Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel swept Sunday night’s Screen Actors Guild Awards. Rachel Brosnahan won Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series while Tony Shalhoub won the corresponding award for a male actor. The show’s nine-person cast also received Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series at the 25th Annual SAG Awards in Los Angeles.
The three wins came as a shock considering the guild did not nominate the show for any awards last year. Additionally, it has been over a decade since a comedy series swept all three prizes. In 2008, SAG awarded NBC’s 30 Rock for its ensemble cast and performances by Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin.
Other female nominees recognized by the guild this year were: Alex Borstein, also for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel; Alison Brie for GLOW; and Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, both for Grace and Frankie. Male actors nominated by SAG for their comedic roles were Alan Arkin and Michael Douglas, both for The Kominsky Method and Bill Hader and Henry Winkler, both for HBO’s Barry.
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel builds steam towards Season 3
In an encounter on the red carpet, Brosnahan even seemed to convince actor This Is Us’s Sterling K. Brown to guest star in a future episode of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Maybe we’ll see him show up as an iconic comedian in Season Three, which is currently under contract renegotiations. Not surprisingly, the well-awarded cast is expected to receive “sizable salary increases.”
Rachel Brosnahan adds her new statuette to a her collection, which includes a 2019 Golden Globe Award and a 2019 Critics’ Choice Award. Last year, the show garnered an impressive eight Emmys becoming the first comedy produced by a streaming service to win the comedy series race.
The show and its strong female lead have been a huge hit with the public, critics, and the comedy community. On January 7, podcast giant Joe Rogan posted on his Instagram that it is a “damn good show” and “it may be the best fictional representation of stand-up ever.”