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The recipient of the guild’s cast award has gone on to claim best-picture at the Oscars only seven of 15 years since SAG added that prize. Last year’s guild cast recipient, “Inglourious Basterds,” lost out to “The Hurt Locker” in the Oscar best-picture race.

The 17th annual SAG Awards include a life-achievement honor for Ernest Borgnine.

“We are a privileged few who have been chosen to work in this field of entertainment,” said the 94-year-old Borgnine, whose award was preceded by a tribute including clips from his Oscar-winning performance in 1955’s “Marty” through his role in last fall’s action comedy “Red.” “I hope that we will never let our dedication to our craft fail, that we will always give the best we possibly can to our profession.”

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