2020 SAG Awards: All of the Best and Biggest Moments

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This year's Screen Actors Guild Awards saw the stars of Bombshell and The Irishman rubbing elbows with The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel cast -- plus, the latest opportunity for Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston to have an awards season run-in. (This time, it actually happened! And the Internet was blessed with these photos to prove it!)

As the biggest stars from the big and small screens assembled at the Shrine Auditorium in Downtown Los Angeles, ET was here to provide coverage from the red carpet to backstage during the ceremony, not to mention this very live blog of all the show's biggest and best moments. From Parasite's history-making big win to rewind-worthy acceptance speeches from Pitt and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel's Alex Borstein, it was quite the night.

Without further ado, our minute-by-minute breakdown of the 26th Annual SAG Awards:

Parasite, 2020 SAG Awards
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'Parasite' Wins Outstanding Cast in a Motion Picture

7:14 PM:

Parasite just made SAG Awards history, as the first foreign language film to win the guild's top honor. Which felt right after two hours of ecstatic applause anytime Bong Joon-ho's masterpiece was mentioned. "A great honor," Song Kang-ho said onstage, adding via a translator: "To be honored with the best ensemble award, it occurs to me maybe we haven’t created such a bad movie."

Throughout the entire speech, director Bong was proudly recording it on his phone from his seat.

Renee Zellweger, 2020 SAG Awards
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Renée Zellweger Wins Outstanding Female Actor in a Leading Role

7:04 PM:

After a winning intro from Tom Hanks about making history with portrayals of Judy Garland, Harriet Tubman and Megyn Kelly all being recognized in the same category ("It's usually just two!"), Zellweger was named the Best Actress winner for Judy.

After acknowledging her fellow nominees ("I celebrate y'all whenever you come out with anything with a popcorn breakfast at the theater") and Tom Cruise ("For your example of professionalism on set and striving for excellence"), she dedicated the award to Garland: "Fifty years later, your community is thinking of you tonight."

Joaquin Phoenix, Brad Pitt
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Joaquin Phoenix Wins Outstanding Male Actor in a Leading Role

6:58 PM:

"I'd like to talk just a little bit about my fellow nominees, if that's OK," Phoenix began as he accepted the Best Actor award for Joker. And that's exactly what he did: Remembering losing out on auditions to Leonardo DiCaprio ("You've been an inspiration for over 25 years for me") and putting in a request for Christian Bale: "You never turn in a bad performance. It's infuriating. Just suck once!"

To Adam Driver he said, "You were just devastating in this film. And you should be here." To Taron Egerton, "You're so beautiful in this movie." There was one more actor Phoenix made sure to give credit: "I'm here standing on the shoulders of my favorite actor, Heath Ledger."

Sam Rockwell, Leslie Bibb
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Sam Rockwell Wins Outstanding Male Actor in a TV Movie or Limited Series

6:45 PM:

No one was more surprised that Sam Rockwell won Best Actor in a Limited Series than Sam Rockwell. And no one was more excited than his partner, Leslie Bibb. "I did not expect this at all!" the Fosse/Verdon actor stammered. "You think you can dance and then you meet these choreographers… I had some MC Hammer mores and some Tom Cruise Risky Business moves, but these people can really dance!"

Rockwell capped off a sweet acceptance speech with a special thanks to Bibb. "My beloved Leslie Bibb, for reading scripts with me during the Christmas break," he said. "I love you very much."

The Crown
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'The Crown' Wins Outstanding Ensemble in a Drama Series

6:35 PM:

Even juggernauts like Big Little Lies, Game of Thrones and Stranger Things couldn't stop The Crown's royal reign, as the Netflix series took home the ensemble award for a drama series. "I'm sorry there are only three of us here," Helena Bonham Carter spoke on behalf of the cast. "We're all working tomorrow, so we're leaving in, like, five minutes...I would thank everyone else, but they're all asleep at home so what's the point?" 

Peter Dinklage, 2020 SAG Awards
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Peter Dinklage Wins Outstanding Male Actor in a Drama Series

6:29 PM:

Tyrion Lannister is having the last laugh, as Peter Dinklage won Best Male Actor in a Drama for his work in the final season of Game of Thrones. "Oh my, I think he was on Game of Thrones," he joked at the podium, gazing at the statuette's exposed butt.

