For the 2017 edition, Denzel Washington was preferred to the favorites of the competition. On the night of January 29-30, the 23rd Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG Awards) took place. An event that rewards the actors and actresses who have performed in a film production or an American television film. The SAG Awards Union has annually given the awards to actors and extras since 1995.
Denzel Washington 62-year-old surprisingly won over Ryan Gosling (La La Land) and Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea) for his role in “Fences”. He won his first Screen Actors Guild Awards in the Best Actor category.
The coveted trophy in his hands, he declares that he did not believe in this chance. “Thank you very much! I said to myself: Young people will win, you will not win. So I did not prepare myself for that.“
The favorite finally paid tribute to his partners and the film team before expressing his gratitude and satisfaction for this award.