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'Lost', 'Desperate Housewives' triumph at Sag Awards

MUMBAI: It was an evening where Hollywood actors honoured great work done by their peers. The Screen Actors Guild Awards took place earlier today in Los Angeles. 

In the television category US broadcaster ABC's hit shows Lost and Desperate Housewives won for their ensemble acting. In India the first seasons of the shows recently concluded airing on Star World and Star Movies respectively.



Felicity Huffman won for her work as a harried mother in Desperate Housewives. She said, "I love actors. But even more than acting, I love the community of actors. I'm so happy I can make a living at it, because I was never very good at math."

Speaking on behalf of the cast of Lost actor Terry O'Quinn referred to his fellow cast members as "the saddest collection of climbing, grasping, paranoid, back-stabbing, scene-stealing losers and schmoozers that you ever saw on your stage in your life".

Sandra Oh is over the moon on being recognised

The best-actress award for a television drama series went to Sandra Oh for the medical soap Grey's Anatomy. Keifer Sutherland won for his role as a counter terrorism agent in the real time action drama 24.



Kiefer Sutherland triumphed at the Sag Awards

Sean Hayes won best actor in a comedy for the sitcom Will And Grace. Hayes' character in the sitcom is gay. Making light fun of the gay Western film Brokeback Mountain he jokingly thanked Ang Lee for taking a chance on him.

While Brokeback Mountain is considered the favourite to win the best picture Oscar it did not win any Sag awards. The award for ensemble acting in a film went to Crash which looks at racism in Los Angeles.

Philip Seymour Hoffman was named best actor for his role as writer Truman Capote in Capote and Reese Witherspoon was named best actress for her role as June Carter Cash in the Johnny Cash biography Walk the Line.

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