Rachel Brosnahan Thanks Background Actors in SAG Acceptance Speech

"I have wanted to be an actor for as long as I can remember, and to be able to count you all as my peers is beyond my wildest dreams," Brosnahan said on stage.

Rachel Brosnahan won the SAG Award for best performance by a female actor in a comedy series for her role in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel on Sunday night.

The actress beat out co-star Alex Borstein, Alison Brie for GLOW, and Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin for Grace and Frankie.

"I have wanted to be an actor for as long as I can remember, and to be able to count you all as my peers is beyond my wildest dreams," Brosnahan said onstage. She thanked her publicist and creative team along with all the "incredible actors," background actors and production team. "Thank you for taking a chance on us," she finished. 

In the press room backstage, Brosnahan talked about the industry in regard to opportunities for women. "Doors still need to be opened for women. While we’ve come a long way, … 4 percent of directors are women, [there are] struggles for women of color. … We’re talking a lot about it, but we have a lot of work to do. We can’t stop — this is just the beginning."

The 2019 SAG Awards, simulcast live on TNT and TBS, took place Jan. 27 at the Shrine Exposition Center in Los Angeles. Megan Mullally served as the show's second-ever host, following in the footsteps of Kristen Bell last year.