Dinklage thanked the entirety of Northern Ireland for putting up with the production and his co-stars. "Because we put up with each other for nine years,” he said. “Finally and most importantly, I’d like to thank my wife who put up with me for more than nine years, but lived in a place far away from home but made it home because we were together.”

Robert De Niro, Leonardo DiCaprio
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Leonardo DiCaprio Presents Robert De Niro With a Life Achievement Award

6:16 PM:

"He was the actor I watched as a young man obsessed with films at 13 years old," Leonardo DiCaprio shared while introducing honoree Robert De Niro. Recalling a showing of Midnight Run he saw with his father, DiCaprio remembered his dad telling him: "If you want to understand what great acting is, you watch that man onscreen."

De Niro took the stage to one of the night's most rapturous standing ovations. "As actors, we don't take victory laps. We're too worried about what our next job is going to be," he began, teasing a project he's about to film with DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese. "At least I know I've got another year of health insurance."

Jennifer Aniston, 2020 SAG Awards
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Jennifer Aniston Wins Outstanding Female Actor in a Drama Series

6:00 PM:

"What?! Oh my gosh, this is so unbelievable," an emotional Jennifer Aniston gushed as she accepted her award for Best Female Actor in a Drama, reflecting on her childhood dream of being an actress before thanking The Morning Show's cast and crew: "Boy, did we get to dive deep into our own experiences and own history. Who knew that emotional breakdowns felt that good? It was literally like 17 months of therapy that covered 20 years of work."

And then right before exiting the stage, Aniston suddenly exclaimed, "Adam Sandler! Your performance is extraordinary and your magic is real, buddy!"

Michelle Williams, 2020 SAG Awards
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Michelle Williams Wins Outstanding Female Actor in a TV Movie or Limited Series

5:47 PM:

Michelle Williams forgoed a political message in her latest Fosse/Verdon acceptance speech and went with something a bit more personal. After sharing advice she received from Sir Ben Kingsley, she thanked her director and her fiancé, Thomas Kail. 

"Tommy, like everything else in our life, I share this with you," she said. "And Matilda, it's one thing to be completely honest as an actor. It's another thing to be completely honest as a human being. And that's just who you are and how you live, and you teach me just by being you. I love you and I'm coming home."

Brad Pitt, 2020 SAG Awards
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Brad Pitt Wins Male Actor in a Supporting Role, Best Speech of the Night

5:38 PM:

"I gotta add this to my Tinder profile," Brad Pitt joked about his Actor statuette for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.  "I want to thank my co-stars: Leo, Margot Robbie, Margot Robbie's feet. Margarot Qualley. Margaret Qualley's feet. Dakota Fanning's feet. Seriously, Quentin Tarantino has separated more women from their shoes than the TSA."

"Let's be honest, this was a tough part: A guy who gets high, takes his shirt off and doesn't get on with his wife," Pitt deadpanned. "It was a big stretch." The camera cut to ex Jennifer Aniston, who clapped good-naturedly from her seat. And with that, the bar for best speech of the night was set very high.

Laura Dern, Bruce Dern
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Laura Dern Wins Outstanding Female Actor in a Supporting Role

5:30 PM:

The Marriage Story star got a standing ovation when presenter Taron Egerton called out her name as the winner of SAG's Best Supporting Actress award. She immediately beelined to her father, Bruce Dern (an ensemble nominee for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood), for a celebratory hug. "Now I'm emotional because I got to hug my dad!" she told the room.

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
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'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' Wanted 'Fleabag' to Win Ensemble in a Comedy Series

5:21 PM:

That's two awards already for Mrs. Maisel -- and the second year in a row the series took home the Outstanding Ensemble in a Comedy Series award. "What?!" Alex Borstein mouthed to the camera as they walked to the stage. And when she got to the mic, it only got better: "I voted for Fleabag. This is really weird. This makes no sense." She held up her statuette, "I'm going to take this home and make sweet love to it through my Spanx hole."

"We are very, very, very surprised," Rachel Brosnahan chimed in, as Borstein continued, "I didn't vote for Rachel. I didn't vote for Tony. This makes no sense!"

