The Screen Actor's Guild awards

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The Screen Actor's Guild handed out their annual awards last night. In an evening full of long-winded monologues, odd silences, and some genuinely touching speeches, there were a few moments that stood out.

Presenter Terry O'Quinn, who plays Locke on Lost, went on a half serious rant about his "backstabbing schmoozer" costars; winner S. Epatha Merkerson thanked her divorce lawyers; and presenters Peter Graves and Barbara Bain, from the 1960s classic Mission: Impossible, had to read off of a script when, upon accepting the mission, their teleprompter self-destructed. That's entertainment!

Winners:

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Desperate Housewives.

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Lost.

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series: Sean Hayes for Will & Grace.

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series: Felicity Huffman for Desperate Housewives.

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series: Kiefer Sutherland for 24.

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series: Sandra Oh for Grey's Anatomy.

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries: Paul Newman for Empire Falls.

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries: S. Epatha Merkerson for Lackawanna Blues.

All in all, it was a grand night of celebrating one of the most important parts of any movie or TV show, the actor. Do you agree with SAG's choices? Remember, they're professionals.

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I thought Desperate Housewives was listed as a drama for other award shows. Anyone know if that's true? If so, how can they get away with changing it's category?
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I think Megan Mullally should have won for best in comedy ... not felicity huffman, while she's a fantastic actress... i agree with some others in saying i wish they'd stop calling deperate housewives a "comedy". it is funny at times, but seriously what show doesn't have it's lighter moments?
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Thank you SAG for understanding that Will&Grace and 24 and the actors who won are the best!
Long live Jack Bauer =)
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Oh, come on! Where is the cast for Arrested Development's due? Their show got canned, so they need to at least get SOME recognition for their amazing work.
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Oh, come on! Where is the cast for Arrested Development's due? Their show got canned, so they need to at least get SOME recognition for their amazing work.
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Kiefer Sutherland is GREAT in 24. Congratulations :-)
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I think they just choiced what people accepted more..... They didn´t spend much time thinking or seeing to vote for that.
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I agree with all except Desperate Housewives. Jack Bauer Rocks!
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NOT BAD CHOICES I AGREE WITH ALMOST ALL OF THEM EVEN THOUGH I DON'T WATCH SOME OF THE SHOWS.
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Absolutely Arrested should have been best comedy ensemble. It should have won everything that it was up for. It is the best TV show ever, hands down.
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I'm so happy to see that Sean Hayes won! He's so great. I kinda hoped Megan Mullally would also win, she really deserves it because she's so brilliant on Will and Grace!
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Agree with most except arrested development should have won. Congrats to Kiefer Sutherland on his win, he is great as Jack Bauer in 24, believe he really deserves it.
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I was so mad because Joaquin Phoenix did not win for his potrayl of Johnny Cash, I was so ticked off, but I was also happy because Keifer Sutherland won.
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all choices were pretty good though i was praying for once that mariska hargity would win somehing for her hard work. best luck in the future for everyone. :)
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Kiefer sutherland is a worthy winner as 24 is my ultimate all time favourite show. the way that kiefer portrays jack shows the quality as he won the award.
I find that lost may have deserved the award the only problem I find with the show is that it is tending to drag its heels a little bit.
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SAG Awards 2006:
Great disappointement. Where is Huw Lorry? Where is Geena Davis? Where are Heath Ledger, Jake Gildenhall & Brokeback Mountain?
and 'Lost'? Again? so many better shows this year..

