When Naomi Watts watched her partner Liev Schreiber take the stage after winning top honours at the Screen Actors Guild Awards for Spotlight, there was another woman in the room who understood the feelings flooding through her: Mark Ruffalo's wife, Sunrise Coigney. Naomi revealed to People that the two were embracing and "squeezing each other" during the pivotal moment in the careers of their significant others.
After the movie nabbed the statue for Outstanding Performance by a Cast, the 47-year-old actress grabbed Sunny, and the duo got a little teary-eyed. "[Sunny and I] just had a tearful moment and holding and squeezing each other."
It was also an emotional moment for the cast, including 48-year-old Mark, who accepted the award along with Michael Keaton on everyone's behalf.
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"I have to thank our producers, Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer, who just took every single opportunity to tell the truth," Mark said in his speech. "They didn't take any cheap way, it was always the truth and honoured [the victims and survivors] ... it is such an honour to be standing in front of you on behalf of them. And this amazing cast."
Spotlight is widely favoured to take home at least one Academy Award on Feb. 28. It's up for five Oscars, including original screenplay, actor in a supporting role (Ruffalo), actress in a supporting role (McAdams), directing and film editing. After premièring at TIFF, it was also nominated for a Golden Globe in the best motion picture drama category, but lost to Leonardo DiCaprio's The Revenant.