With its win for outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture on Sunday night,
"This film showed the courage actors have to lay it all on the line," the film's
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SAG has often recognized stories set in and around acting and/or Hollywood. Two years ago they gave their top prize to "Argo," which depicted small-time Hollywood hustlers in a scheme to free Americans from Iran. Eventual Best Picture Oscar winner
And though the pair of actors nominated from "Birdman," Keaton and Edward Norton, did not win, they join a list of other actors nominated for playing actors.
In accepting her lifetime achievement award on Sunday night, actress Debbie Reynolds made mention of what she called one of her favorite roles, the tribute to the early era of sound filmmaking, "Singin' In the Rain."
Backstage on Sunday night, "Birdman" actress Naomi Watts was asked if the film was true in regards to an actor's thought process.
"I would say it is," Watts responded. "And not just on stage or in front of the cameras, but pretty much in my nightmares too.
"This was an extreme case because we have these long, continuous shots. If you made a mistake, you're possibly destroying another actor's best work. The responsibility of that made it high pressure. But on the flip side, it was incredibly exciting. It was like winning a race, which made it probably the most collaborative experience. As actors, maybe that's why we got recognized."