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‘Hidden Figures’ takes top SAG Award

“La La Land” may be the top Oscar contender, but “Hidden Figures”—the story of three Black women who overcome 1960s racial divides to play a critical scientific role in launching the nation’s space program—has more momentum after claiming the top prize at the 23rd annual Screen Actors Guild Awards.
The “Hidden Figures” win during Sunday night’s ceremony at the Shrine Auditorium likely won’t bump “La La Land” from the perch of Oscar front-runner, but it definitely put the film in the conversation. The victory was an upset of sorts over Golden Globe winner “Manchester by the Sea,” which had a leading four nominations going into the night but won none.
“This film is about unity,” actress Taraji P. Henson said while accepting the ensemble award for “Hidden Figures.”