Just two weeks after she and Amy Poehler knocked everybody's socks off at the Golden Globe Awards, Tina Fey won Hollywood hearts at Sunday's Screen Actor's Guild awards, if only for a few moments. She did not host the event nor did she win the most awards -- just one for Best Actress for the 30 Rock. She did not necessarily wear the most dramatic dress -- Anne Hathaway is the leader in that category. And she did not do anything memorably inappropriate -- neither did anyone really.
Tina Fey did, however, have the most tweetable acceptance speech. She even managed to squeeze Amy Poehler in there so that the two could almost be united on another awards show stage. "I share this with my sweet friend Amy Poehler," Fey said, clutching her award. "I've stolen so many of your moves. I've known you since you were pregnant with Lena Dunham and I love you!"
So maybe that's not exactly stealing the show, but there's not much of a show to steal. Free from the booze-fueled bombast of the Golden Globes and lacking the prestige of the Oscars, the SAG Awards have been quiet, bookish little sister to the other awards show. It's only been around since 1995, and while the other shows air on major networks, SAG is a cable television affair. (It's on TBS lately.) But everybody still shows up, with the tuxedos and the gowns and the tweetable acceptance speeches.
It's special because it's all about the actors. "We don't get together as much as people think we do -- tonight is just about hanging out with each other and celebrating with each other," Modern Family star Eric Stonestreet told the press after his show won their their third ensemble cast award in three years. "Winning this award oddly feels more special than winning an Emmy because we know actors are voting for this. To be here and to win it three years in a row is cause for celebration."
Full Winner's List
Supporting Actor (Film) - Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln
Supporting Actress (Film) - Anne Hathaway, Les Misérables
Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble (Film) - Skyfall
Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble (TV Series) - Game of Thrones
Lifetime Achievement - Dick Van Dyke
Actor, Television Series (Comedy) - Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Actress, Television Series (Comedy) - Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Ensemble Cast, Television, (Comedy) - Modern Family
Actress, TV Movie or Miniseries - Julianne Moore, Game Change
Actor, TV Movie or Miniseries - Kevin Costner, Hatfields & McCoys
Actor, Television Series (Drama) - Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Actress, Television Series (Drama) - Claire Danes, Homeland
Outstanding Ensemble Cast, Television Series (Drama) - Downton Abbey
Actress, Motion Picture - Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
Actor, Motion Picture - Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
Ensemble Cast, Motion Picture - Argo