There’s no question that Amazon’s “Transparent” has Jeffrey Tambor playing his most transformative role as an actor. And, for Tambor, that’s a bit surreal considering he feels more connected to himself than ever before.
Tambor stars as seventysomething transgender woman Maura Pfefferman -- a role for which he’s earned a Golden Globe and an Emmy. And on Sunday, Tambor added a SAG Award -- his first ever -- to the bundle with a win for male actor in a comedy series.
He added: “I’ve gotten letters from people telling me... how [Transparent] has helped them in their freedom and taking their authenticity and through some very, very hard times ... I want to especially reach out to the people who are not Maura Pfefferman and don’t shop in the mall, things like that, and people who are really scraping by to get their freedom and their medicine and hormone shots and surgeries. It’s not a red carpet thing; it’s a people thing.”
Eva Longoria in a beaded mesh, body-baring Julien Macdonald dress with deep décolletage and a bare back.(Christopher Polk / Getty Images for Turner)
Maisie Williams in a blue Ermanno Scervino dress.(Al Seib/Los Angeles Times / Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Sofia Vergara stuns in a bright pink dress by Vera Wang.(Al Seib/Los Angeles Times / Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Sarah Hyland was one of our SAG red carpet favorites thanks to her mulberry-colored, strapless gown with floral lace overlay from the pre-Fall 2016 J. Mendel collection — though the all-the-way-up-to-there leg slit that brought to mind Angelina Jolie’s memorable red carpet turn at the 2012 Oscars might have had something to do with it too.(Jason Merritt / Christopher Polk / Getty Images for Turner)
Alicia Vikander made our best-dressed list thanks to this sequin-covered dress by Louis Vuitton.(Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Brie Larson turned heads in a pale blue, draped silk cady gown with thigh-high slit, Swarovski knot embellishments from the Spring 2016 Atelier Versace collection.(Jason Merritt / Getty Images for Turner)
Saoirse Ronan is pretty in a pale pink floral-embroidered tulle gown from the 2016 Transeason Michael Kors Collection.(Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Turner / Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Julianne Moore in a glittery green Givenchy couture gown that keyed into the evening’s color trend.(Al Seib / Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times / Christopher Polk / Getty Images for Turner)
Rachel McAdams makes our best-dressed list thanks to this black, partly embroidered tulips guipure gown, with a full skirt and opening on the back from the Spring/Summer 2015 Elie Saab Haute Couture collection.(Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times / Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Although we’re usually fans of Christina Hendricks’ red-carpet looks, this custom Christian Siriano gown struck an off note.(Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Gaby Hoffmann(Frazer Harrison/Getty Images / Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images / Al Seib/Los Angeles Times)
One of our least-favorite looks of the evening was Kristen Wiig’s bespoke Roland Mouret jumpsuit.(Jordan Strauss / Invision / AP / Alberto E. Rodriguez / Getty Images)
Gwendoline Christie(Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Production on the third season of the half-hour dramedy begins Friday.