SAG Awards: 'Spotlight' Wins Best Cast in a Film
The Tom McCarthy film's ensemble won the SAG Awards' version of best picture.
Spotlight took home top film honors at the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Saturday night.
The pic's ensemble won the prize for outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture — SAG's version of best picture — over the casts of The Big Short, Beasts of No Nation, Straight Outta Compton and Trumbo.
Mark Ruffalo thanked Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer, who co-wrote the script of the fact-based journalism drama, which follows a group of Boston Globe reporters as they expose sexual abuse within the Catholic Church.
"They didn't take any cheap way, it was always the truth. It honored these people, these victims, who are dead, and the survivors who are still alive, of one of the most horrific things that our culture has allowed to happen," he said alongside the rest of the cast. "This movie allows them to be seen in a world that has been blind to them."
Added co-star Michael Keaton: "For me personally — and I'm only speaking for me — this is really for the disenfranchised everywhere. This is for every Flint, Michigan, in the world. This is for the powerless, this is for the powerful who take advantage of the powerless. And you can hang me for that ... I don't really care. It comes down to two things: There's fair, and there's unfair. And I'm always going to vote for the fair. I'm always gonna pull for the good guys."
Demi Moore presented the final award of the night.
Trumbo led the film categories with three nominations. The 22nd Annual SAG Awards were handed out during a ceremony simulcast on TNT and TBS.