Actress Tina Fey has won a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series for her role in "30 Rock" on Jan. 27 at the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles, Calif. The Screen Actors Guild Awards are presented by SAG-AFTRA and honor the best performances in film and television. Tonight’s show broadcast around the world from the Los Angeles Shrine Auditorium.
This is the fifth Screen Actors Guild Award win and 12th nomination for Tina Fey. Her previous SAG Awards were won in:
- 2010 - Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series for her performance in "30 Rock"
- 2009 - Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series for her performance in "30 Rock"
- 2009 - Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series for her performance in "30 Rock"
- 2008 - Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series for her performance in "30 Rock"
"30 Rock," is the NBC TV series about Liz Lemon, head writer of the sketch comedy show "TGS with Tracy Jordan", must deal with an arrogant new boss and a crazy new star, all while trying to run a successful TV show without losing her mind.
"30 Rock" was nominated for a total of three SAG Awards this evening. With other nominations are for:
- Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
- Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series to Alec Baldwin
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-Kay Shackleton is a film historian with special focus on Silent Films, see her work at SilentHollywood.com