Screen Actors Guild Awards

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  • S 21 : Ep 1

    The 21st Annual Screen Actor's Guild Awards

    Aired 1/25/15

  • S 20 : Ep 1

    The 20th Annual Screen Actor's Guild Awards

    Aired 1/18/14

  • S 19 : Ep 1

    The 19th Annual Screen Actor's Guild Awards

    Aired 1/27/13

  • S 18 : Ep 1

    The 18th Annual Screen Actor's Guild Awards

    Aired 1/29/12

  • S 17 : Ep 1

    The 17th Annual Screen Actor's Guild Awards

    Aired 1/30/11

  • Cast & Crew
  • John Travolta

    Himself, Nominee

  • Jessica Lange

    Herself, Nominee

  • Morgan Freeman

    Himself, Nominee

  • Susan Sarandon

    Herself, Nominee

  • Edward James Olmos


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  • The Screen Actors Guild Awards is the only awards show created by and for actors. A randomly selected group of SAG members votes on each year's standout individual and ensemble performances with the final ballot being voted on by all 100,000 guild members, then convenes for one of TV's most genuine ceremonies. Actors from both television and film are honored, but no awards are handed out to the actual movies or shows. The Screen Actor's Guild award is considered to be an indicator of success at the Academy Awards. The bronze statuette which is known as the "Actor" depicts a naked man holding the masks of comedy and tragedy, it was originally sculpted by Edward Saenz and was designed by Jim Heimann and Jim Barrett.moreless

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  • Quotes (11)

    • Robert Downey Jr.: (accepting his award for Outstanding Performance By A Male In A Comedy Series) Okay, yeah, this is great, and it's my peers, and so many people here that I've learned from over the years, and this is exceptional. I've got to thank my mom, who is in Pennsylvania right now. She's the reason that I wanted to become an actor, watching her, growing up. And it seemed like, in addition to being a great mom, there was this magical thing she did, and that made me ecstatic. This is for you, Mom. I would like to thank David Kelley, of course, Pam Wisne, Bill D'Elia, Alice and the other Pam. Calista, as always, I love working with you. The rest of the cast is so great. And Peter MacNicol, my co-nominee (applause) and the other nominees as well. (applause) The truth is, we know this is about dedication. This about - you give your life to this. And we know what we sacrifice in order to give ourselves to this art form. And I know that Peter MacNicol, right now, has his sides for our scenes this week at the table. (laughter) You got my vote, brother. (applause)

    • Allison Janney: (accepting her award for Outstanding Performance By A Female In A Drama Series) This is truly a wonderful, wonderful, wonderful surprise, and I was just thinking about the fact that it's amazing that I'm standing her tonight because there were so many times back in the early '80s and early '90s when I was in New York trying to be an actress and not succeeding very well, and I quit so many times. And I finally decided I was quitting for the final time -- this was it -- and I went in to take an aptitude test to find out what else I could possibly do in this world. [laughter] And they told me I would make an excellent systems analyst. (laughter) I still don't know what that is. (laughter) So I'm just to be able to be -- say I'm a working actress. And I thank Aaron Sorkin for this beautifully part and Tommy Schlamme and -- I've always thought of acting as a team sport and I have one of the best teams to play with: Martin Sheen, Brad Whitford, Richard Schiff, Rob Lowe, Dule Hill, Janel Maloney, Melissa Fitzgerald -- am I forgetting anybody from my table? (laughter) John Spencer -- God bless -- I don't care -- who else did I forget? I thank you all so much. And I thank David Less and Chris Hensey and my parents and my family. And I'm so truly proud to call myself -- to be able to finally say -- and I'm going to say it right here: I'm Alison Janney and I'm an actress. (applause) Thank you.

    • Martin Sheen: (accepting his award for Outstanding Performance By A Male In A Drama Series) Oh, my, my, thanks so much. I appreciate this. How do you separate us from each other. It's not possible, Tim and James. And, God, I'm so good, I remembered those two. (laughter) Ed and Anthony, thanks so much. (laughter/applause) The only thing that really separates us is age. I'm the oldest. I have fewer future opportunities, so I'll accept this with gratitude from SAG, and praise to my fellow actors. Allison gave the whole family, the "West Wing" family, thanks and praise. I can't remember my own name half the time. (laughter) It's the awards season, and, you know, it's a two-edged sword. We're told to remember that the higher the monkey climbs, the more he shows his ass. (laughter/applause) So you're really seeing the worst part of me. (laughter/applause) I don't know what else to say! Oh, my, I will thank Tommy Schlamme and John Wells and Llewellyn Wells and particularly Aaron Sorkin. "The West Wing" is the creation of Aaron Sorkin. We all live in the book and volume of his imagination of his brain, and we spring forth from the measure of his heart, his compassion, his humanity. So he's the guy. When we say "West Wing" on "The West Wing," we mean Aaron Sorkin. He's the reason for our season, both one and two. Personally, I want to thank him more than anyone because of what he has given all of us all the time, every show, every week. And if he doesn't know how much we really love him, stick around, you ain't seen nothin' yet. Thanks so much. (applause)

    • Don Cheadle: (accepting the award for Outstanding Performance By The Cast Of A Motion Picture on behalf of the cast of Traffic) I was asked to speak for our cast -- I don't know why. But in this film there were 135 speaking roles, actually. (applause) And I would like to read every single name now. (laughter) No,but I will hit some highlights: Michael, Catherine, Benicio, Luis, Dennis Quaid, Erika Christensen, Topher Grace, Amy Irving, Jacob Vargas, Cliff Collins, Miguel Ferrer, Steven Bauer, Ben Bratt, D.W. Moffett, Peter Riegert, Tomas Milian, Marisol Sanchez, James Brolin, Albert Finney, Steven Gaghan for giving us the wonderful words. (applause) And of course, the captain of our ship, Steven Soderbergh for shepherding this whole thing. Thank you.

