‘Inglourious Basterds’ Cast Tops Screen Actors Guild Award Winners
First Published: January 23, 2010 10:47 PM EST Credit: Getty Images
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- The 2010 Screen Actors Guild Awards ended with “Basterds” on stage.
The cast of “Inglourious Basterds” took home the award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture to close the night at the awards ceremony.
“Basterds” star Eli Roth, himself a director, thanked director Quentin Tarantino for “bringing out the best” in a cast that also included Brad Pitt, a no-show at the ceremony.
While the show ended with an award for a World War II film, it opened with praise for a small-screen comedy.
Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin each took home awards in the comedy acting category for “30 Rock,” kicking off the 16th annual edition of the actor-honoring ceremony, which honors both film and television performers.
A number of winners were repeats from last weekend’s Golden Globes – Julianna Margulies for “The Good Wife,” Michael C. Hall for “Dexter,” Christoph Waltz for “Inglourious Basterds,” Drew Barrymore for “Grey Gardens,” Kevin Bacon for “Taking Chance” and Mo’Nique for “Precious.” In the outstanding performance by an actor in a leading role categories, Sandra Bullock and Jeff Bridges – who also won at the Golden Globes – took home the awards, for “The Blind Side” and “Crazy Heart,” respectively.
Sandra’s acceptance speech turned both emotional and comedic when she thanked her husband, Jesse James.
“I leave you alone at the table and you come back with Morgan Freeman’s e-mail, I don’t know how you do it… I love you so much! And you’re so hot!” she said.
The show’s highlight came when 88-year-old Betty White accepted her Lifetime Achievement Award for her multiple-decade career in film and television.
“Thank you for the bottom of my heart and from the bottom of my bottom,” she joked, turning to her “The Proposal” co-star Sandra, who presenter her with the award at the Los Angeles event.
“Isn’t it heartening to see how far a girl as plain as she is can go?” Betty joked.
And the legendary actress said she herself isn’t going anywhere just let.
“I was only 88 last Sunday, so I’ve got lots more stuff to do!” she said.
While Betty was as funny as ever, another comic actress was less prepared on stage in a night filled with speeches both strong and surprised.
“Um… Um… Um… Improv is usually a good thing, but it’s backfiring on me” a nervous Drew Barrymore said while accepting her award for “Grey Gardens.”
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