SAG Awards: 'Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' Wins Best Comedy Ensemble, Rachel Brosnahan Jokes "This Is a Mistake But Thank You"

The Amazon series cast shouted out fellow nominee 'Fleabag' onstage.

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel took home the award for outstanding performance by an ensemble in a comedy series at the 2020 SAG Awards on Sunday night.

The shocked cast took to the stage to accept the honor in a chaotically celebratory moment that saw star Alex Borstein take the mic first, joking about the other shows they voted for and declaring, "This makes no sense, Fleabag is brilliant." 

"I voted for Fleabag, this is really weird," the actress said. "This makes no sense. I don't know what to say. I'm gonna take this home and make sweet love to it through my Spanx hole."

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel was nominated alongside the ensembles of HBO's Barry, Amazon's Fleabag, Netflix's The Kominsky Method and Pop TV's Schitt's Creek.

It was the second consecutive win for the Amazon series in the category, and a posthumous honor for castmember Brian Tarantina. When actress Rachel Brosnahan stepped up to the mic, she acknowledged the late actor, taking the acceptance speech in a more serious direction and calling the honor "a mistake." 

"Obviously, this is a huge ensemble," Brosnahan said. "We are so proud to be a part of. This ensemble extends far beyond those that you see on this stage. We are missing, as [co-star] Tony [Shalhoub] said, one really, really important member of our ensemble, Brian Tarantina. We had such an amazing time here with him last year, so thank you so so much for this. This is dedicated to him." 

Shalhoub, who won for outstanding performance by an actor in a comedy winner earlier in the night, also took a moment to remember and celebrate Tarantina during his speech. "I will dedicate this to one of our family who we lost this year, and who we miss terribly: the most marvelous Brian Tarantina. Our brother, here's to you," he said. 

Tarantina, who died tragically in November at the age of 60, played the emcee of the Gaslight comedy club on the critically acclaimed Amy Sherman-Palladino-created series. He had previously appeared on Sherman-Palladino's Gilmore Girls and its 2016 revival, along with such series as Miami Vice, Oz, ER, Law & Order, The Black Donelleys and Heroes, as well as in the movies BlacKkKlansman and The Kitchen.

News of the actor's death was met with an outpouring of messages from those involved with the Amazon production, grieving his sudden passing and celebrating the actor's talent and decades-long career. Mrs. Maisel executive producers Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino said Tarantina was an indescribable actor who "made every scene better." 

Backstage, stars Borstein and Jane Lynch both confirmed they voted for Fleabag for best comedy ensemble.

Looking ahead for the series, Michael Zegen, who plays Midge Maisel's husband, Joel, said the cast was "definitely excited to come back for season four."

"We have the best writers in the business and always excited to see what’s coming for our characters," Zegen told THR.

The 26th annual SAG Awards aired live on TBS and TNT and were held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.