There’s always something missing in our brightest moments; it may not come to the surface for others to see but we definitely feel the absence in our hearts. Echoing these thoughts and remembering a near dear one that they lost, Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs.Maisel’s cast dedicated their awards at the 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards to The Late Brian Tarantina who played ‘Jackie’ in the hit comedy.
Tony Shalhoub, won the SAG Award for Best Male Actor in a Comedy Series for the second time in a row. He has done this before too with his detective show ‘Monk’ back in 2004 and 2005.
Shalhoub’s speech resonated the loss they felt, he said, “I will dedicate this to one of our family, who we lost this year and who we miss terribly, the most marvellous Brian Tarantina. Our brother, here’s to you.”
Along with that, The Marvelous Mrs.Maisel’s cast won the SAG award for Best Comedy Ensemble. Rachel Brosnahan expressed her grief in her acceptance speech for the best ensemble award saying, “We are missing, as Tony said, one really, really, really important member of our ensemble tonight, Brian Tarantina… This is Dedicated to him.”
Brian died in an ‘accidental drug overdose’ in Manhattan on Nov 2. The NYPD reported that a 911 call was made saying that he was found unconscious in his apartment and when the responders reached, they pronounced him dead on the scene.
In line with the uncompetitive nature of leaders of today, Alex Borstien, who plays Susie Mysterson, said, while accepting the best ensemble award, “”I voted for Fleabag, this is really weird. 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.” (hopefully she was kidding)
They thought it was a mistake that they won over Fleabag which concluded its second and final season last year. And it seemed only fair considering that the SAG Award for Female Actor in a Comedy Series went to Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Fleabag’s creator and lead.
Well, this ‘sister-hood’ amongst similar shows is only depicting how far we’ve come from petty competition. This feeling is welcomed in this otherwise cut-throat and crab-mentality world.