Zee English shows 'Sopranos', 'Will & Grace' and 'Six Feet Under" bag SAG awards

MUMBAI: Screen Actors Guild presented its coveted Actor statuette for the outstanding motion picture and primetime television performances of 2002 at the 9th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on 9 March 2003.

Of the 13 awards announced for prime time television, The Sopranos, Will & Grace and Six Feet Under , won five awards. The three shows are prime time properties on Zee English in India.

The awards were won for the following categories:

For outstanding performance by a male actor in a drama series -- James Gandolfini for his role as Tony Soprano in The Sopranos.

For outstanding performance by a female actor in a drama series- Edie Falco for her role as Carmela Soprano in The Sopranos .

For outstanding performance by a male actor in a comedy series - Sean Hayes for his role as Jack McFarland in Will & Grace .

For outstanding performance by a female actor in a comedy series - Megan Mullally for Will & Grace .

For outstanding performance by an ensemble in a drama series- Six Feet Under .

"The SAG Awards for the programmes on Zee English reaffirm our commitment to offer viewers, the very best of English entertainment from around the world. In fact majority of the programmes on Zee English are winners of the coveted SAG and Emmy awards over the years. With the impending launch of She Spies, Six feet Under, Hidden Hills and latest seasons of properties already running on the channel, we will be taking the channel proposition of offering the World's Best, even further," Zee English and Zee MGM business head Ashwini Pai is quoted as saying in an official release.


Honored with individual awards at the SAG awards also were Daniel Day-Lewis, Christopher Walken, Renée Zellweger and Catherine Zeta Jones for performances in motion pictures and Stockard Channing, Edie Falco, James Grandolfini, Sean Hayes, William H Macy and Megan Mullally for performances in television.

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