Diversity rules at the Screen Actors Guild Awards!
In the midst of the growing controversy regarding the lack of Academy Award nominations for people of color, the 2016 Screen Actors Guild Awards proved that diverse actors are dominating in Hollywood.
At the ceremony on Jan. 30, in the five categories in which African American actors were nominated, all five won.
Idris Elba took home two statues that night, one for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role for his role in "Beasts of No Nation," and the other for Male Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries for "Luther." During the telecast, Idris made a point to acknowledge the wins, saying, "Welcome to diverse TV" while introducing the Best Ensemble Cast nominee "Beasts of No Nation."
In the female categories, Queen Latifah triumphed in the Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries category, and Viola Davis won Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series. In the Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series category, "Orange is the New Black" star Uzo Aduba took home top prize.
Perhaps best summing up the opinion of the triumphant actors, Viola Davis commented about the diverse winners circle by highlighting the fact that, "The actors voted."