14th Screen Actors Guild Awards

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14th SAG Awards

January 27, 2008


Best Cast - Motion Picture:
No Country For Old Men


Best Cast - Drama Series:
The Sopranos
Best Cast - Comedy Series:
The Office

The 14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony, honoring the best in film and television acting achievement for the year 2007, took place on January 27, 2008 and, for the 12th consecutive time was held at the Shrine Exposition Center in Los Angeles, California. It was broadcast live simultaneously by TNT and TBS.

The nominees were announced on December 20, 2007 by Jeanne Tripplehorn and Terrence Howard at Los Angeles' Pacific Design Center's Silver Screen Theater.[1]

Into the Wild received the highest number of nominations among the film categories with four, three for acting and one for ensemble performance.[1] In the television categories The Sopranos, 30 Rock and Ugly Betty had the most nominations with three each.[1]

The 2007 Screen Actors Guild Awards was the first to give awards for Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture and Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Television Series.[2]

The 2007 ceremony celebrated the 75th anniversary of the Screen Actors Guild with historical background and film clips presented in segments introduced by Blair Underwood throughout the ceremony. Charles Durning was presented with an award for Lifetime Achievement following accolades by Denis Leary and Burt Reynolds.

The ceremony was held in the midst of the ongoing Writers Guild of America strike. Because the acting community steadfastly had supported the writers during this period, the WGA granted a waiver on December 11, 2007, to SAG for the awards show, allowing members to attend without having to cross picket lines. While talk of the strike was kept to a minimum, Julie Christie openly acknowledged it in her acceptance speech, commenting, "It's lovely to receive an award from your own union, especially at a time when we're being so forcefully reminded how important unions are." In her acceptance speech, Tina Fey thanked the Screen Actors Guild for its support of the WGA.

After acknowledging the recent death of Heath Ledger, Daniel Day-Lewis dedicated his award to the actor.

Nominees and Recipients[edit]

Film[edit]

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role[edit]

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role[edit]

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role[edit]

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role[edit]

Outstanding Performance by a Cast[edit]

Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble[edit]

Television[edit]

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries[edit]

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in Television Movie or Miniseries[edit]

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series[edit]

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series[edit]

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series[edit]

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series[edit]

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series[edit]

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series[edit]

Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Television Series[edit]

Life Achievement Award[edit]

  • Screen Actors Guild Awards 44th Annual Life Achievement Award:

In Memoriam[edit]

Dennis Leary introduced a previously recorded "In Memoriam" segment which honored the life and career of the great actors who died last year: Merv Griffin, Charles Nelson Reilly, Barbara McNair, Brad Renfro, Janet Blair, Allan Melvin, Lois Nettleton, Tige Andrews, Miyoshi Umeki, George Grizzard, Percy Rodriguez, Ron Carey, Charles Lane, Joey Bishop, Roscoe Lee Browne, Floyd Red Crow Westerman, Johnny Grant, Alice Ghostley, Kitty Carlisle, James T. Callahan, Robert Goulet, Laraine Day, Michael Kidd, Marcel Marceau, Alice Backes, Lee Bergere, Gretchen Wyler, Ian Richardson, Dick Wilson, Barry Nelson, Beverly Sills, Dabbs Greer, Suzanne Pleshette, Tom Poston, Jack Williams, Luciano Pavarotti, Jane Wyman, Betty Hutton, Deborah Kerr and Heath Ledger.

Films with multiple nominations[edit]

Four
Three
Two

Television programs with multiple nominations[edit]

Three
Two

Awards Breakdown[edit]

Film[edit]

Television[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Bruno, Mike (2007-12-20). "The 14th Annual SAG Award Nominations". Entertainment Weekly. Archived from the original on 3 January 2008. Retrieved 2007-12-20. 
  2. ^ "SAG Awards Nominations Page". Archived from the original on 2010-01-18. Retrieved 2008-01-02. 
  3. ^ "Final 14th Annual SAG Awards Recipient Press Release". Screen Actors Guild. 2008-01-27. Archived from the original on May 9, 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-27.