The 16th Screen Actors Guild Awards were held on January 23, 2010, and honored the best achievements in film and television performances for the year 2009. The nominees were announced on December 17, 2009 by Michelle Monaghan and Chris O’Donnell at Los Angeles’ Pacific Design Center’s Silver Screen Theater. Dianna attended the awards with her Glee co-stars, as they were up for the award “Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series”. For the big occasion, Dianna wore a stunning strapless off-white draped gown by Edition by Georges Chakra.
The other nominees for the category were 30 Rock (Scott Adsit, Alec Baldwin, Katrina Bowden, Kevin Brown, Grizz Chapman, Tina Fey, Judah Friedlander, Jane Krakowski, John Lutz, Jack McBrayer, Tracy Morgan, and Keith Powell, Curb Your Enthusiasm (Larry David, Susie Essman, Jeff Garlin, and Cheryl Hines), Modern Family (Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Nolan Gould, Sarah Hyland, Ed O’Neill, Rico Rodriguez, Eric Stonestreet, Sofia Vergara, and Ariel Winter) and The Office (Leslie David Baker, Brian Baumgartner, Creed Bratton, Steve Carell, Jenna Fischer, Kate Flannery, Ed Helms, Mindy Kaling, Ellie Kemper, Angela Kinsey, John Krasinski, Paul Lieberstein, B. J. Novak, Oscar Nuñez, Craig Robinson, Phyllis Smith, and Rainn Wilson)
The whole cast took to the stage to accept the award, where Jane Lynch held a short speech on behalf of the ensemble. Below you can read the speech in whole, and find videos of the cast at the event – including their interviews in the Press room following their win.
“We wanna say congratulations to all the other nominees, and we couldn’t be happier to be acting on this show and to be chosen by our peers means the world to us. We would like to thank Ryan Murphy for giving us the parts of a lifetime, and to Brad Falchuk, Ian Brennan and Ryan for repitching in to our strike zone every week and we thank them so much, and of course you don’t to this in a vacuum. We wanna thank our crew who do in 10 days what should take a month and a half, so thank you so much!” – Jane Lynch on behalf to the Glee cast