Heath Ledger Among SAG Winners
Posted on Sun Jan 25, 2009 09:20 PM PDT

SAG Awards heathsag200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - Heath Ledger won a posthumous SAG award tonight for best supporting actor in The Dark Knight.

Heath's co-star, Gary Oldman accepted the award saying, "It is a great honor to be asked to accept this on behalf of Heath. He was an extraordinary young man with an extraordinary talent, and it is wonderful that you have acknowledged that and honored that talent tonight. On behalf of Heath, his family and his family on The Dark Knight, I thank you."

Ledger is also nominated for an Oscar for the same role.

The other big winners of the night were the cast of Slumdog Millionaire for best cast in a motion picture. Sean Penn won for his part in Milk for the best male actor in a leading role. Best female actor in a leading role went to Meryl Streep for Doubt and the best supporting actress award went to Golden Globe winner Kate Winslet for The Reader.

Television awards went to Mad Men for best ensemble drama series. 30 Rock picked up the prize for best comedy. Hugh Laurie won for best male actor in a drama series for House. And Sally Field won the same prize for her work in Brothers & Sisters. 30 Rock co-stars Alec Baldwin and Tina Fey picked up the awards for best male and female actor in a comedy series. Paul Giamatti won for best male actor in a TV movie/miniseries for John Adams. His co-star Laura Linney also won.

The SAG also celebrates the stunt work in film and TV - Dark Night won for best stunt ensemble in a motion picture and Heroes won the same prize for in the TV category.

The actor James Earl Jones received the lifetime achievement award.

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