There was some stiff competition to take home the 2015 Screen Actors Guild award for Ensemble in a Drama Series, but it was the 20-actor ensemble of “Downton Abbey” that was able to beat the rest. It was the second time the cast won the award, first taking it home in 2013.
Phyllis Logan, who plays Mrs. Hughs, was the first to speak. “Thank you so much to the Screen Actors Guild for the best bad boy/bad girl award ever.” Then, “in the sprit of ensemble,” she handed the award to Laura Carmichael, who plays Lady Edith. “I just want to say a big thank you -- on the behalf of all of us -- to the woman who put this ensemble cast together, our amazing casting director Jill Trevellick.”
Next, Allen Leech, who plays Tom Branson, joked, “I want to thank the cast of Downton Abbey for letting me come up with them because I was sitting at a different table.” Sophie McShera, who plays Daisy, chimed in, “Yeah, he didn’t choose to sit with us, and we want to thank our amazing crew they’re incredible.”
Finally, Joanne Froggatt, won the Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television, added a thank you to the viewers. “It’s amazing. … We’ve had the best time. Thank you guys so much.”
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