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Stranger Things Pulls Off Upset at Screen Actors Guild Awards

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Stranger Things Pulls Off Upset at Screen Actors Guild Awards

The cast of “Stranger Things” was the surprise winner Sunday at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, beating out the “Game of Thrones,” “Downton Abbey,” “The Crown” and “Westworld” to win Outstanding Performance for an Ensemble in a Drama Series.

RELATED: “Stranger Things” Promises a Bigger, Darker Season Two

In a ceremony dominated by a defiantly political tone, star David Harbour delivered a fiery speech while flanked by the exuberant cast of Netflix’s supernatural hit.

“We are united in that we are all human beings and we are all together on this horrible, painful, joyous, exciting and mysterious ride that is being alive,” he said. “Now, as we act in the continuing narrative of ‘Stranger Things,’ we 1983 Midwesterners will repel bullies; we will shelter freaks and outcasts, those who have no home; we will get past the lies; we will hunt monsters; and when we are lost amidst the hypocrisy and casual violence of certain individuals and institutions, we will — as per Chief Jim Hopper — punch some people in the face when they seek to destroy the meek, the disenfranchised and the marginalized, and we will do it all with soul, with heart and with joy. We thank you for this responsibility.”

RELATED: First Look at “Stranger Things” Season Two Cast

While Harbour’s words drew uproarious applause, it was the wide range of emotions displayed by his co-star Winona Ryder that made the widest-ranging impact.”Stranger Things” returns for its second season later this year on Netflix.

Here’s the complete list of winners of the 2017 Screen Actors Guild Awards:

MOVIES

Actor

Casey Affleck, Manchester By the Sea

Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge

Ryan Gosling, La La Land

Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic

WINNER: Denzel Washington, Fences

Actress

Amy Adams, Arrival

Emily Blunt, The Girl on the Train

Natalie Portman, Jackie

WINNER: Emma Stone, La La Land

Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins

Supporting actor

WINNER: Mahershala Ali, Moonlight

Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water

Hugh Grant, Florence Foster Jenkins

Lucas Hedges, Manchester By the Sea

Dev Patel, Lion

Supporting actress

WINNER: Viola Davis, Fences

Naomie Harris, Moonlight

Nicole Kidman, Lion

Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures

Michelle Williams, Manchester By the Sea

Cast

Captain Fantastic

Fences

WINNER: Hidden Figures

Manchester By the Sea

Moonlight

TELEVISION

Actor in a TV movie or miniseries

Riz Ahmed, The Night Of

Sterling K. Brown, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

WINNER: Bryan Cranston, All the Way

John Turturro, The Night Of

Courtney B. Vance, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Actress in a TV movie or miniseries

Bryce Dallas Howard, Black Mirror

Felicity Huffman, American Crime

Audra McDonald, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill

WINNER: Sarah Paulson, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Kerry Washington, Confirmation

Sarah Paulson asks for ACLU donations in SAG speech

Actor in a drama series

Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us

Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones

WINNER: John Lithgow, The Crown

Rami Malek, Mr. Robot

Kevin Spacey, House of Cards

Actress in a drama series

Millie Bobby Brown, Stranger Things

WINNER: Claire Foy, The Crown

Thandie Newton, Westworld

Winona Ryder, Stranger Things

Robin Wright, House of Cards

Actor in a comedy series

Anthony Anderson, Black-ish

Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Ty Burrell, Modern Family

WINNER: William H. Macy, Shameless

Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

Actress in a comedy series

Uzo Aduba, Orange Is the New Black

Jane Fonda, Grace and Frankie

Ellie Kemper, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

WINNER: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie

Ensemble in a drama series

The Crown

Downton Abbey

Game of Thrones

WINNER: Stranger Things

Westworld

Ensemble in a comedy series

The Big Bang Theory

Black-ish

Modern Family

WINNER: Orange Is the New Black

Veep

Life achievement award

Lily Tomlin

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