Betty White won the SAG Award for female actor in a TV comedy series for her role in TV Land’s “Hot in Cleveland.”
White plays Elka Ostrovsky, the quick-witted elderly Polish caretaker with a mysterious past. White beat out Edie Falco in Showtime’s “Nurse Jackie,” Tina Fey in NBC’s “30 Rock” and Sofia Vergara as well as Julie Bowen in ABC’s “Modern Family.”
This is White’s second consecutive win for “Hot in Cleveland,” taking home the award last year. White also received a life achievement award in 2010.
The 18th Screen Actors Guild Awards were broadcast nationwide by TNT and TBS from the Shrine Exposition Center in Los Angeles.
Photo:Actress Betty White accepts the Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series award for 'Hot In Cleveland' onstage during the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. Credit: Kevin Winter / Getty Images
Alec Baldwin won the SAG Award for male actor in a TV comedy series Sunday for his role in NBC’s “30 Rock.”
Baldwin plays Jack Donaghy, the vice president of East Coast Television and Microwave Oven Programming for General Electric and then Kabletown. Baldwin beat out Ty Burrell in ABC’s “Modern Family,” Steve Carell in NBC’s “The Office,” Jon Cryer in CBS’ “Two and a Half Men,” and Eric Stonestreet in ABC’s “Modern Family.”
This is Baldwin’s sixth overall win and fifth consecutive for his role as Jack Donaghy.
Claire Danes of “Homeland” won the Golden Globe award for best performance by an actress in a television series — drama. Danes beat Mireille Enos of “The Killing,” Julianna Margulies of “The Good Wife,” Madeleine Stowe of “Revenge” and Callie Thorne of “Necessary Roughness” for the award.
Danes plays Carrie Mathis, a CIA agent, in this freshman thriller from Showtime. Her character is convinced that an American Marine returning after years as a POW in Iraq is a terrorist. Danes previously won a Golden Globe in this category as a teenager for her role in “My So-Called Life” and last year won the best actress in a miniseries or made-for-TV movie category for her starring role in “Temple Grandin.”
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Kate Winslet, who stars in HBO's "Mildred Pierce," won the Golden Globe for best performance by an actress in a mini-series or motion picture made for television, beating out "Diane Lane" in "Cinema Verite," Emily Watson in "Appropriate Adult," Romola Garai in "The Hour" and Elizabeth McGovern in Downton Abbey."
Winslet plays the title role in the period melodrama about an independent woman at odds with her strong-willed, backstabbing daughter. The Oscar-winning actress will be able to place the Golden Globe beside the Emmy she won last year for the role. In 2009, she had the distinction of winning two Golden Globes in the same year -- for best actress in a motion picture drama for "The Reader" and for best supporting actress in a motion picture for "Revolutionary Road." Winslet received another Golden Globe nomination this year for best actress in a motion picture comedy or musical, for "Carnage."
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“Homeland” won the Golden Globe award for best television series — drama. It beat out “Game of Thrones,” “Boss,” “American Horror Story” and “Boardwalk Empire” for the award.
The series finished its first season on Showtime in December. Based on an Israeli drama, “Homeland” features Claire Danes as a CIA agent convinced that an American Marine (played by Damian Lewis) returning after years as a POW in Iraq is a terrorist. It was produced by Showtime Presents, Teakwood Lane Productions, Cherry Pie Productions, Keshet and Fox 21. This is the series’ first Golden Globe nomination and win.
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"Downton Abbey," the drama about an aristocratic family in pre-World War I England, won the Golden Globe for best miniseries or motion picture made for television. The PBS "Masterpiece" miniseries beat BBC America's "The Hour" and three HBO films: "Mildred Pierce," "Too Big to Fail" and "Cinema Verite."
The highly acclaimed "Downton Abbey" has already turned into an American favorite. It scored an upset in last year's Emmys by beating HBO, which had a long-standing domination in the prestigious TV movie or mini-series category. The production also won Emmys for writing (Julian Fellowes), director (Brian Percival) and supporting actress (Maggie Smith). The British production, which had already been broadcast in England, became an unexpected phenomena. A new season premiered last week to huge ratings and critical acclaim.
The 69th Golden Globes are being handed out at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills. The show is being broadcast live on NBC.
Melissa McCarthy of "Mike and Molly" and the Showtime drama "Homeland" were among the huge raves of the TV season, but both were surprisingly among the missing when the TV nominees for the 18th Screen Actors Guild Awards were announced.
McCarthy scored an upset in September when she won an Emmy for lead actress in a comedy series for the CBS sitcom, but on Wednesday she was left out of SAG Awards' outstanding performance by a female actor in a comedy series category (though she did get a movie nod for "Bridesmaids"). Those nominees include Julie Bowen and Sofia Vergara ("Modern Family"), Edie Falco ("Nurse Jackie"), Tina Fey ("30 Rock") and Betty White ("Hot in Cleveland").
Other prominent actresses that were omitted included Amy Poehler ("Parks and Recreation"), Zooey Deschanel ("New Girl"), Laura Linney ("The Big C"), Laura Dern ("Enlightened") and Christina Applegate ("Up All Night").
Meanwhile, Ed O'Neill and Jesse Tyler Ferguson were the only adult cast members of "Modern Family" who did not score an individual SAG nod. In addition to Bowen's and Vergara's nods, Eric Stonestreet and Ty Burrell were nominated for outstanding performance by a male actor in a comedy series. O'Neill and Ferguson were included in the comedy ensemble nomination for "Modern Family."
