15th Screen Actors Guild Awards

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15th Screen Actors Guild Awards
Awarded for Outstanding motion picture and primetime television performances
Date January 25, 2009 (2009-01-25)
Location Shrine Auditorium
Los Angeles, California
Country United States
Presented by Screen Actors Guild
First awarded 1995
Website www.sagawards.org
Television/radio coverage
Network TNT and TBS
simultaneous broadcast

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.

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

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.

Winners and nominees

Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface.

Sean Penn, Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role winner
Meryl Streep, Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role winner
Heath Ledger, Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role winner
Kate Winslet, Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role winner
Paul Giamatti, Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie winner
Laura Linney, Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie winner
Hugh Laurie, Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series winner
Sally Field, Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series winner
Alec Baldwin, Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series winner
Tina Fey, Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series winner

Screen Actors Guild 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 in a Motion Picture
Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture

Television

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

Susan Sarandon introduced a previously recorded "In Memoriam" segment which pay tribute to the actors who died last year:

References

  1. ^ O'Neil, Tom (2008-12-18). "SAG Awards nominations embrace Brangelina, snub Leo". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on 21 December 2008. Retrieved 2008-12-18. 
  2. ^ "'Doubt' Tops SAG Pack". CBS News. 2008-12-18. Archived from the original on 29 January 2011. Retrieved 22 January 2011. 

External links

  • SAG Awards official site
  • Newsday
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