Day-Lewis bags SAG award

And doffs cap to Heath Ledger...

Daniel Day-Lewis scooped the Best Actor award for There Will Be Blood, as Screen Actors Guild celebrated its 75th anniversary. 

Day-Lewis used his speech to pay touching tribute to Heath Ledger, while Julie Christie, who nabbed Best Actor for Away From Her, talked up the role of unions in Hollywood. Then finished with an Alzheimer’s gag. Tasteful!

A little more of a surprise was Ruby Dee snagging Best Supporting Actress for American Gangster, but the world was put to rights when No Country For Old Men took the cast award, giving Josh Brolin the chance to snipe at the studio system, call the Coens “strange little men” (he was kidding… we think) and mark that this was co-star Javier Bardem’s 495th award of the year.

Variety was keeping a beady eye on proceedings and has all the results.