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‘Black Panther’ takes top honor at SAG Awards

Carol Ozemhoya | OW Contributor | 1/28/2019, 2:20 p.m.
“Black Panther” took the top award...

“Black Panther” took the top award (Outstand Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture) at Sunday’s 25th Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards, giving Ryan Coogler’s superhero sensation its most significant awards-season honor yet and potentially setting up Wakanda for a major role at next month’s Academy Awards, reports the Associated Press.

The two leading Oscar nominees — “Roma” and “The Favourite” — were bypassed by the actors guild for a best ensemble field that also included “BlacKkKlansman,” ″Crazy Rich Asians,” ″Bohemian Rhapsody” and “A Star Is Born.” Although “Black Panther” wasn’t nominated for any individual SAG Awards, it took home the final award at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Best supporting actor in a film went as expected, Mahershala Ali, who won two years ago for “Moonlight.” He won for his performance in Peter Farrelly’s interracial road trip “Green Book.”