Slumdog Adds To Its Awards Haul
Extending its lead in the Oscar race, Slumdog Millionaire received the top honor at the Producers Guild of America's awards ceremony on Saturday. Accepting the Darryl F. Zanuck Producer of the Year Award, British producer Christian Colson remarked, as reported by Daily Variety, "Some could argue that this is the film that shouldn't even have been made. There were no stars.... The budget was low, but not low enough. It was in Hindi. It was rated R. It wasn't possible to pitch in 20 words or less." Meanwhile, the Screen Actors Guild Sunday night also gave Slumdog its top award ("Best Ensemble Cast"). SAG selected Sean Penn as best actor for his performance in Milk and Meryl Streep as best actress for hers in Doubt. The late Heath Ledger was named best supporting actor for The Dark Night and Kate Winslet landed the best supporting female actor award for The Reader.