Sunday, January 28, 2007

SAG Award Winners

I like this award show... since it only focuses on actors, it moved pretty quickly. Plus it was only two hours vs. the normal three. Here are the final results! (plus some of my random comments)



Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Forest Whitaker / THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND – Idi Amin - Fox Searchlight Pictures

No surprise here - Forest has been cleaning up in this category. Nice to see the other nominees (Leo, Ryan) give him a standing ovation.

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Helen Mirren / THE QUEEN – The Queen - Miramax Films.

Another GG win repeat. This is her year! Funny moment in her acceptance speech when she mentions first seeing her wardrobe for this film, "I can't play a person who chooses to wear these clothes."

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Eddie Murphy / DREAMGIRLS – James “Thunder” Early Paramount Pictures

Yay for Eddie - another win and he had some tough competition here. I loved the way he started off his speech, all sophisticated and official sounding - then he broke and teased how he was just envious of how polished the British actors sound when they accept.

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Jennifer Hudson / DREAMGIRLS – Effie White - Paramount Pictures

First GGs and now this one - things are looking golden for Jennifer come Oscar night! And don't worry, Abigail, you'll have many more chances to win a SAG award!

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE - Fox Searchlight Pictures

Big surprise here! Good for them and yay, Abigail didn't have to wait long to get her SAG award. Loved Greg Kinnear thanking the makers of the VW bus.


Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Jeremy Irons / ELIZABETH I – Earl of Leicester - HBO

The presentation by Forest Whitaker and America Ferrera was really cute - "So you're Ugly Betty? More like America the Beautiful." And she genuinely seemed really honored and nervous to be up there giving out an award. Another win for Jeremy Irons - and he again delivered a speech that I would have liked to fast forward through.

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Helen Mirren / ELIZABETH I – Elizabeth I - HBO

Golden Globe repeat - another win for Helen.

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
Hugh Laurie / HOUSE – Dr. Gregory House - FOX

Funny presenter chit chat between Steve Carell and Julia Louis-Dreyfuss. Julia said she liked the British version of The Office better and Steve said he liked Julia's show better back in the 70's when it was called One Day at a Time. Hugh Laurie wins again just like in the GGs.

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
Chandra Wilson / GREY’S ANATOMY – Dr. Miranda Bailey - ABC

SHUT UP!!! OK, there are sooooooo many awesome things about this moment. 1) They picked the "O'Malley - stop looking at my va-jay-jay!" moment for her acting clip, 2) SHE WINS!!!, and 3) her very rushed, flustered, endearing acceptance speech. She first thanks her peers referencing "the 10 cast members at that table and the other one over in rehab" (which literally made me laugh and clap with the way she said it) and she mentions how she can't wait to show her award to her girls to show how you can succeed even "...with this skin, this nose, this height, these arms..." Everything about her win was so amazing. So happy for her!

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
Alec Baldwin / 30 ROCK – Jack Donaghy - NBC

Alec wins again! I'm surprised this is his first SAG win, since it seems like he's been around forever.

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
America Ferrera / UGLY BETTY – Betty Suarez - ABC

Aww... America is so sweet - another endearing acceptance speech. Also, Jaime Pressly looks like she is wearing her pregnancy well.

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series

YES! Yet another win for this wonderful cast! (Hopefully no more mishaps in the press room this time around.) And I'm not sure who picked Ellen Pompeo to speak on behalf of the cast, but they might want to pick someone else next time around. Did she really struggle to remember Isaiah Washington's name when she wanted to mention members of the ensemble that were not present??? On a side note, I loved the clip they showed for GA which is where the five interns stand side by side before the chief and one by one, they admit to cutting Denny's LVAD wire. Until we get to the last intern, Alex, and he denies having anything to do with it which is followed by the other four interns yelling at him. )

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series

This was one of the major highlights of the night. First, they managed to get the cast of The Mary Tyler Moore show (including Cloris Leachman, Mary Tyler Moore - duh!, Valerie Harper, Betty White, Lou Asner) to present this award - and was honored with the first standing ovation of the night. I wonder how they managed to get all these people together! And the next special part - The Office won! YAY for them!

Screen Actors Guild Awards 43rd Annual Life Achievement Award
Julie Andrews

Second ovation for the night. Good for Julie - I'm a big fan. :) Nice to see her and her Mary Poppins buddy Dick Van Dyke back together. On a side note, Anne Hathaway looked very pretty and "regal" when she presented this award - just like a real princess (heehee).

All in all, it was a pretty decent award show. Mostly repeats of the Golden Globes, save for the surprise wins for Little Miss Sunshine, Chandra Wilson, and The Office.

5 fascinating comment(s) from my friends:

Amanda said...

I am lame - I couldn't find this show. Was it on cable or something? I don't think I started watching TV until 9 - but that's just 7:00 Pacific Time. Was it over by then? :( I would have LOVED to see Miranda getting her award! YAY! Loved the pictures on your site too. Right on with your picks...

Arlene said...

I just watched Chandra Wilson's on youtube. she gave the best speech! couldn't find eddie murphy though. i can't believe i missed the sags!

audgepodge said...

Well, if you read my earlier post, you would have seen that it aired on both TBS and TNT.


Yeah, it was only available to the cable subscribers... but you didn't miss too much.

You could check

I'll try to find Chandra's youtube clip.

audgepodge said...

Chandra's win:

Arlene said...

find me eddie murphys!