ABC Takes Most SAG Awards

Jan 29, 2007  •  Post A Comment

ABC won the most Screen Actors Guild awards Sunday with three, followed closely behind by NBC and HBO, which each garnered two.

The cast of ABC’s top-rated hospital drama “Grey’s Anatomy” won for outstanding performance by an ensemble in a drama series. Newcomer America Ferrera won for ABC’s telenovela “Ugly Betty,” defeating last year’s SAG winner Felicity Huffman, who was nominated again for “Desperate Housewives.”

NBC’s “The Office” took home the award for outstanding performance by an ensemble in a comedy series. “Desperate Housewives,” which won last year’s award, came up empty handed, as did Golden Globe winner “Ugly Betty,” “Weeds,” and “Entourage.”

Outstanding performance by a male actor in a comedy series went to Alec Baldwin for NBC’s “30 Rock.” “House’s” Hugh Laurie won for outstanding male actor in a drama series.

This year’s SAG award recipients in many categories tracked the winners of the Golden Globes, which are handed out by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Five of this year’s SAG winners each earned awards in similar categories at the Globes earlier this month. The SAG Awards can signal likely Emmy nominations.

ABC’s third SAG award went to Chandra Wilson for outstanding performance by a female actor in a drama series for her role as sassy surgeon Dr. Miranda Bailey in “Grey’s Anatomy.”

“It’s about those 10 actors over there, and the other one in rehab,” she said during her acceptance speech, referencing co-star Isaiah Washington’s stint in a rehab facility to work on homophobia issues. The gag drew laughs from the audience.

Helen Mirren and Jeremy Irons took home awards for best female and male actor in a television movie or miniseries for HBO’s “Elizabeth I.”

The 13th Annual SAG Awards were held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles and aired on TBS and TNT.

(Editor: Baumann)