Kristen Bell is the SAG Awards' first-ever host, and she certainly didn't disappoint with her opening monologue. Bell full-on dissed Melania Trump (the first lady's cause célèbre is, famously, cyberbullying, and the president is, famously, a cyberbully), while also offering an inspiring message for young actors (yes, both). Plus she gave a shout-out to the #MeToo movement. Read the full transcript for yourself below.
There has never been a host for this award show before. Yep. First time. First person. First lady. I honestly never thought that I would grow up to be the first lady. But you know what? I kind of like it. I think my first initiative as first lady will be cyberbullying, because I have yet to see any progress on that problem quite yet. I'm looking at you, Tony hale. You're a bully! Guys, he is a savage on Twitter. I'm serious.
There are so many beautiful faces here. I'm so thrilled to see the cast of Glow. Glow, for those of you who are unfamiliar, is about a tour de force of powerful, strong, thoughtful ladies who get roped in to do Marc Maron's podcast.
Elisabeth Moss is here from the documentary, The Handmaid's Tale. That's a sad one. Hi, Elisabeth. Just doing a quick check in on your serotonin levels. Not the platform? We can talk after the show.
The cast from the film Get Out is here serving as a walking reminder that if you say "yes" to the tea party, you're immediately on your way to the sunken place. It's just a fact.
The SAG Awards is a show for actors by actors and not just the ones in this room. It is especially for the ones who have just gone on their 20th fruitless commercial audition, who are watching this in a studio apartment in Koreatown with their five roommates downing their nightly dinner of canned tuna. This is a show for you, to entice you to stick around.
It's true! Because it is a true privilege to experience and share the wide scope of humanity through storytelling. The skating queen, the grieving mother, the ladybird, even the sea monster—everyone's story deserves to be told, especially now. We are living in a watershed moment in time and as we march forward with active momentum and open ears, let's make sure we are leading the charge with empathy and diligence, because fear and anger never win the race.
Most importantly, regardless of our differences, we can all come together and delight in one thing: Frozen 2 is coming to theaters in 2019. I'm very excited! Ok! Let's get this thing started. Presenting the first award with me, my good friend, Maya Rudolph.
Rudolph: Hey, I love your show about living in hell. What's it called again?
Bell: Thanks, it's called 2018. Here are the nominees for outstanding perform by a male actor in a comedy series.
Rachel Epstein is a writer, editor, and content strategist based in New York City. Most recently, she was the Managing Editor at Coveteur, where she oversaw the site’s day-to-day editorial operations. Previously, she was an editor at Marie Claire, where she wrote and edited culture, politics, and lifestyle stories ranging from op-eds to profiles to ambitious packages. She also launched and managed the site’s virtual book club, #ReadWithMC. Offline, she’s likely watching a Heat game or finding a new coffee shop.
Eva Mendes Shaves Her Face Every Other Day: “I’m a Beast”
“My hair grows back if I get chills.”
By Samantha Holender
Hollywood's Next A-List
You may not recognize all of them...yet. But these 22 individuals have delivered some of the most triumphant on-screen performances in recent memory.
By Neha Prakash
The Ambition Issue
A celebration of striving for success in whatever's most important to you.
By Marie Claire Editors
Sarah Hyland and Adam Devine Play 'How Well Do You Know Your Co-Star?'
The 'Modern Family' stars reunited for the 'Pitch Perfect' spinoff series.
By Brooke Knappenberger
The 78 Best Celebrity Couple Halloween Costumes of All Time
Honestly, we're impressed.
By Charlotte Chilton
Super Rare Photos of Queen Elizabeth as a Young Woman
From childhood snapshots to portraits as a young princess, beautiful and rare photos of the late Queen Elizabeth as a young woman.
By Mehera Bonner
King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla's Relationship: A Timeline
With the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, Charles has ascended to the throne as king.
By The Editors
Who Is Next in Line for the British Throne, Explained
And yes—Harry and Archie are still in the line of succession.
By Andrea Park
Who Is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Fiancé Riley Roberts?
AOC's husband-to-be is an "easygoing redhead" who lives with her in D.C.
By Katherine J. Igoe
68 Times the Kardashians Posed Fully Nude and Owned It
And we mean fully nude—as in, not a shred of clothing.
By Bianca Rodriguez
Who Is Jonathan Owens, Simone Biles's Fiancé and NFL Player?
"The easiest yes!" Simone wrote about the couple's engagement.
By The Editors