Biopics Lead The Way At Sags

Biopics including WALK THE LINE, CAPOTE and CINDERELLA MAN led the way at the Screen Actor's Guild (SAG) Awards last night (29JAN06), with stars REESE WITHERSPOON, PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN and PAUL GIAMATTI picking up acting honours.

Witherspoon picked up Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Leading Role for her performance as JUNE CARTER CASH in Walk The Line, while Hoffman won the male lead acting gong for playing author TRUMAN CAPOTE in Capote.

A modest Witherspoon said, "Oh my God, y'all. Sometimes, I can't just shake the feeling that I'm just a little girl from Tennessee."

Hoffman offered to share his award with his Capote co-stars, declaring, "It's important to say that actors can't act alone, it's impossible. What we have to do is support each other. Actors have to have each others' backs. It's the only way to act well is when you know the other actor has your back, and these actors had my back, and I hope they know I had theirs."

Meanwhile, pregnant RACHEL WEISZ followed her recent Golden Globe win with another supporting acting award for THE CONSTANT GARDENER, while Giamatti garnered a supporting trophy for Cinderella Man.

The only TV show or movie to win more than one award at the Los Angeles ceremony was DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES, which was named Outstanding Performance By An Ensemble In A Comedy Series and Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Comedy Series for FELICITY HUFFMAN, who adds her trophy to her Emmy and a Golden Globe for her film TRANSAMERICA.

WILL + GRACE star SEAN HAYES helped make the ending of the long-running show this year (06) bittersweet after being named Best Actor In A Comedy. The funnyman joked about last night's shock loser BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN, saying, "First of all, I would like to thank (director) ANG LEE for taking a chance on me. I know everyone in Hollywood knows it's such a risk to play a gay character."

Former child star SHIRLEY TEMPLE BLACK received her Lifetime Achievement Award from 11-year-old DAKOTA FANNING and JAMIE LEE CURTIS, and played down her acting achievements.

Temple Black said, "I think I was in the right place at the right time. When I was three years old, I was delighted to be told I was an actress, even though I didn't know what an actress was. (To those) who want to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award - start early."

The full list of winners at the SAG Awards is:

THEATRICAL MOTION PICTURES

Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Leading Role: PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN - CAPOTE

Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Leading Role: REESE WITHERSPOON - WALK THE LINE

Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Supporting Role: PAUL GIAMATTI - CINDERELLA MAN

Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Supporting Role: RACHEL WEISZ - THE CONSTANT GARDENER

Outstanding Performance By A Cast In A Motion Picture: CRASH

PRIMETIME TELEVISION

Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Television Movie Or Mini-series: PAUL NEWMAN - EMPIRE FALLS

Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Television Movie Or Mini-series: S EPATHA MERKERSON - LACKAWANNA BLUES

Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Drama Series: KIEFER SUTHERLAND - 24

Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Drama Series: SANDRA OH - GREY'S ANATOMY

Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Comedy Series: SEAN HAYES - WILL + GRACE

Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Comedy Series: FELICITY HUFFMAN - DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES

Outstanding Performance By An Ensemble In A Drama Series: LOST

Outstanding Performance By An Ensemble In A Comedy Series: DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES

Screen Actors Guild Awards 42nd Annual Lifetime Achievement Award: SHIRLEY TEMPLE BLACK.


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