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Slumdog Millionaire Wins At SAG Awards January 26, 2009 1:03 am

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Movies, News, SAG Awards, Slumdog Millionaire, Television.
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saglogo-012609Slumdog Millionaire won yet another award, this time SAG’s top award for ensemble cast last night at the 15th Annual Screen Actor’s Guild Awards.

“I just hope that I don’t wake up tomorrow and someone says ‘Hey you were dreaming,'” the film’s Freida Pinto said backstage.

In the night’s other categories, Meryl Streep of Doubt and Sean Penn of Milk took lead actor honors. Kate Winslet won the supporting actress prize for The Reader, while Heath Ledger became the first posthumous SAG winner for his supporting role as The Joker in The Dark Knight.  Co-star Gary Oldman accepted the award on his behalf:

“It is a great honor to be asked to accept this award on behalf of Heath Ledger,” he said. “He was an extraordinary young man and an extraordinary talent.”

On the TV side, AMC’s Mad Men was named best drama and NBC’s 30 Rock took top comedy honors, while Hugh Laurie of House and Sally Field of Brothers & Sisters took best actor honors on the drama side and 30 Rock’s Alec Baldwin and Tina Fey took top honors on the comedy side.

Click through the jump to see a complete list of the night’s winners. (more…)


Slumdog Millionaire Top Movie, Mad Men and 30 Rock Take TV Honors at PGAs January 25, 2009 6:26 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Movies, News, PGA, Slumdog Millionaire, Television.
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goldenglobesslumdogmillionaire-011109Producer Christian Colson accepted the Darryl F. Zanuck Producer of the Year Award for Slumdog Millionaire, as the Mumbai-set drama bested fellow nominees The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Dark Knight, Frost/Nixon and Milk to take the top film honors last night at the PGA’s annual gala at the Hollywood Palladium.

“We are excited and delighted by the fact that our film continues to be embraced here in the U.S.,” Colson told the packed ballroom at the end of the two-hour ceremony. “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.”

On the television side, AMC’s Mad Men and NBC’s 30 Rock earned wins in the drama and comedy categories, while HBO’s John Adams won in the longform category.

A complete list of all the winners follows after the jump. (more…)