13th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Results and Commentary (2007)
- Date of Ceremony: Sunday, January 28, 2007
- For performances seen in: 2006
Welcome to DigitalHit.com’s coverage of the 13th Annual SAG Awards.
8:02 PM ET
The show starts off with actors talking about their beginnings: William Shatner, Jada Pinkett Smith, Marg Helgenberger, Freddy Rodriguez, Vanessa Williams, Shirley Jones.
8:04 PM ET
Ashton Kutcher is tonight’s first presenter. He’s handing out Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries. And the Actor goes to Helen Mirren for Elizabeth I.
“Thank you so much. I’m so proud… I love this award more than any other awards…I think especially being a Brit, you know, American film acting has always inspired us and influenced us, and impressed us — or me anyway. I’ve always looked to American film actors to teach me how to do it basically.” – Helen Mirren
8:08 PM ET
Up next is Alan Arkin, who is presenting a clip for the ensemble nominated Little Miss Sunshine.
8:10 PM ET
Forest Whitaker and America Ferrera take to the stage. “So you’re Ugly Betty,” says Forest. “More like America the Beautiful.” They’re presenting Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries. And the Actor goes to Jeremy Irons for Elizabeth I. That’s two
British winners in a row.
“As Helen said, it was you lot… that sort of taught me what it was — what one was supposed to do. “ – Jeremy Irons
8:19 PM ET
Sandra Oh and Patrick Dempsey join forces to present Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series. And the Actor goes to Alec Baldwin for 30 Rock.
“ Thank you, thank you to everyone in the Academy, this is a real honor. I’m really proud to be a member of this Union. This is a great Union that represents all of the actors that aren’t in this room tonight, who does great work on their behalf.” – Alec Baldwin
8:22 PM ET
Kyra Sedgwick and Matthew Perry now present the more attractive side of comedy, Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series. And the Actor goes to America Ferrera for Ugly Betty.
“I am completely out of things to say. I don’t have anything to say anymore. I think that what’s so special about being in this room is that I look
out and I see faces that have inspired me, and moved me, my entire life, since I was just a wee little one. And being here, honored by these faces, is more than I can express. And I think what’s amazing is that we share a common knowledge of struggle and of rejection, and now of success. And that I think only your fellow peers know how sweet the taste it is, because you know the other side of it. And it’s really an incredible knowledge. I thank you from the bottom of my heart.” – America Ferrera
8:26 PM ET
Mark Wahlberg introduces the clip for the ensemble nominated The Departed.
8:33 PM ET
The cast of The Mary Tyler Moore Show get a standing ovation as they take to the stage to present Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series. And the Actor goes to the cast of The Office.
“This is quite the honor having these people present this to us. I was craning my neck, “Oh my God! There she is! They’re there! Oh my God!” Let’s get serious for just one second. Webster’s defines the word “ensemble” as follows: “a complete costume of complementary clothing and accessories.” And even though this is not the right definition, I think it applies to our cast.” – Steve Carell
8:39 PM ET
Kiefer Sutherland is here to present a tribute to the members of the union who do voiceover work.
8:43 PM ET
Marcia Gay Harden presents the Actor for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role. And the Actor goes to Eddie Murphy. He takes on a British accent, saying the Brits sound so smooth when they accept their awards.
“What a tremendous honor to be recognized by one’s peers. I’ve been acting for some 25 years now and this is a tremendous honor to me… no, I’m sorry. It’s just when the British people come and get the awards, it’s so smooth with their stuff. And I feel goofy up here ‘cause I don’t be winning stuff.” – Eddie Murphy
8:46 PM ET
Anika Noni Rose introduces the clip for the ensemble nominated Dreamgirls.
8:53 PM ET
SAG president Alan Rosenberg talks about the work of the union and pays thanks to the other unions and guilds that make an actor’s work possible.
8:55 PM ET
Anne Hathaway is here tonight to pay tribute to Julie Andrews, recipient of this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award. After a series of clips and documentary footage, Dick Van Dyke joins Anne on the stage. “I didn’t know I sang flat until I sung with Julie.”
