By John H. Foote

Yuh-Jung Youn. Remember that name. Why?

She just might win an Oscar in a few weeks for Minari.

Diversity riled last night at the Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG), taped last Thursday, announced and broadcast last night. Suffice to say there were some jaw dropping moments.

For the first time in the history of the awards, not a single white actor took home an individual award for film.

As expected the late Chadwick Boseman won Best Actor for his seething performance as a raging trumpet player in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.

In a shocking upset his co-star, Viola Davis won Best Actress for her brassy turn as Ma, upsetting Carey Mulligan, who was expected to win for her stunning turn in Promising Young Woman.

The aforementioned Yuh-Jung Youn won Best Supporting Actress, and Daniel Kaluuya took Best Supporting Actor for his work in Judas and the Black Messiah.

Considered the guild’s Best Picture, the Best Ensemble Award went to The Trial of the Chicago 7 instead of Nomadland which instantly catapults Aaron Sorkin’s fine legal film into the front runner position for Best Picture at the Academy Awards.

Wonder Woman 1984 took home the Best Stunt Ensemble.

Though I am not a TV follower I was thrilled that Anya Taylor-Joy triumphed for Best Actress in a Limited Series for The Queen’s Gambit. Well done Miss, may I say a star has been born.

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