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15th Screen Actors Guild Awards

15th SAG Awards

January 25, 2009


Best Cast - Motion Picture:
Slumdog Millionaire


Best Cast - Drama Series:
Mad Men
Best Cast - Comedy Series:
30 Rock

The 15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Award, honoring the best achievements in film and television performances for the year 2008, were presented on January 25, 2009. The ceremony was held at the Shrine Exposition Center in Los Angeles, California for the thirteenth consecutive year. It was broadcast live simultaneously by TNT and TBS.

The nominees were announced on December 18, 2008 by Angela Bassett and Eric McCormack at Los Angeles' Pacific Design Center's Silver Screen Theater.[1]

Doubt received the highest number of nominations among the film categories with five, four for individual performances and one for ensemble performance.[2] In the television categories, Boston Legal, 30 Rock, John Adams, Mad Men and The Closer had the most nominations with three each.[1][3]

The biggest winner of the evening was 30 Rock, which won in all three categories in which it was nominated. The Dark Knight won the most film awards, winning in both categories in which it was nominated.

Nominees and winners

Screen Actors Guild 45th Annual Life Achievement Award

Film

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role

Outstanding Performance by a Cast

Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble

Television

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in Television Movie or Miniseries

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series

Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Television Series

In Memoriam

Richard Widmark, Estelle Getty, Bernie Hamilton, Roy Scheider, Eartha Kitt, Nina Foch and Paul Newman.

Films with multiple nominations

Five
Three
Two

The Reader also won one award.

Television programs with multiple nominations

Three
Two

References

  1. ^ a b "15th SAG Awards Nominations Press Release".  
  2. ^ O'Neil, Tom (2008-12-18). "SAG Awards nominations embrace Brangelina, snub Leo".  
  3. ^ Doubt' Tops SAG Pack"'". CBS News. 2008-12-18. Archived from the original on 29 January 2011. Retrieved 22 January 2011. 
  4. ^ a b http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5j3yZbIqVv5nKFc6ZUSMoQVBuGYLgD95UGHL04

External links

  • SAG Awards official site
  • Newsday
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