Sam Elliott earned his first Screen Actors Guild Award on Sunday, for outstanding male actor in a television movie or limited series.
Evan Peters, who was nominated for his portrayal of Jeffrey Dahmer in Netflix’s drama, Dahmer: Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story, was beaten out by the seasoned actor.
What can he say in 45 seconds after just getting the most important recognition from a gathering of his peers in my 55-year career? Elliott stated as he approached the podium to accept his trophy. Many of them he doesn’t even know, or simply knows as a fan who admires their work. It’s not the time to say goodbye.
The 78-year-old portrays Shea Brennan in Yellowstone’s prequel, 1883. His triumph is the first SAG Award he has received in his decades-long career.
After viewing the work of his fellow candidates, he is not sure he should be standing up here, he said during his speech.
Elliott took out a piece of paper to read from as he took the stage since he didn’t expect to be up here.
Elliott has barely received a few honors, despite the fact that his admirers believe him to be one of the finest in the profession. Since his colleagues voted for him, his triumph on Sunday night was his first big honor and the most important acknowledgment of his 55-year career, he said.
Elliott praised the cast and crew of 1883, his team, and his wife, his lovely Katharine, his partner through thick and thin, and the mother of their beautiful daughter as addition to his fellow actors and actresses.
Sam Elliott, congratulations! This honor is well-deserved!