Weird.
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I agree with most of the choices but I hate Kiefer Sutherland and Lost so I do not think they sould of won but it is not the people's choice so it does not count.
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I applaud SAG for recognizing Keifer on outstanding work for 24. The show is truly exciting.
I'm happy for Lost, and saddened by the loss of underrated Arrested Development on the Awards as well as on TV.
I've never watched an episode of Desperate Housewives and I'm fine with that.
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all i can say is why didn't mariska hargitay win? that woman deserves many trophies...maybe next year will be her year!
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Yet another award show and yet the same old nominees. Nothing new here. And why does AD keep getting passed up. Definitely should've won the best comedy ensemble. Of course, I could think of 1,000 choices better than DH. Scrubs, The Office. . .
I have to agree with Lost though. One of the best ensembles ever assembled for a TV show, though 24 has put together some good ones.
How about keeping it interesting, though. There's like two shows represented here. The best actor and actress aren't necessarily gonna be on the same show with the best ensemble.
And I'd pick Michael Chiklis over Kiefer Sutherland anyday. Cable is severly underrepresented. Hank Azaria for best actor in a comedy (Huff).
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May have been the worst awards show I've seen in a while. Not only awarding the "popular" nominees with the awards, but also ridiculously dull and sluggish.

Terrible jokes, terrible planning, terrible winners = terrible awards show.

And yes, Arrested Development should have won. Mary Louise-Parker also. Sean Hayes winning best Comedic Actor? Hah. I'm sorry but he's no where near there.
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It is IMO that the honour should have been awarded to 'Arrested Developement' instead of 'Desperate Housewives'.
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Yeah, Kiefer deserves it!! Now he needs an emmy!!
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Congrats to "Lost"! I like that show! :)
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yeah i dotn think they pickd the right one for best actress in a drama series!! it should have been MARISKA HARGITAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I agree with what some have said about the confusion that they thought Desperate Housewives was a comedy?
I know I sound like I'm bashing the show, I've watched it once or twice and I think it's ok, but enough with the hype, the show isn't THAT great.
I also agree, E.L.R (Everybody Loves Raymond) should have won something.
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I was so happy to see that Sean Hayes won an award, however I do feel that Desperate Housewives is WAY over rated and was disappointed that Megan Mullally didn't win.
This is Will and Grace's last season, they should have been more empathetic in that respect.
Also, why wasn't John Ritter recognized in the memorial part of the show?
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No surprises, but that doesn't mean I was happy with the choices. Arrested Development should've won the ensemble award. Every other category almost imitated the Golden Globes.
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Arrested Development should have won for best ensemble in a comedy and Larry Dacid should have won for best male actor in a comedy
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Where exactly is the line between comedy and drama? I'm not sure if Desperate Housewives was properly categorized.
At least Kiefer won.
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Hugh Laurie should have won for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series.
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Yea for lost
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Congrats to Sean Hayes and that joke about "Brokeback Mountain" he made at the awards cracked me up!
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finally something wins other than desperate housewives or lost. i am really glad that some other shows got metioned other than desperate housewives and lost. it's a nice change of pace!! and why can't the WB shows be noticed for a change???!!!
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finally something wins other than desperate housewives or lost. i am really glad that some other shows got metioned other than desperate housewives and lost. it's a nice change of pace!! and why can't the WB shows be noticed for a change???!!!
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I think they could have picked a better winner for Ensemble in a Comedy Series but all the other choices are on the spot.
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I think they could have picked a better winner for Ensemble in a Comedy Series but all the other choices are on the spot.
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I think they could have picked a better winner for Ensemble in a Comedy Series but all the other choices are on the spot.
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I think they could have picked a better winner for Ensemble in a Comedy Series but all the other choices are on the spot.
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arrested on comedy is much better ensemble than DH
Lost is a great win, Kiefer really deserves it
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oh,i knew i forgot something...hell yeah,arrested development definitely should have won the best comedy ensemble.giving it to desperate housewives was the only wrong decision that sag had made
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i think the choices were great. im so happy sean hayes won something for will and grace for there last season.... but i kinda wish that everybody loves raymond won something considering they are done and over with....
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I would generally agree with those but I wish people would STOP calling Desperate Housewives a comedy series. Arrested Development has a better ensemble!
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No surprises. I agree with most of the decisions
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No surprises. I agree with most of the decisions
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Congrats to Sean Hayes! YOU ROCK!!!
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'Arrested' should've won best comedy ensemble...
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congratulations to sean hayes,kiefer sutherland and the magnificent cast of "Lost".they've really deserved it.
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