This is beyond an honour: Freeman in SAG Awards speech

SAG Awards 2018 Red carpet arrivals

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Yet with "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" topping Sunday's Screen Actors Guild Awards and "The Shape of Water" headlining at the Producers Guild of America's honors the night before, those in the award-prognostication business can be forgiven for wanting to see a few more billboards before being able to diagnosis the shape of the race.

They won the prizes for Best Ensemble in a Film, Drama Series and Comedy Series respectively. Brown became the first Black actor to win the Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actor in a Drama Series and delivered yet another epic acceptance speech in the process.

Alexander Skarsgard, who played Kidman's husband in "Big Little Lies", won the best male actor trophy for his role, and was sheepish accepting it and making acclaimed fellow nominee Robert De Niro a runner-up for "The Wizard of Lies".

Besides having Kristen Bell as the show's first-ever host, the evening featured an all-female bill of presenters and the famous "I Am An Actor" introduction only highlighted leading ladies, including Allison Janney, Millie Bobby Brown, and the inimitable Tracee Ellis Ross.

And when Morgan Freeman was honored with a Lifetime Achievement award, he took the moment to call out the show's coveted award known as "The Actor".

Journalist Andrea Mandell tweeted Macy's quote on her Twitter handle, which read, "It's hard to be a man these days".

"I want to thank you all for your trailblazing performances you're given over your career and how wonderful it is that our careers today can go beyond 40 years old", she said.

Backstage after winning her SAG award, Kidman told reporters that her husband, Keith Urban, is "my biggest supporter (and) every chance I get, I honour what he does".

He beat out Jason Bateman ("Ozark"), Peter Dinklage ("Game of Thrones"), David Harbour ("Stranger Things") and Bob Odenkirk ("Better Call Saul") for the award.

The actresses she gave a shout-out to are proof that "we're potent, powerful and viable".

Speaking to the magazine, Francesca said: "I'd come in, in the morning, and I was always the first person in and the last person out of the makeup chair".

It was further evidence that #MeToo and Time's Up movements will remain a central focus of Hollywood's award season.

"I wasn't gonna do this, but I'm gonna tell you what's wrong with this statue".

I'm the first host. "I love you right back". From the front, it's gender-specific.

"So, it's like, oh my gosh, maybe 20 to 30 stars on my face, and then I've got two to three, maybe two to three, three to four on each arm".

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