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Emily Blunt Says She Was 'Shocked' By Her 2019 SAG Awards Win for 'A Quiet Place': 'It's Not Just a Horror Movie'

Emily Blunt Says She Was 'Shocked' By Her 2019 SAG Awards Win for 'A Quiet Place': 'It's Not Just a Horror Movie'

Emily Blunt is looking back at her performance in A Quiet Place.

The 38-year-old actress won a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role in 2019 for her performance in her husband John Krasinski‘s film.

In anticipation of the sequel’s release, Emily reflected on winning the award in an interview with IndieWire and revealed why she thinks horror movies should be recognized by awards bodies in the future.

See what she said inside…

“I was shocked. I was absolutely blown backwards by it,” Emily said of winning the SAG award. “John and I laughed about it. Going into [the awards ceremony], he goes, ‘I think out of the five, you’re sixth.’ I remember just hearing my name get called out, I think I was leaning back, ready with my smile and [to] clap [for whoever won]. It was just shocking. I was so moved, and moved that people saw it as something more. It’s not just a horror movie.”

Emily added she was hoping her co-star Millicent Simmonds, who plays her daughter in the film, would get more attention for her performance.

“That would be cool! Don’t you think Millie should be recognized for how extraordinary she is in this film? What a dynamite performance it is, what an impossible task she did,” she said.

Emily also listed a number of performances from horror movies she felt were deserving of accolades, including Florence Pugh in Midsommar, Toni Collette in Hereditary and Lupita Nyong’o in Jordan Peele’s Us.

“I remember seeing Lupita in Us, and I was like, ‘Wow,’” Emily said. “When she does that turn and turns into her tethered, just chills. It gives me chills. That is the most beautifully crafted, specific, challenging thing that she did. Lights out, lights out.”

A Quiet Place Part II will be released on Friday, May 28th.

John Krasinski has been going on a screening tour for the movie and you can see all the pics here!

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