Winona Ryder's Wild SAG Awards Facial Expressions Finally Explained

We've found the answer to all the questions Winona's bewildered SAG Awards facial expressions were asking...

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What? Who? Why? Winona's bewildered SAG Awards facial expressions were almost immediately replicated on our own faces, as we wondered what on Earth was going on with her.

A gift to the world of awards show GIFs, Winona Ryder cracked out the widest range of emotional reactions to an awards acceptance speech we've ever seen. She even outdid Gwyneth's snotty crying.

Taking her place on stage beside her fellow Stranger Things cast mates to accept the SAG (that's Screen Actors Guild to you and me) Award for Outstanding Performance By An Ensemble In A Drama Series, Winona stole the spotlight with her dramatic, and slightly perplexing, facial expressions.

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Speaking on behalf of the cast, David Harbour, aka Sheriff Jim Hopper, delivered an impassioned and important acceptance speech stating, 'We will repel bullies, we will shelter freaks and outcasts – those who have no home, we will get past the lies, we will hunt monsters'.

In fact, the speech was so powerful, it inspired standing ovations from Oscar winners Meryl Streep and Denzel Washington. A truly moving moment in an era where Trump's tyranny feels all too real.

Unfortunately, we were so distracted by Winona and her bonkers facial expressions we almost missed it.

Seemingly confused by everything Harbour was saying, Ryder looked surprised, in awe, angry and riotous all at once. You can't fault her range.

So what was going on?

Telling People, David Harbour revealed, 'She couldn't hear me! Which I was confused by, because I was screaming! But apparently she couldn't hear me.'

It was those dodgy SAG Awards acoustics after all. That seems reasonable...

Harbour continued to praise his co-star, 'She is just such a porous, expressive woman and actress - I think it just flowed through her like every experience - and I loved it.'

Here at ELLE we're all for self-expression so Winona we salute you!

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