SAG honors "Sopranos" after final TV season

Sun Jan 27, 2008 11:51pm EST
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By Mary Milliken

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - In a last tribute to one of the most successful shows in American television history, the Screen Actors Guild gave top acting honors to "The Sopranos" after the mob drama's sixth and final season.

"The Sopranos" swept all three awards in the SAG's television drama category, while "30 Rock" and "The Office" split the three television comedy awards.

James Gandolfini, who plays the strapping and troubled New Jersey Mafia boss Tony Soprano, won best actor, while Edie Falco his long-suffering wife, Carmela, won best actress.

"It's been 10 years. It's an honor. That's all I can say," said Gandolfini.

The entire cast of the HBO show, including Tony's therapist played by Lorraine Bracco, won best drama ensemble cast.

"We worked very hard on this show. What a wonderful way to go," said Tony Sirico who played Tony Soprano's lieutenant Paulie.

Other actors said it was hard to move on after such a successful run for the Emmy and Golden Globe-winning show.

"I have fallen in love with these people and I don't know how you walk away from that," said Falco.   Continued...

<p>Actresses Edie Falco (L), Aida Turturro (C) and Sharon Angela pose with their award for Oustanding Ensemble in a Drama Series for "The Sopranos" at the 14th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles January 27, 2008. REUTERS/Mike Blake</p>