SAG Honors Philip Seymour Hoffman, Reese Witherspoon, Cast of 'Desperate Housewives'
Witherspoon picked up Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Leading Role for her performance as June Carter Cash in Walk The Line, while Hoffman won the male lead acting award for playing author Truman Capote in Capote. A modest Witherspoon said, "Oh my God, y'all. Sometimes, I can't just shake the feeling that I'm just a little girl from Tennessee."
Hoffman offered to share his award with his Capote co-stars, declaring, "It's important to say that actors can't act alone, it's impossible. What we have to do is support each other. Actors have to have each others' backs. It's the only way to act well is when you know the other actor has your back, and these actors had my back, and I hope they know I had theirs."
Meanwhile, pregnant Rachel Weisz followed her recent Golden Globe win with another supporting acting award for The Constant Gardener, while Giamatti garnered a supporting trophy for Cinderella Man.
The only TV show or movie to win more than one award at the Los Angeles ceremony was Desperate Housewives, which was named Outstanding Performance By An Ensemble In A Comedy Series and Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Comedy Series for Felicity Huffman, who adds her trophy to her Emmy and a Golden Globe for her film Transamerica.
Will & Grace star Sean Hayes helped make the ending of the long-running show this year bittersweet after being named Best Actor In A Comedy. The funnyman joked about last night's shock loser Brokeback Mountain, saying, "First of all, I would like to thank (director) Ang Lee for taking a chance on me. I know everyone in Hollywood knows it's such a risk to play a gay character."
Former child star Shirley Temple Black received her Lifetime Achievement Award from 11-year-old Dakota Fanning and Jamie Lee Curtis and played down her acting achievements. Temple Black said, "I think I was in the right place at the right time. When I was three years old, I was delighted to be told I was an actress, even though I didn't know what an actress was. (To those) who want to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award - start early."
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