Actors typically don't want to be typecast. But apparently they don't mind a little repetition.
At points it seemed as if the 15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards was following the same script as a certain spherically themed film- and television-honoring awards show that took place two weeks ago, but tonight's ceremony did feature a few variations—despite the fact that Slumdog Millionaire, Heath Ledger, Kate Winslet, Mad Men and 30 Rock still won a whole new slew of shiny trophies.
As Slumdog Millionaire continued to bust out of its little-film-that-could shell by winning the evening's final award, Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, Ledger and Winslet racked up more supporting-actor ammo heading into next month's Academy Awards.
Winslet was honored again for her role as a former concentration camp guard who has a lusty affair with a teenager in The Reader (a role for which she's competing in the Best Actress Oscar race), while Ledger seemingly cemented his Oscar-frontrunner status for his still-resonating performance in The Dark Knight.