SAG Awards 2017: William H. Macy Wins Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
The 23rd annual Screen Actors Guild Awards are airing live from Los Angeles on TNT and TBS
Being Frank has its rewards. William H. Macy has won the SAG Award for outstanding performance by a male actor in a comedy series for his role as deadbeat dad Frank Gallagher on Shameless.
During his acceptance speech at Sunday evening’s awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, Macy began, “Well, I’m shocked. I’m probably not as shocked as Jeffrey, but I’m pretty socked.”
The actor continued by taking aim at President Donald Trump‘s ban on refugees. “I would like to go against the strain this evening and thank President Trump for making Frank Gallagher seem so normal,” he said of his character.
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“I love being an actor, being in this room with all of you,” he said before complimenting the network: “If you ever get a chance to work with Showtime, do it.”
Macy, 66, portrays the scuzzy but occasionally endearing patriarch of the dysfunctional Gallagher family on the Showtime series, which concluded its seventh season last month and has been renewed for an eighth season. The cast also includes Emmy Rossum, Jeremy Allen White and Cameron Monaghan.
Claiming his third SAG Award in 11 nominations, Macy beat out Jeffrey Tambor in Transparent (last year’s winner), Anthony Anderson in Black-ish, Tituss Burgess in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and Ty Burrell in Modern Family.
The 23rd annual Screen Actors Guild Awards are airing live from Los Angeles on TNT and TBS.