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Alexander Skarsgard won the SAG Award for best actor in a television movie or limited series for Big Little Lies on Sunday night.
Upon accepting his award, the former True Blood actor made a joke at his expense. “A lot of people have been talking about who the greatest male actor ever is. Is it [fellow nominee] Mr. Robert De Niro? Or the tall dude from True Blood? The thespians have spoken. Thank you very much for that.”
He beat out Benedict Cumberbatch for Sherlock: The Lying Detective, Jeff Daniels for Godless, De Niro for The Wizard of Lies and Geoffrey Rush for Genius for the honor.
Skarsgard has been a frequent winner at awards shows this season. He previously picked up wins at the Golden Globes, Critics’ Choice and Emmy awards for his role as the abusive Perry Wright on the hit HBO show.
The SAG Awards were simulcast live on TNT and TBS from the Shrine Exposition Center in Los Angeles, with Kristen Bell serving as the first-ever host of the show, which featured an all-female lineup of presenters. Morgan Freeman received the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Keep up with all of the SAG Awards news here.