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Actors with the most SAG awards

  • Actors with the most SAG awards

    Awards season is quickly approaching and that means entertainment fans get another SAG Award broadcast. Since 1995, the SAG Awards have been presented by the Screen Actors Guild, and every year they honor the best acting performances of TV and movies.

    What makes the SAG Awards unique is that there are no Best Picture or Best Writing categories—it’s purely focused on the acting abilities of Hollywood’s best. There are 13 categories, including Best Ensemble Cast, with all the winners determined by votes from fellow actors.

    Over the years, there have been many SAG winners, and a few of them have swept up the prizes at the awards year after year. These are the most decorated male SAG Award recipients in history, with data updated Dec. 20, 2018. Stacker ranked the actors by their SAG wins, with ties broken by SAG nominations.

    Read on to find out the actors with the most SAG Awards. 

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  • #39. Michael J. Harney (tie)

    Overall wins: 3

    Total nominations: 4

    TV wins: 3

    Movie wins: 0

    Michael J. Harney has been an active actor since 1993, but it wasn't until his role in “Orange Is the New Black” that he was recognized for his talents. He is the winner of three Television SAG statuettes. The hit Netflix show, in which Harney plays Officer Sam Healey, was awarded the SAG for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble, in 2015, 2016, and 2017.

  • #39. Mark Moses (tie)

    Overall wins: 3

    Total nominations: 4

    TV wins: 3

    Movie wins: 0

    Tied with Michael Harney for three Television wins is Mark Moses. Like Harney, Mark Moses won in the Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble category for two different series. Moses was part of the “Desperate Housewives” cast as Paul Young when the cast won the award in 2005 and 2006. Moses won again when his series “Mad Men” won the Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble, in 2008.

  • #39. Nick Sandow (tie)

    Overall wins: 3

    Total nominations: 4

    TV wins: 3

    Movie wins: 0

    The threes club continues with Nick Sandow. Just as Harney, Nick Sandow won his three TV SAG awards when the “Orange Is The New Black” cast won in 2015, 2016, and 2017. Sandow plays Joe Caputo, the warden of the prison.

  • #39. Jerry Seinfeld (tie)

    Overall wins: 3

    Total nominations: 4

    TV wins: 3

    Movie wins: 0

    It might be hard to believe, but the beloved Jerry Seinfeld has only won three SAG Awards for his hit TV show “Seinfeld.” “Seinfeld” won for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in 1995, 1997, and 1998, with 1998 being the last season the show aired.

  • #32. Hugh Bonneville (tie)

    Overall wins: 3

    Total nominations: 5

    TV wins: 3

    Movie wins: 0

    English actor Hugh Bonneville is another three-time SAG Award winner, best known to many for his role as Lord Grantham in the hit drama “Downton Abbey.” The series won for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series in 2013, 2015, and 2016.

  • #32. Brendan Coyle (tie)

    Overall wins: 3

    Total nominations: 5

    TV wins: 3

    Movie wins: 0

    Just as Hugh Bonneville, Brendan Coyle has also won three SAG Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series for “Downton Abbey” in 2013, 2015, and 2016. He is best known for his role in the hit series as Mr. Bates.

  • #32. Daniel Day-Lewis (tie)

    Overall wins: 3

    Total nominations: 5

    TV wins: 0

    Movie wins: 3

    As the first movie winner on the list, Daniel Day-Lewis has won three SAG Awards throughout his career, all in the Outstanding Actor category. The first time he won was in 2003 for his role in “Gangs of New York.” The next award Day-Lewis won was Outstanding Performance by an Actor for his role in “There Will Be Blood” in 2008, which he dedicated to Heath Ledger. The last time Day-Lewis was awarded Outstanding Performance by an Actor was in 2013 for his role in “Lincoln.”

  • #32. Colin Firth (tie)

    Overall wins: 3

    Total nominations: 5

    TV wins: 0

    Movie wins: 3

    Brit Colin Firth made his way onto the list with three movie wins, two for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble and one for Outstanding Performance by an Actor. His first win was shared with the cast of “Shakespeare in Love” in 1999. The most recent wins come from the 2011 film “The King's Speech,” in which Firth won Best Actor in a Motion Picture and Best Ensemble.

  • #32. Rob James-Collier (tie)

    Overall wins: 3

    Total nominations: 5

    TV wins: 3

    Movie wins: 0

    Another “Downton Abbey” winner appears on the list and that's Rob James-Collier, who plays Thomas Barrow. Just as his other castmates, Collier took his awards home in 2013, 2015, and 2016 for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.

  • #32. David Robb (tie)

    Overall wins: 3

    Total nominations: 5

    TV wins: 3

    Movie wins: 0

    The Scottish actor David Robb is another “Downton Abbey” alum who scooped up his first three SAG Awards in the Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble category in 2013, 2015, and 2016.

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