Oscar 2009: Screen Actors Guild Awards

"Inglourious Basterds,” which was overshadowed by “Avatar” and “The Hurt Locker” at last weekend’s awards shows, regrouped and made its awards season stand at the 16th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Saturday night.

The revisionist World War II tale, written and directed by Quentin Tarantino, earned the top film prize for its acting ensemble at the ceremonies held at the Shrine Exposition Center in Los Angeles.

The film, produced by the Weinstein Co. and Universal Pictures, also scooped up an expected supporting actor award for Christoph Waltz.

Otherwise, when it came to the individual film acting prizes, the 120,000-member guild followed the lead of the Critics Choice Awards and the Golden Globes, handing out trophies to Sandra Bullock for “The Blind Side,” Jeff Bridges for “Crazy Heart,” Mo’Nique for “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire” and Waltz. All four were also first-time SAG Award winners.

The TV winners were almost a complete repeat of the Golden Globes as well.
 
Fox's hot new musical comedy “Glee” and AMC's “Mad Men” again took the top series prizes, Julianna Margulies of CBS' “The Good Wife” and Michael C. Hall of Showtime's “Dexter” repeated as best drama actors, Alec Baldwin of NBC's “30 Rock” as best comedy actor, and Drew Barrymore and Kevin Bacon as best actors in a movie or miniseries for their starring turns in HBO's “Grey Gardens” and “Taking Chance,” respectively.
 
The only difference came in the best actress in a comedy series category where Golden Globe winner Toni Collette of Showtime's “United States of Tara,” who also won the Emmy in September,” lost out to Tina Fey of “30 Rock.”