‘Oppenheimer’ wins top Hollywood Screen Actors Guild award

The film “Oppenheimer” won the main category on Saturday (24) at the Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG), which took place a few months after the longest strike in the history of the category.

With the best cast award at the SAG Awards, an important indication for the Oscars, “Oppenheimer” is the big favorite to win the best film category at the Academy Awards, on March 10.

As a result, Christopher Nolan’s drama about the father of the atomic bomb also won best actor statuettes for Cillian Murphy, who plays scientist Julius Robert Oppenheimer, and best supporting actor for Robert Downey Jr.

In a festive atmosphere, the SAG-AFTRA union, which represents 120,000 performers, including several movie stars, celebrated the success of its strike, which ended in November.

With the multi-month strike, the union won pay raises and protections against the use of artificial intelligence (AI) by studios.

“You survived the longest strike in our union’s history with courage and conviction,” said SAG-AFTRA president, actress Fran Drescher.

In the other film categories, Lily Gladstone (“Killers of the Flower Moon”) won best actress and Da’Vine Joy Randolph (“The Rejected”) took the statuette for best supporting actress.

Furthermore, Barbra Streisand, 81 years old, received the special lifetime achievement award and received a standing ovation from the audience.

In the television categories, “The Bear” dominated among comedy series, with awards for best cast and for its protagonists, Jeremy Allen White and Ayo Edebiri.

Among drama series, “Succession” won best cast, while Elizabeth Debicki won best actress for “The Crown” and Pedro Pascal won best actor for “The Last of Us.”

The 30th edition of the SAG Awards was the first Hollywood awards show shown on Netflix.