9:05 PM ET
Dame Julie Andrews gets a standing ovation as she takes to the stage.
“My career has just been blessed by good fortune, with amazing mentors who clearly cared, and so many wonderful actors who have been a part of my life. And what about all those delicious leading men, hmm? As you all know, Blake Edwards has been my main squeeze for the past 37 years, and perhaps the most delicious man of all. And I have so enjoyed working on these seven films that we’ve made together. Oh, I guess I have one very tiny complaint… when he directs me in a love scene, he’s quite likely to say, “Well, that was fine, darling, but I know you can do it better.” So, thanks to you, Blakie, and to my family for a wild and wonderful ride. Film and television are collaborative mediums and you only need to look at the credits of any movie or television show to realize the vast number of people, the traditions, the talents, the dedication and kindness that enable us to do what we do. And I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for all of them. I have so much joy in my work, and these days I’ve come to understand that that joy is all about the giving. And you, ladies and gentlemen, have given me an evening that I shall just treasure all my life. Thank you so much.” – Julie Andrews
9:14 PM ET
Emilio Estevez introduces the clip for the ensemble nominated Bobby.
9:15 PM ET
Christian Slater and Mary-Louise Parker team up to present the Actor for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series. And the Actor goes to Chandra Wilson for Grey’s Anatomy.
“First of all, it’s about those 10 cast members sitting over there, and the other one in rehab. I mean, y’all are just…holding me together. I thank you so much, ‘cause we pull this thing off every week. I love you all for it.” – Chandra Wilson
9:19 PM ET
Steve Carell and Julia Louis-Dreyfus are presenting Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series. And the Actor goes to Hugh Laurie. Hmm, SAG’s gotta stop letting the Brits work.
“This is phenomenal. It seems to be that this business, for actors anyway, is not so much about whether or not you do good work, it’s about whether or not you get the chance to do good work. And I am… Every day I am extremely grateful for the chance I’ve been given to play what is to me such a fascinating character, to do it here in America… I’m British, by the way. Which accounts for why I’m so smooth. And what’s more, to do it at a time when American television drama, it seems to me, is absolutely at its zenith. It’s a phenomenal honor and a great chance, and I am — I know it will pass very quickly… it might even have passed while I’ve been standing here. But it’s still amazing. My therapist made me promise that I wouldn’t thank anybody. Some of you with ownership, I didn’t really understand it.” – Hugh Laurie
9:24 PM ET
Dennis Haysbert introduces the In Memoriam segment.
9:33 PM ET
Alec Baldwin and Teri Hatcher work together to present Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series. And the Actor goes to Grey’s Anatomy. Ellen Pompeo stumbles badly as she tries to remember the cast members who aren’t there tonight but forgets their names.
9:39 PM ET
Cate Blanchett introduces the clip for the ensemble nominated Babel.
9:39 PM ET
Greg Kinnear works solo, presenting Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role. And the Actor goes to Jennifer Hudson for Dreamgirls. “I’d like to thank my cast…I had a chance to learn from the best.”
9:48 PM ET
The always gorgeous Reese Witherspoon is here to present Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role. And the Actor goes to Forest Whitaker for The Last King of Scotland. Once again, he’s almost speechless.
“It means a lot to receive the Screen Actors Guild Award. To get an award from the people you’re going to work across from, the people you’re going to work with. “ – Forest Whitaker
9:53 PM ET
Jeremy Irons is here to present the Actor for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role. And the Actor goes to Helen Mirren. It’s her fourth SAG win and second win tonight.
“Be still my beating heart, be still.” – Helen Mirren
9:56 PM ET
Annette Bening’s here to present tonight’s final award, Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. And the Actor goes to the cast of Little Miss Sunshine. Greg Kinnear holds little Abigail Breslin up to the microphone so she can say thanks.
9:59 PM ET
That’s it. Thanks for joining us! We’ll see you next year for our coverage of the 14th Annual SAG Awards.