Also missing among major actors in the comedy categories were Jim Parsons ("The Big Bang Theory"), Neil Patrick Harris ("How I Met Your Mother") and Louis C.K. ("Louie").
"Homeland," starring Claire Danes ("Temple Grandin"), Damian Lewis and Mandy Patinkin, has been one of the critical highlights of the season, but the show and its performers were left out of the nominations.
A major surprise in the drama category was the nomination of Patrick J. Adams in USA's "Suits." Lewis beat out more well-known performers, such as Hugh Laurie ("House") and Kelsey Grammer ("Boss").
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Ricky Gervais will return to host the 69th annual Golden Globes in January, the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. confirmed today.
Back in August, Ricky Gervais said that he had been invited to return for a third time, despite controversy over his scathing humor at last year's ceremony, which some viewers felt crossed the good taste line.
"I love NBC," Gervais told interviewer Richard Bacon this year. "I love the fact that they stuck with me through it." But when pressed as to whether he was considering the offer, he added, "I am, but I shouldn't do it. It's a second encore. Don't do a second encore. I don't think I should do it. What am I going back as?"
His name was mentioned for the Oscar hosting gig vacated by Eddie Murphy, but that role was eventually offered to Billy Crystal.
Gervais' new HBO TV series, "Life's Too Short," is scheduled for sometime in 2012. The Golden Globes ceremony airs Jan. 15 on NBC.
It wasn’t a surprise to see "Mad Men" win for drama series. But what was something of a surprise, at least for executive producer Matthew Weiner, was that he didn’t win the writing award for the same episode that won the best drama trophy for the show. It was a disappointment, he admitted.
But what really counts, Weiner said, is winning for drama series. “The prize for the main show -- this is the one that says people love what we’re doing.”
Weiner said, as so many do, that the win was a surprise. “I’ve heard a lot of ‘We loved the show more than last year, but you’re not going to win.’ And: ‘It can’t go on forever.’ So I had made peace with the fact that we might lose, and it turned out we didn’t. And I’m very happy.”
January Jones was notably absent. But costar John Slattery had just heard from her via email, reporting that she was home with her baby. “I had a superstition that her not being here was bad for us tonight,” Weiner said. “And we miss her a lot. We’re very close here.”
The only “no comment” of the evening came from Christina Hendricks. When asked about her “fabulous figure,” she said: “I’m an actress, and I love to talk about the work. I’m so excited to be here and that’s what I like to talk about.”
Weiner, however, was quick to jump in, happy to discuss his figure. “Don’t you want to ask me about that? I work out a lot I have a good stylist.”
The secret for all of "Modern Family's" wins on Emmy night: Sofia Vergara's underwear line — specifically, the tiger-print ones — at Kmart.
OK. That's a slight stretch. But the undies did get an honorable mention backstage when a reporter asked what the actress was wearing under her form-fitting gown. That led co-creator and executive producer Steve Levitan to ask what Vergara's onscreen husband, Ed O'Neill, was wearing under his suit.
"My Kmart underwear too," Vergara quipped.
On a more serious note, O'Neill said the ABC comedy's win for a second straight year was more enjoyable.
"I wanted to win it very badly," the former "Married ... With Children" star and Emmy nominee confessed. "To me, it was better than the first time. To repeat is difficult. For us to have done it ... I'm relieved."
Now that the hard part is over, the cast plans to celebrate. How?
"Getting the kids really drunk," joked Julie Bowen, who picked up an Emmy in the supporting actress in a comedy category.
Sex. There, we got your attention. At least that’s how Guy Pearce got our attention backstage after his win for supporting actor in a miniseries. He talked quite a bit about it, actually.
For example: Why did he thank costar Kate Winslet and not Evan Rachel Wood? Easy. He “definitely had some steamy emotional scenes” with Wood. But “Kate Winslet, I have sex with four times in the show, and that’s what was in the forefront of my mind,” he said.
To be fair, Pearce did genuinely admit: “There were probably lots of people I forgot to mention.”
But then it was back to the sex scenes with Winslet. “Because it was Kate, we did have a good time. They’re nerve-racking to do, but she made it easy.”
Of course this raises the question: What does Winslet think of sex scenes with Pearce? And how does he stack up as a kisser compared to, say, Leonardo DiCaprio?
“I keep asking her [that],” said Pearce. “But she keeps refusing to tell me, so there’s obviously some bad news there. She might tell me tonight if I get her drunk enough.”
It was, as creator Julian Fellowes put it, akin to the battle of David vs. Goliath. “Downton Abbey,” the British PBS miniseries about an aristocratic family and its household staff, on Sunday beat out favorite “Mildred Pierce” from powerhouse HBO, whose miniseries always seem to sweep the category.
“As you know, HBO has tremendous marketing and advertising muscle behind it,” said Rebecca Eaton, an executive producer for the PBS network. “When a program like ‘Downton Abbey’ wins, its because it stands on its merits.”
But, Eaton pointed out, the program has already received a number of accolades outside of the Emmy telecast.
“I have to say that its profile was very high when it aired last January,” said Eaton. “The reviews were spectacular. We just entered the Guinness Book of World Records for best reviewed program over ‘Mad Men.’”