The 24th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards was broadcast live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on both TNT and TBS

By Char Adams
January 21, 2018 08:43 PM
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Sam Rockwell is winning big!

On Sunday, the 49-year-old star took home the award for outstanding performance by a male actor in a supporting role at the 24th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards thanks to his performance in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

He beat out Steve Carrell (Battle of the Sexes), Willem Dafoe (The Florida Project), Woody Harrelson (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri), andRichard Jenkins (The Shape of Water).

“Wow! This is awesome,” Rockwell said in his acceptance speech, thanking his co-nominees, costars, and his “incredible ensemble.”

“My mom and dad were actors, they dragged me to rehearsals when I was a baby and I slowly realized that these people are nuts,” he joked, before listing some of the jobs he had while he was auditioning. “If you’re a struggling actor out there, hang in there!”

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Rockwell also thanks his “beloved” partner Leslie Bibb — “who puts up with me. I love you baby, I love you” — and his co-star Frances McDormand. “I stand shoulder to shoulder with you and all these incredible women in this room to try to make things better,” he said. “It’s long overdue.”

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This is the first win and fourth nomination for Rockwell. He and the Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri cast are also up for outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture.

Earlier this month, Rockwell won the Golden Globe for his role in the film.

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The 24th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards was broadcast live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on both TNT and TBS.