Instead of the Golden Globe Awards, the Screen Actors Guild brought us the first big TV and movie awards ceremony of the season.
In the film category, Spanish actor Javier Bardem was honored once again for his supporting role in No Country for Old Men. And American Gangster supporting actress Ruby Dee took home the award on the female side.
Julie Christie was named best actress for her performance as a woman suffering from Alzheimer’s in the film Away From Her, while Daniel Day-Lewis earned the best actor honor for his starring role in There Will Be Blood. The actor dedicated the award to the late Heath Ledger, whom he called an inspiration for his performances in Monster’s Ball and Brokeback Mountain.
There was an emotional moment at L.A.’s Shrine Auditorium when the actors paid respects to their colleagues who have recently passed away, leaving Ledger for last, which earned tons of applause.
In the TV category, James Gandolfini and Edie Falco took home the best actor awards for their roles in The Sopranos (HBO).
This year’s best comedic actors also came from the same series: 30 Rock‘s (NBC) Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin.
The Sopranos and The Office were recognized as the best TV casts in drama and comedy, respectively.