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The 15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Award, honoring the best achievements in film and television performances for the year 2008, were presented on January 25, 2009. The ceremony was held at the Shrine Exposition Center in Los Angeles, California for the thirteenth consecutive year. It was broadcast live simultaneously by TNT and TBS.

The nominees were announced on December 18, 2008 by Angela Bassett and Eric McCormack at Los Angeles' Pacific Design Center's Silver Screen Theater.

Doubt received the highest number of nominations among the film categories with five, four for individual performances and one for ensemble performance. In the television categories, Boston Legal, 30 Rock, John Adams, Mad Men and The Closer had the most nominations with three each.

The biggest winner of the evening was 30 Rock, which won in all three categories in which it was nominated. The Dark Knight won the most film awards, winning in both categories in which it was nominated.

Nominees and winners



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  • James Earl Jones

Film

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

  • Richard Jenkins â€" The Visitor as Walter Vale
  • Frank Langella â€" Frost/Nixon as Richard Nixon
  • Sean Penn â€" Milk as Harvey Milk
  • Brad Pitt â€" The Curious Case of Benjamin Button as Benjamin Button
  • Mickey Rourke â€" The Wrestler as Randy "The Ram" Robinson

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

  • Anne Hathaway â€" Rachel Getting Married as Kym
  • Angelina Jolie â€" Changeling as Christine Collins
  • Melissa Leo â€" Frozen River as Ray Eddy
  • Meryl Streep â€" Doubt as Sister Aloysius Beauvier
  • Kate Winslet â€" Revolutionary Road as April Wheeler

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Josh Brolin â€" Milk as Dan White
  • Robert Downey, Jr. â€" Tropic Thunder as Kirk Lazarus
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman â€" Doubt as Father Flynn
  • Heath Ledger â€" The Dark Knight as The Joker (posthumous)
  • Dev Patel â€" Slumdog Millionaire as Jamal Malik

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Amy Adams â€" Doubt as Sister James
  • Penélope Cruz â€" Vicky Cristina Barcelona as María Elena
  • Viola Davis â€" Doubt as Mrs. Miller
  • Taraji P. Henson â€" The Curious Case of Benjamin Button as Queenie
  • Kate Winslet â€" The Reader as Hanna Schmitz

Outstanding Performance by a Cast

  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • Doubt
  • Frost/Nixon
  • Milk
  • Slumdog Millionaire
    • Rubina Ali
    • Tanay Chheda
    • Ashutosh Lobo Gajiwala
    • Azharuddin Mohammed Ismail
    • Anil Kapoor
    • Irrfan Khan
    • Ayush Mahesh Khedekar
    • Tanvi Ganesh Lonkar
    • Madhur Mittal
    • Dev Patel
    • Freida Pinto

Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble

  • The Dark Knight
  • Hellboy II: The Golden Army
  • Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
  • Iron Man
  • Wanted

Television

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

  • Ralph Fiennes â€" Bernard and Doris as Bernard Lafferty
  • Paul Giamatti â€" John Adams as John Adams
  • Kevin Spacey â€" Recount as Ron Klain
  • Kiefer Sutherland â€" 24: Redemption as Jack Bauer
  • Tom Wilkinson â€" John Adams as Benjamin Franklin

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in Television Movie or Miniseries

  • Laura Dern â€" Recount as Katherine Harris
  • Laura Linney â€" John Adams as Abigail Adams
  • Shirley MacLaine â€" Coco Chanel as Coco Chanel
  • Phylicia Rashad â€" A Raisin in the Sun as Lena Younger
  • Susan Sarandon â€" Bernard and Doris as Doris Duke

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series

  • Michael C. Hall â€" Dexter as Dexter Morgan
  • Jon Hamm â€" Mad Men as Don Draper
  • Hugh Laurie â€" House as Gregory House
  • William Shatner â€" Boston Legal as Denny Crane
  • James Spader â€" Boston Legal as Alan Shore

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series

  • Sally Field â€" Brothers & Sisters as Nora Walker
  • Mariska Hargitay â€" Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as Det. Olivia Benson
  • Holly Hunter â€" Saving Grace as Grace Hanadarko
  • Elisabeth Moss â€" Mad Men as Peggy Olson
  • Kyra Sedgwick â€" The Closer as Det. Brenda Leigh Johnson

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series

  • Alec Baldwin â€" 30 Rock as Jack Donaghy
  • Steve Carell â€" The Office as Michael Scott
  • David Duchovny â€" Californication as Hank Moody
  • Jeremy Piven â€" Entourage as Ari Gold
  • Tony Shalhoub â€" Monk as Adrian Monk

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series

  • Christina Applegate â€" Samantha Who? as Samantha Newly
  • America Ferrera â€" Ugly Betty as Betty Suarez
  • Tina Fey â€" 30 Rock as Liz Lemon
  • Mary-Louise Parker â€" Weeds as Nancy Botwin
  • Tracey Ullman â€" Tracey Ullman's State of the Union as various characters

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series

  • Boston Legal
  • Dexter
  • House
  • Mad Men
    • Bryan Batt
    • Alison Brie
    • Michael Gladis
    • Jon Hamm
    • Aaron Hart
    • Christina Hendricks
    • January Jones
    • Vincent Kartheiser
    • Mark Moses
    • Elisabeth Moss
    • Kiernan Shipka
    • John Slattery
    • Rich Sommer
    • Aaron Staton
  • The Closer

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series

  • Desperate Housewives
  • Entourage
  • The Office
  • 30 Rock
    • Scott Adsit
    • Alec Baldwin
    • Katrina Bowden
    • Tina Fey
    • Judah Friedlander
    • Jane Krakowski
    • Jack McBrayer
    • Tracy Morgan
    • Maulik Pancholy
    • Keith Powell
  • Weeds

Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Television Series

  • Friday Night Lights
  • Heroes
  • Prison Break
  • The Closer
  • The Unit

In Memoriam


15th Screen Actors Guild Awards

Susan Sarandon introduced a previously recorded "In Memoriam" segment which pay tribute to the actors who died last year: Charlton Heston, Ivan Dixon, Kim Chan, Don S. Davis, Majel Barrett, David Groh, Stanley Kamel, Harvey Korman, Edie Adams, Paul Scofield, Mel Ferrer, Sam Bottoms, Cyd Charisse, Robert Prosky, Robert DoQui, Don LaFontaine, Patrick McGoohan, Christopher Allport, Dick Martin, Paul Benedict, Gil Stratton, Beverly Garland, Sydney Pollack, Isaac Hayes, Evelyn Keyes, Barry Morse, John Phillip Law, Ruth Cohen, Ricardo Montalbán, Augusta Dabney, George Furth, Van Johnson, Bernie Mac, Pat Hingle, Don Galloway, George Carlin, Richard Widmark, Estelle Getty, Bernie Hamilton, Roy Scheider, Eartha Kitt, Nina Foch and Paul Newman.

Films with multiple nominations


15th Screen Actors Guild Awards
Five
  • Doubt (won one)
Three
  • Milk (won one)
  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Two
  • The Dark Knight (won two)
  • Frost/Nixon
  • Slumdog Millionaire (won one)

The Reader also won one award.

Television programs with multiple nominations



Three
  • Boston Legal
  • The Closer
  • John Adams (won two)
  • Mad Men (won one)
  • 30 Rock (won three)
Two
  • Bernard and Doris
  • Dexter
  • Entourage
  • House (won one)
  • The Office
  • Recount
  • Weeds

References



External links



  • SAG Awards official site
  • Newsday


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