Congrats are in order! Jeffrey Tambor took home the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series on Jan. 30. His work in Amazon’s ‘Transparent’ was honored for being outstanding, and that’s because it was!
So exciting! Jeffrey Tambor took home his very first Screen Actors Guild Awards for his role as a transgender woman in Transparent. The actor accepted his award at the Jan. 30 ceremony and dedicated it to those in the transgender community who aren’t as fortunate as his character, Maura Pfefferman.
“I am so honored, this is really heavy,” Jeffrey said upon picking up his SAG award from presenters Sarah Silverman and Jason Bateman. And during his speech, he dedicated his award to the transgender community. “I play Maura Pfefferman, and she’s very entitled and she has a lot of money, and I would just like to dedicate this award to the non-Maura Pfeffermans, who don’t have a lot of cash, for their operations, for their medicine, for their freedom — thank you very much.”
Jeffrey also dedicated the Golden Globe he won earlier this year to the transgender community. During the Jan. 11 ceremony, he said “If I may, I would like to dedicate my performance and this award to the transgender community. Thank you, thank you, thank you, for your courage, for your inspiration, thank you for your patience, and thank you for letting us be part of the change.”
Jeffrey was also nominated with Ty Burrell (Modern Family), Louis C.K. (Louis), William H. Macy (Shameless), and Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory), who are all outstanding in our eyes.
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