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Moreno takes her first red carpet steps

Actress nominated for a SAG award for ‘Maria Full of Grace’
/ Source: The Associated Press

Catalina Sandino Moreno walked the red carpet for the first time at Saturday’s SAG Awards.

She was nominated for SAG and Oscar best-actress awards for playing a Colombian woman imperiled when she signs on to smuggle heroin in “Maria Full of Grace.”

“It’s overwhelming, but it is all good,” she said. “I’m just so happy it has happened. I have to talk to a lot more reporters, that’s the only thing that is different.”

Imelda Staunton still feels grounded
At least one Oscar nominee is still doing her own dirty work.

“I seem to be doing all my own cooking and shopping and washing,” Imelda Staunton said with mock indignation on the red carpet at Saturday’s Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Life hasn’t changed much for the veteran British actress since she was nominated for the best-actress SAG and Oscar awards.

“I’m not 20 years old, and I’ve been doing acting very happily for 28 years,” she said. “To have this happen to me in the middle of my career is great, and I can sort of handle it.”

Staunton plays a saintly housekeeper in 1950s Britain who performs illegal abortions on the side in “Vera Drake.”

She isn’t widely known to American audiences, but her nominations have helped draw more moviegoers to the film.

“It’s wonderful,” she said. “I’m very proud that the SAG and the academy have embraced the film, which means it will up its profile and that’s the bottom line, for this film to be seen.”

Tearful farewell for ‘Raymond’It took two tries before the cast of “Everybody Loves Raymond” filmed its final episode.

“The cast got sick, Patty Heaton lost her voice,” said Peter Boyle, who plays grumpy Frank Barone, speaking at Saturday’s SAG Awards, where “Everybody Loves Raymond” and “Will & Grace” topped the comedy field with three nominations each.

“We had a very tearful farewell. I feel sad. I’m going to miss it a lot,” Boyle said.

Television’s most popular sitcom will end its nine-year run on May 16 with a 30-minute episode that was filmed last month.

Boyle said an on-screen reunion was possible. “If the public wants it,” he said, adding that people regularly tell him they don’t want the show to end.