"Thank you so much, I want to thank anyone in the screen actors guild for considering me an actor at all" said Tina Fey after winning Best Actress in a Comedy Series.
Ruby Dee who won Best female Actor Supporting Role said, "I'm feeling very very lucky thank you."
In exchange for the actors' loyalty, striking writers kept the SAG Awards from the same fate as the Golden Globes which were reduced to a news conference.
Golden globe winner Julie Christie picked up another honor for best actress in 'Away from Her.' "Thank you very much indeed for this, it's lovely to receive an award from your own union, especially at a time when we're being reminded how important unions are" said Christie.
Best Actor in a Leading Role went to Daniel Day Lewis who also won the Golden Globe for 'There Will Be Blood.' He acknowledged the passing of a young and gifted actor saying, "I dedicate this to heath ledger."
The Sopranos took top honors for Best Ensemble in a Drama, Best Actor for James Gandolfini and Best Actress for Edie Falco. "Been ten years, it's an honor that's all I can say, thank you for this, I appreciate it" said Gandolfini. "I am so grateful for this, I can't even. I'm shaking, I can't even speak" said Falco.
Tony Sirico of The Sopranos said, "What a hell of a way to go, we are all honored, all humbled and all happy, thank you, thank you, thank you."