Upon waking and hearing from my wife and kids that I won a @sagawards for#TheNormalHeart Love wins… http://t.co/0jQHWB8DI5 — Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) January 26, 2015Ruffalo won ‘Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries’ for The Normal Heart for his portrayal of Ned Weeks, beating out the other great nominations, Adrien Brody inHoudini, Benedict Cumberbatch in Sherlock: His Last Vow, Richard Jenkins in Olive Kitteridge, and Billy Bob Thornton in Fargo. Once awake, Ruffalo tweeted out an acceptance speech:
Special thank you to all my brother and sister actors for this incredible distinction. It's really the one that matters. @SAGAwards — Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) January 26, 2015
Thank You Reps! Shani Rosenzweig, Billy Lazarus, Tracy Jacobs, Scott Wexler, Aleen Keshisian, Margret Riley, Keith Kleven, Stuart Gelwarg. — Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) January 26, 2015
Thank you PR team! Jessica Kolstad, Nicole Caruso, Alexandra Kahn and Grace Yi! — Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) January 26, 2015
Last but not least. Thanks to all you folks who have supported the movie and me all these years. Good night. Again. — Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) January 26, 2015
A very special thanks to the love of my life, my pal, and my partner Sunrise Ruffalo. And Keen, Bella, and Odette. — Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) January 26, 2015Co-star Julia Roberts also gave Ruffalo a shoutout before awarding the Outstanding Male Actor in a Leading Role, saying, “Good evening. They had a wordy little tongue twister for me to start with about how fabulous actors are, but instead, I just want to say, Mark Ruffalo is one outstanding actor. I am so absolutely tickled to my toes that he won tonight. He wasn’t here. Waiting for that Nor’easter.” Roberts was nominated for ‘Female Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries’, but lost to Frances McDormand.
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