Politics took center stage at Sunday’s Screen Actors Guild awards, with Julia Louis-Dreyfus among many winners taking aim at President Trump’s anti-immigrant policies.
In fact, very few ignored what was going on in the world. Kate Hudson arrived and flashed a peace sign — which, to be fair, is kind of her thing — to screaming fans as she made her way inside.
This Is Us star Sterling K. Brown was one of the first to arrive, and the double nominee spent his time taking pictures with fans in the bleachers.
As the tradition goes, Michelle Williams and Busy Philipps arrive hand in hand. Mommy date night, anyone?
La La Land‘s Ryan Gosling and John Legend happened upon each other on the red carpet and exchanged handshakes and hugs before they placed Legend’s better half, Chrissy Teigen, between them to take photos.
The Stranger Things kids got a rockstar welcome, and they totally looked the part. Speaking of rockstar moments, Winona Ryder literally took over social media with the amazing faces she made when the cast won for best ensemble performance in a drama series.
Later on, winner Sarah Paulson was having a major case of FOMO. “I’m missing Dolly,” she said, as she realized her press room interview had coincided with Lily Tomlin’s awards intro.
Backstage, acting winner Emma Stone, clad in Alexander McQueen, spoke out about current events and the need to keep the conversation going.
“I think if we’re human beings, and we see injustice, we have to speak up, because staying silent, as they say, only really helps the oppressor. It never helps the victim. So I think that, yes, right now, I would hope that everyone when seeing things being done that are absolutely unconstitutional and inhumane, would say something, in any venue. Whether it’s at school or at an awards show or work, offices, or online, I would hope that people would fight for what’s right and what’s just effing human — sorry, I said the F word. I whispered it,” she said. “So I don’t know, but this is a time unlike any other, so it’s amazing to see people speaking up and taking action. More than anything else, taking action.”
At the end of the night, the cast of Hidden Figures looked to Taraji Henson at the end of her final response, encouraging her to drop the mic. She slowly, carefully dangled the cord closer and closer to the ground until the mic touched the floor, receiving cheers from her cast mates and the press.