Phoebe Waller-Bridge
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Phoebe Waller-Bridge Wins Outstanding Female Actor in a Comedy Series

5:15 PM:

"I normally try to be spontaneous in these speeches, but I don't want to be bleeped again so I've written something down," the Fleabag creator and star gushed as she stepped up to the podium to collect her latest awards season win. "This whole thing really has been a dream, and if I wake up tomorrow and discover it's been just that, thank you. It's been a beautiful dream."

Tony Shalhoub
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Tony Shalhoub Wins Outstanding Male Actor in a Comedy Series

5:10 PM:

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel wins the first award of the evening, with Shalhoub besting both The Kominsky Method stars, Bill Hader and Andrew Scott to win Outstanding Actor in a Comedy. "Well, thanks!" he said onstage. "I share this Actor with my fellow Maisel castmates." He raised his statuette to his table, as co-star Alex Borstein sipped from a flask in her seat and toasted him back. 

Eugene Levy, Dan Levy
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The Levys Steal the "And I'm an Actor" Opening Monologue

5:06 PM:

As always, the SAG Awards kicked off with a series of attendees recalling how they got their guild card. Like Christina Applegate, who got hers from an indie movie. "I don't remember what it was," she said. "It was the '70s and everyone was really, really high."

And then it got to Eugene Levy, who did an extended and increasingly hilarious bit about his inspiration: "The guy who did all those toilet paper commercials years ago," going on and on and on as Dan Levy tried to discreetly wrap him. "You spent so much time they're telling me they had to cut Tom Hanks," Dan chimed in, as the camera cut to a stricken-looking Hanks.

Laura Dern and Nicole Kidman on the Possibility of a 'Big Little Lies' Movie

4:42 PM:

"I didn't say absolutely not!" Nicole Kidman exclaimed to ET when asked about reports that she said a third season of Big Little Lies was a no-go. "I said definitely not now. Laura has no time!"

Dern deadpanned, "This is my publicist, Nicole Kidman."

So, what is the status on more Lies? "We all want to do it," Kidman said. "We're unbelievably grateful that people want us to do it. To be able to possible do another season or a movie or whatever it would be and spend all that time together and enjoy it, that's exceptional, isn't it?" A Big Little Lies movie?! We didn't know that was a possibility but now we absolutely need to see.

Jennifer Aniston Jokes About Brad Pitt, 'The Morning Show' Being Her Baby

4:29 PM:

Jennifer Aniston was in rare form when ET caught her on the silver carpet. Which may be because the SAG Awards, as she puts it, "is one of the greater nights of this so-called season." Either way, Aniston was happy to joke about tittering over her and Brad Pitt running into each other on the carpet -- "It's hysterical, but what else are they going to talk about?" -- this season of The Bachelor, and this misunderstanding when asked how far along she is into season two of The Morning Show.

"I was like, 'How far along...?' she laughed, motioning to her stomach. "Well, it is like a baby. It is like birth. We've read [episode] one and two and it's pretty good-- I'm underplaying it, as you can tell from the grin on my face."

Schitt's Creek, 2020 SAG Awards
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'Schitt's Creek' Cast on Run-ins With Kelly Clarkson and Nicole Kidman

4:24 PM:

"In showing up to these awards shows, I never think we're nominees," Schitt's Creek creator and star Dan Levy told ET of their Ensemble in a Comedy nomination. "It's like we've snuck in and are taking advantage of an opportunity. But we're actually nominated. People think we're good?"

Thus far this awards season, the Schitt's cast had Kelly Clarkson fangirling over them -- "I'm losing my cool over her losing her cool!" Emily Hampshire revealed -- and a red carpet encounter with none other than Nicole Kidman. "That changed everything," Levy said.

Tom Hanks Remembers Watching Rita Wilson on 'The Brady Bunch'

4:07 PM:

"I feel so underdressed," Hanks exclaimed as he stepped up to ET's platform alongside wife Rita Wilson. "I feel like I'm Olaf with the cast of Frozen!" This year marks the 40th anniversary of the beloved actor (and SAG Award nominee for A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood) making his screen debut. "Man oh man, that paid me 800 bucks," he told ET of his part in He Knows You're Alone. "I was able to pay off the loans I took to join SAG."

