If there's one thing Hollywood loves, it’s award season. Everyone from the directors to the writers get to have their say, and tonight it was the actors’ turn! This year marked the 19th annual Screen Actors Guild (SAG) awards and the results signaled two things: the Oscar race has tightened up and the TV race is finally about to get interesting.
The 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards aired from the Shrine Exposition in Los Angeles on TBS on Sunday, January 27 at 8 pm EST.
30 Rock Rocks...Again
30 Rock has been on NBC for seven seasons and during that time, Alec Baldwin has been nominated for Best Male Comedic Actor each year. Tonight he won that category for the seventh consecutive time, which aside from marking the longest running winning streak in the history of the Screen Actors Guild Awards, also represents how steadfast the group's voters are when it comes to their TV favorites.
Baldwin's 30 Rock on-screen partner, Tina Fey, also picked up her fourth award tonight for Best Female Comedic Actor after being beat out by Hot In Cleveland scene stealer Betty White for the past two years. Yet it was a different story when it came to Best Comedic Ensemble, as the voters stayed true to Modern Family, which took home the prize for the third consecutive year.
With this year being 30 Rock's final season, it promises to be a whole new race next year.
SAG Shakes Things Up With Drama
For as predictable as SAG voters were in the comedy field, they completely flipped the script in the TV drama categories. While Clare Danes won yet another acting award for her powerful turn on Homeland, Bryan Cranston upset her co-star (and presumed favorite) Damien Lewis to win his first SAG award for his role on Breaking Bad.