Sir Ian McKellen wins Screen Actors Guild Award - SAG
The first actor to step onto the stage was Sir Ian McKellen. He gave the opening speech about the acting profession and his experiences as an actor.
He returned to the stage shortly thereafter as the winner of the Outstanding Male Actor in a Supporting Role for The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. He was obviously shaken and surprised as Kate Beckinsale handed him his trophy. He paid tribute to Peter Jackson who, he said, "invited me to try to impersonate the icon that is Gandalf."
Elijah Wood introduced a clip of the film as part of the Ensemble Cast nomination. Nicole Kidman (Moulin Rouge!), Marisa Tomei (In the Bedroom), Russell Crowe (A Beautiful Mind) and Ryan Philippe (Gosford Park) were also in hand to introduce clips of their nominated films.
Clips of a young Elijah Wood and Sean Astin were also featured in a special tribute to child actors.
The cast unfortunately lost the Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Theatrical Motion Picture to the formidable Gosford Park cast.
Actors Sean Astin, Sean Bean, Orlando Bloom, Dominic Monaghan and Billy Boyd were also among those in attendance.
Check your local cable listings for TNT's encore presentation of this event.
For a complete list of winners, click on the SAG Awards link below: