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  1. He's the boss

    Alec Baldwin won the SAG Award for best actor in a TV comedy for his role as blustering boss Jack Donaghy on "30 Rock." The awards were held in Los Angeles on Saturday, Jan. 23. (Mike Blake / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  2. Exquisite gown

    Christina Applegate was a vision in a Grecian-inspired gown at the awards. (Matt Sayles / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  3. Golden girl

    Legendary actress and comedian Betty White gives a kiss to her SAG lifetime achievement award. "I'm hardly the fashionista type," she joked to USA Today of her gown. "I should just send the dress to the awards." (Frazer Harrison / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  4. Still the siren

    Legendary actress Sophia Loren proved she can still walk a red carpet with the best of them. (Phil Mccarten / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  5. I see Kate's back

    Kate Hudson made a striking appearance in her white gown. (Vince Bucci / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  6. What a 'Basterd'

    Christoph Waltz, who plays a Nazi in "Inglourious Basterds," accepts the award for best male actor in a supporting role. (Kevin Winter / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  7. Dress of many colors

    Fashionistas were of different opinions about Anna Paquin's colorful gown. Some thought it daring, others felt the colors didn't meld. (Matt Sayles / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  8. A Gleeful night

    Jane Lynch, left, and Jessalyn Gilsig, from "Glee" signed in to pick up their awards after "Glee" won for best TV comedy ensemble cast. (Vince Bucci / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  9. Brightening up the night

    Actress Jane Krakowski from "30 Rock" was just one of many actresses who chose to wear white. (Danny Moloshok / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  10. We all get trophies?

    The cast of "Mad Men" pose after winning best performance by an ensemble in a drama series. (Phil Mccarten / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  11. Vive la France!

    French actress Marion Cotillard arrives at the awards. (Danny Moloshok / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  12. Crossing Bridges

    Meryl Streep presents the SAG Award for best male actor in a leading role to Jeff Bridges for his role as a country singer in "Crazy Heart." (Kevin Winter / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  13. Talent and beauty

    Actresses Marion Cotillard, Kate Hudson, Nicole Kidman and Penelope Cruz share the stage at the awards. (Kevin Winter / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  14. Mean Mr. Mustard?

    Diane Kruger's striking gown captured viewers' attention. Many liked the style, but thought the mustard color was ill-chosen. (Matt Sayles / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  15. Hall in a hat

    Michael C. Hall won the award for best actor in a drama series for his work in "Dexter." The actor is recovering from cancer treatment and wore a black cap to both the SAG and the Golden Globe awards. Maybe it was good luck -- he won both times. (Mike Blake / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  16. Liz Lemon would be so proud

    Actress Tina Fey poses backstage with the award for best actress in a comedy series. She won for her role as the neurotic Liz Lemon on "30 Rock." (Reed Saxon / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  17. Should we sing now?

    Jane Lynch, center, and the cast of "Glee" accept the award for best ensemble in a comedy series. (Mark J. Terrill / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  18. Still 'Good'

    Actress Julianna Margulies reacts after hearing she won the award for best female actor in a drama series for her work in "The Good Wife." She also won a Golden Globe for that role. (Kevin Winter / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
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updated 1/23/2010 10:54:41 PM ET 2010-01-24T03:54:41

Jeff Bridges of "Crazy Heart" and Sandra Bullock of "The Blind Side" claimed top acting honors at Saturday's Screen Actors Guild Awards, building momentum for possible Academy Awards glory for the two stars.

"I love being an actor — pretending to be other people and getting into the shoes of other folks," said Bridges, who plays a hard-luck, hard-living country singer in the drama.

Although respected by his peers, Bridges has largely been bypassed for major awards. Bullock also got a rare chance to bask in the awards spotlight, winning for her portrayal of a tenacious real-life mom, Leigh Anne Tuohy, who helped a youth in need, future NFL player Michael Oher.

Both Bridges and Bullock had picked up Golden Globes trophies for their roles less than a week ago. Backstage, Bullock refused to speculate on her Oscar chances in March.

"Shhhhh. Shhhh. Shhhh," she said, repeatedly, to a reporter asking the question.

"I would be a hostess or a waitress or a house restorer before I ever considered myself an actor, because I never thought I was good enough," Bullock added.

In another repeat of the Golden Globes, Christoph Waltz was honored as best supporting actor for his role as an energetically ruthless Nazi in the film "Inglourious Basterds," while Mo'Nique's searing portrayal of an abusive mother in "Precious" was honored as best supporting actress.

The cast of "Inglourious Basterds," an off-kilter World War II revenge saga from Quentin Tarantino, won the award for best ensemble performance, a possible sign of the film's Oscar chances for a best-movie nomination and nod for Tarantino.

"It was an honor to be part of it, Quentin," cast member Eli Roth in accepting the award for the cast.

‘Mad Men,’ ‘Glee’ claim TV honors
The cast of AMC's 1960s Madison Avenue saga "Mad Men" won the trophy for best drama series ensemble for the second year in a row, while 19 cast members of Fox TV newcomer "Glee," about misfits in a high school singing club, accepted the award for best comedy series ensemble.

Fox's "Glee" is on a streak: It claimed the best comedy series award at the Golden Globes.

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Alec Baldwin and Tina Fey of NBC's "30 Rock" won for best acting in a comedy series, allowing Fey to get in a sly joke about NBC and its bitter late-night battle with Conan O'Brien in her acceptance speech.

"I just wanted to take a moment to say to everyone at NBC, we are very happy with everything, and happy to be there," she said. Both she and Baldwin won the awards last year.

Golden Globe winner Michael C. Hall of Showtime's "Dexter," wearing a cap because of treatment he's receiving for Hodgkin's lymphoma, won best actor in a drama series. The award for best actress in a drama went to Julianna Margulies of CBS' "The Good Wife."

Kevin Bacon won as best actor in a movie or miniseries for the war-themed series, "Taking Chance," while Drew Barrymore received best actress honors in the category for "Grey Gardens," about eccentric relatives of Jacqueline Onassis.

Betty White, 88, accepted a lifetime achievement award from Bullock for an enduring career that included "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and "The Golden Girls" and showed her sharp comedic chops.

When Bullock joked that she finds White annoying, White shot back, "Isn't it heartening to see how far a girl as plain as she is can go."

"I should be presenting an award to you for the privilege of working in this wonderful business all this time. And you still can't get rid of me," White told the audience.

Actors in a number of critically acclaimed films went home empty-handed, including "Up in the Air" star George Clooney and the film's supporting actresses, Vera Farmiga and Anna Kendrick. The cast of "The Hurt Locker" also lost out.

Last year, SAG's movie cast award was presented to "Slumdog Millionaire," which went on to win the best picture Oscar. However, this year, one of the season's strongest best picture contenders, "Avatar," was not nominated in any SAG category, all of which are acting, perhaps because "Avatar's" best performances were computer-assisted.

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