    • Julia Roberts: (accepting award for Best Female Actor in a Motion Picture) Oh it's padded. (referring to award) Set him down. I love Jeff Bridges. We were talking about him at breakfast. (laughter) This is -- freaky. This is -- you know, if this was a prom this would be like the best school ever to go to. (laughter) But it's not, so I'll be serious -- in my own special way. Thank you so much. To be a girl and to enjoy anything that has to do with SAG, you know, you have to figure it's pretty important. (laughter, applause) God, I'm just shaking. And thank you, actors -- just great, great actors -- and now I really feel so much better about my level of talent than I did this afternoon. (laughter) And I appreciate that so much, because I'm not always sure. And it's not just me. There's just so many people. You guys know, I'm a fraud to stand here alone because, God, there's so many people that make me look like I know what I'm doing. And so I - I -- there's all these invisible people behind me that I wish you could see, because they're lovely and they're sweet and they work so hard, and they make what I do look like it's easy. And we all know that it's kind of torture. But, you know, they pay us so much. (laughter) So I just want to thank Steven Soderbergh, my own personal god. And Albert Finney, who's fabulous, and Aaron Eckhart and all the wonderful actors that played -- God bless you, Sam Waterston -- [laughter] who played my children. And in my little homebase, Elaine Goldsmith Thomas and Jeff Berg, my agent, and Marcy Engleman, and everybody that I've ever met in my life. And my sister, Lisa, who knows so many people in SAG, and she said,"I told everybody to vote for you." So Lisa, thank you because it worked! [laughter] And Benjamin, honey -- thank you just for being my best friend and being just the most handsome date a gal could want. So thank you all! (applause)

    • Megan Mullaly (accepting her award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series): I am so busted. [laughs] I was trying to tell Meryl Streep that I love her, which is so queer, and I literally tripped on the stairs. [laughter] So, that’s what I get. That’s what you get for jumpin’ on the bed. [laughter] Anyway … [laughs] [laughter] Everybody here, everybody here in this room has — I’ve drawn so much inspiration from all of you, and learned so much, and just the joy that you’ve brought me -- and everyone -- and really, it’s unbelievable. And the more subtle gifts, even, that you’ve brought, I’d like to try to pay that back to you, or give that back to you now in some infinitesimal way but all I can really say is "thank you." Thank you.

    • Megan Mullally (Accepting her award, she brought Debra Messing up with her): Okay, well I brought Mother Nature with me. Because I couldn’t do the show without Debra and Sean and Eric, they are so amazing. And Debra is so deserving, she’s just a great actress, I hope you all get a chance to work with her some day, it’s a real treat. Other than that, I am absolutely stunned to be standing here, that’s why I brought Debra, so I thought may she could say something about me. ‘Cause I got nothin’. Debra Messing: She’s really, really funny. Megan: How ‘bout that. But my dad was an actor and I struggled for almost 20 years before I got "Will & Grace", and the greatest thing about it is to be able to have a forum to express yourself creatively. I feel so lucky, and I cannot believe that I have been recognized now, three times, by you. And the people out there watching, who aren’t here tonight, all the actors, it is so moving to me. We love our show and Debra, I love you, and Eric and Sean, and we have a good thing. Thank you so much.

    • Meryl Streep: Oh, thank you, thank you, thank you. I’d like to thank Carrie ­ Carrie, Colin and Chris, and all at HBO, for raising the bar for humanity on what we’re allowed to show. Uncomfortable truths, homosexual youth, middle-aged heterosexual glory, Al Pacino’s face, Emma Thompson’s grace, Tony Kushner’s incomparable story. Forgiving Mike Nichols, a truckload of shekels to bring this sweet tale to the masses. Of rose-lipped maidens and light-foot lads, and how quickly all of it passes.

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    Notes (4)

    • This year the Lifetime Achievement Awards was presented to Robert Redford.

    • This was the first year where the ceremony aired on TBS.

    • This was the first year where the award for "Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture" and "Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Television Series" are presented.

    • This is the 14th year in a row the Screen Actors Guild Awards have been held at the Shrine Exposition Center in Los Angeles.

    Trivia (16)

    • This year's Outstanding Performance by a Leading Male Actor (Tom Hanks), a Supporting Male Actor (Martin Landau), and a Supporting Female Actor (Dianne Weist) in a Motion Picture were the same as the Academy Awards winners, and the Golden Globe winners. However Jodie Foster, who won at the SAG's, lost out to Jessica Lange in the Best Actress category at the Academy Awards, and in the Best Actress, Drama category at the Golden Globes.

    • This year the Life Achievement Award was given to Angela Lansbury.

    • Elizabeth Taylor was this year's winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award but was unable to accept it due to her hospitalization.

    • This year the Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Sidney Poitier.

    • Vanessa Redgrave wasn't at the ceremony to pick up her award for Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Television Movie Or Miniseries because she was onstage in London so Ellen Burstyn accepted the award on her behalf.

    • Judi Dench wasn't at the ceremony to accept her award for Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Supporting Role and so presenter Willem Dafoe accepted it on her behalf.

    • Ed Masry wasn't at the ceremony to pick up his award for Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Supporting Role and so Laura Linney and Kate Winslet accepted it on his behalf.

    • Johnny Depp couldn't attend the ceremony so Renee Zellweger accepted the award on his behalf.

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    Allusions (1)

    • Tina Fey: (right after the 30 Rock theme music stops) I'm so excited, because everytime they play that song, my husband gets 15 cents. Her husband is Jeff Richmond, who produces and composes the music for 30 Rock.

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