Hollywood confirmed help for Ukraine and its ongoing effort to fend off the Russian invasion at Sunday’s Display Actors Guild Awards.
Jean Sensible, accepting finest lead actress in a TV comedy for HBO Max’s “Hacks,” known as for “peace” throughout her speech, whereas Jessica Chastain, finest lead actress winner for movie “The Eyes of Tammy Faye,” stated her “coronary heart is with our worldwide household who’s combating for his or her security and freedom.”
Brian Cox saluted Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, a former actor and comic, whereas accepting the most effective ensemble award for HBO’s hit “Succession” alongside along with his castmates, calling the assaults “very, very terrible.”
“The factor that is actually distressed me is what’s taking place in Russia to my fellow actors and actresses and performers and writers and critics,” Cox stated on stage. “They’re advised, beneath ache of excessive treason, that they can not say a phrase about Ukraine and I believe that’s fairly terrible.”
“The Kominsky Methodology” star Michael Douglas, nominated for finest comedy actor for the Netflix present, walked the purple carpet in Santa Monica, Calif. carrying a yellow-and-blue pocket sq., representing the colours of the Ukrainian flag.
“It is a fantastic night time to rejoice, however on the similar time we’re getting an incredible lesson and reminder about what true democracies are about,” Douglas advised Further. “Ours could also be 250 years (outdated); we’re a rustic just some years outdated, that is what they’re combating for.”
Andrew Garfield, who was nominated on the SAG Awards for finest lead actor for Netflix musical “tick, tick…BOOM!”, acknowledged the unusual feeling of celebrating movie and TV whereas Ukraine is beneath assault.
These gathered on the awards present had been “celebrating on a fairly difficult day to rejoice however protecting all of Ukraine in our hearts,” Garfield advised Laverne Cox, E!’s purple carpet correspondent, earlier than the present began. “It’s odd to be dressing up right here on this second.”
Girl Gaga shared her ideas on the continuing disaster moments later, bearing on Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine that has killed a whole bunch and compelled hundreds extra to evacuate.
“There’s a lot happening on the planet and my coronary heart goes out to Ukraine,” stated Gaga, who was nominated for finest lead actress for “Home of Gucci.”
“Hamilton” alums Lin-Manuel Miranda, Daveed Diggs and Leslie Odom Jr. opened the present with a jovial montage of this yr’s performing nominees, briefly mentioning Ukraine earlier than the awards received underway.
“Whereas tonight is a celebration, we’re all holding a spot in our hearts for the folks of Ukraine and sending our ideas, prayers and hopes for impending peace,” Odom stated to applause.
Actress Shari Belafonte wore a ribbon within the colours of the Ukrainian flag as she walked the purple carpet. “The Morning Present” star paired the ribbon together with her fuchsia-and-silver ensemble.
Preparing for the present, “(I believed), ‘It will conflict slightly bit, nevertheless it’s value it,’ ” Belafonte advised USA TODAY on the purple carpet. “It is necessary that we present our solidarity with Ukraine, and I used to be simply completely satisfied that I had yellow and blue ribbon (useful).”
Belafonte’s “Morning Present” co-star, Italian actress Valeria Golino, additionally voiced her help for Ukraine earlier than the ceremony.
“It is exhausting to speak about what is going on on, it is so severe and extreme,” Golino advised USA TODAY. “Let’s hope that it is going to finish prior to later.” In Italy, “we’re nervous for the Ukraine folks, however we’re additionally nervous for us. It is nearer to house than right here.”
“The Nice” star Douglas Hodge equally wore a blue-and-yellow ribbon pinned to his velvet go well with. The actor performs fictional Russian Common Velementov, a army common infatuated with Catherine the Nice (Elle Fanning), in Hulu’s historic darkish comedy.
“We by no means need to neglect what’s taking place within the different a part of the world,” Hodge advised Selection on the purple carpet, calling Zelenskyy “a hero.”
Contributing: Ralphie Aversa