Morgan Freeman Explains ‘What’s Wrong’ With SAG Awards Trophy: ‘It’s Gender-Specific’ (Video)

There was a whole lot of lead-up to Morgan Freeman’s Lifetime Achievement acceptance at the 2018 SAG Awards on Sunday — there was not a heck of a lot of speech, however. Still, the “Shawshank Redemption” star made his moment count.

After thanking the requisite folks, Freeman spoke out about the male figure adorning each Screen Actors Guild trophy. Oh, and he did it all while wearing a ball cap.

“I wasn’t gonna do this,” Freeman concluded his brief speech. “I’m gonna tell you what’s wrong with this statue: It works from the back. From the front, it’s gender-specific.”

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“Maybe I started something,” he concluded.

If any voice can get something done, the voice of God would be a good start.

Watch Freeman’s speech via the video above. He was introduced by longtime friend and fellow SAG Lifetime Achievement Award winner Rita Moreno.

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There was a whole lot of lead-up to Morgan Freeman’s Lifetime Achievement acceptance at the 2018 SAG Awards on Sunday — there was not a heck of a lot of speech, however. Still, the “Shawshank Redemption” star made his moment count.

After thanking the requisite folks, Freeman spoke out about the male figure adorning each Screen Actors Guild trophy. Oh, and he did it all while wearing a ball cap.

“I wasn’t gonna do this,” Freeman concluded his brief speech. “I’m gonna tell you what’s wrong with this statue: It works from the back. From the front, it’s gender-specific.”

“Maybe I started something,” he concluded.

If any voice can get something done, the voice of God would be a good start.

Watch Freeman’s speech via the video above. He was introduced by longtime friend and fellow SAG Lifetime Achievement Award winner Rita Moreno.

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Sterling K. Brown Makes SAG Awards History; Talks Being The “Minority” In The “Majority World”

Sterling K. Brown made history again tonight at the SAG Awards as the first black actor to win Best Actor in a Drama Series. He was also the first black actor to win a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a TV Drama and was the first black actor in nearly 20 years to win an Emmy for Best Actor in a Drama.
Brown has become the man of the moment and a shining star among the bright stars for playing Randall Pearson in This Is UsThe NBC drama also won for Best Ensemble in a Drama…

Sterling K. Brown made history again tonight at the SAG Awards as the first black actor to win Best Actor in a Drama Series. He was also the first black actor to win a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a TV Drama and was the first black actor in nearly 20 years to win an Emmy for Best Actor in a Drama. Brown has become the man of the moment and a shining star among the bright stars for playing Randall Pearson in This Is UsThe NBC drama also won for Best Ensemble in a Drama…

Nicole Kidman Praises Actresses Before Her: “We Have Proven We Are Potent And Powerful” — SAG Awards

As Nicole Kidman continues to dominate awards shows with her role in HBO’s Big Little Lies, the actress used her acceptance speech not to sing her own praises, but to admire her fellow nominees and the trailblazing female actors who came before her.
Recovering from the flu and shaking off a character from a film she is working on, Kidman said, “I am here, and I am incredibly grateful.”
She added, “To receive this at this stage in my life is extraordinary — and in this…

As Nicole Kidman continues to dominate awards shows with her role in HBO’s Big Little Lies, the actress used her acceptance speech not to sing her own praises, but to admire her fellow nominees and the trailblazing female actors who came before her. Recovering from the flu and shaking off a character from a film she is working on, Kidman said, “I am here, and I am incredibly grateful.” She added, “To receive this at this stage in my life is extraordinary — and in this…

Morgan Freeman Teases Rita Moreno; Talks Career Longevity: “I Thought My Time Was Up” — SAG Awards

“This man is a national treasure,” said Rita Moreno before presenting the Life Achievement Award to Morgan Freeman at tonight’s SAG Awards. The Oscar-winning actor stepped on stage as the 54th recipient of the honor, wearing a hip baseball cap. But before he spoke, Moreno said, “Lift your cap up…now they can see you.”
“You see what I had to put up with?” Freeman joked. Moreno and Freeman are friends and Electric Company colleagues, and it showed in their talk show-worthy…

“This man is a national treasure,” said Rita Moreno before presenting the Life Achievement Award to Morgan Freeman at tonight’s SAG Awards. The Oscar-winning actor stepped on stage as the 54th recipient of the honor, wearing a hip baseball cap. But before he spoke, Moreno said, “Lift your cap up…now they can see you.” “You see what I had to put up with?” Freeman joked. Moreno and Freeman are friends and Electric Company colleagues, and it showed in their talk show-worthy…

Here are the winners at the 24th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards

Last year’s Screen Actors Guild Awards felt sort of like a turning point in our modern age of celebrities publicly speaking out on political topics, coming right on the heels of President Shithole’s first attempt at a travel ban. This year, with the Time’s Up campaign in full swing and the Women’s March events

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Last year’s Screen Actors Guild Awards felt sort of like a turning point in our modern age of celebrities publicly speaking out on political topics, coming right on the heels of President Shithole’s first attempt at a travel ban. This year, with the Time’s Up campaign in full swing and the Women’s March events

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SAG Awards: Alison Brie Addresses James Franco Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Alison Brie discussed her brother-in-law James Franco’s sexual misconduct allegations at the 24th Screen Actors Guild Awards, saying that “anyone who feels victimized should and does have the right to speak out.”

