2009 Screen Actors Guild Awards Winners
by Alex Billington
January 26, 2009
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.
Richard Jenkins - The Visitor
Frank Langella - Frost/Nixon
Sean Penn - Milk
Brad Pitt - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Mickey Rourke - The Wrestler
Anne Hathaway - Rachel Getting Married
Angelina Jolie - Changeling
Melissa Leo - Frozen River
Meryl Streep - Doubt
Kate Winslet - Revolutionary Road
Josh Brolin - Milk
Robert Downey Jr. - Tropic Thunder
Philip Seymour Hoffman - Doubt
Heath Ledger - The Dark Knight
Dev Patel - Slumdog Millionaire
Amy Adams - Doubt
Penelope Cruz - Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Viola Davis - Doubt
Taraji P. Henson - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Kate Winslet - The Reader
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
Hellboy II: The Golden Army
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
James Earl Jones
Congrats to all of this year's SAG winners, especially Heath Ledger!
Reader Feedback - 12 Comments
Fuck yeah, James Earl Jones.
MBD on Jan 26, 2009
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.
Fuelbot on Jan 26, 2009
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.
Tim "Cloverfield" on Jan 26, 2009
How did Mickey Rourke NOT win?
Taylor on Jan 26, 2009
@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.
Will S. on Jan 26, 2009
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.
DinoChow on Jan 26, 2009
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.
Tyler on Jan 26, 2009
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.
curiouscaseofredbuttons on Jan 26, 2009
Gary Oldeman's speech for Ledger was awesome.
D-9 on Jan 26, 2009
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.
Dexter on Jan 26, 2009
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!
790 on Jan 27, 2009
Ok... How is S.A.G.A. different from the oscars again?
Hand Knotted Rugs on Feb 26, 2009
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