Get out your Dunder-Mifflin snowglobes and Dwight bobbleheads and prepare to celebrate.
Congrats to the cast of The Office, which took home the top TV prize last night at the SAG Awards.
The gang from Scranton scored Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series, beating out the Wisteria Lane ladies of Desperate Housewives, those spoiled Hollywood players on Entourage, the fashionistas at Mode on Ugly Betty, and those suburban potheads on Weeds.
It was also especially a good night for Steve Carell, who also managed to snag a win for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for his work in Little Miss Sunshine, along with Abigail Breslin, Greg Kinnear, Paul Dano, Alan Arkin, and Toni Collette. Congratulations, Steve. (I hope it makes up a little for getting passed over in favor of 30 Rock's Alec Baldwin AGAIN.)
TV winners included America Ferrera for Ugly Betty (take that, Felicity Huffman), the aforementioned Alec Baldwin for 30 Rock, Chandra Wilson for Grey's Anatomy, Hugh Laurie for House (beating out Kiefer Sutherland again), and Helen Mirren and Jeremy Irons (deja vu) for HBO miniseries Elizabeth I.
Not surprisingly, Grey's Anatomy took home the prize for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.
Other winners on the film side: Helen Mirren for The Queen (hurrah!), Forest Whitaker for The Last King of Scotland (making an Oscar win for Whitaker a very real possibility), and Eddie Murphy and Jennifer Hudson for their supporting roles in Dreamgirls.
What can I say? At least I'm happier than after the results of the Golden Globes, especially given The Office's win for best ensemble. Happy days.
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Jace is an LA-based television development and acquisitions junior exec who watches way too much television for his own good and would love a TiVo for every room in the house. (He’s halfway there.) His blog, Televisionary, can be found at televisionary.blogspot.com.