E! host Giuliana Rancic caught up with Brie on the red carpet at the SAG Awards and brought up allegations against Franco. Brie is married to Franco’s brother and “Disaster Artist” co-star, Dave Franco.

“We spoke a little about the TIMESUP movement at the Golden Globes,” Rancic said in interviewing Brie. “I know yore a supporter of the movement, as am I, and so much of the movement has to do with transparency. And as you know, you family and your brother-in-law has been in the news recently. What are your thoughts on that, and what can you share with us in terms of how that’s affecting you and your family?”

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“I think that above all, what we’ve always said is that it remains vital that anyone who feels victimized should and, you know, does have the right to speak out and come forward,” Brie responded. “I obviously support my family, and not everything that’s been reported is fully accurate, so I think we’re waiting to get all the information. But of course, now is a time for listening, and that’s what we’re all trying to do.”

At the 2018 #SAGAwards, Alison Brie addressed the allegations of sexual misconduct made against her brother-in-law, James Franco: “It remains vital that anyone that feels victimized should and does have the right to speak out and come forward.” pic.twitter.com/dG5uJJVko7

— E! News (@enews) January 21, 2018

Five women have come forward and accused actor-director James Franco of sexually exploitative or inappropriate behavior. They include women who were a students at Franco’s Studio 4 acting school and one screenwriter who considered Franco a mentor at the time, with whom he started a romantic relationship.

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James Franco said on “Late Night with Seth Meyers” that he wouldn’t “actively refute” the accusations.

“There are stories that need to get out,” Franco said. “There are people that need to be heard. I have my own side of this story, but I believe in these people that have been underrepresented getting their stories out enough that I will hold back things that I could say just because I believe in it that much. And if I have to take a knock because I’m not gonna try and actively refute things, then I will, because I believe in it that much.”

The #TIMESUP movement has focused on supporting women in the wake of allegations of sexual assault and misconduct being made of numerous powerful men in Hollywood and beyond. The #TIMESUP movement also includes a legal defense fund that provides subsidized legal support to women and men who have experienced sexual harassment, assault, or abuse in the workplace and while in pursuit of their careers.

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Alison Brie discussed her brother-in-law James Franco’s sexual misconduct allegations at the 24th Screen Actors Guild Awards, saying that “anyone who feels victimized should and does have the right to speak out.”

E! host Giuliana Rancic caught up with Brie on the red carpet at the SAG Awards and brought up allegations against Franco. Brie is married to Franco’s brother and “Disaster Artist” co-star, Dave Franco.

“We spoke a little about the TIMESUP movement at the Golden Globes,” Rancic said in interviewing Brie. “I know yore a supporter of the movement, as am I, and so much of the movement has to do with transparency. And as you know, you family and your brother-in-law has been in the news recently. What are your thoughts on that, and what can you share with us in terms of how that’s affecting you and your family?”

“I think that above all, what we’ve always said is that it remains vital that anyone who feels victimized should and, you know, does have the right to speak out and come forward,” Brie responded. “I obviously support my family, and not everything that’s been reported is fully accurate, so I think we’re waiting to get all the information. But of course, now is a time for listening, and that’s what we’re all trying to do.”

Five women have come forward and accused actor-director James Franco of sexually exploitative or inappropriate behavior. They include women who were a students at Franco’s Studio 4 acting school and one screenwriter who considered Franco a mentor at the time, with whom he started a romantic relationship.

James Franco said on “Late Night with Seth Meyers” that he wouldn’t “actively refute” the accusations.

“There are stories that need to get out,” Franco said. “There are people that need to be heard. I have my own side of this story, but I believe in these people that have been underrepresented getting their stories out enough that I will hold back things that I could say just because I believe in it that much. And if I have to take a knock because I’m not gonna try and actively refute things, then I will, because I believe in it that much.”

The #TIMESUP movement has focused on supporting women in the wake of allegations of sexual assault and misconduct being made of numerous powerful men in Hollywood and beyond. The #TIMESUP movement also includes a legal defense fund that provides subsidized legal support to women and men who have experienced sexual harassment, assault, or abuse in the workplace and while in pursuit of their careers.

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Awards season heats up tonight with the Screen Actors Guild Awards

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