SAG Awards: Emma Stone Wins Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

"We're in a really tricky time in our world, in our country, and things are very inexcusable and scary and need action. I'm honored to be part of a community that cares and wants to reflect things back to society."

Emma Stone won the SAG Award for outstanding performance by a female actor in a leading role Sunday night.

The La La Land actress beat out Arrival's Amy Adams, The Girl on the Train's Emily Blunt, Jackie's Natalie Portman and Florence Foster Jenkins' Meryl Streep for the honor.

"To be an actor, playing an actor and receiving an actor by a guild of actors is pretty exceptional," she said before becoming frazzled by the speech timer.

After thanking her writer-director Damien Chazelle and co-star Ryan Gosling ("Ryan, you're the best, that's just the truth, no one can argue with that"), and her fellow nominees, Stone praised the room's artists and filmmakers for creating work that is reflecting society, bringing audiences joy and giving people hope.

"We're in a really tricky time in our world,  in our country, and things are very inexcusable and scary and need action," she said. "I'm honored to be part of a community that cares and wants to reflect things back to society."

When asked about political acceptance speeches, Stone told reporters, "Right now is an unprecedented time. I think if we are human beings and we [see] injustice, we have to speak up. Staying silent only ever helps the processor, it never helps the victim. It’s a time unlike any other so it is amazing to see people speaking up and taking action.”

Jonah Hill presented the award.

The awards were handed out Sunday night at the Shrine Exposition Center in Los Angeles.

comments powered by Disqus