SAG Awards: 'Hidden Figures' Wins Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
"This story is about what happens when we put our differences aside, and we come together as a human race. We win. Love wins every time."
Hidden Figures won the SAG Award for outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture Sunday night.
The film's cast beat out the ensembles of Captain Fantastic, Fences, Manchester by the Sea and Moonlight for the honor.
“This film is about unity," said a teary-eyed Taraji P. Henson alongside the cast, producers and director. "The shoulders of the women that we stand on are there American heroes: Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson. Without them, we would not know how to reach the stars."
"These women did not complain about the problems, the issues the circumstances. They focused on solutions," she continued. "Therefore, these brave women helped put brave men into space. And we cannot forget the men who worked with them: God rest his soul, John Glenn."
"This story is about what happens when we put our differences aside, and we come together as a human race," Henson concluded. "We win. Love wins every time.... They are hidden figures no more!"
The awards were handed out Sunday night at the Shrine Exposition Center in Los Angeles.