Screen Actors Guild Awards

January 26, 2009 12:00:00 AM PST
It was a star-studded night as actors put aside their differences regarding a potential strike to honor their own at this year's Screen Actors Guild Awards. Hollywood's acting community put in-fighting aside long enough to host the 15th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards where members traded stabbing each other in the back for patting each other on the back.

On the motion picture front, there was a happy ending for the gritty Cinderella story, "Slumdog Millionaire," which earned "outstanding performance by a cast" for its Mumbai-based actors.

Meryl Streep's "lead actress" win for her role as a crusading nun in "Doubt" led her to doubt her wardrobe choice, "I didn't even buy a dress!"

And when "Milk" star Sean Penn picked up his prize for playing gay rights activist Harvey Milk, he admired the anatomically correct statuette. "I notice that the two statues have rather healthy packages. As actors, we don't play gay, straight. This is a story of equal rights for all human beings. I didn't see Sean Penn at all. I saw Harvey Milk."

It always goes back to the writing and Harvey Milk, in this case, happened to write himself a sensational life. He was such a charismatic person."

Supporting trophies went to Kate Winslet for "The Reader" and to the late Heath Ledger for "The Dark Knight." "He was an extraordinary young man with an extra-ordinary talent I thank him," said actor Gary Oldman.

In the T.V. category, "The Show" won "outstanding performance by an ensemble in a drama series."

For "comedy series," it was the cast of "30 Rock," which tallied three wins, including nods for Alec Baldwin and Tina Fey.

Of course, Fey couldn't resist taking a jab at Sag's stalled contract negotiations with industry producers. "What do you mean you don't get residuals for this?"

And the plot thickens.

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