Denzel Washington, 2017 SAG Awards, Winners


A big congratulations are in order for Denzel Washington who just took home his very first Screen Actors Guild award.

The Fences actor won Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Motion Picture at the 2017 SAG Awards and accepted the award by admitting he really didn't believe in himself.

"Thank you very much," he began. "You know, I am a God-fearing man. I'm supposed to have faith, but I didn't have faith. God bless you all, all the other actors. I'd say, 'You know, young boys are going to win, you ain't going to win.' So I didn't even prepare. But I am prepared!"

He continued, "Tennessee Williams, Arthur Miller, Eugene O'Neill, Edward Albee, August Wilson, first," he said thanking the original American playwrights. He then went on to thank his cast and crew before expressing his excitement and gratitude.

"SAG, listen. We are just actors. I'm famous and all that kind of stuff, but I have the same fear opening night, the fear that anyone has. We all have the same job, and this is not a testament to me," he said before thanking the people who "don't get recognized," including writer Stephen Henderson and Saniyya Sidney.

He concluded his speech with one last, major shout out: "Two, Viola Davis."

Washington took home the prestigious award over other major nominees, including: Casey Affleck for Manchester by the Sea, Andrew Garfieldfor Hacksaw Ridge, Ryan Gosling for La La Land and Viggo Mortensen for Captain Fantastic.

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