'Slumdog Millionaire,' '30 Rock' Take Home SAG Awards
Sean Penn, Meryl Streep also honored; good night for network TV
"Slumdog Millionaire" won the award for best ensemble in a motion picture, continuing its recent string of awards success (the movie also won the Producers Guild of America honor for best picture over the weekend). The film won the cast honor despite receiving only one individual nomination from the actors guild, for Dev Patel.
Oscar winners Sean Penn and Meryl Streep took home the awards for lead acting for their roles in "Milk" and " Doubt," respectively. Heath Ledger picked up another posthumous honor for " The Dark Knight," which co-star Gary Oldman accepted on his behalf.
James Earl Jones was honored with the guild's lifetime achievement award.
In the TV categories, network shows had a leg up on cable, which hasn't often been the case in recent awards-show history. Paul Giamatti and Laura Linney each picked up another award for HBO's " John Adams," and AMC's "Mad Men" won the best drama ensemble honor, but actors on network shows won the other categories. NBC's "30 Rock" made a clean sweep of the comedy series categories.
Here's the full list of winners:
Lead male: Sean Penn, "Milk"
Lead female: Meryl Streep, "Doubt"
Supporting male: Heath Ledger, "The Dark Knight"
Supporting female: Kate Winslet, "The Reader"
Ensemble: "Slumdog Millionaire"
Stunt ensemble: "The Dark Knight"
Male actor, TV movie/miniseries: Paul Giamatti, "John Adams"
Female actor, TV movie/miniseries: Laura Linney, John Adams"
Male actor, drama series: Hugh Laurie, "House"
Female actor, drama series: Sally Field, " Brothers & Sisters"
Male actor, comedy series: Alec Baldwin, "30 Rock"
Female actor, comedy series: Tina Fey, "30 Rock"
Drama series ensemble: "Mad Men"
Comedy series ensemble: "30 Rock"
Stunt ensemble: "Heroes"