‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’ wins the Best Film Ensemble at the SAG Awards. The verdict strengthens the film’s case for the Oscars later this month. The 27th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards were held on Monday after being postponed twice, first by the pandemic and later by a clash with music’s Grammys.

The Trial of the Chicago 7‘ is a courtroom drama based on the extraordinary trial that followed the 1968 Chicago riots. The movie released just days before the US Presidential elections. At a time when the US was witnessing widespread protests over police brutality, racism and custodial killings.

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Speaking about his movie a month ahead of its release, director Aaron Sorkin had said, “The movie was relevant when we were making it — we didn’t need it to get more relevant. But it did.”