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SAG Awards: British Dames Julie Andrews & Helen Mirren

Forest Whitaker in The Last King of Scotland
Helen Mirren in The Queen
Forest Whitaker in The Last King of Scotland; Helen Mirren in The Queen (bottom)

The 2007 SAG Award winners were announced on Sunday, Jan. 28.

Pretty much everybody that was expected to win won, from Helen Mirren and Forest Whitaker to Helen Mirren and Jeremy Irons. (Mirren I won for The Queen; Mirren II for the TV production Queen Elizabeth I.)

Little Miss Sunshine was the equally unsurprising best ensemble winner. Following on the heels of its Producers Guild Award victory, the low-budget feel-good comedy of the year is now considered the front-runner for the 2007 Academy Awards.

The problem with that prediction, however, is that Little Miss Sunshine failed to get a best direction nod for Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris. The last movie to win a best film Oscar without having been nominated in the best direction category was Bruce Beresford's Driving Miss Daisy seventeen years ago. Even though Little Miss Sunshine may indeed be on its way to best film Oscar honors, it still faces strong competition on all fronts.

Julie Andrews"If my life is any guide,” SAG Life Achievement winner Julie Andrews said, “the chances are if you work very hard, a piece of good fortune will pass your way, but you'd better be ready for it. So do your homework.”

Well-intentioned “hard work” clichés aside, Andrews' life is surely no guide to the hundreds of thousands of actors the world over who will never have anything even remotely resembling My Fair Lady (stage) or Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music (screen) come their way. But at 71, she does look and sound just fine.

Julie Andrews Photo: Andrew Eccles / SAG

Julie Andrews
Julie Andrews photo by Andrew Eccles

43rd Annual Life Achievement Award: Julie Andrews

THEATRICAL MOTION PICTURES

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

Leonardo DiCaprio / BLOOD DIAMOND – Archer, Warner Bros. Pictures
Ryan Gosling / Half Nelson – Dan Dunne, THINKFilm
Peter O'Toole / VENUS – Maurice, Miramax Films
Will Smith / THE PURSUIT OF HAPPYNESS – Chris Gardner, Sony Pictures
* Forest Whitaker / THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND – Idi Amin, Fox Searchlight Pictures

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

Penélope Cruz / VOLVER – Raimunda, Sony Pictures Classics
Judi Dench / Notes on a Scandal – Barbara Covett, Fox Searchlight Pictures
* Helen Mirren / The Queen – The Queen, Miramax Films.
Meryl Streep / The Devil Wears Prada – Miranda Priestly, 20th Century Fox
Kate Winslet / Little Children – Sarah Pierce, New Line Cinema

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

Alan Arkin / Little Miss Sunshine – Grandpa, Fox Searchlight Pictures
Leonardo DiCaprio / The Departed – Billy, Warner Bros. Pictures
Jackie Earle Haley / Little Children – Ronnie J. McGorvey, New Line Cinema
Djimon Hounsou / BLOOD DIAMOND – Solomon, Warner Bros. Pictures
* Eddie Murphy / DREAMGIRLS – James “Thunder” Early, Paramount Pictures

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role

Adriana Barraza / BABEL – Amelia, Paramount Vantage
Cate Blanchett / Notes on a Scandal – Sheba Hart, Fox Searchlight Pictures
Abigail Breslin / Little Miss Sunshine – Olive, Fox Searchlight Pictures
* Jennifer Hudson / DREAMGIRLS – Effie White, Paramount Pictures
Rinko Kikuchi / BABEL – Chieko, Paramount Vantage

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

BABEL - Paramount Vantage
Adriana Barraza - Amelia
Cate Blanchett - Susan
Gael García Bernal - Santiago
Rinko Kikuchi - Chieko
Brad Pitt - Richard
Kôji Yakusho - Yasujiro

BOBBY - MGM/The Weinstein Company
Harry Belafonte - Nelson
Joy Bryant - Patricia
Nick Cannon - Dwayne
Emilio Estevez - Tim Fallon
Laurence Fishburne - Edward Robinson
Brian Geraghty - Cooper
Heather Graham - Angela
Anthony Hopkins - John Casey
Helen Hunt - Samantha
Joshua Jackson - Wade
David Krumholtz - Phil
Ashton Kutcher - Fisher
Shia LaBoeuf - Jimmy
Lindsay Lohan - Diane
William H. Macy - Paul
Svetlana Metkina - Lenka Janacek
Demi Moore - Virginia Fallon
Freddy Rodriguez - José
Martin Sheen - Jack
Christian Slater - Timmons
Sharon Stone - Miriam
Jacob Vargas - Miguel
Mary Elizabeth Winstead - Susan Taylor
Elijah Wood - William

