Tim McGraw Reacts To “1883” Co-Star Sam Elliott’s SAG Award Win
(Left) Yellowstone / YouTube / (Right) Netflix / YouTube
Sam Elliott received a lot of praise for his performance in the Yellowstone prequel series 1883. He played the character Shea Brenann, who was tasked with leading the Duttons’ travel party across the American West.
On January 11, it was announced that Elliott had been nominated for a SAG Award for his performance in 1883. His co-stars LaMonica Garrett, Eric Nelsen, and Tim McGraw all congratulated him after hearing the news.
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McGraw played James Dutton in 1883, the patriarch of the modern-day Dutton family. His real-life wife, Faith Hill, played James’ wife Margaret.
He shared what it was like for them to work with Elliott on set, saying in a video on Instagram:
“We had so much fun making this show. My favorite thing was getting to work with my wife, but getting to work alongside Sam Elliott, who is just a legend. Everything that you’d ever think that he was, he lived up to. He was just one of the nicest, sweetest guys in the world.”
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So McGraw was surely thrilled when Elliott won the SAG Award he was nominated for!
The 2023 SAG Awards were held on Sunday (February 26). After he won, Elliott took to the stage and gave an acceptance speech, using part of it to recognize the cast and crew of 1883. He said his award will serve “as a constant reminder of ‘1883’ and what a gift it was for all of us on both sides of the camera.” Elliott directly addressed his castmates, telling them “there’s a piece” of the award for them too.
He went on to say:
“Thank you Taylor Sheridan for your brilliant script, and David Glasser, and everyone else at 101. Thank you to Paramount, thank you to my team, and thank you to my wife, my beautiful Katharine, my partner through thick and thin, and the mother of our beautiful daughter. Thank you ladies and gentlemen.”
After Elliott won, McGraw took to social media to react to the news. He shared an image about Elliott’s win, and said, “Congratulations Sam!!!!!”
McGraw’s followers chimed in with their own congratulatory messages. Some of the comments were:
“My favorite #1883 watching over 25 times a well deserved award been a fan from way back wanted so much more of this series but ecstatic that you were rewarded.”
“Well deserved!!! I have always loved watching him in any movie or show.”
“Congratulations,it was well deserved an awesome movie, I’ve cried at parts of it.”
“Terrific! He was so good in the show.”
“Congratulations he is such a great actor.”
“He was excellent. Watching 1883 for my third time.”
Head below to see McGraw’s reaction to Elliott’s SAG Award win. Congratulations to him!