Sag Hands Out Awards, Is Quiet About Strike
At Sunday night's SAG awards, Tina Fey was the only performer who alluded to the stalemated dispute with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers when she accepted the "best female actor" award in the TV comedy category. She remarked that one day her young daughter Alice will "be old enough to watch 30 Rock reruns on the Internet ... and she'll look up at me and say, 'What do you mean you don't get residuals for this.'" Chicago Sun-Times TV columnist Bill Zwecker quoted an unnamed SAG insider as saying that actors on both sides of the dispute had been urged to "put aside the union issues for the night." Even on the red carpet, Zwecker said, publicists and SAG officials "firmly discouraged" questions about a possible strike. The top TV awards -- for ensemble cast -- went to Mad Men for drama and 60 Rock for comedy. Paul Giamatti and Laura Linney won the top individual acting awards in a miniseries or TV movie for their performances in HBO's John Adams; in the drama category, Hugh Laurie won for Fox's House and Sally Field for ABC's Brothers & Sisters ; and in the comedy category Alec Baldwin joined Fey as he took the best male actor award for NBC's 60 Rock.