The Departed - Warner Bros. Pictures
Anthony Anderson - Brown
Alec Baldwin - Ellerby
Matt Damon - Colin
Leonardo DiCaprio - Billy
Vera Farmiga - Madolyn
Jack Nicholson - Costello
Martin Sheen - Queenan
Mark Wahlberg - Dignam
Ray Winstone - Mr. French

DREAMGIRLS - Paramount Pictures
Jamie Foxx - Curtis Taylor, Jr.
Danny Glover - Marty Madison
Jennifer Hudson - Effie White
Beyoncé Knowles - Deena Jones
Sharon Leal - Michelle Morris
Eddie Murphy - James “Thunder” Early
Keith Robinson - C.C. White
Anika Noni Rose - Lorrell Robinson

* Little Miss Sunshine - Fox Searchlight Pictures
Alan Arkin - Grandpa
Abigail Breslin - Olive
Steve Carell - Frank
Toni Collette - Sheryl
Paul Dano - Dwayne
Greg Kinnear - Richard

 

PRIMETIME TELEVISION

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries

Thomas Haden Church / BROKEN TRAIL – Tom Harte, AMC
Robert Duvall / BROKEN TRAIL – Print Ritter, AMC
* Jeremy Irons / ELIZABETH I – Earl of Leicester, HBO
William H. Macy / NIGHTMARES & DREAMSCAPES – Clyde Umney, TNT
Matthew Perry / THE RON CLARK STORY – Ron Clark, TNT

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries

Annette Bening / MRS. HARRIS – Jean Harris, HBO
Shirley Jones / HIDDEN PLACES – Aunt Batty, Hallmark Channel
Cloris Leachman / MRS. HARRIS – Tarnower's Sister, HBO
* Helen Mirren / ELIZABETH I – Elizabeth I, HBO
Greta Scacchi / BROKEN TRAIL – Nola Johns, AMC

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series

James Gandolfini / THE SOPRANOS – Tony Soprano, HBO
Michael C. Hall / DEXTER – Dexter Morgan, Showtime
* Hugh Laurie / HOUSE – Dr. Gregory House, FOX
James Spader / BOSTON LEGAL – Alan Shore, ABC
Kiefer Sutherland / 24 – Jack Bauer, FOX

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series

Patricia Arquette / MEDIUM – Allison Dubois, NBC
Edie Falco / THE SOPRANOS – Carmela Soprano, HBO
Mariska Hargitay / LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT – Det. Olivia Benson, NBC
Kyra Sedgwick / THE CLOSER – Deputy Chief Brenda Johnson, TNT
* Chandra Wilson / GREY'S ANATOMY – Dr. Miranda Bailey, ABC

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series

* Alec Baldwin / 30 ROCK – Jack Donaghy, NBC
Steve Carell / THE OFFICE – Michael Scott, NBC
Jason Lee / MY NAME IS EARL – Earl Hickey, NBC
Jeremy Piven / ENTOURAGE – Ari Gold, HBO
Tony Shalhoub / MONK – Adrian Monk, USA

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series

* America Ferrera / UGLY BETTY – Betty Suarez, ABC
Felicity Huffman / DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES – Lynette, ABC
Julia Louis-Dreyfus / THE NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE – Christine Campbell, CBS
Megan Mullally / WILL & GRACE – Karen Walker, NBC
Mary-Louise Parker / WEEDS – Nancy Botwin, Showtime
Jaime Pressly / MY NAME IS EARL – Joy, NBC

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series

24 - FOX
Jayne Atkinson - Karen Hayes
Jude Ciccolella - Mike Novick
Roger Cross - Curtis Manning
Gregory Itzin - Charles Logan
Louis Lombardi - Edgar Stiles
James Morrison - Bill Buchanan
Glenn Morshower - Aaron Pierce
Mary Lynn Rajskub - Chloe O'Brian
Kim Raver - Audrey Raines
Jean Smart - Martha Logan
Kiefer Sutherland - Jack Bauer

BOSTON LEGAL - ABC
Rene Auberjonois - Paul Lewiston
Candice Bergen - Shirley Schmidt
Craig Bierko - Jeffrey Coho
Julie Bowen - Denise Bauer
William Shatner - Denny Crane
James Spader - Alan Shore
Mark Valley - Brad Chase

DEADWOOD - HBO
Jim Beaver - Ellsworth
Powers Boothe - Cy Tolliver
Sean Bridgers - Johnny Burns
W. Earl Brown - Dan Dority
Dayton Callie - Charlie Utter
Brian Cox - Jack Langrishe
Kim Dickens - Joanie Stubbs
Brad Dourif - Doc Cochran
Anna Gunn - Martha Bullock
John Hawkes - Sol Starr
Jeffrey Jones - A.W. Merrick
Paula Malcomson - Trixie
Gerald McRaney - George Hearst
Ian McShane - Al Swearengen
Timothy Olyphant - Seth Bullock
Molly Parker - Alma Garret
Leon Rippy - Tom Nuttall
William Sanderson - E.B. Farnum
Brent Sexton - Harry Young
Bree Seanna Wall - Sofia Metz
Robin Weigert - Calamity Jane
Titus Welliver - Silas Adams

