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Screen Actors Guild Awards 2009

Screen Actors Guild Awards 2009

Angelina Jolie Is Just Like Her Mom

Originally posted 01/26/2009 12:20PM


Angelina Jolie likes to please her fans, but respect from her peers is just as important, she says.

"It means a great deal," the actress told PEOPLE Sunday night of the SAG Awards, "especially because it is the people you respect and your fellow actors. You know they really understand your work when they watch it. They don't look at it just as a movie. They understand the technique behind performance."

Jolie was nominated for her leading role performance in Changeling, but Meryl Streep took home the Actor for Doubt.

The actress has an almost wistful devotion to her Screen Actors Guild card, she adds, because of her mother, Marcheline Bertrand, who passed away two years ago from ovarian cancer.

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Brad Pitt Liked Looking Old on Film

Originally posted 01/26/2009 11:55AM


In The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Brad Pitt gets a glimpse of his future. Aged by makeup and prosthetics, Pitt's normally handsome face is covered with wrinkles.

But the two-time PEOPLE Sexiest Man Alive didn't mind. "I had a little control over it. I got to shape it and sculpt it," he tells PEOPLE. "I doubt gravity and time will be that kind."

Both Pitt and Jolie were nominees at this year's SAG Awards: Pitt, 45, for Button and Jolie, 33, for her role in Changeling.

On the red carpet, Pitt called the arrivals scene "crazy," but said he doesn't get too nervous. "We've been doing it a little while," he says. "It's really a nice time for us to come and catch up with our friends we haven't seen all year. It's a good night."
– Steve Helling

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Kate Winslet Takes a Diet and Exercise Hiatus

Originally posted 01/26/2009 10:20AM


She may be an old pro at awards shows, but Kate Winslet still has to deal with butterflies in her stomach.

"To be honest with you, I’m more nervous through this award season than I have ever been before in my life," she told PEOPLE on the red carpet of last night's SAG awards, where she took home the Actor for her role in The Reader. "I’m still not used to it at all."

To keep her sanity, Winslet has decided not to put any undue pressure on herself, saying she's "not exercising at all, and I’m eating whatever I like."

Is it working? Winslet thinks so. "Pressure? Gone!" she says. "That's how I'm going to get through it."
– Steve Helling

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Alec Baldwin's SAG Awards Date? Daughter Ireland | Alec Baldwin

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Alec Baldwin's SAG Awards Date? Daughter Ireland

Originally posted 01/25/2009 11:00PM

A year after an irate voicemail message that Alec Baldwin left for his daughter, Ireland, leaked on the Internet, the actor proved that the two have put hard feelings behind them.

Baldwin gave Ireland a shout-out after winning a Golden Globe recently – and he brought her even closer to the action at the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday. The 30 Rock star – and SAG Award winner – took his stunning 13-year-old to the ceremony as his date.

Accepting his outstanding male actor in a comedy series honor, Baldwin thanked his castmates, saying, "I get to do this show with a bunch of people who are just the funniest and sweetest people.”

At the recent Golden Globe ceremony, the actor acknowledged his daughter, whom he said made him "laugh while I'm at home."

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Meryl Streep, Sean Penn Win Lead SAG Awards | Kate Winslet, Sean Penn

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Meryl Streep, Sean Penn Win Lead SAG Awards

Originally posted 01/25/2009 10:20PM

The Screen Actors Guild shared the wealth among this year's biggest stars, showering Sean Penn and Meryl Streep with leading actor awards during the live telecast Sunday.

Streep humorously acknowledged her surprise while accepting the award for outstanding female actor in a leading role for Doubt. "I didn't even buy a dress," said the actress, who wore black pants. "I'm really, really shocked."

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SAG Awards: List of the Show's Winners | Meryl Streep, Sean Penn

SAG Awards: Winners and Nominees

Originally posted 01/25/2009 10:00PM

FILM Best Actor – Motion Picture – Drama Richard Jenkins, The Visitor Frank Langella, Frost/Nixon WINNER Sean Penn, Milk Brad Pitt, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler

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SAG Awards a Crystal Ball into Oscars?

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SAG Awards a Crystal Ball into Oscars?

Originally posted 01/25/2009 08:40AM

Oddsmakers hoping to cash in on the Oscars might do well to tune in to Sunday's Screen Actors Guild Awards.

As shown by the fact that all but two of its movie-acting nominees are exactly the same as those singled out by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, SAG, the union that celebrates actors, is also very good at setting them up to win Oscars.

Furthermore, the SAG nominees for cast in a motion picture also closely mirror the Academy's picks for Best Picture: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Frost/Nixon, Milk and Slumdog Millionaire all made both lists.

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Katie Holmes Joins List of Presenters at SAG Awards | Katie Holmes

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Katie Holmes Joins List of Presenters at SAG Awards

Originally posted 01/24/2009 02:50PM

The lineup of stars scheduled to appear at Sunday’s 2009 Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles just got brighter: Katie Holmes has been added to the list.

The star – who recently completed a run in the Broadway revival of Arthur Miller's All My Sons – joins a roster of other newly-announced presenters including Amy Adams, Josh Brolin, James Franco, Taraji P. Henson, Emile Hirsch, Slumdog Millionaire stars Dev Patel and Freida Pinto, Evan Rachel Wood, Emily Blunt and Claire Danes.

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Old Hollywood Glamour at SAG After-Party

Originally posted 01/23/2009 04:20PM

It's not an awards show without an after-party.

When the last statue is presented at the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday, Hollywood's biggest movie and TV stars will mingle, munch and dance the night away at the official awards bash, sponsored by PEOPLE and the Entertainment Industry Foundation.

The Shrine Auditorium's parking lot is being tented and transformed into an old-style Hollywood club where the likes of Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Anne Hathaway, Christina Applegate and Kiefer Sutherland can relax on leather couches and dine on Wolfgang Puck food. The Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp All Stars will provide the night's soundtrack.

Guests also will walk home with gift bags filled with goodies from L'Oreal Paris cosmetics, Green & Black's Organic Chocolate, and Grey Goose vodka. – Mary Margaret

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William Shatner to Open Red Carpet at SAG Awards | William Shatner

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William Shatner to Open Red Carpet at SAG Awards

Originally posted 01/14/2009 06:55PM

William Shatner has been selected to officially open the red carpet at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, raising a glass of Taittinger champagne in the pre-show tradition that opens the floodgates for celebrities. The Screen Actors Guild Awards airs Jan. 25 at 8 p.m. on TNT and TBS.

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