Comedy series 30 ROCK was a triple winner at the Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday night (25Jan09), but Hollywood was toasting SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE and Heath Ledger.
After claiming gold at the Golden Globe Awards and Producers Guild Awards, director Danny Boyle's acclaimed movie was named the Best Film at the SAGs - making it a clear favourite for the big prize at the Oscars in a month (22Feb09).
Meanwhile, Kate Winslet's amazing 2009 continued as she claimed a Best Supporting Actress accolade for her role in The Reader, and Ledger, who recently landed a Golden Globe, was again posthumously honoured for his work as The Joker in The Dark Knight.
The tragic star's co-star Gary Oldman admitted he was "quite emotional" as he stepped up to accept Ledger's honour. Oldman called the Aussie an "extraordinary young man with an extraordinary talent."
The Dark Knight was among the night's double winners after claiming the Best Stunt Ensemble prior to the actual start of the prizegiving.
Meryl Streep and Sean Penn claimed the SAGs for Best Actress and Actor respectively.
The full list of winners is:
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actress in a Comedy Series - Tina Fey (30 Rock) Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series - Alec Baldwin (30 Rock) Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in A Comedy Series - 30 Rock
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series - Hugh Laurie (House) Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series - Sally Field (Brothers + Sisters) Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series - Mad Men
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a TV Movie/Miniseries - Laura Linney (John Adams) Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a TV Movie/Miniseries - Paul Giamatti (John Adams) Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role - Sean Penn (Milk) Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role - Heath Ledger (The Dark Knight) Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role - Meryl Streep (Doubt) Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role - Kate Winslet (The Reader) Outstanding Performance by a Cast in A Motion Picture - Slumdog Millionaire
Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture - The Dark Knight
Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a TV Series - Heroes
Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award - James Earl Jones.