AWARDS

2009 Screen Actors Guild Awards Winners

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January 26, 2009

Slumdog Millionaire Cast

The winners of the 15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards were announced today via a live telecast on TNT. Sean Penn and Meryl Streep both took top prizes. I'm very happy to see both Penn and Streep win, as they were my own two top choices in their respective categories, and certainly deserved the win. Additionally, Slumdog Millionaire was honored with the Best Ensemble Cast award and The Dark Knight won the Best Ensemble Stunts award. SAG president Alan Rosenberg commented stating that the ceremony "is about celebrating what we do and what we have in common, rather than what divides us."

Full list of nominees and winners can be found below. Winners are highlighted in BOLD.

ACTOR
Richard Jenkins - The Visitor
Frank Langella - Frost/Nixon
Sean Penn - Milk
Brad Pitt - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Mickey Rourke - The Wrestler

ACTRESS
Anne Hathaway - Rachel Getting Married
Angelina Jolie - Changeling
Melissa Leo - Frozen River
Meryl Streep - Doubt
Kate Winslet - Revolutionary Road

SUPPORTING ACTOR
Josh Brolin - Milk
Robert Downey Jr. - Tropic Thunder
Philip Seymour Hoffman - Doubt
Heath Ledger - The Dark Knight
Dev Patel - Slumdog Millionaire

SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Amy Adams - Doubt
Penelope Cruz - Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Viola Davis - Doubt
Taraji P. Henson - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Kate Winslet - The Reader

ENSEMBLE CAST
Doubt
Frost/Nixon
Milk
Slumdog Millionaire
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

ENSEMBLE STUNTS
The Dark Knight
Hellboy II: The Golden Army
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Iron Man
Wanted

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
James Earl Jones

Congrats to all of this year's SAG winners, especially Heath Ledger!

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  • MBD
    Fuck yeah, James Earl Jones.
  • Fuelbot
    Seriously, the little kids in Slumdog Millionaire should be winning awards. With the exception of the Cop and the Host none of the adult actors are really that engaging.
  • Tim "Cloverfield"
    It was a great show! Streep was just in awe that she won and had a very touching comments on her fellow thespians. James Earl was also kick ass! Don't agree with the Slum kids winning awards. Their performances were average at best.
  • Taylor
    How did Mickey Rourke NOT win?
  • Will S.
    @4 I'm in complete agreement. Rourke blows Penn outta the water, as Penn's role wasn't anything outside of a typical biopic performance in my opinion. Good but not great. @3 Slumdog's child actors were phenomenal! I can't think of any better child actors to be honest, as most are poorly directed-That girl from Atonement, Fanning, and numerous others that appear in things other than kid flicks. @2 I think Dev Patel's performance was actually extremely well done. It was a very convincing performance, as the love between Latika and himself didn't exist just on the screen. It resounded throughout the rest of the cast as well as the audience in the theater I was in. When I saw the film back in November, it got a standing ovation after the credits. I've never seen a reaction like that to any film.
  • DinoChow
    I'm glad to see Penn win, though I haven't seen the wrestler...Slumdog rocks, no surprise there...Heath Ledger, hell yeah...my main complaint is that Streep beat Hathaway. Streep was good, but it wasn't a stretch for her. Hathaway had a much harder role and hit it out of the park.
  • Tyler
    Yeah... Rourke was amazing, but so was Penn. His body language was unbelievable. Also, I agree with #6.......I think Hathaway is just being snubbed over and over. She was fucking great in Rachel Getting Married.
  • curiouscaseofredbuttons
    Although I like the G.Globes better as far as Production goes etc, I watched the show but there were a few snubs as well. Have to say that the 2 young "stars" in SlumDog were kinda lame. Can't believe the male lead gets a Nod from the Guild.
  • D-9
    Gary Oldeman's speech for Ledger was awesome.
  • I pretty much agree with the awards and #5 e4 except for Sean Penn, Mickey deserve more and even Mr,Jenkin's acting was very outstanding in The Visitor. But Sean Penn? WTF.
  • 790
    I agree that the kids that played young Jamal and Salim were the best performances in the film. Its too bad Mickeys character wasn't gay, that's the real reason Penn won that trophy. Play a gay or a retard and its almost a guaranteed trophy winner. I sure hope Rourke wins the Oscar!
  • Ok... How is S.A.G.A. different from the oscars again?

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