Wilson, he pointed out, had a much more glamorous entry into the guild, via an episode of The Brady Bunch. "I was watching the episode of The Brady Bunch on a Friday night at [my friend] Matt's house, and this cheerleader was so cute she knocked me out," Hanks remembered. "And then I married her!"

Robert De Niro Reflects on His Friendship With Leo

3:48 PM:

"I've known Leo since he was 15," De Niro told ET on the silver carpet. During tonight's show, DiCaprio will present The Irishman and Joker star with the Screen Actors Guild's lifetime achievement award, an honor De Niro says has been decades in the making. The two co-starred in 1993's This Boy's Life and now? "He's 45, so that's 30 years I've know him. That's a long time. He's grown up!"

Stranger Things, 2020 SAG Awards
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The 'Stranger Things' Kids Are All Grown Up

3:45 PM:

Netflix better get cameras up and rolling on the next season of Stranger Things, because those Hawkins kids are growing like weeds. Caleb McLaughlin is sporting full-on facial hair on the SAG Awards carpet, while Millie Bobby Brown stepped out looking quite adult in a stunning, all-white Louis Vuitton ensemble. Then there's Noah Schnapp, making a surprise bid for best dressed of the night in a powder blue silk suit.

2020 SAG Awards, Fiji Water Girls
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Return of the Fiji Water Girls

3:25 PM:

Remember the #FijiWaterGirl who photobombed stars on the Golden Globes red carpet last year? And she went viral? And Jamie Lee Curtis was particularly unamused by it? Fiji's baaaack. And there's twice as many of the girls with trays this time. Kelleth Cuthbert, aka the Fiji Water Girl, doesn't seem to have returned for the occasion, but keep your eyes peeled for ladies in blue dresses shilling bottled water in the background of any photos you see from tonight.

Kathryn Newton
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The Red Carpet Is Officially Open

3:10 PM:

SAG-AFTRA Foundation president Courtney B. Vance, special ambassador Logan Browning and actress Kathryn Newton (who is nominated for Best Ensemble in a Drama with her Big Little Lies cast) were some of the first stars to step onto the silver carpet. "I feel like the sun!" Newton told ET of her neon Valentino gown.

As for what's to come in tonight's show, Vance teased, "We have a surprise announcement later this evening."

The First SAG Awards of the Night Go to...

3:05 PM:

The ceremony itself may not have started yet, but statuettes are already being handed out: The SAG Awards' stunt winners were revealed during the red carpet pre-show, with Avengers: Endgame winning Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture, while Game of Thrones won the same honor for a television series.

Who RSVPed for This Year's SAG Awards?

3:02 PM:

Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro are guaranteed to be in attendance this year, as the former will present the latter with the lifetime achievement award. The night's nominees also include Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Lopez, Sterling K. Brown, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Taron Egerton, among many, many more stars.

As for presenters, SAG-AFTRA has enlisted the likes of Jason Bateman, Millie Bobby Brown, Gwendoline Christie, Glenn Close, Kaitlyn Dever, Dakota Fanning, Jennifer Garner, Danai Gurira, Tom Hanks, Jharrel Jerome, Dan and Eugene Levy, Lili Reinhart, Sophie Turner, Taika Waititi and Parasite's Choi Woo Shik, Lee Jung Eun, Lee Sun Kyun, Park So Dam and Song Kang Ho.

So, How Do I Watch the SAG Awards?

3:00 PM:

Good question! The show is telecast live on TNT and TBS at 8 p.m. PT / 5 p.m. PT. And make sure you tune into ET Live starting at 3 p.m. PT / 6 p.m. ET for our red carpet coverage, as ET's Keltie Knight and Nischelle Turner will be interviewing your favorite nominees and presenters -- and providing scoop on the major fashion moments.

Download the ET Live app from the Apple Store or Google Play Store or stream on your Roku, Apple TV, Pluto TV or Amazon Fire TV device. ET's coverage can also be found on channel 1253 on Samsung TV+ and channel 120 on Pluto TV, as well as on CBS All Access within CBSN, CBSNews' around-the-clock streaming service.

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