The 2009 Screen Actors Guild Award Winners

Last night marked the 15th annual Screen Actors Guild (SAG) awards at the Shrine Exposition Center. Many see the SAG awards as indicative of who the Oscar winners will be. If that's the case, then last night's awards portend an interesting evening on Febraury 22nd. You'll find a list of last night's winners after the jump, but first a few quick notes:

  • As expected, the SAG for Best Supporting Actor went to Heath Ledger for his performance in The Dark Knight
  • Prior to last night, The Dark Knight was given the SAG award for "Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble." This means that TDK actually took home two awards total.
  • Kate Winslet was nominated for both Best Actress (Revolutionary Road) and Best Supporting Actress (The Reader), but only took home an award for the latter.
  • For his amazing performance in Milk, Sean Penn beat out Mickey Rourke for the Best Actor statue. I think either one of them deserved to win this one, and it'll basically be a coin toss come Oscar night.
  • Meryl Streep won a much-deserved Best Actress SAG Award although I was honestly hoping that Anne Hathaway would beat her out, after Hathaway lost to Winslet at the Globes. Nonetheless, Streep's performance in Doubt is one of 2008's bravest, and a marvel to behold.
  • Most significantly, Slumdog Millionaire won the "Outstanding Performance by a Cast" award, making it a favorite for Best Picture come Oscar night.
  • The nominees and winners in the film categories were as follows:

    Outstanding Actress In A Supporting Role

    Amy Adams – Doubt

    Kate Winslet – The Reader

    Viola Davis – Doubt

    Penelope Cruz – Vicky Cristina Barcelona

    Taraji P. Henson – The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button

    WINNER: Kate WinsletThe ReaderOutstanding Actor In A Supporting Role

    Heath Ledger – The Dark Knight

    Phillip Seymour Hoffman – Doubt

    Dev Patel – Slumdog Millionaire

    Robert Downey Jr. – Tropic Thunder

    Josh Brolin – Milk

    WINNER: Heath Ledger – The Dark KnightOutstanding Actress In A Lead Role

    Kate Winslet – Revolutionary Road

    Angelina Jolie – Changeling

    Melissa Leo – Frozen River

    Anne Hathaway – Rachel Getting Married

    Meryl Streep – Doubt

    WINNER: Meryl Streep – DoubtOutstanding Actor In A Lead Role

    Mickey Rourke – The Wrestler

    Brad Pitt – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

    Sean Penn – Milk

    Frank Langella – Frost/Nixon

    Richard Jenkins – The Visitor

    WINNER: Sean Penn – MilkOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureDoubtThe Curious Case Of Benjamin ButtonSlumdog MillionaireFrost/NixonMilkWINNER: Slumdog MillioniareDiscuss: What do you think of the winners?