SAG Awards: Modern Family and Beginners Win Big

Awards season continued with the Screen Actors Guild awards last night, and LGBT-inclusive hits Modern Family and Beginners both received honors.

Having recently won the Golden Globe for best comedy series, ABC's smash hit Modern Family took home the SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series. This is the second year in a row Modern Family won the SAG Award for their category. The series features gay couple Mitchell Pritchett (played by openly gay actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson) and Cameron Tucker and their adopted child Lily Tucker-Pritchett.

Christopher Plummer won big for his work as Hal, a 75 year old man who comes out as gay to his son in the film Beginners. Plummer too has already won the Golden Globe for best supporting actor, and can now add the SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor In A Supporting Role to his trophy shelf. Plummer has also been nominated for the Oscar for Actor In A Supporting Role, with most pundits predicting he will go on to win. The winners of the SAG Awards very often go on to take home Oscars, all four SAG acting winners last year later earned that coveted statue. You can watch the trailer for Beginners below.

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The Oscars air on ABC on February 26 at 7:00pm Eastern. Be sure to keep an eye on Plummer, as well as Glenn Close and Janet McTeer nominated for Actress in a Leading Role and Supporting Role respectively for the GLAAD Media Award nominated film Albert Nobbs, and Rooney Mara for her role in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.

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As a Major League Baseball umpire for the past 29 seasons, Dale Scott has worked three World Series, three All-Star Games, two no-hitters and numerous playoff games. He is also the first out active male official in the MLB, NBA, NHL, or NFL, and the first Major League Baseball umpire to publicly say he is gay while active.