By Advocate.com Editors

Originally published on Advocate.com March 13 2001 12:00 AM ET


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Entertainment News
2001-03-13

Will & Grace snags two guild awards





Awards season in Hollywood continues apace, and gay-themed sitcom Will & Grace has two more trophies to add to its crowded mantelpiece. The Directors Guild of America awards on Saturday honored director James Burrows in the comedy series category for the hourlong “Lows in the Eighties” episode of the show. Also honored by the DGA were Taiwanese-born filmmaker Ang Lee, for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, and Thomas Schlamme, for “Noel,” an episode of the dramatic TV series The West Wing. Sunday the Screen Actors Guild awarded the program for Ensemble Acting, TV Comedy. Vanessa Redgrave was named Best Actress in a TV Miniseries or Movie for her touching portrayal of an elderly lesbian in If These Walls Could Talk 2. The complete list of SAG winners:
Actor, Motion Picture: Benicio Del Toro, Traffic
Actress, Motion Picture: Julia Roberts, Erin Brockovich
Supporting Actor, Motion Picture: Albert Finney, Erin Brockovich
Supporting Actress, Motion Picture: Judi Dench, Chocolat
Ensemble Acting, Motion Picture: Traffic
Actor, TV Drama: Martin Sheen, The West Wing
Actress, TV Drama: Allison Janney, The West Wing
Ensemble Acting, TV Drama: The West Wing
Actor, TV Comedy: Robert Downey, Jr., Ally McBeal
Actress, TV Comedy: Sarah Jessica Parker, Sex and the City
Ensemble Acting, TV Comedy: Will & Grace
Actor, TV Miniseries/Movie: Brian Dennehy, Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman
Actress, TV Miniseries/Movie: Vanessa Redgrave, If These Walls Could Talk 2
Life Achievement Award: Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee



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