Celebrities at the SAG Awards Got Political on Instagram, Too

From Janelle Monae to Brie Larson, here are the most powerful Instagrams of the night.


The theme of the evening at the SAG Awards on Sunday night was activism. In addition to numerous charged speeches on stage—Moonlight actor Mahershala Ali had a particularly moving speech and Veep winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus took down Donald Trump directly—actors like Brie Larson penned long notes on Instagram in order to take a stand, too.

The SAG awards ceremony coincided with protests around the country regarding Donald Trump’s controversial ban on immigrants from predominantly muslim countries like Iran, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Somalia, Yemen and Iraq, as well as the signing of an executive order to build the much-talked-about US-Mexico border wall. Sunday night also brought Uber’s actions during the protests at JFK airport to the forefront, which Hidden Figures actress Janelle Monae responded to by posting that she deleted the app on Instagram.

In her note, Brie Larson took preemptive action for the inevitable responses outspoken celebrities like herself would get that night: “In the future, when you disagree with what I share, instead of calling me ‘elite’, ‘ignorant’, or any of your other choice words—to instead remember I am on your side.”

See all the top celebrity Instagrams below.

Kerry Washington

Brie Larson

Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Taraji P. Henson

Tracee Ellis Ross

Janelle Monae

Millie Bobby Brown

John Legend and the cast of Stranger Things

Gina Rodriguez and Meryl Streep

Sofia Vergara and Thandie Newton

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Meryl Streep at the 2017 SAG Awards.

Frazer Harrison

Emma Stone in Alexander McQueen at the 2017 SAG Awards.

Alberto E. Rodriguez

Kirsten Dunst in Dior at the 2017 SAG Awards.

Frazer Harrison

Naomie Harris in Lanvin at the 2017 SAG Awards.

John Shearer

Millie Bobby Brown in Giorgio Armani at the 2017 SAG Awards.

Alberto E. Rodriguez

Michelle Williams in Louis Vuitton at the 2017 SAG Awards.

Alberto E. Rodriguez

Evan Rachel Wood in Altuzarra at the 2017 SAG Awards.

Dimitrios Kambouris

Rashida Jones in Vivienne Westwood at the 2017 SAG Awards.

Frazer Harrison

Brie Larson at the 2017 SAG Awards.

Jeff Kravitz

Claire Foy in Valentino at the 2017 SAG Awards.

Alberto E. Rodriguez

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