In an awards season almost as thrilling as winning the 20-million-rupee prize on an Indian game show, the cast of “Slumdog Millionaire” received the Screen Actors Guild’s award for outstanding performance by a motion picture cast at a ceremony on Sunday night. The award, accepted by the cast members Dev Patel, Irrfan Khan, Freida Pinto and Anil Kapoor, is likely to raise the film’s fortunes at the Academy Awards. “Slumdog Millionaire” and its director, Danny Boyle, were both nominated for Oscars on Thursday.
The television series “30 Rock” was honored by the guild for best comedy ensemble, and “Mad Men” won best drama ensemble. Sean Penn was named best lead actor in a motion picture for “Milk,” Meryl Streep was chosen best lead actress for “Doubt,” and Heath Ledger was honored as best supporting actor for his performance in “The Dark Knight.”
From the New York Times