At the 24th annual SAG Awards, veteran actor Morgan Freeman won the Lifetime Achievement Award. And rightly so.
However, it was a cringey speech, with him told to lift his baseball bat, chatting to some random person, and calling out the Screen Actors Guild for sexism.
Freeman criticized the SAG statuette for being gender specific, as from the front it clearly depicts a man. Unlike the Oscar, which is more gender neutral.
Does this matter? And was this the appropriate time to bring it up? I’m not sure, but in this day and age I suspect SAG will be pressured to comply.