Well, folks, we've solidly entered award season. In some ways, we're still reeling from the fall-out of this year's Golden Globes, but Hollywood has moved on without us. The Screen Actor's Guild Awards were held over the weekend and there's not a whole new crop of drama to deal with.
Allison Brie was questioned about her brother-in-law James Franco, Aziz Ansari's name was met with literally zero applause when he was announced as an award nominee. Oh, and Morgan Freeman called out the award statuette. It was a big night.
Freeman was awarded the Screen Actor's Guild Life Achievement Award last night.
via: GettyThe award is meant to honor people "for outstanding achievement in fostering the finest ideals of the acting profession," although its name kind of just make it sound like it's for someone who has achieved life. Either way, Freeman has clearly earned it.
There were two things of particular note about Freeman's speech. First of all, he at one point totally called someone out for talking, texting, or being otherwise distracted while he was speaking.
i think someone was talking or texting during morgan freeman's speech and then he called them out and now i'm dead https://t.co/W014rnEDAd— David Mack (@David Mack)1516587389.0
And then Freeman called out the entire award show:
Change starts NOW. Equality for all #sagawards https://t.co/aqE6gt86c2— SAG Awards® (@SAG Awards®)1516588100.0
via: GettyNow, in case you're not familiar with the SAG award statuette (called "The Actor"), here's a glimpse of its front.
Just kidding! People had the exact responses you'd imagine they'd have.And yeah, it is just a statue. (And there's never been anything wrong with any statues ever before, right?) People who make this argument are missing the bigger point, though.
And before you comment, yes, the Emmy statuette is a woman.
@SAGawards Emmy? 🤔 https://t.co/9rLlTSDMCY— Cameron Richeson (@Cameron Richeson)1516627971.0
Anyway, to all the people who think Freeman's statement is uncalled for, I have three words for you:He's kind of God, so your point is pretty much invalid. Sorry 'bout it.
Thank you #MorganFreeman for "starting something" #Maestro 👏🏻👏🏿👏🏾👏🏼 #SAGAwards #KM😈 https://t.co/lWtXfKZI9M— Fernanda Kelly (@Fernanda Kelly)1516597422.0