Michael Keaton Dedicates His SAG Award to His Late Nephew
Michael Keaton's SAG Award Win For "Dopesick" Hit Close to Home
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Michael Keaton took home a SAG Award on Sunday night for his work in "Dopesick." The actor scored the win for outstanding performance by a male actor in a miniseries or television movie. The miniseries is based on the impact of opioid addiction and big pharma's contribution to the issue. Keaton, who plays Dr. Samuel Finnix, got emotional during his acceptance speech as he revealed his nephew died from addiction.
"I have a job where I can be part of a production like 'Dopesick' . . . that actually can spawn thought, conversation, actual change — who gets to have that job?" he tearfully said. " . . . Given the subject matter, this [award] is for my nephew Michael and my sister Pam. I lost my nephew Michael to drugs, and it hurts." See his full speech below.
.@MichaelKeaton receives Actor® for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series! #sagawards pic.twitter.com/oay0o96iX8— SAG Awards® (@SAGawards) February 28, 2022
If you or someone you know is in need of drug-related treatment or counseling, you can reach the Substance and Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) on its Treatment Referral Routing Service helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357).