Congratulations! All of the First-Time Winners at the 2021 Screen Actors Guild Awards

From father-son duo Daniel and Eugene Levy to Minari's Youn Yuh-jung, these stars took home their very first Screen Actors Guild Awards this year 

01 of 07

Youn Yuh-jung

Yuh-Jung Youn

The Korean actress, 73, won for outstanding performance by a female actor in a supporting role for Minari.

Youn appeared shocked to win the award as she said, "I don't know how to describe my feelings. I'm being recognized by Westerners!"

Her fellow nominees — Maria Bakalova, Olivia Colman, Glenn Close and Helena Zengel — appeared thrilled for the actress' big win.

02 of 07

Jason Sudeikis

Jason Sudeikis

Sudeikis won outstanding performance by a male actor in a comedy series for his role as the titular character in Ted Lasso.

"Thank you to all of my fellow actors, male and female," he said in his acceptance speech. "That means a lot to me — it really, really does. It's very, very flattering, very humbling."

Sudeikis also thanked both of his parents — his mom "for bringing me to plays and musicals in Kansas City every time they came through," and his dad "for taking me to go see movies."

03 of 07

Catherine O'Hara

Catherine O'Hara

O'Hara won for outstanding performance by a female actor in a comedy series for her role as Moira Rose in Schitt's Creek.

O'Hara tipped her cap — or should we say Moira Rose's wig? — to her costar and onscreen daughter, Annie Murphy, in her acceptance speech.

"Thank you to the SAG-AFTRA for placing me in the company of these uniquely and consistently funny women. I share this with Annie Murphy," O'Hara said while accepting the award. "I'm flattered anyone might believe I could be her mother. She is a beautiful soul."

04 of 07

Anya Taylor-Joy

Anya Taylor Joy

Taylor-Joy took home the prize for outstanding performance by a female actor in a miniseries or television movie for her role as the unstoppable chess genius Beth Harmon in The Queen's Gambit.

"I'm so unbelievably honored to be in this room, even though it's not a room, it's still mental. It was such a privilege to get to work with the playmakers I got to work with," Taylor-Joy said of her win. "They were so beautiful and supportive and kind. A show isn't made by one person, it's made by everybody, and I'm just so, so grateful that I get to do this."

05 of 07

Daniel & Eugene Levy

Schitts Creek

The father-son duo took home their first SAG Awards when their series, Schitt's Creek, scored outstanding performance by an ensemble in a comedy series. They accepted the award on behalf of the cast alongside Daniel's sister (and Eugene's daughter), Sarah Levy.

06 of 07

Daniel Kaluuya

Daniel Kaluuya

Kaluuya won in the outstanding performance by a male actor in a supporting role category for his role in Judas and the Black Messiah.

The actor dedicated his award to his Black Panther costar, the late Chadwick Boseman, and Black Panther Party Chairman Fred Hampton, whom he portrayed in the film.

07 of 07

Chadwick Boseman

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom Chadwick Boseman
Chadwick Boseman in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom. David Lee/Netflix

The actor posthumously won his first SAG Award for outstanding performance by a male actor in a leading role for his role as Levee in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom. His wife, Simone Ledward Boseman, movingly quoted her late husband while accepting the award on his behalf.

"If you see the world unbalanced, be a crusader that pushes heavily on the seesaw of the mind. That's a quote by Chadwick Boseman," she said.

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