Sigourney Weaver, Kate Hudson & Eli Roth: SAG Awards

Jessica Lange Jeff Bridges

Jessica Lange, Jeff Bridges and wife Susan. Lange and Bridges co-starred in Dino de Laurentiis' 1976 version of King Kong, which was deemed much inferior to the original. Despite the film's box office success (though somewhat less than expected), Lange was all but unemployable for the next few years. Things began looking up for her again following a supporting role in Bob Fosse's Oscar-nominated All That Jazz (1979). She really came into her own as an actress in Bob Rafelson's The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981), in which she co-starred with Jack Nicholson.

This year, Lange was up for a SAG Award for best actress in a television movie or miniseries for her performance in Grey Gardens. Her co-star, Drew Barrymore, was the winner in that category.

George Clooney was nominated for a SAG Award for Jason Reitman's well-received comedy-drama Up in the Air, in which he plays a professional corporate-downsizer. Anna Kendrick and Vera Farmiga are his co-stars. In the photo below, Clooney has his hands on the shoulders of Sigourney Weaver, one of the stars of James Cameron's Avatar and a SAG Award nominee for Russell Mulcahy's television movie Prayers for Bobby, in which she plays the devout Christian mother of a gay teenager (Ryan Kelley).

Photos: Courtesy of the Screen Actors Guild

George Clooney, Sigourney Weaver

George Clooney, Sigourney Weaver

Felicity Huffman, Alec Baldwin

At the SAG Awards ceremony, Felicity Huffman had some trouble reading the teleprompter, as she apparently couldn't find her glasses. She also had some trouble remembering her speech at the Golden Globes last week, but that turned out to be more entertaining than the majority of film-award presentations and introductions.

Alec Baldwin (above, with Huffman) won the best actor in a comedy series SAG Award for the fourth consecutive year. 30 Rock, however, lost out the Actor for best ensemble in a comedy series to the cast of Glee. The same thing happened at the Golden Globes last week.

Diane Kruger, who plays an actress and anti-Nazi spy in Inglourious Basterds, and co-star Eli Roth hold their Actor statuettes for best cast in a motion picture. Quentin Tarantino's World War II drama was by far the biggest box office success among the five SAG Award nominees in that category. Roth is also a director-writer-producer: Hostel (2005) and Hostel: Part II (2007) are two of his credits.

Photos: Courtesy of the Screen Actors Guild

Diane Kruger, Eli Roth

Diane Kruger, Eli Roth

Justin Timberlake, Kate Hudson

Justin Timberlake and Kate Hudson handed out the Actor for best actor in a television comedy series to Alec Baldwin at the 2010 SAG Awards ceremony held this past Saturday, Jan. 23. Timberlake wasn't up for anything, but Hudson received a SAG Award nomination for being part of the Nine ensemble. Others in the cast of Rob Marshall's musical are Marion Cotillard, Daniel Day-Lewis, Penélope Cruz, Judi Dench, Sophia Loren, and Fergie. The only cast member to receive an individual nod was Penélope Cruz, for best supporting actress. She lost to Precious' Mo'Nique.

Betty White (below) received the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award. Previous winners include James Earl Jones, Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward, Shirley Temple, and Julie Andrews. White's trophy was given to her by Sandra Bullock. Both actresses worked together in the summer hit comedy The Proposal.

Photos: Courtesy of the Screen Actors Guild

Betty White

Betty White

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