The offbeat comedy Sideways unexpectedly snatched a top acting award from Oscar favourites Million Dollar Baby, The Aviator and Ray, when it won the ensemble prize from the Screen Actors Guild on Saturday night in Los Angeles.
The win was a surprise because, although Sideways has garnered rave reviews, it had been left out of the main acting categories at this year's Academy awards. It is only up for the best supporting acting gongs.
On stage, Sideways' Sandra Oh thanked her husband, director Alexander Payne: "[He] saw in each one of us something you don't see. Thank you for giving us a shot."