* GREY'S ANATOMY - ABC
Justin Chambers - Alex Karev
Eric Dane - Mark Sloan
Patrick Dempsey - Derek Shepherd
Katherine Heigl - Isobel “Izzie” Stevens
T.R. Knight - George O'Malley
Sandra Oh - Cristina Yang
James Pickens, Jr. - Richard Webber
Ellen Pompeo - Meredith Grey
Sara Ramirez - Callie Torres
Kate Walsh - Addison Montgomery Shepherd
Isaiah Washington - Preston Burke
Chandra Wilson - Miranda Bailey

THE SOPRANOS - HBO
Sharon Angela - Rosalie Aprile
Lorraine Bracco - Dr. Jennifer Melfi
Max Casella - Benny Fazio
Dominic Chianese - Corrado “Junior” Soprano
Edie Falco - Carmela Soprano
James Gandolfini - Tony Soprano
Joseph R. Gannascoli - Vito Spatafore
Dan Grimaldi - Patsy Parisi
Robert Iler - Anthony Soprano, Jr.
Michael Imperioli - Christopher Moltisanti
Steven R. Schirripa - Bobby “Bacala” Baccalieri
Jamie Lynn Sigler - Meadow Soprano
Tony Sirico - Paulie “Walnuts” Gaultieri
Aida Turturro - Janice Soprano-Baccalieri
Steven Van Zandt - Silvio Dante
Frank Vincent - Phil Leotardo

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series

DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES - ABC
Andrea Bowen - Julie Mayer
Mehcad Brooks - Matthew Applewhite
Richard Burgi - Karl Mayer
Ricardo Antonio Chavira - Carlos Solis
Marcia Cross - Bree Hodge
James Denton - Mike Delfino
Teri Hatcher - Susan Mayer
Josh Henderson - Austin McCann
Zane Huett - Parker Scavo
Felicity Huffman - Lynette Scavo
Kathryn Joosten - Mrs. McCluskey
Nashawn Kearse - Caleb Applewhite
Brent Kinsman - Preston Scavo
Shane Kinsman - Porter Scavo
Joy Lauren - Danielle Van De Kamp
Eva Longoria - Gabrielle Solis
Kyle MacLachlan - Orson Hodge
Laurie Metcalf - Carolyn Bigsby
Shawn Pyfrom - Andrew Van De Kamp
Doug Savant - Tom Scavo
Dougray Scott - Ian Hainsworth
Nicollette Sheridan - Edie Britt
Brenda Strong - Mary Alice Young
Kiersten Warren - Nora
Alfre Woodard - Betty Applewhite

ENTOURAGE - HBO
Kevin Connolly - Eric Murphy
Kevin Dillon - Drama
Jerry Ferrara - Turtle
Adrian Grenier - Vincent Chase
Rex Lee - Lloyd
Debi Mazar - Shauna
Jeremy Piven - Ari Gold
Perrey Reeves - Mrs. Ari

* THE OFFICE - NBC
Leslie David Baker - Stanley Hudson
Brian Baumgartner - Kevin Malone
Steve Carell - Michael Scott
David Denman - Roy Anderson
Jenna Fischer - Pam Beesly
Kate Flannery - Meredith Palmer
Melora Hardin - Jan Levinson
Mindy Kaling - Kelly Kapoor
Angela Kinsey - Angela Martin
John Krasinski - Jim Malpert
Paul Lieberstein - Toby Flenderson
B.J. Novak - Ryan Howard
Oscar Nunez - Oscar Martinez
Phyllis Smith - Phyllis Lapin
Rainn Wilson - Dwight Schrute

UGLY BETTY - ABC
Alan Dale - Bradford Meade
America Ferrera - Betty Suarez
Mark Indelicato - Justin
Ashley Jensen - Christina
Eric Mabius - Daniel Meade
Becki Newton - Amanda
Ana Ortiz - Hilda
Tony Plana - Ignacio
Kevin Sussman - Walter
Michael Urie - Marc
Vanessa Williams - Wilhelmina Slater

WEEDS - SHOWTIME
Martin Donovan - Peter Scottson
Alexander Gould - Shane Botwin
Allie Grant - Isabelle Hodes
Indigo - Vaneeta
Justin Kirk - Andy Botwin
Romany Malco - Conrad Shepard
Andy Milder - Dean Hodes
Kevin Nealon - Doug Wilson
Maulik Pancholy - Sanjay
Mary-Louise Parker - Nancy Botwin
Hunter Parrish - Silas Botwin
Tonye Patano - Heylia Jones
Elizabeth Perkins - Celia Hodes
Eden Sher - Gretchen

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  1. serge

    Was Forest Whitaker the first black man to win a SAG Award for Best Actor?