'The Bear' 's SAG Winner Jeremy Allen White Thanks Fellow Actors for Making 'Me Feel a Little Less Lonely'

Anthony Carrigan, Bill Hader, Steve Martin and Martin Short were all nominated alongside White in the outstanding performance by a male actor in a comedy series category at the 29th SAG Awards

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 26: Jeremy Allen White accepts the Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series award for “The Bear” onstage during the 29th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at Fairmont Century Plaza on February 26, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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The Bear's Jeremy Allen White is thanking his fellow actors for helping him "feel a little less lonely" after he won the award for outstanding performance by a male actor in a comedy series at the SAG Awards 2023.

As White, 32, accepted the award from presenters Ashley Park and Haley Lu Richardson on Sunday, the actor thanked The Bear creator Christopher Storer for giving the series "a lot of heart."

"This is from my peers, this is from the actors," White said about the award. "I love actors. I love what I do, I feel so lucky to be able to do it."

"Right now I'm working on the show The Bear, it's got a lot of heart. That is no accident," White, 32, continued. "I really think that translates. I think that that connects, and thank God for that."

He added, "To all of you who make things here, that make me feel a little less lonely, that make me feel a little more connected, more understood — and a lot more understanding, I thank you so much. It's why I love this."

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White's fellow nominees included Barry costars Anthony Carrigan and Bill Hader (Barry), and Only Murders in the Building headliners Steve Martin and Martin Short.

Following his win, White spoke to PEOPLE, saying he felt "good" about his victory and was relishing this moment of acceptance from the acting community.

"You know, I just love everybody in that room so much. I'm such an admirer of all of them and yeah, it's hard to get up there in front. But I did and now I'm here and I feel good, I feel good," he said. "It's really special, you know. I think I always dreamed ever since I was kind of a kid, of like, finding my circle a little bit and I've been acting for a long time and in the recent years, I've started feeling like I'm part of the community and to kind of feel like this embraced, it's special, really."

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Following The Bear's June 2022 premiere, White's performance has garnered critical acclaim as well as praise from fans. He recently took home a Golden Globe for his efforts.

The Bear was renewed for a second season in July 2022.

White recently opened up to Vanity Fair for its 29th annual Hollywood issue about how he's processed all the attention he's been receiving from fans because of The Bear.

"I really don't pay too much attention to it," he said, adding, "My mom tells me what they're saying on Twitter, which is nice," he revealed.

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The 2023 SAG Awards ceremony is airing live on Sunday, Feb. 26 from the Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles.

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