Ariana DeBose is officially a Screen Actors Guild award winner!
After making a splash in Steven Spielberg's remake of beloved movie-musical West Side Story last year, the 31-year-old queer actress and recent Out100 cover star beat out competition that included the likes of Caitriona Balfe (Belfast), Cate Blanchett (Nightmare Alley), Kirsten Dunst (The Power of the Dog) and Ruth Negga (Passing) to take home the trophy for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role.
"It's taken a long time for me to feel comfortable calling myself an actor. My roots come from the dance world and the Broadway stage," she said in her acceptance speech. "The Anita that we see on the screen, took every bit of me, but she took ten years to make and I'm extremely proud of her and of our film. And I really do believe that when you recognize one of us you recognize all of us in a way."
"I have watched so many of you for a very long time," she continued. "You inspire me and you continue to do so and I am just thrilled to be among you."
This isn't Debose's first awards season victory, though.
At last month's untelevised Golden Globes, DeBose also took home some gold hardware for Best Supporting Actress.
"There is still work to be done," she wrote on Instagram at the time of her win. "But when you've worked so hard on a project -- infused with blood, sweat, tears, and love -- having the work seen and acknowledged is always going to be special. Thank you."
West Side Story hits Disney+ on March 2.
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