Slumdog Millionaire, the rags to riches tale of a Mumbai slum dweller, emerged as favorite to win the best picture Oscar after winning the top prize at the 15th Screen Actors Guild awards on Sunday.
The movie, which involves a host of amateur young actors in Mumbai's slums, won for best ensemble cast and received only one individual nomination from the actors guild, for Dev Patel.
The prize, which is tantamount to best picture from the guild, follows top honors at the Golden Globes and the Producers Guild Awards.
Here's the full list of winners:
Lead male: Sean Penn, Milk
Lead female: Meryl Streep, Doubt
Supporting male: Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight
Supporting female: Kate Winslet, The Reader
Ensemble: Slumdog Millionaire
Stunt ensemble: The Dark Knight
Male actor, TV movie/miniseries: Paul Giamatti, John Adams
Female actor, TV movie/miniseries: Laura Linney, John Adams
Male actor, drama series: Hugh Laurie, House
Female actor, drama series: Sally Field, Brothers & Sisters
Male actor, comedy series: Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Female actor, comedy series: Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Drama series ensemble: Mad Men
Comedy series ensemble: 30 Rock
Stunt ensemble: Heroes