemble awards at the 22nd Screen Actors Guild Awards in the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, but diversity was the night’s big winner. An array of actors claimed the awards in pointed contrast to the nearly all-white nominees for the upcoming Oscars. Balloting for the 116,741 voting SAG-AFTRA members was open during the #OscarsSoWhite backlash and closed only yesterday. The SAG Awards have proved to be a reliable indicator of the outcomes of the Oscar acting races.