Queen Latifah Wins the 2016 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries
Queen Latifah, Christina Ricci, Susan Sarandon, Nicole Kidman and Kristen Wiig vied for the award
Queen Latifah won the Screen Actors Guild Award for outstanding performance by a female actor in a television movie or miniseries Saturday night.
“Oh my God, I’m in shock right now, thank you so much,” she said in her acceptance speech. “I am in shock right now, I shouldn’t be, but I am. Thank you mom and dad for believing in me and telling me I could achieve anything if I just believed in myself.”
She continued, “And I hope that anyone out there who does not come in the package that people say you should, keep fighting for it, flip those rocks over, keep pushing, keep turning, you can do it. You build your own boxes.”
The triple threat also told reporters in the press room: “I’m just shocked and happy. I’m stunned, very happy and blessed.”
The Bessie star, 45, beat out Nicole Kidman (Grace of Monaco), Christina Ricci (The Lizzie Borden Chronicles), Susan Sarandon (The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe) and Kristen Wiig (The Spoils Before Dying) for the honor.
Last year, Frances McDormand won the category for her titular role in Olive Kitteridge.
• With reporting by PATRICK GOMEZ
The 22nd annual SAG Awards were presented live from Los Angeles on TNT and TBS.