SAG Awards 2018: Allison Janney, Sam Rockwell win 'Best Supporting Actor' (Motion Picture) nods

Updated: Jan 22, 2018, 14:50 IST | ANI

Allison Janney continued to fill her trophy cabinet as the actress won the SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role for her performance in 'I, Tonya'

Allison Janney poses with the trophy for Best Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role in the press room at the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Exposition Center in Los Angeles. Pic/AFP
Allison Janney poses with the trophy for Best Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role in the press room at the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Exposition Center in Los Angeles. Pic/AFP

Sam Rockwell's amazing awards season just got even better. The actor took home the SAG award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role for his portrayal of Officer Jason Dixon in 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.' He also won the award in the same category at the Golden Globes and Critics' Choice Awards.

The actor started his acceptance speech with a joke and said, "My mom and dad were actors, they dragged me to rehearsals when I was a little baby. I slowly realized that these people are nuts." He also encouraged struggling actors to 'hang in there.' In an emotional moment, the Golden Globe award winning star thanked his female co-stars and all the women that were present at the star-studded event.

"I stand with you and all of the incredible women in this room who are trying to make things better. It's long overdue," noted Rockwell. He beat out fellow nominees Steve Carell ('Battle of the Sexes'), Willem Dafoe ('The Florida Project'), Richard Jenkins ('The Shape of Water'), and 'Three Billboards' costar Woody Harrelson.

While, Allison Janney also continued to fill her trophy cabinet as the actress won the SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role for her performance in 'I, Tonya'. The decorated actress took the stage and thanked her fellow nominees before honouring her castmates, especially Margot Robbie, whom she called 'so fearless and brave and such a rock star.'

The actress concluded by thanking her friend, screenwriter Steven Rogers, for writing the role for her. "Thank god for friendship," she said. The actress beat out Mary J. Blige ('Mudbound'), Hong Chau ('Downsizing'), Holly Hunter ('The Big Sick'), and Laurie Metcalf ('Lady Bird') for the award.

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