Streep, Penn Win SAG Honors

By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 25, 2009 9:48 PM CST
Sean Penn accepts the award for outstanding performance by a male actor in a leading role for "Milk" at the 15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2009, in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
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(Newser) – Meryl Streep and Sean Penn took lead-acting honors tonight at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, she for Doubt and he for Milk. The prize for overall cast went to the rags-to-riches saga Slumdog Millionaire, while Heath Ledger and Kate Winslet took supporting honors for The Dark Knight and The Reader. 30 Rock swept the TV comedy honors; Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin took the individual acting prizes, and the show won the ensemble cast award.

"Can I just say there is no such thing as the best actress, there is no such thing as the greatest living actress," said Streep, the Academy Awards record-holder with 15 acting nominations, including one for Doubt. "I am in a position where I have secret information, that I know this to be true," she said. "I am so in awe of the work of the women this year—nominated, not nominated—so proud of us girls."