8 memorable moments from SAG Awards 2024: From drunk Pedro Pascal to Robert Downey Jr thanking Mel Gibson

8 memorable moments from SAG Awards 2024: From drunk Pedro Pascal to Robert Downey Jr thanking Mel Gibson
Robert Downey Jr's acceptance speech and the reunion of 'Breaking Bad' cast, were some of the highlights of the 30th Screen Actors Guild Awards (Getty Images)

8 memorable moments from SAG Awards 2024

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A drunk Pedro Pascal and the cast of 'Devil Wears Prada' provided some of the most iconic moments of the 30th Screen Actors Guild Awards (Getty Images)

The 30th Screen Actors Guild Award show has officially concluded with stars creating several memorable moments on stage. The SAG Awards, which has provided a platform for multiple nostalgia-evoking reunions, also witnessed the emotional celebration of Barbra Streisand winning the Lifetime Achievement Award. Here is a list of eight such unforgettable highlights from the 30th Screen Actors Guild Awards that took place at the Shrine Auditorium and Expo Hall on February 24, 2024, in Los Angeles, California.

1. Melissa McCarthy gets Billie Eilish's autograph on her face

Billie Eilish autographs Melissa McCarthy's face (Netflix/X)
Billie Eilish autographs Melissa McCarthy's face (Netflix/X)

In one of the most remarkable moments of the show, Billie Eilish autographed her "super-fan" Melissa McCarthy on her forehead. After gushing about Eilish continuously for at least two to three minutes, McCarthy admitted she met Eilish "in utero." She revealed she was a student of Eilish's mother when she was pregnant with her talented daughter. After Eilish declined to sign on McCarthy's dress, 'The Little Mermaid' star suggested Eilish could sign on her forehead, per Toofab.

2. Reunion of 'Devil Wears Prada' cast

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 24: (L-R) Emily Blunt, Meryl Streep, and Anne Hathaway speak onstage during the 30th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at Shrine Auditorium and Expo Hall on February 24, 2024 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)
Emily Blunt, Meryl Streep, and Anne Hathaway speak onstage during the 30th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)

Emily Blunt, Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway had an iconic 'Devil Wears Prada' cast reunion as they presented the first award of the night. Streep initiated the heartwarming reunion as she was introduced first on the stage. The 'Mamma Mia!' actress said, "I forgot my glasses. Clearly," while squinting at the teleprompter.  She continued, "And the envelope. It's an age-old question, where does the character end and the actor begin." Soon Emily Blunt and Anne Hathaway came on stage to dramatically chastise their on-screen boss from 'Devil Wears Prada' - as a hark back to her unsparing character from the film.

3. Idris Elba's swearing in front of Oprah Winfrey

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 24: Idris Elba speaks onstage during the 30th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at Shrine Auditorium and Expo Hall on February 24, 2024 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)
Idris Elba offered some insight into the rules about swearing at the Screen Actors Guild Awards (Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)

Idris Elba had a hilarious moment on stage that he would surely remember for years to come. At the beginning of the show, as he was lecturing on how to handle coarse language on streaming platforms, Elba said, "Don't say anything you wouldn't say in front of Oprah Winfrey." As the camera focused on Oprah, he looked disgruntled, and reacted, "F**k, that was Oprah!"

4. Reunion of 'Modern Family' cast

'Modern Family' cast reunited at SAG Awards to present the award for Best Comedy Ensemble (Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)
'Modern Family' cast reunited at SAG Awards to present the award for Best Comedy Ensemble (Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)

The 2024 SAG Awards witnessed the much-awaited reunion of the 'Modern Family' cast members as Sofia Vergara, Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell, Ed O’Neill, Eric Stonestreet, and Jesse Tyler Ferguson came on stage to reveal the winner of Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series. The former cast members later engaged in a discussion about their endeavors after the conclusion of the show. 

5. Drunk Pedro Pascal was on the verge of a panic attack

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 24: Pedro Pascal accepts the Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series award for “The Last of Us’’ onstage during the 30th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at Shrine Auditorium and Expo Hall on February 24, 2024 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)
Pedro Pascal accepted the Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series award for 'The Last of Us'’ at the Screen Actors Guild Awards (Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)

Pedro Pascal, who went on stage drunk, admitted he was almost on the verge of getting a panic attack. After receiving the Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series award, Pascal said in his acceptance speech, "This is wrong for a number of reasons," before adding, "I'm a little drunk. I thought I could get drunk." Fumbling through his speech, he continued, "Thank you, HBO. Jeeze Louise, I'm making a fool of myself,"  and shouted, "Thank you so much for this!" He continued adorably, "I've been in the union since 1999, so this an incredible f**king honor - we're on Netflix," before admitting, "The nominees, all of you, I can't remember any of your names right now." After thanking everyone, he abruptly announced, "I'm gonna have a panic attack and I'm gonna leave." Following the announcement, he immediately left the stage.

6. 'Breaking Bad' reunion

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 24: The cast of Breaking Bad RJ Mitte, Jonathan Banks, Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Betsy Brandt, Dean Norris, Aaron Paul and Bob Odenkirk poses at the 30th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at Shrine Auditorium and Expo Hall on February 24, 2024 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/FilmMagic)
The cast of 'Breaking Bad' RJ Mitte, Jonathan Banks, Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Betsy Brandt, Dean Norris, Aaron Paul, and Bob Odenkirk posed at the 30th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (Steve Granitz/FilmMagic)

'Breaking Bad' cast members also joined the long list of heartwarming reunions at the 30th SAG Awards. The cast members of 'Breaking Bad' including RJ Mitte, Jonathan Banks, Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Betsy Brandt, Dean Norris, Aaron Paul, and Bob Odenkirk were present on stage to give away the Ensemble in a Drama award.

7. Barbra Streisand's Lifetime Achievement Award made stars emotional

Barbra Streisand appeared humbled and gratified by the outpouring of admiration from her peers (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)
 Barbra Streisand was presented with the Life Achievement Award (Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)

As Barbra Streisand won the Lifetime Achievement honor, several stars were overcome with emotion. Apart from Jennifer Aniston's moving introduction, Anne Hathaway, Hannah Waddingham, and Emma Stone were seen tearing up as Streisand reflected on her career.

8. Robert Downey Jr praises Mel Gibson

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 24: Robert Downey Jr. accepts the Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture award for “Oppenheimer” onstage during the 30th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at Shrine Auditorium and Expo Hall on February 24, 2024 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)
Robert Downey Jr accepted the Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture award for 'Oppenheimer' (Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)

Robert Downey Jr, after winning the Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture award thanked Mel Gibson for his contribution to his career. Gibson, who has been criticized for his homophobic, racist, and antisemitic remarks, received praise from the 'Oppenheimer' star. Downey then asked the audience to join him in “forgiving my friend his trespasses, offering him the same clean slate you have given me and allowing him to continue his great and ongoing contribution to our collective art without shame," per The Daily Beast.

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